Survey – Travelling to another hospital for cancer trials


Have you needed to travel to a different hospital to take part in a clinical trial? We would like to hear about your experience and get your thoughts on the process, to feed into a new project looking at patient referral.

Note: patient referral is when a patient needs to travel to a different hospital to where they are currently being treated in order to access an appropriate clinical trial/ receive the treatment for the trial they are taking part in.

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About this opportunity

The Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) network is a joint initiative between Cancer Research UK and the four UK health departments. The network is made up of 18 ECMCs for adult patients and a national network of 11 locations for children. World-leading doctors, research nurses and technical staff at these Centres drive the development and testing of new cancer treatments. They give patients access to these treatments and new diagnostic technologies, and help deliver key initiatives in clinical and translational research. 

One of the goals of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) network is to improve the delivery of early phase cancer trials for patient benefit. As part of this the ECMC team is looking at patient referral in the ECMC network. Within this project we are trying to identify the main issues and challenges being faced. This will help to inform where (if anywhere) the ECMC team should focus its efforts. In order to ensure that we are capturing the views and experiences of people affected by cancer, a short survey has been put together to gather your insights on patient referral.

If you would like any more information or have any questions, please contact Hannah Brown (

Target audience: people (either directly or a friend/family member) with experience of travelling to another hospital to take part in a clinical trial (or who have considered this as an option).

Closing date: Monday 27 April 2020

Location: Online, Anywhere

Payment and Expenses: N/a

Time commitment: less than 15 minutes



At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment which facilitates the involvement of all people affected by cancer. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse involvement network (or range of views and insight) will help us to better represent people affected by cancer and make a difference for cancer patients.


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