Your 24 month appointment
This page is about your third (24 month) appointment if you are already taking part in the NHS-Galleri trial.
It will soon be time to book your third (24 month) appointment. This will be your last appointment for the NHS-Galleri trial.
The appointment will last around 15 minutes and should take place at a mobile clinic near you. You will be asked to give a blood sample and fill in a short health survey.
When to book your appointment
You will be sent a letter when it is time to book your 24 month appointment.Book your appointment
Appointments are usually available from 8:00am to 7:30pm, Monday to Friday. Some clinics may also have Saturday appointments.
Mobile clinics will usually be in your area for a few weeks. You can book an appointment after the clinic moves on, but you may need to travel further to attend.
When you book your appointment, you can let the trial team know if you need help, such as interpreter/sign language services or help to access the mobile clinic.
By attending all your trial appointments, you will be helping research to understand how the NHS might be able to offer the Galleri blood test to people in the future. However, you do not have to attend your 24 month appointment.
If you decide not to attend, you do not have to give a reason why and your normal medical treatment will not be affected. However, information about you that has already been collected will be kept.
If you choose to stop taking part in the trial, the trial team would like to continue collecting information about your health from the NHS, as outlined in your consent form.
If you want to stop taking part in the trial, or you would like to stop this data collection, please contact the trial team.
Why it is important to attend your appointment
You will be invited to attend three appointments over two years, about 12 months apart.
By attending all your appointments, you will be helping research to understand how the NHS might be able to offer the test to people in the future. The blood sample you give at each appointment will be an important part of the research.
Watch this video to find out how you’re helping important research into early cancer detection and hear participants share their motivations for taking part.
One of the questions researchers want to answer is how often people should be tested with the Galleri test to help the NHS find cancer early. Looking at your blood samples spaced about 12 months apart will help researchers to answer this question.
Testing blood samples after the second and third appointments may find more cancers at an early stage.
Checking the trial is still right for you
If you missed your appointment last year, you can still attend this year. However, if you have been treated for cancer since your last appointment, you may not need to attend your third (24 month) appointment. This is because this trial is for people who do not have cancer.
To check if you need to attend your appointment, please contact the trial team to share information about the type of cancer and treatment you have received.
If you do not need to give another blood sample, you will remain an important part of the trial. This is because information about your health will still be shared by the NHS to help with the trial.
On the day
Please arrive at the mobile clinic in time for your appointment. A member of the trial team will:
- Check you in and confirm your details are correct
- Take a blood sample
- Ask you to fill in a short survey about your health
You can eat and drink as normal before giving your blood sample
At the end of your appointment, you’ll be offered a £10 voucher as a thank you for your time.
Please do not attend your appointment if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Changing your appointment
Please give as much notice as possible if you need to change or cancel your appointment.
Please call freephone 0800 030 9245 or use the link below to change your appointment.
If you would like to cancel your appointment and not rebook, please call freephone 0800 030 9245. Phone lines are open from 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). You will need to have your NHS number, date of birth and contact details ready. You can also use this phone number
to change your appointment.
What happens next
Your third (24 month) appointment will be your last appointment for the NHS-Galleri trial. Even though you will not be asked to attend any more appointments to give a blood sample, you will still be an important part of the trial. This is because information about your health will still be shared by the NHS to help with the trial.
Also, your blood samples may be used for other research in the future. You cannot be identified from this information.
Please remember that you should continue to attend any cancer screening appointments you are invited to and visit your GP if you experience any symptoms that are new or unusual for you.