Patient Recruitment

We are recognised across the industry for our fast and efficient recruitment. Our recruitment database is arguably the largest in Europe, with over 250,000 registered people. Our extensive metrics and feasibility assessments offer invaluable insight into study acceptability and suitability of the target population.

Tried and Tested

Our dedicated in-house recruitment teams deliver a personal service ensuring volunteers are engaged from the first contact to the last appointment. We ensure the management of the recruitment phase is strategic and efficient. We quickly adapt and modify strategies to suit the unique demands of individual trials, allowing us to:

  • Gather homogeneous data with statistical significance in reduced sample size
  • Limit participant exposure to what is essential
  • Maintain a high (99%) completion rate for volunteers included in trials we run

Learn About Our Volunteer Experience

Our current team has first-hand experience in a wide range of designs including Japanese Volunteers.

Our Platform

Experienced working model in determining recruitment

Accurate timeline and cost predictability

Far reaching, therapeutically diverse recruitment database

Specialised in-house recruitment team with over 19 years’ experience in recruiting research participants of all demographics

London location: Unrivalled access to ethnically diverse healthy and patient populations

Partnering with leading specialists for study conduct and patient identification

Benefits of using Richmond Pharmacology

Resourceful: We have tried and tested experience coupled with the target populations to fulfil your needs

Reliable: Feasibility assessments accurately gauge incidence, study acceptability and suitability of study populations based on feedback from clinical trial primed patient panels

Risk mitigation: Recruitment strategies are assessed throughout the study, reviewed and revised where necessary to avoid timelines or cost extensions

Fast and efficient: Recruitment time and accrual rates that can replace multiple Investigator Led sites in multi-centre patient trials

Certainty of delivery: Unremitting on-time on-budget recruitment record

Largest in the UK

We are renowned for our recruitment capabilities. We maintain the largest participant database in the UK with over 250,000 registered and pre-qualified volunteers willing to participate in clinical trials. Our well-established marketing and recruitment methods enable us to engage hard-to-reach patient groups. This allows us to efficiently screen more than 500 volunteers per month and place 150 healthy volunteers and patients into clinical trials.

We rise to the challenge

Our extensive metrics and feasibility assessments offer Sponsors invaluable insight into study acceptability and suitability of the target population. This ensures accurate predictions of recruitment time and attrition rates which benefits the overall timeline planning for the trials we run. As a result, we are able to determine the recruitment effort and identify any potential challenges the study may present at an early stage development, thereby allowing time to address these challenges in a manner that will facilitate study conduct without compromising the scientific quality.

Richmond has a database of more than 250,000 healthy and patient volunteers

Richmond’s database grows at an average rate of 1,000- 2,000 registrants per month

Richmond receive an average of 25 calls per hour from volunteers looking to take part in clinical trials.

Our experts

Keith Berelowitz
(Director of Operations)

A scientist by training, Keith has worked in clinical research (academic and commercial) for over 14 years. In his role as Director of Operations at Richmond Pharmacology he is focused on the efficient conduct of all functions within the company.

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Dr Ulrike Lorch - MD FRCA FFPM
(Medical Director

With over 20 years' experience, Dr Lorch has been Principal Investigator in more than 120 Early Phase studies at Richmond Pharmacology and Co-Investigator in over 100 further studies. She is a pioneer in adaptive study design.

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Dr Jorg Taubel - MD FFPM

Medical practitioner and CEO of Richmond Pharmacology which he co-founded in 2001. He has worked in pharmacology for over 24 years and during that time he has conducted more than 400 early phase studies in patient, paediatric and healthy volunteers.

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