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Introduction

We have a dedicated Clinical Trials Unit at WMS, with trials focusing on a wide range of health issues, from trauma rehabilitation to patient use of pain relief. Colleagues from other parts of WMS assist in our trials, providing expertise in ethics, trial evaluation and qualitiative research methods.

Clinical Trials Unit

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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.

Warwick Primary Care

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Warwick Primary Care is engaged in clinical trials. For example, Socwell is a randomised controlled trial which evaluates an internet self-help package for sub-clinical social anxiety and its effect on quality-of-life, mental well-being, depression and general anxiety.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

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Our Mental Health and Wellbeing academics are involved in clinical trials through the CIRCLE study, which is a randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a psychological intervention incorporating adjunctive contingency management for reduction of cannabis use and of relapse in early psychosis.

Warwick Medicine Society & Ethics

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Warwick Medicine, Society and Ethics provides expertise in ethics and qualitative research methods for clinical trials, and have a research interest in the ethics of conducting clinical trials.

Warwick Evidence

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Warwick Evidence systematically appraises, synthesises and evaluates clinical trials, including trials related to latent tuberculosis infection and diabetes. Some members of the team have also been actively involved in working on trials such as this one exploring the effectiveness of insulin pump treatment for type 1 diabetes patients.

Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands (CLAHRC)

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Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands (CLAHRC) is involved in clinical trials through Theme 3 ‘Prevention and detection of diseases’ . An example of projects in this area are obesity prevention, CVD prevention and detection (breast cancer screening)

Warwick Research In Nursing

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Warwick Research In Nursing has undertaken or contributed to a number of trials, including the Facet Feasibility Study and the Chronic Headache Education and Self-management programme (CHESS).

Health Economics

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Members of the Centre for Health Economic lead and work on clinical trials.