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  • Glenn Hearson

A year ago today NUH recruited their 1st patient into the worlds biggest #Covid19 treatment trial

Updated: Sep 5, 2022

It was one year ago today that Nottingham University Hospitals, using teams including those from the NIHR Nottingham BRC and @Pneumoniatrust, recruited their 1st patient into the worlds biggest randomised clinical trials of #Covid19 treatments.

The Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY (RECOVERY) trial was officially launched on 23 March 2020.

Thanks to the ground-breaking work of RECOVERY, clinicians treating patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 now have two treatments that are known to improve survival.

From having no known effective drugs when the pandemic first erupted, patients are now offered treatments that have been robustly proven to reduce death and improve other outcomes, such as the length of hospital stay and the need for mechanical ventilation.

Public webinar 'The RECOVERY Trial: one year on'

In a special webinar to mark the one-year anniversary of the trial, the public are invited to hear directly from those who made it happen, including the co-Chief Investigators leading the trial, a hospital clinician and a trial participant.

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