Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

The process of undertaking a clinical study and getting the results to change practice is a tortuous path. We’ve stopped those involved in the corridor for a 10 minute chat – hear what they think.

Ethics Committee: Dr Martin Hewitt

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Dr Martin Hewitt, Consultant Paediatrician at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and Chair of a Research Ethics Committee discusses why ethics committees are needed, how they protect patients and researchers and considers if everyone with CF should participate in a clinical trial.

Journal Editor: Dr Diana Bilton

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Dr Diana Bilton, Consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Associate Editor of the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis discusses the role of medical journals in disseminating new knowledge, why some studies just don’t make the grade and considers how more people can get access to the most up to date information.

Cochrane Collaboration: Professor Alan Smyth

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Professor Alan Smyth, Co-ordinating Editor of the Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group of the Cochrane Collaboration discusses why pooling the results of many clinicals is a good idea, why it’s necessary and considers the current state of clinical research in CF.