Healthcare Consumers (patients) are people who have lived experience of a health issue. They include patients, families and friends, carers and members of the general public.

As part of the CTC’s mission to improve global health outcomes, we engage with consumers around the investigation, design and running of trials to increase a trial’s likelihood of making a positive impact on consumers and the health care system in a number of ways.

For more information on our consumer engagement initiatives click here.


Patient recruitment

The CTC does not recruit participants to clinical trials directly. Trials are usually run through hospitals and other health service providers. To find out more about a trial or whether you can participate in one, please talk with your GP.

Comprehensive information about clinical trials in Australia is available from

Trials being conducted in Australia can be found on the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry website. Not all of these trials are currently recruiting patients.