[fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]If you are over 65, the chances are that you know someone who suffers from a Chronic condition. Conditions like arthritis, rheumatism, and diabetes can all result in constant pain, and are much more common in men and women aged 65 and over. Just as serious as the pain itself is the toll that pain takes on a sufferer’s quality of life – tasks which we take for granted like moving, eating and sleeping can become incredibly difficult, and the feeling of being limited in life can lead to further complications like fatigue and depression.
What’s more, chronic pain sufferers often feel ignored or misunderstood because they don’t ‘look ill’. When a condition has very long term symptoms, patients can learn to manage or even hide their pain – meaning the people closest to them may not understand the extent of their illness, or know how they can help.
Covance wants to help improve the lives of people with chronic pain, and you can help if you’re healthy, aged over 65, and have some time to spare.
Covance regularly holds studies into new treatments at their clinic in Leeds, and we are looking for healthy men and women aged 65 and over to take part.
What do I have to do?
The length of a clinical trial can vary greatly from one study to another. You could be a resident in our Clinic for anything from 2 to 31 days in total. It’s up to you to tell us how long you’d like to stay! During your stay, you will have to remain in the clinic grounds at all times. Unfortunately, no visitors are allowed – although you are free to bring mobile phones, tablets or use Covance’s PCs to keep in touch with friends and family. While you’re a resident, you’ll have one or more doses of the study drug, as well as tests to check how the drug is traveling through your system. After the residential stay, you’ll usually have to return for a number of out-patient check-ups. Covance will help to cover travel expenses for each visit to the clinic.
What’s in it for me?
While 31 days may seem a long time to be separated from your friends and family, many lasting friendships have been made at the Covance clinic! 97% of our volunteers said they would like to return for additional studies, and volunteers from across the country often arrange to take part in the same clinical trials so they can have a good catch-up.
During your stay, you’ll be looked after, kept well fed and entertained by Covance’s friendly staff. The clinic has a dedicated Recreation Room with pool, darts, Sky TV, games consoles and books, and a recreation officer who arranges quizzes, bingo, crafts and outdoor activities on the lawn.
While you’re in the clinic, you won’t need to worry about food or energy bills – 3 nutritious, home-cooked meals per day are provided at no cost to you, and on longer studies we will even do your laundry!
Is it safe?
Nothing is more important than your safety. Volunteers are looked after by a team of highly qualified Physicians and nurses at all times, and regular testing means that even the most minor effects on volunteers’ health is recognised and acted upon quickly.
Before you are accepted onto a study, we will always conduct a medical screening appointment – a bit like a full MOT for your health. If, for any reason, our Doctors feel that this study might put you at risk, you will not be allowed to take part.
Will I be paid?
All of Covance’s studies pay from £100 per day. This payment reflects the amount of time which volunteers must commit to complete the trial – it can be lot of money, but that does not mean that the study is ‘risky’!
What do I do next?
If you are interested in taking part, or would like to find out more about what happens on a study, give Covance a call on 01133 945 200 from a mobile or 0800 591 570 from a landline. Alternatively click the below button to apply online.[/fusion_text][/one_full][button link=”https://www.covanceclinicaltrials.com/content/covance-clinical-trials/en-gb/apply.html?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=65%20%26%20Over&utm_campaign=Content%20Marketing” color=”default” size=”large” type=”flat” shape=”square” target=”_blank” title=”” gradient_colors=”|” gradient_hover_colors=”|” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”1px” icon=”fa-heart” icon_position=”left” icon_divider=”yes” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”1″ alignment=”center” class=”” id=””]Get Involved[/button][/fullwidth]