For clinical trials information, staff at the WCTU are unable to communicate directly with patients or members of the public. This is because the Data Protection Act does not allow us to hold personal information on any of our trial participants. If you are interested in one of our trials, you will need to talk to the doctor who is managing your treatment. In many cases, your doctor will be aware of the trial and will talk about it with you, if he/she considers that you are a suitable participant. On this page, you can find information about how clinical trials work and what to do if you would like to become a Research Partner with the WCTU.
At the WCTU, we work closely with our colleagues at Cynnws Pobl / Involving People to recruit members of the public, including patients and relatives, to help with our trials with input from their perspective. We value these opinions highly and offer specialist training to our Research Partner colleagues, to enable them to make effective contributions as members of the trial team. If you are interested in collaborating on our trials, or would like further information about this role, please read our Terms of Reference document in the link below.
In January 2011 an RP Coordinator, Dr Jim Fitzgibbon, was recruited from within the RP group to work on a voluntary basis for two days a month both to help in recruiting and supporting RPs and to maintain a review of the Unitís policy and practice in this area. The arrangement is a partnership with Involving People (IP).
His role includes:
If you are interested in working with us please contact Dr Annmarie Nelson:
Tel: 029 2068 7500
Fax: 029 2068 7501