A Rough Guide to Clinical Trials

For most, living life with Multiple Sclerosis is quite enough to be getting on with so the prospect of entering yourself into a clinical trial is an unnecessary step into the unknown.


On top of this clinical trials are often hidden out of sight and it can feel like you need to really work to find out more about them. While it’s true that a clinical trial is not risk free it can also bring huge opportunity to your care, whether that be in getting access to a potentially more effective treatment or getting more support from your care team. This series aims to try and demystify clinical trials, what they are, how they work, what its like to be on one and what the risks and benefits are.


MS Reporters developed a four part series taking questions from the community and building them along a narrative flow, conducting interviews with three experts, an MSer, a Neurologist and Primary investigator and an MS Specialist research Nurse. This series is one of the best performing that MS Reporters has every produced which indicates this is a pertinent topic and a cleare appetite from the MS community for the format.



MS Reporters videos in this series


Episode 1 – What are clinical trials anyway?

This episode of “The rough guide to clinical trials’ aims to set out the simple stuff – what is a clinical trial, why do they exist how do they work, if you have ever wondered about where treatments come from this is a great place to start.


Episode 2 – The nitty gritty

This episode of ‘The rough guide to clinical trials’ gets into the heart of the topic, and work through the ins and outs of what a clinical trial is and what you can and should expect from being involved.


Episode 3 – Whats in it for me?

In this episode of the clinical trials series we discuss with Dominic what’s in it for the MSer. Dominic has had quite a bit of experience with clinical trials in MS and hopefully his insight will help shed some light on some pros and cons as well as what it’s like being involved in a trial.


Episode 4 – What’s next?

In this episode of the clinical trials series were gonna get into what you can do to get involved – where can you go to learn more, who you can talk to and what you can expect when you do get involved.