The world’s largest randomised clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatments is well underway in the UK as part of the race to find a treatment.
Over 40 participants have now been recruited into the trial at Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust by the research teams from Pneumonia, NIHR Nottingham BRC Respiratory Theme, Stroke, NUH DREEAM and Cancer who have all joined forces for this trial.
Almost 1,000 patients from 132 different hospitals have been recruited in just 15 days and thousands more are expected to join the Randomised Evaluation of COV-id19 thERapY (RECOVERY) trial in the coming weeks, making it the largest randomised controlled trial of potential COVID-19 treatments in the world
A number of promising treatments are being tested and, if the science supports it, will be given to NHS patients as quickly as possible. Definitive results on whether the treatments are safe and effective are expected within months and, if positive, they could potentially benefit hundreds of thousands of people worldwide