The clinical research studies currently available to patients at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust are listed below:

Anaesthetics and pain

You may need to talk to your doctor about taking part in the studies listed here.

If you’re already taking part in a research study but can't see it listed here, the study may be closed to recruitment. All the patients that the researchers needed to include, will have been entered into the study. But for patients already taking part, study treatment and the collection of research data will continue.

For information about any of these studies, please contact our research team on 01254 732651 or 01254 733213.

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Description

Local researcher

Sponsor

Further information

ALLEGRO A placebo controlled randomised trial of intravenous lidocaine in accelerating gastrointestinal recovery after colorectal surgery Prof A Krige University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian ALLEGRO study website

ASCRIBED

The impact of Acute Systematic inflammation upon cerebrospinal fluid and blood Biomarkers of brain inflammation and injury in Dementia: a study in acute hip fracture patients

Dr A Shannon

University of East Anglia

 

PQIP

Improving perioperative care through the use of quality data: Patient Study of the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme

Dr M Pollard

University College London

PQIP website

 Last checked 7th May 2019

Cancer, including cancers of the blood

You may need to talk to your doctor about taking part in the studies listed here.

If you’re already taking part in a research study but can't see it listed here, the study may be closed to recruitment. All the patients that the researchers needed to include, will have been entered into the study. But for patients already taking part, study treatment and the collection of research data will continue.

For information about any of our cancer studies, please contact the cancer research team on 01254 733299.

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ACE A Phase IV study to evaluate cognitive function in metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients treated with Abiraterone Acetate + Prednisolone (AAP) or Enzalutamide (ENZ) Dr Parikh University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust  
ACELARATE A Phase III, open label, multicentre randomised clinical study
comparing Acelarin (NUC-1031) with Gemcitabine in patient
with metastatic pancreatic carcinoma.
 
Dr Ferreira The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust Pancreatic Cancer UK website
ATLANTIS An adaptive multi-arm phase II trial of maintenance targeted therapy after
chemotherapy in metastatic urothelial cancer
Dr Parikh NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and the University of Glasgow Cancer Research UK website
CIPHER UK cohort study to investigate the prevention of parastomal hernia Mr L Jones Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust UK Clinical Trials Gateway
MAGNITUDE Abiraterone Acetate and Prednisone Versus Abiraterone Acetate and Prednisone for Treatment of Subjects with Metastatic Prostate Cancer Dr O Parikh Janssen  
Q-ABC Quality of life After Bladder Cancer (Q-ABC): A comparison of patient related outcomes following radical surgery and radiotherapy Dr O Parikh Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust SHORE-C website

RAIDER

A Randomised phase II trial of Adaptive Image guided standard or Dose Escalated tumour boost Radiotherapy in the treatment of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder

Dr O Parikh

Institute of Cancer Research

Cancer Research UK website

Rapper

Radiogenomics: assessment of polymorphisms for predicting the effects of radiotherapy

Dr Charnley

University of Manchester NHS choices

Stampede

Systemic Therapy in Advancing or Metastatic Prostate cancer: Evaluation of Drug Efficacy

Dr O Parikh

Medical Research Council

Cancer Research UK website

UKGPC study

UK Genetic Prostate Cancer Study

Dr O Parikh

The Institute of Cancer Research

The Institute of Cancer Research website

Cancer Research UK website

Last updated 5th August 2019

Child and adolescent mental health

Critical care

You may need to talk to your doctor about taking part in the studies listed here.

If you’re already taking part in a research study but can't see it listed here, the study may be closed to recruitment. All the patients that the researchers needed to include, will have been entered into the study. But for patients already taking part, study treatment and the collection of research data will continue.

For information about any of these studies, please contact our research team on 01254 732651 or 01254 733213.

Short title 

Description 

Local researcher 

Sponsor

Further information 

PQIP

Improving perioperative care through the use of quality data: Patient Study of the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme

Dr M Pollard

University College London

PQIP website

The REST study

Protective ventilation with veno-venous lung assist in respiratory failure

Dr S Chukkambotla

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

 

Last checked 7th May 2019

Diabetes, stroke, heart and blood vessel disease

You may need to talk to your doctor about taking part in the studies listed here.

If you’re already taking part in a research study but can't see it listed here, the study may be closed to recruitment. All the patients that the researchers needed to include, will have been entered into the study. But for patients already taking part, study treatment and the collection of research data will continue.

For information about any of these studies, please contact our research team on 01254 732651 or 01254 733213.

