Coventry Facility

The Warwickshire Dedicated Research Centre, in partnership with Medinova, is conveniently located on the ground floor of the Abbey Road Medical Centre, at the southern end of the Abbey End car park in the centre of Kenilworth. Please note that this facility is managed by Medinova, so expect to see their branding signposted.

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0800 088 2050
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 6pm
Saturday to Sunday
Closed
Bank Holidays
Closed

Where is it?

Warwickshire Dedicated Research Centre
42 Station Rd,
Kenilworth
CV8 1JD
Warwickshire

How to get to Coventry:

Kenilworth railway station is a 5-minute walk to the research centre. Leave the station, from Priory road, and turn left onto the A452, then the first right onto Station road. After 3-4 minutes walking you will see the Abbey Medical Centre to your right, opposite the Thai Kitchen Restaurant & Boots. Walk round the side to the back of the Medical Centre and you will see the Medinova sign.

From the A46 take the Leamington Junction, signposted A452 Leamington Road, follow the signs for Kenilworth town centre, after approximately one mile turn right onto Waverley Road, then left onto Bertie Road and left again onto Station Road, the Abbey Road Medical Centre will be on your right hand side. SAT NAV Postcode: CV8 1JD

Parking:

Abbey End Car Park which is immediately adjacent to the Research Centre, next to the Wilko Store.

Purchase ticket on arrival. 30p minimum charge, Maximum charge £4. Charges apply Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm. Sunday is free.

Travel West Midlands 11 or Stagecoach X17 to the Kenilworth Clock Tower stop, all serve Kenilworth from the surrounding area.

What do you need for a visit?

Volunteers must bring valid photo ID with them. We only accept passports or UK drivers license. If you are a non-UK citizen or dual national only your passport(s) will be accepted. We will not accept photocopies or scanned copies of these documents.

You must also bring your GP details. If you have been registered with them for less than two years, then please also bring your previous GP’s details too.

What to expect and subsequent visit process

There are multiple stages involved in taking part in a FluCamp study. Following a successful online application you may be screened over the phone, followed by a 1st appointment which may lead to you being invited for a 2nd appointment. After this you may be allocated to a study, then you may be invited to undertake a quarantine stay with the conclusion of follow up appointments.

Please note that there is no guarantee that you will be successful at any of the stated stages/steps, be it the telephone screening or any appointments.

Common Questions

Do you pay for my travel?

We do contribute towards the costs volunteers incur when travelling to our clinics. For example, we will reimburse £20 for any volunteer attending their first pre-screening appointment to give a blood sample. This payment is processed via a link we send you in an email approximately one day after your appointment. If you’re eligible to attend the second stage of screening we do assist further (£50).

Why is your Coventry site first screening visit only?

Our Coventry site is outsourced to a company called Medinova. They can only assist us in the first stage of screening. If you are suitable for further screening(s), and subsequent study you would have to visit our London facility.

Why is FluCamp residential?

Volunteers joining FluCamp for a clinical trial stay with us on a residential basis in one of our purpose built rooms. Because it’s so important that the data we collect (from samples like blood and mucus ) is ‘clean’, volunteers must stay in quarantine conditions for the whole study. Additionally for this reason, our staff wear masks to comply with infection control guidelines. Find out more about why Flucamp trials are residential.

Are there any likely side effects and should I be worried?

At screening, a blood sample may be required. This is a standard procedure which is unlikely to cause any problems, but on occasion it may be uncomfortable and there is a risk of minor bruising or phlebitis (inflammation of the vein). This is something that normally clears up itself with no further trouble. Our quarantine volunteers (the volunteers who have past two screening visits and who are invited to participate in the full trial) are given a diluted virus so it’s likely that they may experience some mild cold or flu like symptoms. We often then test a new medication that we would like to fight the virus. If we are testing a new medicine, volunteers may experience some side effects. However, before reaching FluCamp, the medication will have already been tested on humans and passed strict safety tests.

Are there any serious health issues that I should know about?

We understand that there may be some concerns when it comes to clinical trials. However, we have a very rigorous screening programme here at FluCamp, which means we only accept volunteers who we believe are fit and healthy enough to take part. We conduct in-depth health checks and you will not be selected if we do not believe you are fully healthy. This ensures volunteers who join a study are at minimal risk. The medication we use in our studies has already been tested on humans in accordance with relevent regulations . The virus is only administered in small doses and you will be monitored throughout the trial by our expert team in a safe environment.

How will I will benefit from joining this clinical trial?

Taking part in a clinical trial can have a wealth of benefits, and we know our volunteers sign up for all sorts of reasons. Our testimonials show just some of the motivations for people to sign up. We run clinical trials because we are dedicated to finding a cure for viruses like the flu which unfortunately claim multiple lives every year. We have some #EverydayHeroes who join us because they too believe in the cause. However, we also have volunteers who have other motivations! FluCamp is a great time to get away from the world and focus. Whether studying, working, or taking a break from both, FluCamp gives volunteers the benefit of being cared for in every regard whilst having plenty of ‘me-time’. FluCampers also choose to stay with us because they like to use the compensation reward towards travelling, a house move, or just for a financial boost. We welcome all fit and healthy volunteers, and appreciate what they are doing to aid our work towards finding a cure!

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How FluCamp works

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Online Application

Click the apply now button and fill out our simple online form. If you’re potentially suitable for FluCamp we’ll be in touch within a day or two.

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Consultation

We’ll call you to ask a few more medical questions. If you’re suitable as a volunteer and you wish to continue, we’ll invite you to visit a screening centre nearest to you.

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Screening Appointment(s)

We’ll give you all the information you need to decide whether you want to take part in a clinical trial. If your blood results are suitable, we’ll match you to a study and invite you to visit us again for a full medical.

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Invitation

Provided you pass the medical we’ll invite you to take part in a study with us scheduled within 6 months of your full medical blood test. If you’re invited to a quarantine trial, you’ll stay in a private room for typically 10-15 days.

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To apply for FluCamp please complete our online form. We’ll call you back within 24 hours to explain the next steps so you can decide if it’s for you.

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