Research recruitment success for 2017

Research teams across Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) have been successful in recruiting the first UK and European patients to a number of clinical studies so far this year.

This important milestone highlights the efficient set up of clinical studies across the Trust and also helps maintain good performance against the NIHR’s benchmark of 70 days from a valid application to first patient recruited: research initiation.

At CMFT, we are using research to make a real difference to people’s lives. We deliver research across a diverse range of clinical areas.

Below is a summary of the recent successes for the research teams since April 2017.


Newborn Intensive Care Unit has recruited the first two UK patients to multi-centre European Vancomycin study

Non-Malignant Haematology 1st in Europe to recruit patient to Sickle Cell Disease study


Manchester Clinical Research Facility supports European first for metabolic medicine

Cardiovascular Trials Unit 1st in UK to recruit to pregnancy study

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital research team 1st in the UK to recruit patient to improved cataract lens research study


St Mary’s research team go over and above to recruit 1st UK patient to delayed labour study

Renal research team recruit 1st UK patient to a study on cardiovascular calcification in haemodialysis patients

Urogynaecology research team recruit 1st UK patient to first line treatment for stress urinary incontinence study


Rheumatology recruited the 1st UK patient to the PLANS Lupus study


Renal research team recruit 1st UK patient for study investigating drug to reduce cardiac risk

We work with patients, universities, industry and others to take the best new ideas from cutting-edge science, and use them to create new tests and treatments that benefit patients more quickly.

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