We're here for you if you want to talk

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Clinical Trials Support Service

We're here for you if you want to talk

0808 2080 888

[email protected]

Finding a clinical trial and understanding the complex information to enrol can be overwhelming but we're here to support you and help you navigate through the entire process - whether you're a patient, carer or healthcare professional.

The Clinical Trials Support Service was launched in 2020 as one of the first of its kind in the UK.

We've already helped well over 500 people find out more about accessing clinical trials.

How our Clinical Trials Support Service can help you

Jane, Rachel and Lynne are registered nurses experienced in blood cancers and clinical trials.

They are here to support you and help you navigate through the entire clinical trial process.

How can they help?

  • By providing personalised support around understanding if participating in a clinical trial could be right for you
  • By helping you understand the clinical trials process, what could be involved, and answer any questions that you have
  • Where possible, providing you with a list of clinical trials based on your blood cancer diagnosis, general wellbeing, past medical history and past treatment (if any), that you can then share with your treating team
  • Be available to support you throughout your clinical trial journey
  • By being there if a clinical trial is not needed now, but may be needed in the future

Please note, that all treatment decisions are made by your treating team, which consists of a consultant and other healthcare professionals. We do not have the authority to make treatment decisions.

Get in touch

Our Clinical Trials Support nurses are available between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday (except Bank holidays). If you'd like to get in touch, please complete the referral form below.

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The Clinical Trials Support Service Journey


I was impressed with how personalised the service was, including a conversation with the trials nurse over Zoom, and with the quality of the support that I received.

- Rachel, Clinical Trials Support Service user

Meet the Clinical Trials Support Service Team

Jane, Rachel and Lynne are registered nurses experienced in blood cancers and clinical trials. The team is supported by Leanne, Clinical Trials Data Officer

Meet Jane

Senior Clinical Trials Support Nurse

Jane has over 20 years' experience working in Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, with the last 13 years as Senior Haematology Research Nurse within one of Cancer Research UK's Clinical Trials Units. Jane brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to Blood Cancer UK to head up the Clinical Trials Support Services Team.

Jane, nurse

Meet Rachel

Clinical Trials Support Nurse

Rachel has worked as a Staff Nurse within a variety of cancer care settings, from acute Haemato-Oncology units to specialised stem cell transplant wards. Most recently, Rachel worked as a Senior Staff Nurse/Research Nurse at the Drug Development Unit at the Royal Marsden, facilitating the set up of delivery of first in human clinical trials. She is passionate about improving access to clinical trials for everyone affected by blood cancer.


Meet Lynne

Clinical Trials Support Nurse

Lynne has worked within the specialities of oncology and haematology for over 30 years. The majority of these roles have included hands on clinical work and one to one care with patients. Most recently, Lynne was a Clinical Nurse Specialist providing care and clinics to people receiving treatment for lymphoma and blood disorders. Lynne is excited to be working within a team that can give time, support and information to help people affected by blood cancer make informed decisions about their care.


Meet Leanne

Clinical Trials Data Officer

Leanne is the Data Officer within the Clinical Trials Team. She has over 10 years experience working in data and technical roles in both public and private sector organisations. She is passionate about data and more importantly how data can be used to help people. Leanne discovered her passion for the Charity Sector when previously working as a Fundraising Data Officer, where she felt her skills offered real value in helping the charity's mission and it's service users.


Meet Rowan, Clinical Trials Support Nurse

Rowan has nine years of experience working as a Senior Research Nurse in the setup and delivery of clinical trials. Most recently, Rowan worked as a Senior Research Nurse with the Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies Team at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. With a strong background in clinical trials, Rowan is passionate about ensuring that patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and are supported and guided every step of the way.

Researcher looking into a microscope

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