This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Cutting-edge approaches to trial and study design, technology, sourcing, data disclosure and medical communications.

The Pain Clinic with Kate O'Brien

Share this article

Kate O’Brien worked for almost 20 years as a research nurse delivering phase 2-4 clinical trials in Primary Care and now spends her time promoting research awareness and improving the patient experience.

At Partnerships in Clinical Trials (Nov 2018) she led a problem solving forum called The Pain Clinic. The hope was to identify the most common issues that face different areas of the industry when developing, setting up and conducting trials, and coming up with solutions to solve them.

Based on these discussions with senior figures from across clinical trials, as well as her decades of experience, O’Brien wrote a series of pieces focussing on the most common problems and ways that they can fixed. Here we have gathered them all together in one place in an interactive flipbook - simply click the image below (or HERE).

The Pain Clinic

The flipbook contains pieces on the following:

  • Clinical trial site selection: Rules for choosing the right site
  • Improving the clinical trial site feasibility process
  • Increasing research awareness and changing public perception of clinical trials
  • Low literacy issues and the Patient Information Leaflet
  • How sites and sponsors can support patients in clinical trials
  • Making the patient's life as easy as possible
  • Clinical trial site finances: Tips for budgets, payments and invoicing
  • How clinical trial Principal Investigators can maintain oversight
  • A clinical trial investigator's insider view

Kate O'Brien will be hosting The Pain Clinic again at Clinical Trials Europe on 19-21 November 2019 in Barcelona.

Share this article

Upcoming event

Clinical Trials Europe

07 - 09 Nov 2022


Go to site