Workshop – Take part in the discussion to improve patients’ clinical trial experiences

people affected by cancer at a workshop

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We’re looking for 4 volunteers with experience of clinical trials to attend an event for Clinical Research Nurses.  You’ll take part in workshop discussions with the nurses and help us improve patients’ clinical trial experiences.

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About this opportunity

Clinical research nurses are at the forefront of clinical cancer research, helping to turn science into treatment for people affected by cancer. They deliver vital cancer research through clinical trials which evaluate the safety of new pioneering cancer treatments and how well they work. In recognition of the invaluable role, the nurses play and, to support their professional development, CRUK  launched the Excellence in Research Programme. 

At the event, which takes place on Wednesday 5 February, there will be a mix of interactive workshops, talks, panel discussions, and networking. It aims to share best practices and the latest advance in cancer research, inspire research nurses and give them an opportunity to hear from people affected by cancer and their clinical trial experiences directly. 

We’d like to invite 4 volunteers who’ve been affected by cancer with clinical trial experience to the event. Your role will be to join a workshop and participate in workshop discussions with clinical research nurses, help judge their poster presentations and chat with them about your clinical trial experiences. This is a chance for you to help us improve patients’ clinical trial experiences!

Closing date: This opportunity has now closed.
Location: Burlington Arcade, Birmingham
Payment and Expenses: CRUK will cover all reasonable travel expenses to and from the event and are also able to arrange accommodation within walking distance of the venue in Birmingham the night before.  An optional payment of £80 will be offered your preparation for and participation in the event. 
Time commitment: One-off opportunity, day long
Support offered: If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about the opportunity, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at We’ll provide a briefing and telephone calls closer to the event to the successful candidates. 
Any specific criteria: Experience of clinical trials as a patient, carer or loved one.

Role profile description

I’m interested, what should I do now?

Download the role profile for more information about the role. If you’d like to apply, please contact and answer the following questions (500 words maximum): by Wednesday 4 December.  

•    Please, could you tell us a bit about your clinical trial experience and why you’d like to take part in this opportunity?
•    For the workshop discussions to work effectively, it’s important that volunteers feel comfortable talking about their cancer experience and show good communication skills. Please, could you give one example of a time when you’ve taken part in a group discussion? What key skills and behaviour did you show?

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