Andrew spends his time at Quotient getting to know the other volunteers on the study
I have completed three trials with Quotient now and got into them when I noticed a newspaper advert many years ago. I was between jobs and the money was very good so thought it would be perfect while I was looking for something else; it also sounded really interesting. So I had a screening, which was great as I got to visit the beautiful country park right next door to Quotient after my appointment – it was a great day all round actually.
I had done a trial elsewhere once, but found Quotient much more friendly, professional and just a pleasant experience. Free parking was a big bonus too, and the food is always very good with a great menu. The staff are very pleasant and they cannot do enough for you during your stay – the activities are fun - bingo, quizzes and more help to keep you occupied throughout your stay.
I choose to take part in clinical trials because I find the medical side very interesting and the payment is great too.
I tend to spend my time on a trial by getting to know the other people who have also joined the study; I always end up making friends and staying in contact with some of them. This time I did need the rest, as I hadn’t had time off from my job in a year and I felt totally refreshed after my stay with Quotient. I enjoyed taking part in the activities on offer, watching TV with the others and chatting about different things.
I always recommend Quotient to my friends and co-workers because it’s a great way to catch up on any work you may have during your stay, and for me I come out rested, with a few more new friends and financially much better off - I really enjoy explaining my days in the trial to people.
It fits perfectly around my life and I return home having lots to talk about to friends and family plus it helps make a difference helping to develop essential new medicines. I have used payments before for new cars, a nice cruise and general house repairs.
I am looking forward to more future clinical trials. I recently met 2 friends this time that I had met a few years ago when we first did a trial together; it was like a reunion.
One thing I find - the time goes by so quickly when I’m staying at Quotient, and my days never drag. I am so glad I went along the first time all those years ago and would not go anywhere else now.
If you are in 2 minds about applying, I would totally recommend it, what have you got to lose? You’re even paid a travel allowance for going along to your appointments!