Scottish Brain Sciences is a pioneering new international brain sciences research organisation that gives you an opportunity to join the world’s first Brain Health Community – shaping not just your future neurological wellbeing, but that of generations to come.
We are committed to delivering a step change in how we detect neurodegenerative conditions far earlier – and to open up access for you and your loved ones to clinical trials of the next level of interventions that seek to slow, stop and, ultimately, reverse the progression of brain diseases and acquired brain disorders.
As the NHS prioritises meeting the needs of a growing number of people requiring diagnosis and treatment for brain conditions, there is not always the time or resources for the NHS to engage in clinical research to the extent specialist teams might want to. Overall clinical trial activity in the UK reduced by nearly half (44%) between 2017 and 2021 and has struggled to recover.1
There are so many advances in this area of science and medicine globally that Scotland can, and should, be a part of. We owe it to people with neurodegenerative conditions and their families in Scotland to make sure you can access to the latest opportunities offered by clinical research.
People who take part in clinical research – even those in control groups who do not receive the new treatment under investigation – enjoy better outcomes due to the high level of clinical monitoring and care they receive. 2