Research and clinical trials
Research and clinical trials are an everyday part of the work carried out by the NHS.
When Sheila was diagnosed with breast cancer, her GP suggested she join a clinical trial for a new breast cancer medicine.
When Kathleen Pemberton developed rheumatoid arthritis, she decided to take part in a clinical trial of a new treatment.
Christine Gratus discovered she had breast cancer after attending routine NHS screening.
When Nigel Lewis-Baker was told he had advanced prostate cancer, it was too late for surgery or radiotherapy.
Karen Ayres has an aggressive form of multiple sclerosis (MS). The severity of her symptoms varies, but at their worst she was paralysed from the neck down.