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Description

Patient group

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Sponsor

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CODIFI2 Randomised controlled trial of swab versus tissue sampling for infected diabetic foot ulcers, and comparison of culture versus molecular processing techniques Diabetes Ms J Lomax University of Leeds  

MYDIABETES

MODY in young-onset diabetes in different ethnicities

Diabetes

Dr S Ramtoola

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

My DIABETES study webpage

StartRight

Getting the right classification and treatment from diagnosis in young adults with diabetes

Diabetes

Dr S Ramtoola

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

StartRight study webpage

ATAM - Developing and validating a therapeutic alliance measure

Aphasia Therapeutic Alliance Measure (ATAM): Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation

Stroke

Catherine Curley

University of Manchester

 

BRAINS

British repository of DNA in stroke: towards the identification of new drug targets

Stroke

Dr N Goorah 

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

The BRAINS study website

CONVINCE COLchicine for preventioN of Vascular Inflammation in Non-CardioEmbolic stroke) - a randomised clinical trial of low-dose colchicine for secondary prevention after stroke Stroke Dr A Singh University College Dublin  
R4VAD Rates, Risks and Routes to Reduce Vascular Dementia Stroke Sheeba Philip NHS Lothian  

LLIFT

Pilot study to test the clinical efficacy of FlowOx™ home treatment compared to standard care in patients with critical limb ischemia and lower limb ulcers

Blood vessels

Mr Simon Hardy

University of Salford

 

EVAREST The use of blood biomarkers, including extracellular vesicles, to improve the diagnostic accuracy of cardiac assessment by stress echocardiogram Heart Dr Sanjay Banypersad University of Oxford The EVAREST study webpage
MASTER DAPT MAnagement of high bleeding risk patients post bioresorbable polymer coated STEnt implantation with an abbReviated versus prolonged DAPT regimen Heart Dr J McDonald European Cardiovascular Research Institute (ECRI) ECRI study webpage
SFLEX2 Prospective Evaluation of Thin-Strut Biodegradable Polymer-coated Supraflex Sirolimus-Eluting Stents in an All-comers Patient Population (S-FLEX UK-II) Heart Prof S Garg Sahajanand Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd  

UK GRIS

Effectiveness of the GRACE risk score on the management and outcome of patients hospitalised with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome 

Heart

Prof S Garg

University of Leeds

UK Clinical Trials Gateway website

Last updated 15th July 2019

Ear, nose and throat, infectious diseases, eyes and lungs

You may need to talk to your doctor about taking part in the studies listed here.

If you’re already taking part in a research study but can't see it listed here, the study may be closed to recruitment. All the patients that the researchers needed to include, will have been entered into the study. But for patients already taking part, study treatment and the collection of research data will continue.

For information about any of these studies, please contact our research team on 01254 732651 or 01254 733213.

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Description

Patient group

Local researcher

Sponsor

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Characterisation of subretinal hyper-reflective material in nAMD

The characterisation of subretinal hyper-reflective material using Heidelberg Optical Coherence Tomography and Heidelberg Multicolour imaging in neovascular age-related macular degeneration

Eyes

Dr Z Al-Moasseb

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Stereotactic radiotherapy for wet AMD (STAR)

StereoTactic radiotherapy for wet Age-Related macular degeneration (STAR): A randomised, double-masked, sham-controlled, clinical trial comparing low-voltage X-ray irradiation with as needed ranibizumab, to as needed ranibizumab monotherapy

Eyes

Mrs S Abugreen

Kings College London

The STAR study webpage

BICS A randomised, double-blind placebo controlled trial of the effectiveness of the beta-blocker bisoprolol in preventing exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Lung Dr I Crossingham University of Aberdeen/NHS Grampian BICS study website

EMBARC: European Bronchiectasis Registry

The EMBARC European Bronchiectasis Registry

Lung

Dr I Crossingham

NHS Tayside

EMBARC website

Last checked 16th May 2019

Skin, muscle, bone and connective tissue disorders

You may need to talk to your doctor about taking part in the studies listed here.

If you’re already taking part in a research study but can't see it listed here, the study may be closed to recruitment. All the patients that the researchers needed to include, will have been entered into the study. But for patients already taking part, study treatment and the collection of research data will continue.

For information about any of these studies, please contact our research team on 01254 732651 or 01254 733213.

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Description

Patient group

Local researcher

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BILAG-2004 VALIDATION

Validation of BILAG2004 index for assessment of disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus

Musculoskeletal

Prof L Teh

 

 

Dupuytren’s Interventions Surgery vs. Collagenase (DISC)

A pragmatic multi-centre randomised controlled non-inferiority, cost effectiveness trial comparing injections of collagenase into the cord to surgical correction in the treatment of moderate Dupuytren’s Contracture in adult patients

Musculoskeletal

Dr F Younis

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

UK Clinical Trials Gateway

GRASP

GRASP: Getting it Right: Addressing Shoulder Pain. Clinical and cost effectiveness of progressive exercise compared to best practice advice, with or without corticosteroid injection, for the treatment of rotator cuff disorders: a 2x2 factorial randomised controlled trial

Musculoskeletal

Dr A Hallett, Helen Thompson

University of Oxford

GRASP study website

PREVENT-RA

PRe-clinical EValuation of Novel Targets in RA (PREVeNT RA): A Nationwide Register of First Degree Relatives of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis to Evaluate Predictors of the Development of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Musculoskeletal

Prof L Teh

University of Manchester

PREVeNT RA website

TOXICITY FROM BIOLOGIC THERAPY (BSRBR)

Prospective observational study of the long term hazards of anti-TNF therapy in rheumatoid arthritis

Musculoskeletal

Prof L Teh

University of Leeds

University of Manchester BSRBR-RA study website

BADBIR

British Association of  Dermatologists Biologic Interventions Register

Skin

Dr Owen

University of Manchester

BADBIR study website

B-STOP

A multicentre, prospective, cohort study to establish clinically relevant pharmacogenetic markers of systemic treatment outcomes in patients with severe psoriasis

Skin

Dr Owen

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

 

Last checked 7th May 2019

Surgery

You may need to talk to your doctor about taking part in the studies listed here.

