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Clinical trials - anyone taken part?

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kernowgal Wed 01-Jun-16 16:55:41

I have fairly bad varicose veins on both legs, but when I last went to a doctor about them (admittedly about five years ago) they said I was unlikely to get surgery for them on the NHS.

So I'm now wondering about applying to be in a clinical trial and get them done that way. There are quite a few at the moment (going via the NHS website) but I wondered if anyone has taken part in one and if so, what was it like?

I have a friend who organises clinical trials so I'll be bending his ear too. The one I'm interested in is run by Imperial College, which is reassuring.

MedSchoolRat Wed 01-Jun-16 23:56:59

I've been in a few, DC have too. Because I work in a medical school so I see the ads smile.

Do you have any other major health conditions? This can stop you participating.

kernowgal Mon 06-Jun-16 21:41:00

Sorry, completely forgot I'd started this topic! Thanks for replying.

Nope, no other medical conditions. Otherwise hale and hearty, good level of fitness.

GreenGoth89 Mon 06-Jun-16 21:42:49

My bestie's DP ends up in every diabetes on going - 3/4 in the past 5/6 years. He's keen to try anything for type one that comes on in your twenties!

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