Today it’s Clinical Trials Day #CTD21.  It’s the day when professionals working within the industry worldwide, show pride in their work as clinical researchers and the difference they make.

Here at AWARD we have worked with clinical trial organisations for over 20 years, in volunteer, patient and GP recruitment. Back then it was not really something anybody was excited to talk to us about. Today that’s all changed. In the last 12 months, people want to know more about what vaccines are in development and what trials are happening. In fact, many more people want to put themselves forward as volunteers on clinical trials.

This past year has proven to everyone just how vital clinical trials are for everyone’s health now and into the future.  So today we want to celebrate the work our clients have carried out to help create a healthier world. The team here at AWARD are immensely proud to be working with our clients to help make an impact.

We have built a strong experienced team here at AWARD focusing on clinical trial recruitment communications. Our work is very varied and rewarding. This last year has further cemented with us that we work with clients that truly make a difference to all our lives.

2020 was one of the most challenging in medical history, but clinical trial companies rose to the mammoth challenge. Thanks to a series of clinical trials led by the healthcare professionals alongside the vital volunteers worldwide, vaccines have been developed and delivered.

In 2021, the theme for Clinical Trials Day #CTD21 is rising to challenges and bringing hope.

AWARD is working on some great initiatives with our clients as they continue to rise to the health challenges that the world faces.

For those of you who aren’t aware why Clinical trials Day is always celebrated on the 20th May – it goes back 274 years to the date when the first recognised clinical trial took place. It was led by a Scottish naval doctor named James Lind who started comparing treatments for scurvy on board HMS Salisbury. He trialled six treatments including oranges and lemons, which came out as a successful remedy.

274 years on clinical trials are more vital than ever. Here at AWARD we want to celebrate being a part of this amazing journey alongside our clients.