Take part in a trial for a new high blood pressure treatment

Researchers are investigating a new drug to lower blood pressure, could you take part? 



MAC Clinical Research is looking for people to take part in a trial to test a potential new treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension). While several treatments already exist, many patients do not respond adequately to the usual medications and their blood pressure remains too high, so research to discover better treatments is needed.

MAC Clinical Research is a healthcare and clinical trials organisation, dedicated to developing new and improved treatments for a range of medical conditions.

Who can take part?

The study is open to men and women who:

  • are aged 18 to 65
  • have a diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • and a BMI between 36 and 50 (inclusive).

You will not be able to take part if you:

  • have a diagnosis of early onset diabetes
  • have another unstable health condition
  • are a current smoker.

What does the study involve?

Those taking part will receive either the study drug or an existing blood pressure medicine once during the trial. The trial is running at MAC’s Greater Manchester clinic with two two-night stays at the clinic and 18 outpatient visits over a period of 18 months.

Eligible patients will receive a full health screen and will receive up to £3,460 for their time and commitment, as well as reasonable travel expenses.

What COVID-19 measures are in place?

MAC Clinical Research is upholding the best practices of COVID-19 safety measures and have remained open throughout the pandemic. They have essential service status in continuing to deliver expert care for patients enrolled in clinical trials. Their safety measures include PPE, upholding social distancing measures and sanitising stations located throughout the clinic.

Why take part?

Christine McAllister, Therapeutic Area Team Leader at MAC Clinical Research, said: “clinical trials are at the heart of medical advances and without research there would be no new treatments for conditions. High blood pressure can have a major impact on quality of life, so it is vital that those living with it have access to the most effective treatments."


Find out more and take part 

To participate in this study or for more details, visit the MAC website or phone the MAC Recruitment team directly on 0800 917 7637.