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MAC Clinical Research  is  the  UK's  leading clinical trials organisation. As an award winning healthcare organisation, we are dedicated to developing new and improved treatments for a range of medical conditions.


Working with the pharmaceutical industry, we strive to improve the quality of life for people all over the world, by offering paid clinical trials for people suffering from conditions ranging from eczema to Alzheimer’s disease.

Established in 1988 MAC have dedicated centres that specialise in medical trials, located in Barnsley, Blackpool, Cannock, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Stockton on Teesside.

With highly skilled medical teams based in comfortable environments, we are able to provide outstanding levels of care and practice – but we couldn’t do what we do best without you.

Every year across the UK thousands of people take part in medical trials. Volunteers, just like you, play a significant role in helping to find tomorrow’s breakthrough medications. Without these participants there would be no advances in treatment options.

By taking part in a clinical trial with MAC you can make a real difference, and you can benefit in many different ways.


“I was at the clinic doing a sleep study. The staff were really helpful and really looked after me. They had to stay up all night with me and were a great support. I really enjoyed my time here. I can highly recommend the clinic. The staff go above and beyond, are professional and made my stay fun.”

Debra (ITV Documentary ‘Why Can’t We Sleep’ Volunteer), Liverpool - 2019



“Would like to say that each and every member of staff were excellent. They were polite, friendly and treated you with respect. Would not hesitate in taking part in another trial.”

Angela, Cannock - 2019 

“My experience at MAC and their facility at Thornaby was nothing other than first class. From the moment you walk through the door you are treated with the utmost courtesy from very professional staff. Although the actual facility was undergoing refurbishment at the time, everything was managed in such a way that you hardly noticed the disruption. All in all, a very positive experience.”

Martin, Teesside - 2019


“I cannot rate the MAC team at Barnsley highly enough, totally focused on the job and so professional. I hope my help in the research will benefit people in future years.”

Julia, Barnsley - 2019


“Very friendly staff. Overall excellent care and was well looked after, facility was very modern and clean.”

Darren, Barnsley - 2019


“The staff have been fantastic. I genuinely felt able to call on them for guidance and advice. Would definitely partake in trials at this clinic if appropriate in future.”

Alison, Barnsley - 2019


“I think they all did a great job and cared about what they were doing. Going to miss coming and spending time with such nice people.”

Sharon, Barnsley - 2019


“I could not have been more cared for by staff. All were very friendly and professional, everyone made me feel welcome and at ease. Would definitely consider another study in future at this facility and would be more than happy to recommend friends and family.”

Stephanie, Liverpool - 2019


“My doctor was always very friendly and made me feel like I could ask anything. Most people who know that I am on this trial seem to have unusual preconceptions about clinical trials, but I have assured them that they are much different – in a good way.”

Daniel, Liverpool - 2019


"I was apprehensive about taking part in this trial, but staff made me feel relaxed and confident enough to actually enjoy taking part!"

Eirene, Liverpool - 2019

“I have found this study to be a very effective part of my outlook on my life. It helped me realize where my symptoms can be exacerbated. I can also appreciate that the testing applied can assure no healthy concerns. I hope it transpires that I had the new drug and it has helped me greatly in the short term that I needed. Today I feel so much more like myself and hopefully will continue to feel this way.”

June, Liverpool - 2019


“The staff and study have been amazing.”

Lesley, Liverpool - 2019


“I would like to congratulate the amazing team at MAC Clinical Research, based on Faraday Way, Blackpool for all their hard work, dedication and support during my last study.  The staff couldn’t have been more courteous, warm and friendly.  They all took the time to get to know me as a person as well as a study participant. This resulting in me feeling valued and positive about my future.  The Doctor was outstanding and I have so much gratitude and thanks to him for his time and support. I would highly recommend anyone who is considering participating in a study with MAC to take the plunge as the end results can be life changing.”

Linda, Blackpool - 2018


“Having recently attended MAC for a medical trial, I have to say what a pleasure it was.  The trial ran for several weeks and it was like visiting friends on a weekly basis.  All the staff from the Receptionist to the Clinicians and the Doctor were really great and most caring.  At the same time they were very professional and very thorough, so as to make sure that the trial medication was not affecting my health in any adverse way.  I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Cliff, Blackpool - 2018


“Couldn’t have asked for any better support or a better first clinical trial.  Really supportive, helped me cope with dark and stressful issues in my life.  Hope to come back again in the future.  I will miss my visits.”

Kieran, Leeds - 2018


"I've done two trials for my eczema with MAC, they're brilliant"

Demi-Leigh, Manchester - 2018


“Really enjoyable experience and happy to take part!”

Rowland, Cannock - 2018