Our clinical trials
Clinical trials test new drugs or combinations of drugs in patients. Trials are really important, because they’re the only way we can develop new treatments – and improve existing ones – for patients in the future. Last year, thanks to you, we were able to make our largest ever investment in clinical trials and associated research - £9.5 million.
Potentially life-saving new treatments were taking up to 10 years to get to patients, because some clinical trials used to happen very slowly. So we set up our Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) to speed them up and get new treatments to more patients, more quickly.