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Client comments

Participant info & plain language summaries

Jane Lamprill’s plain language writing services have helped pharmaceutical companies, publishers, patients, research families and children.

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Client comments

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What Jane's clients say
Future Medicine Group: I reviewed a Plain Language Summary of one of their journal articles.

“I wanted to thank you again for the comprehensive review of this article. It is very much appreciated. The feedback for the authors will be invaluable in helping them to improve the article and make it more understandable for patients. I really cannot thank you enough for the comments that you have provided”.

Project Manager
UK Contract Research Organisation, paediatric clinical trial: I wrote age-appropriate, child-friendly assent information to help children understand their potential role in a new skin treatment study.

“We recruited 90 patients in 10 weeks after you helped us.”

Project Manager

Global pharmaceutical company, paediatric clinical trial: (1) I wrote a protocol feasibility report to help my client identify and address any practical or ethical pitfalls. These were resolved before the protocol was final. And (2) I worked with an artist to provide illustrated assent forms for for children aged 3-6 years.

“Your input regarding the protocol and your feedback for the artist during the development of the line-drawings was much appreciated. You are clearly very experienced with setting up paediatric trials and with developing consent pictures.”
GCP Inspector
Paediatric clinical trial inspection, ethical advice: I was contacted for advice about an ethical issue that arose during a paediatric clinical trial inspection.
“Thank you so much for the information - really good to work with you.”

Director of Education

European Centre of Pharmaceutical Medicine, guest lecturer/workshop leader: I gave training to ECPM's MSc pharmacy students, about the ethical issues of testing of medicines with children.
“We would like to thank you for your excellent contribution at the ECPM Seminar on Ethics and Regulations in Clinical Research. According to the participant evaluation, the lectures and the overall performance of the faculty were highly appreciated.”
Study Manager, Clinical Operations
Global pharmaceutical company, paediatric clinical trial: This was a complex study which needed multiple sets of easy-language information for different ages and world regions. I prepared parent and child information, consent/assent forms & artwork for younger children.
“I have finally got all the documents finalised incorporating all review comments from the team and legal! Ready for Submission! Thanks for all your help in this process, you have been a valuable asset to the team :0).”
Training Manager, Medical Division UK
Global Pharma Company, in-company training: I spent a day with my client, delivering training on (1) The practical & ethical aspects of planning a paediatric clinical trial in Type 1 diabetes. (2) How managing these aspects well, improves ethics review, recruitment, compliance and time to market.
“Jane provided a very high standard of training which was extremely well received by all the participants. Everyone who attended the sessions took back very useful tools to employ in their day to day work.”
Project Manager, UK Division
Global pharmaceutical company, paediatric study protocol review, ethics advice & medical writing: (1) I advised my client on how to identify and ameliorate practical and ethical pitfalls in their proposed paediatric protocol. And (2) wrote age-appropriate, child friendly consent & assent information for the different ages of child participants.
“We had a smooth passage through ethics committee submission with the information sheets you wrote.”
Medical Director, Clinical Science
Global pharmaceutical company, in-company training on paediatric clinical trials: I gave a talk at an in-company seminar.
“I wanted to personally thank you for your participation in our [paediatric] seminar last Wednesday. I got excellent feedback from everybody and they have enjoyed and learned a lot with your talk. We hope to have you in future meetings we are planning to organise.”
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