At the end of every single clinical trial journey is a patient – a person with hopes, responsibilities, ambitions, and dreams – with something to offer the world.
Although there has in the past been some resistance in the research community to using patient panels; recently, clinicians and researchers have come to realise the importance of getting patients more involved in the research that will ultimately benefit them.
There are many advantages to using patient panels in clinical trials:
They ensure that patients have influence over the services provided to them.
They give patients increased awareness of their overall care.
They give healthcare providers a clearer idea of what their patients need and expect.
They ensure that clinical staff have appropriate knowledge and training to deal with any issues.
They give the patient a voice not just for themselves, but for the wider community, and ensure that their needs are always represented.
They improve the integrity of a clinical trial.
They help combat misinformation about clinical research through transparency conveyed to the wider public by patients themselves.
Patients have much to contribute to the process to create more holistic results. Ultimately, patients and researchers working together for their mutual benefit can only serve to everyone's advantage and offer people – all of us – hope and possibilities.
COREX Logistics is a supply and logistics company with headquarters in Ireland, working with pharma and patients to facilitate improved healthcare worldwide.
Our expert international team works across an 80-country network, specialising in the EMEA region, providing the latest in clinical trial logistics technology and systems, cold-chain delivery, temperature-controlled transportation and storage services. From sourcing, procurement and customs clearance, to labelling, returns and destruction, we cover every link in the supply chain. We also run an established Named Patient Programme and provide Patient-Oriented services. With extensive knowledge and on-the-ground insight into our markets, we create innovative solutions with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of patients.