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Clinical Trials Unit

The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust was established in 2005 to address important clinical questions in heart 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 Moores University.​

The trials unit hosts many national and international industry-sponsored trials.

Our research team contributes to large national and international studies as well as local pilot studies, all of which aim to make significant advances in the treatment options offered to patients.​

How we conduct our research​

At LHCH, we follow the guidelines set for research by the Department of Health.​

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is part of the Department of Health; its main aim is commissioning and funding research focusing on improving outcomes for health and social care.​

The key objective is to improve the quality, relevance, and focus of research in the NHS.​