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Are you interested in taking part in a trial of patients with COPD?


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterised by chronic obstruction of air to and from the lungs. The occurrence of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, a pair of commonly co-existing diseases, leads to a limitation of the lung airflow resulting in shortness of breath (dyspnea).


COPD is common. About three million people in the UK have COPD. It is estimated that another half million people have the condition but have not been diagnosed with COPD. COPD is usually caused by smoking and mainly affects people over the age of 40. It is more common in men than women.


To qualify for participation in this study you need to:

  • Be aged between 18 and 77 years (inclusive) at screening 
  • Have a documented diagnosis of COPD (with a confirmed medical history available from your GP).
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) between ≥18.0 and ≤35.0 kg/m2  (inclusive). Your BMI is calculated using the formula: weight (in kilograms) divided by height (in metres) squared).

What's in it for you?


Apart from doing something good, we will also compensate you for your time in the form of a monetary payment.

You will receive £560 your time on completion of the study, once follow-up results are confirmed, checked and deemed complete by the study doctor. You will be paid an additional bonus of £280 subject to your satisfactory compliance with the documents provided before study commencement (Volunteer Information sheet and Informed Consent, the Richmond Pharmacology Volunteer Charter and all other unit regulations).

The total amount that you could be paid for study participation is £840. You will also be compensated for your travel expenses.*


* You will receive travel expenses up to a value of £150 if you are included in the study and following the delivery of valid receipts for travel relating to your participation in this study. All study related travel expenses within the limit of £150 will be paid in conjunction with your study payment following the completion of your participation in the trial.


Want to find out more?


If you are interested in finding out more please send your full name, contact telephone number and email address to copd@richmondpharmacology.com



Call us on 020 8664 5200 (select option 1) and speak to a member of our Volunteer Recruitment Team.

A detailed information sheet is available on request.


Ref: FXT_Oct 2011


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