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Neurology Research

Do you want to be a part of our research? Make a difference? Then why not join us in the hope of improving the life of those affected and finding a cure.

Overview

The Neurology Department has active research studies including clinical research trials to better understand the underlying cause of complex neurological diseases and conditions to translate research discoveries into new treatments.

We are actively involved in delivering observational and clinical research within the Neurology Department. We work with National Institute for Health Research to deliver high quality research for patients. Our research specialities include Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

Research studies help clinicians to better understand, diagnose and treat conditions and our aim is to improve diagnoses to help people live longer and healthier lives. Therefore we would need participants to volunteer into our clinical or observational research studies. People with neurological disease as well as healthy people can take part in the studies. Without volunteers, clinical studies simply would not be possible!

If you would like further information on which studies we are running in the Neurology Department at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital please get in touch using the contact details below.

Multiple Sclerosis

A wide range of potential new MS treatments are being tested in clinical trials. However research doesn’t always involve taking medication and there are many different kinds of research you can be involved in to help improve care.

We carry out both observational and interventional MS studies. These studies have an inclusion and exclusion criteria which help select patients’ to take part in the studies. Some studies may require your one-off involvement and others may have several follow ups over time.

If you have any questions about taking part in research please contact us directly or speak to your MS Nurse or Neurologist.

Parkinson’s Disease

There are medications or surgery which can help to provide substantial improvements with motor symptoms however there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease and research is still ongoing.

There are many different types of research studies you can be involved in which does not involve taking a study medication. There are research studies that involve filling out surveys and questionnaires. This allows for data to be gathered about the physical, environmental and social effects for people affected by the condition.

If you would like further information please contact the research team or speak to your PD Nurse or your Neurologist.

Contact Details

If you would like any further information or have any questions please contact 01582 71 8300 (8am-4pm).

Alternatively you can also email the research team.

To find out about the clinical trials that are taking place across the country, visit the UK Clinical Trials Gateway.