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Clinical Trials Unit

"This is a research active trust and you may be approached to take part in research."


The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust was established in 2005 to address important clinical questions in cardiovascular and chest medicine.

The trials unit was set up as a dedicated academic and applied health research centre with a primary responsibility of designing, implementing and reporting of single-centre and multi-centre clinical trials.

Our CTU has collaborative links with investigators at the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moore’s University. Other external collaborators include the Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit at the Royal Brompton, London.

The trials unit also hosts several industry-sponsored trials and has attracted many such collaborations in the past two years. 

Our Team

Research and Innovation


Clinical Audit



  • Matthew Shaw – Senior Clinical Information Analyst 

  • Ian Whittle – Clinical Information Analyst and Audit Officer (for Thoracic Surgery)