Absence policy for medical research purposes

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information.

– Policy(s) relating to absence from work for an employee participating in Medical Research for healthy Volunteers or Patients that are receiving treatment as part of a Clinical Trial.

Clinical trials are research studies performed in people that are aimed at evaluating a medical, surgical, or behavioural intervention. They are the primary way that researchers find out if a new treatment, like a new drug or diet or medical device (for example, a pacemaker) is safe and effective in people. Often a clinical trial is used to learn if a new treatment is more effective and/or has less harmful side effects than the standard treatment.

Is a policy(s) relating to Clinical Trial Appointments available within your organisation?

We do not hold any policy of this kind.