Manchester Facility

Our Manchester screening clinic, in partnership with Synexus, is based in the prestigious Manchester Science Park (MSP). This is situated in the heart of Oxford Road Corridor, close to Manchester City Centre and adjacent to Manchester’s Universities and medical campus.

Want to know more?

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

Where is it?

Manchester Science Parks
Kilburn House,
Lloyd Street North,
Manchester,
M15 6SE

How to get to Manchester:

Walking from Manchester Piccadilly will take around 30 minutes. However, if you are not familiar with the city, we recommend you take a black cab from outside the station. A black cab to Manchester Science Park will cost around £8-10.

If your train stops at Manchester Oxford Road station, it’s a straightforward 20 minute walk to MSP. A map with walking can be found here. However when you get close to the Synexus site we would recommend turning onto Burlington Street and then Pencroft Way, as it is difficult to see Kilburn House from the main Science Park entrance. You will see Kilburn House opposite the Greenhays building.

*Please note there are two entrances to Kilburn House. Please make sure you enter the one on the left, which has Synexus engraved on the windows outside it.

From the East via M62:

  • Leave M62 at J12 and join M602 Salford for 4 miles
  • Continue onto the A57, joining A57(M) after 1 mile
  • Take the A5103 exit toward Manchester Airport
  • At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Mancunian Way
  • At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Cambridge St.
  • Take the fourth right onto Burlington Street
  • Take your first left onto Pencroft Way
  • Greenheys will be your first building on the right

From the West via M61 & M62:

  • Leave the M62 at J12 and join the M602 toward Salford
  • Continue onto the A57 (Manchester), becoming A57(M) after 1 mile
  • Take the A5103 exit toward Manchester Airport
  • At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Mancunian Way
  • At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Cambridge St.
  • Then follow directions from M62 (East)

From M56:

  • At Junction 3 the M56 exits off on a slip road. Do not exit here
  • Keep going onto the A5103 to Manchester for about 4 miles
  • Turn right into the B5219, Moss Lane
  • Then follow directions from M6 (South)

From the East via M62:

  • Leave M62 at J12 and join M602 Salford for 4 miles
  • Continue onto the A57, joining A57(M) after 1 mile
  • Take the A5103 exit toward Manchester Airport
  • At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Mancunian Way
  • At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Cambridge St.
  • Take the fourth right onto Burlington Street
  • Take your first left onto Pencroft Way
  • Greenheys will be your first building on the right

From M67:

  • Head east on the M67
  • At the roundabout take the 5th exit and stay on the M67 heading to Oldham/Stockport/Manchester Airport/Manchester
  • At Denton Island take the 2nd exit onto the A57
  • At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Ardwick Green
  • Merge onto the A57 (M) and then take the A5103 exit
  • At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Cambridge St.
  • Then follow directions from M62 (East)

*This site does have a car park, however spaces are limited so we cannot guarantee you a space.

Surrounding Car Parks:
Grafton Street Car Park – Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9WG

Free / 30 mins

£2.50 / 3 hours

£5.00 / 6 hours

£15.00 / 24 hours

University of Manchester - Booth Street West, Manchester, M13 9GR

£3.00 / 3 hours

£5.00 / 6 hours

£8.00 / 10 hours

£10.00 / 24 hours

NCP - Aquatic Centre, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9SS

£2.40 / 2 hours

£4.10 / 4 hours

£5.80 / 9 hours

£8.60 / 24 hours

Wilmslow Park - Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0JJ

Free / 30 mins

£2.50 / 3 hours

£5.00 / 6 hours

£15.00 / 24 hours

Hathersage Centre Car Park - Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 9WL

Free / 30 mins

£2.50 / 3 hours

£5.00 / 6 hours

£15.00 / 24 hours

There are many buses that stop near to Manchester Science Park from the city centre.

From Piccadilly Gardens: You can get the 41, 42, 43, 44, 48,142, 143 and 157 buses, all of which stop near or outside the Holy Name Church, opposite Manchester Academy. Ask the driver to let you know.

From Oxford Road Train Station: Leave the concourse, cross Oxford Road and at the bus stop outside the Palace Hotel take any of buses 15, 16, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 111, 142, 143 and 157, all of which stop near or outside the Holy Name Church, opposite Manchester Academy. Ask the driver to let you know.

For further information on public transport links, contact Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive on 0161 228 7811 (open 8am to 8pm). Alternatively, visit the GMPTE website here.

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 Manchester site first screening visit only?

Our Manchester site is outsourced to a company called Synexus. 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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