PIL testing: what’s involved?

To ensure that pharmaceutical companies are writing medical information that patients can easily understand, they have a legal requirement to test patient information leaflets (PILs).

Cognisant Research maintains a list of contacts across a range of ages and backgrounds that we can call on to take part in this research. The people we interview don’t need to have the condition relating to the treatment information. No one is required to take any medication. We simply need to test that the leaflet is understandable.

All we need you to do is read the patient information leaflet. Then you’ll answer some simple questions (being able to refer to it), either face-to-face or by online video. Interviews last an average of 30 minutes, for which you will receive £10 to compensate you for your time. If you are interested in applying to help us with this important work, please complete our application form.

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