ICTD 2023 - Decentralised Clinical Trials: the Patient perspective - Robert Joyce

Robert Joyce joined us online to share his experience as a patient expert highlighting elements that are essential for encouraging patient recruitment and retention. These included aspects related to the link between the regular health care team and the study team, facilitation of access to such trials through the support of local GP practices, having patient experts involved as a research team member to better relay messages to a patient community and much more. From his perspective, despite some drawbacks, DCTs should enable better patient recruitment if they are set up with the patient in mind.