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Patient Pioneers: The Patient- and Site-centricity Movement

The patient-centricity movement has been inspired by the empowerment of patients and patient advocacy groups through the internet, social media and new technology. This has caused a paradigm shift in the clinical research industry with protocol developers now viewing mobile nursing as an almost essential ingredient to the success of their trial. Helen Springford at Illingworth Research Group assesses whether patients could avoid site visits but still be safely involved in a clinical study.