Immediate arrangements after the study: “What needs to happen now that I have stopped taking part?”
It should be clear to participants if there are any specific actions required from them after ending their involvement in the study, with reasons for these if they might not be obvious.
Arrangements for post-study care: “What will happen to my care now? Can I still access the study treatment? Might there be more side-effects in future?”
Participants may very reasonably have questions about their future care now that they have stopped taking part in the study.
Available support: “What support is available while I end my participation in the study?”
It is important to make clear to participants throughout their time on a study (not just when they end their participation) what support is available. This may be general support such as the local Patient Advice and Liaison Service or more specific support related to the participant’s health condition or their participation in the research.