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Current Market Feasibility For HCP Research Due to Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 situation has settled down somewhat, we have now moved to updating this tracker weekly rather than daily. It shows the feasibility situation in all the major countries KQH works in.

Last Updated: 8th July

In Person / Viewing Facility Research: Some countries are now opening up again for in facility / in person research. However we would advise having a back-up of switching to remote should lock-downs be re-imposed.
Advice for all studies: Flexibility remains key. Situations can change so timelines and moderators should be flexible. Simultaneous translation / listening in should be allowed after the event if needed to allow maximum flexibility.  The most flexible interview platforms should be used / reserved as a back-up. We are seeing recruitment slow in some countries as waiting lists are dealt with and the holiday season starts.
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Latest Feedback for this Country

USA

Although we remain sensitive to approaching some Specialists in COVID-hit hospitals, elective surgeries are allowed again and practices are striving to return to normal. Viewing Facilities are re-opening in many areas.

UK

The situation has eased. Viewing Facilities are allowed to re-open from July.

France

Recruitment has started to slow as we see HCPs being busy dealing with the after effects of COVID on waiting lists etc.

Germany

Recruitment is currently slower than usual – this is a mix of HCPs being too busy as they work through waiting lists caused by COVID and the start of the holiday season.

Spain

The situation has improved.  Care still need to be taken in how to approach some Specialists but research can largely take place as usual, except FTF.

Italy

The situation has eased, although sensitivity still remains in how to recruit. Research is taking place largely as usual, except FTF.

Japan

Situation has improved, timelines are back to normal.

China

Situation has improved, timelines are back to normal.

Korea

Situation has improved, timelines are back to normal.

At KQH we are well prepared to adapt and work with our clients to respond to the changing situation and still get the research done.  Please contact your usual contact with any queries.

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