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About the eresearch app

Clinical trial virtual site selection

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Intervention: A grant awarded by eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC) enabled the development of an app to help Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust attract commercial trials, manage existing trials and engage with patients involved or interested in clinical research.

Patient benefits:

What trials exist

Registering of interest in taking part in a trial

Appointment reminders/key calendar dates

Patient education videos - what to do or expect during the trial

Trust benefits:

Virtual tour of the unit to attract international studies

Reduced appointment do not attends

Better informed patients

Promotion of trials and awareness raising of taking part

Implementation: HCI were integral in the application for the funding, followed by the scoping, development and testing of the app, filming of the virtual tours and future commercialisation and adaption for other Trusts to use.