Thank you for taking an interest in our unique children’s Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. We hope that you will find the information you need with regards to children and young people taking part in our studies.
Children and young people who participate in studies are often unwell or are undergoing treatment for long term conditions. We understand that this can be a worrying time for parents, often not helped by visiting an unfamiliar place. Hopefully our “Frequently Asked Questions” – listed below – will help to answer some of your concerns. If you still have questions about participating in a study at the CRF, please get in touch with us.
Frequently asked questions
Why is it important to test medicines in young people?
Where is the facility?
What is the average length of stay?
What is the average frequency of visits?
What should we bring for outpatient stays?
What should we bring for inpatient stays?
Can parents stay overnight?
Are private rooms available?
Do inpatients need to stay on the unit all of the time?
Are meals provided for parents and children?
What kind of entertainment facilities are provided?
Can we bring our own electrical equipment?
Are children cared for by the same doctors and nurses that they regularly see for hospital appointments?
Does taking part in a research study affect normal care?
Are there any benefits in taking part in a research study?
What happens when studies are complete?
Is there reimbursement for travel expenses?
Are there parking facilities available?
Do parents need to accompany children throughout the study?
Can mobile phones be used on the unit?
Are there any restaurants/ shops nearby?
What are the restaurant opening times?
Where can I find out more information about children taking part in clinical trials?