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Clinical Trials Unit

Induction of labour for predicted macrosomia - The 'Big Baby Trial'

Does starting labour earlier than the usual, at 38 weeks, make it less likely that shoulder dystocia will happen in women whose babies appear to be bigger than expected

Research excellence

The Warwick Clinical Trials Unit (WCTU) has a strong track record in delivering excellent research. Established in 2005, we received full registration status from the UKCRC in 2007.

We care about patient centred outcomes and we want to find ways to improve them. Our trials and investigations help us to do that. We're not afraid to ask the difficult questions, by leading and supporting clinical trials that seek to find answers. We have a reputation for challenging long-established norms.

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Discover our work

Our comprehensive trials portfolio covers:

  • Cancer
  • Emergency and critical care
  • Fraility
  • Mental health
  • Musculoskeletal disorders and pain
  • Obstetrics & Maternal health
  • Trauma and orthopaedics
  • Clinical trial methodology research

Learn more about current, recruiting and follow up trials as well as completed trials in our Trials Portfolio section.

Collaborate with us

We specialise in the development and delivery of large multicentre clinical trials.

Whether you need support for specific services or full trial management, we can help.

Discover more about the services we provide by visiting Collaborate with WCTU.

Our funding

This unit receives National Institute for Health Research CTU Support Funding. This funding has been awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR research.