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Welcome to the NIHR Division of the Liverpool Clinical Trials Unit

Welcome to our website. Here you will find information about our current portfolio of trials.

We have a varied portfolio of trials within the division (including Child and Maternal health, Endocrinology / diabetes, Rheumatology) Including both CTIMP and non-CTIMP (e.g., device) interventions for patients within the national health services. These are typically large multicentre trials, involving many hospitals and trusts both nationally and sometimes internationally.

The LCTU is part of the Liverpool Trials Collaborative which is one of 46 UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Units. The unit receives National Institute for Health Research CTU Support Funding which has been awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR trials.

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Clinical Trial Innovations Improve Surgical Outcomes Event

The North West Surgical Trials Centre is holding its next Surgical Research Workshop event, entitled 'Clinical Trial Innovations Improve Surgical Outcomes' on the afternoon of Monday 29th January 2018 in Birchwood, Warrington. 


Confirmed speakers:

Dr Jonathan Sheffield, NIHR Clinical Research Network CEO

Professor Dion Morton, Professor of Surgery and RCSEng Director of Clinical Research - Colorectal Surgical Research .....

LCTU Stand at NCRI Conference

The LCTU has a stand at the NCRI (National Cancer Research Institute) Conference.

The conference is taking place from Sunday 5th November to Wednesday 8th November 2017 in the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool

For more information please visit the link below.



Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities - full study now in set-up

The Phase III Randomised Controlled Trial assessing the impact of postoperative Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities in now funded and in set-up.  Packing changes are very painful for patients that have undergone this procedure.  The primary aim of this study is to assess the pain of wound cavity packing changes versus no wound cavity packing at all, as well as the wound cavity healing rate of both techniques as a secondary aim. Other secondary aims will also be assessed.  A .....

NWSTC Investigator awarded RCSEng Fellowship

Congratulations to General Surgeon, Ms Lyndsay Pearce on being awarded the Royal College of Surgeons of England 'Lady Estelle Wolfson Emerging Learners Fellowship'. Lyndsay is an ST8 General Surgeon and is heavily involved with trainee surgical research in the North West region. She is the Chair of the PPAC2 steering committee and is actively involved in numerous nationwide studies that are on the North West Surgical Trials Centre (NWSTC) portfolio, as well as many clinical audits. .....