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Clinical Trials Day 20 May 2022 - “We couldn’t do it without you.”

Clinical Trials Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on, and appreciate, recent achievements and the people who have made these achievements possible. So, this year we want to say a big thank you to everyone involved, “we couldn’t do it without you”.

The PRINCIPLE Trial - two years on

Research

The PRINCIPLE Trial has led the way in evaluating treatments for COVID-19 in the community over the last two years.

Primary care research nurses nominated for OUH Award

Research

Congratulations to the amazing team of research nurses working in the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit who have been shortlisted as finalists in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Staff Recognition Awards 2021.

10,000 people join the PRINCIPLE Trial – A huge ‘Thank You’ from us all.

Research

10,000 people have joined the PRINCIPLE Trial over the last two years and we want to say a big ‘Thank You’ to them all for their amazing contribution to testing treatments for COVID-19 in the community.

British Muslim organisations support PANORAMIC ahead of Ramadan

Research

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) joined forces in March to help promote the PANORAMIC trial as part of a series of outreach activities ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, enabling greater outreach to diverse communities across Britain.

PANORAMIC hits the 20,000 participant milestone

Research

The world’s largest study of community-based treatments for acute COVID-19 has reached a world-first, historic milestone: over twenty thousand participants from across the UK have now taken part in the PANORAMIC trial.

PRINCIPLE trial 'highly commended' for innovative use of health data

Research

The PRINCIPLE trial has been highly commended at the Health Data Research UK Awards for the way in which patient data is utilised so participants are contacted about the trial soon after receiving a positive test result.

PRINCIPLE Trial to strengthen Black, Asian and minority ethnic community participation

Research

Professor Mahendra G Patel, University of Bradford, joins PRINCIPLE Trial as National Black, Asian and minority ethnic Community and Pharmacy Lead

Probiotics do not reduce antibiotic prescribing in care home residents, shows study

There is no evidence to suggest a daily combination of probiotics reduces the need for antibiotics to treat acute infections in care home residents, finds a study led by Oxford University researchers published in JAMA.

PRINCIPLE Trial calls on UK primary care to support patient recruitment

The Co-Chief Investigators of the PRINCIPLE Trial, Professor Chris Butler and Professor Richard Hobbs, write an open letter to health professionals across UK primary care calling on their support, so those who are still contracting COVID-19 are given the opportunity to join the trial.

National priority COVID-19 trial recruits first patients

Researchers from Oxford University are now enrolling participants into PRINCIPLE, the first clinical trial of potential COVID-19 treatments to take place in GP practices.

GP practices urged to join COVID-19 research

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have joined forces with clinical system supplier EMIS Health to urgently recruit as many GP practices as possible for COVID-19 research.