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Region approaches 10K recruits to COVID-19 research on International Clinical Trials Day

Region approaches 10K recruits to COVID-19 research on International Clinical Trials Day

NIHR CRN West Midlands is marking International Clinical Trials Day (20 May) with the news that more than 9,000 people in the region have been recruited to 20 different COVID-19 research studies in the region.

The national figure is over 70,000 in 26 National Institute for Health Research-supported studies.

The region is currently recruiting more participants to COVID-19 studies than any other, with three Trusts in the top ten 

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust  
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust 
  • The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust  

Network Clinical Director, Professor Jeremy Kirk says: ‘In these extraordinary times it is both amazing and very heartening to see the hard-pressed NHS staff nationally, and especially in the West Midlands, coming together to recruit as many patients with COVID-19 as possible into these groundbreaking trials. Our collaborations are offering research opportunities to thousands of  patients and we thank everyone who is taking part.’