Access to potential research participants


Access to patients is important to identify suitable trial participants.


Successful recruitment of research participants is reliant upon active patient databases, good relationships with the local community and good referral structures with primary and secondary health care providers.


An active patient database refers to a database of patients in a medical practice that are currently receiving regular care.

Good local community relationships is important for continued trust relationship development of the researcher working within the community.


Strong referral agreement structures in place supports recruitment when potential research participants are recruited from other health care providers.