Clinical Trials


Treatment and assessment

Non-invasive treatment and assessment of chronic pain.

Drug trials

Trials of new and repurposed medicines.

Interventional trials

Interventional trials

Injections of drugs and implantation of devices.

Most researchers in the Pain Research Institute conduct clinical trials. We are engaged in both investigator-led and industry-sponsored trials that assess analgesic drugs and interventions. We conduct trials together with clinicians working at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, and in multicentre collaborations with national and international partners. More information about specific trials is available on the volunteering for research studies page and in researcher profiles.

Our activities are supported by the Walton Centre Clinical Trials Unit, which has a highly innovative approach to trial management under the direction of Mrs Gillian Hamblin, and Dr. Martin wilby. This Unit has won a number of awards for efficacy in trial management, including rapid regulatory turn-around.

There is a dedicated support infrastructure for researchers working at the Pain Research Institute who wish to progress their trial application through regulatory stages.

The Walton Centre provides tertiary services for some of the largest patient populations with severe chronic pain worldwide, drawing on a catchment area of over 3 million people with well-established regional referral pathways. We welcome enquiries for clinical trial collaborations from Academia and Industry, contact us.