Recruitment of volunteers
The Clinical Neuroscience Research Centre is located in
the South-East of England, serving Kent, Essex and London.
The unit is located close to the M25 and M2 in the centre
of Dartford, Kent, with access to a very large population
of potential trial participants.
We have a large volunteer database including that of MCI
and AAMI patients willing to participate in studies.
Onsite clinics serve to support local primary health-care
activities and build a patient data-base. Working relationships
with local carer groups, charities and GPs have confirmed
our status in the community as a leader in clinical trial
The experienced communications team run an efficient recruitment
plan, proactively contacting patients in the community.
Several strategies are used to target study populations.
These include GP mail shots and research participant database
mail shots, advertising in newspapers and magazines, leaflet
drops, commercial radio and the internet.