Durham Clinical Trials Unit
Durham Clinical Trials Unit (DCTU) is a specialist research group focused on excellence in the development and delivery of applied health clinical trials and clinical studies to improve outcomes for patients, the public and the NHS.
DCTU provides academic leadership, operational expertise and the management infrastructure to enable clinical trials and studies to be conducted to the standards required by regulations and in accordance with best practice and guidance.
Working closely with clinical and academic staff from Universities and NHS Trusts, DCTU supports the design, development and delivery of nationally funded trials and clinical studies.
DCTU also supports the conduct, management and monitoring, analysis, interpretation and reporting of trials and clinical studies.
DCTU is has close links with academic groups across the region, as well as with the NIHR Research Design Service North East, the Clinical Research Network, and NHS Trusts.
Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2015 Winner
The Durham Constipation Service, hosted by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, was the winner of the Patient and Public Involvement - Making Research Better category at the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2015.
(29 May 2015) » More about Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2015 Winner
International Clinical Trials Day
The International Clinical Trials Day will take place on Wednesday 20th May 2015.
(20 May 2015) » More about International Clinical Trials Day
MAVRIC recruits 100th patient
The Manubrium-limited ministernotomy versus conventional sternotomy for aortic valve replacement: A randomised controlled trial has recruited its 100th patient.
(12 Feb 2015) » More about MAVRIC recruits 100th patient
Chief Investigator/Study Team of the Year award - NIHR Portfolio research in the North East and North Cumbria
The DISCARD 2 project has been awarded the Chief Investigator/Study Team of the Year award by the CRN North East and North Cumbria.
(5 Feb 2015) » More about Chief Investigator/Study Team of the Year