Supporting you with clinical trial patient engagement strategies to drive success

The ability to recruit enough patients into your study, and retain them, is vital to its success, but around 80% of sponsors say finding eligible patients is a significant barrier*. And delays can be expensive, potentially costing tens of thousands of pounds per day.

Our clinical trial patient engagement strategies aim to save you time – and ultimately money – by identifying which patients you need for your study, where to find them and how best to speak to them. We put the patient perspective first and create materials that will educate and interest them, and answer their most pressing questions.

We help prospective participants understand what’s involved in clinical research and ensure they give informed consent. And we work with you to make sure they remain part of the study for its duration, ensuring clinical trial success.

*Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative. Moving Recruitment Planning Upstream to Reduce Barriers to Participation: Recommendations from the CTTI Recruitment Planning Project. Presented at SCOPE Summit, 2017

Responding to Covid-19

Do you need assistance with managing the impact on your clinical trials?

We are the go-to patient recruitment experts with clinical research experience in over 50 countries globally. We can assist you in responding to the current situation and planning for getting your clinical trials back on track when restrictions are lifted. 

Our expertise 

  • We are working with study sites and sponsors to ensure compliance with FDA/MHRA/EMEA guidance on clinical trial conduct during this time, including risk assessment documentation at the site and patient level. We are providing on-site personnel to ease site burden whilst ensuring compliance during this difficult time.
  • Clinical Trial Restart Planning: We are working with sponsors to prepare for a smooth transition to re-starting enrollment and other trial activities at sites. 
  • Rescue Studies: We are planning now for deploying both recruitment and site engagement tactics to effectively make up time when enrollment opens again for key trials.

For more information on how we can help you respond to the current situation and plan for getting your clinical trials back on track please get in touch info@innovativetrials.co.uk

Finding the right patients for your trial

Raising awareness and increasing access to clinical trials

We believe a major barrier to recruitment is a lack of awareness of clinical trials opportunities – something we’re actively trying to change. Our methods include working with patient advocacy groups, conducting community outreach, using online channels and creating unique patient-centric materials to tell people about your specific study.

Supporting sites with clinical trial patient engagement

Bespoke materials and support to help drive study success

We specialise in creating materials for patients that are informative, motivating and culturally and therapeutically relevant. This can range from printed booklets to animations and interactive content guides.

We also support site staff, developing printed and digital materials to help them with the recruitment process and study management.

Our services in this area include:

  • project management
  • brand development
  • technical and medical writing
  • translation services
  • print services
  • dedicated informed consent and participation support services
  • web pre-screener development.

Increasing patient diversity

Working with local communities to remove barriers to clinical trial participation

There is a recognised under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities within clinical trials. This is a significant issue and one we are focused on addressing.

We provide study specific plans to encourage patient diversity and remove barriers to participation. Our Community Outreach Specialists work locally and with community physicians to raise awareness of clinical trial opportunities. And our materials are always produced in a culturally appropriate way.

Patient advocacy

Engaging patient advocacy groups to reach potential clinical trial participants

We build relationships and partnerships with patient advocacy groups because we know how important this can be in raising awareness of clinical trials. We have the ability to do this at a national and local level in more than 55 countries.

Our services in this area include:

  • patient advocacy group research and engagement planning at both country and site level
  • community outreach with national and local groups
  • study materials to inform and engage patient advocacy groups
  • contact and follow-up with patient groups tailored to their country and language
  • research and surveys with patient group members

To find out how others have benefitted from our support, take a look at our Case Studies.

Need support to recruit patients to your clinical trial?
Contact us to find out how we can help you.


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