Clinical Trials


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Advisory Panel

Sir Iain Chalmers
Editor, James Lind Library (Chair)
Mrs Joanna Eley
User representative and consumer board representative, National Cancer Research Institute
Prof Martyn Evans
Professor of Humanities in Medicine, Durham University
Prof Jeremy Fairbank
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Prof Paul Glasziou
Director, Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford
Ms Bec Hanley
Co-Director, TwoCan Associates
Ms Zelda Tomlin
Research Associate, Dept Social Medicine, University of Bristol
Dr Sophie Petit-Zeman
Head of External Relations, Association of Medical Research Charities
Dr Graham Easton
Medical journalist
Dr Jayne Harrison
Consultant Orthodontist and user representative, Liverpool University Dental Hospital
Ms Philippa Yeeles
Programme Manager, UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Mr Richard Stephens
Research Scientist, MRC Clinical Trials Unit
Ms Sarah Johnson
Director of Policy and Communications
Ms Karen Addington
Chief Executive, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Ms Sue Ziebland
Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Dr Ann McPherson
Medical Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.

Thanks to all those who were interviewed; the researchers, consultants, nurses, GPs and lay representatives who helped us recruit participants; and Dr Rachel Miller and Dr Lorraine Smith for help with data analysis.

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Thanks to the NHS National Institute for Health Research for their funding. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.


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