If you’re already taking part in a research study but can't see it listed here, the study may be closed to recruitment. All the patients that the researchers needed to include, will have been entered into the study. But for patients already taking part, study treatment and the collection of research data will continue.

For information about any of these studies, please contact our research team on 01254 732651 or 01254 733213.

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Description

Local researcher

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DRAFFT 2

DRAFFT 2: Distal Radius Acute Fracture Fixation Trial - A Randomised Controlled Trial of Manipulation and surgical fixation with K-wires versus Manipulation and Casting in the Treatment of Adult Patients with a Dorsally Displaced Fracture of the Distal Radius

Mr M Srinivasan

University of Oxford

University of Oxford website

PPAC2 -  Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities 2

The impact of postoperative Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities: a multicentre randomised controlled trial

Miss J Smith

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

North West Research Collaborative website

PUrE

The clinical and cost effectiveness of surgical interventions for stones in the lower kidney: The PUrE RCT Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL), flexible Ureterorenoscopy (FURS) and Extracorporeal lithotripsy (ESWL) for lower pole kidney stones

Mr S Srirangam

University of Aberdeen

PUrE study website

The Sunflower Study A randomised controlled trial to establish the clinical and cost effectiveness of expectant management versus pre-operative imaging with Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in patients with symptomatic gallstones undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy at low or moderate risk of common bile duct stones Mr D Subar Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust CTEU Bristol website
SUNRISE Single Use Negative pRessure dressing for Reduction In Surgical site infection following Emergency laparotomy
Surgery
Mr L Jones University of Birmingham Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit website

Last updated 25th July 2019

Women, newborn and children’s research

You may need to talk to your doctor or midwife about taking part in the studies listed here.

If you’re already taking part in a research study and it is not listed here, the study may be closed to recruitment. This means that all the patients that the researchers needed to include, have been entered into the study. However, for patients already taking part, study treatment and the collection of research data will continue.

For information about any of these studies, please contact the women's health research team:

Burnley General Hospital: 01282 803081

Royal Blackburn Hospital: 01254 732650

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Description

Patient group

Local Researcher

Sponsor

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BIOJUME

Biology of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy 

Children

Dr R Belderbos

Kings College London

Childhood Epilepsy website

CF Start

The cystic fibrosis (CF) anti-staphylococcal antibiotic prophylaxis trial

Children Dr D Corbett Alder Hey Childrens NHS FT CF START website

EU Patch

EU Patch: The role of glasses wearing in amblyopia treatment

Children

Mrs M Mohan

University of Leicester

UK Clinical Trials Gateway

RaDaR

National Studies of Rare Kidney Diseases

Children

Dr J Iqbal

Medical Research Council

Rare Renal website

REGAIN Rolandic Epilepsy Genomewide Association International Study
(REGAIN)
Children Dr R Belderbos King’s College London and King’s College Hospital NHS Trust Childhood Epilepsy.org website

UK ITP registry

The UK Paediatric ITP Registry

Children,

Dr V Holme

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

UK Paediatric ITP Working Party website

Trialnet (pathway to prevention study)

Natural history study of the development of type I diabetes, phase 1, 2 and 3

Children, diabetes

Dr C Gardner

University of Bristol

Trialnet study website

BabyOSCAR

Outcome after Selective early treatment for Closure of patent ductus ARteriosus in pre-term babies

Neonatal

Dr N Soni

University of Oxford

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit website

OPTISURF The effect of surfactant dose on outcomes in preterm infants with
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Neonatal Dr D Kumar Chiesi UK Limited The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust website
  Better care pathways in pregnancies after stillbirth Reproduction Cathie Melvin The University of Manchester UK Clinical Trials Gateway
Big baby trial Induction of labour for predicted macrosomia ‘The Big Baby Trial’ Reproduction Dr S Davies University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust UK Clinical Trials Gateway

C-STICH

The Cerclage Suture Type for an Insufficient Cervix and its effect on Health outcomes (C-STICH)

Reproduction

Mrs E Martindale

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit

C-Stitch2 Cervical Cerclage to Prevent Miscarriage and Preterm Birth - a Randomised Controlled Trial Reproduction Mrs E Martindale Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit
FROSTTIE A randomised controlled trial of FRenotomy and breastfeeding support Or breastfeeding Support without frenotomy to investigate continuation of breastfeeding for babies with Tongue-TIE Reproduction Mrs Schram University of Oxford  FROSTTIE study webpage

GEM3

A double blind placebo controlled trial of a combination of methotrexate and gefitinib versus methotrexate alone as a treatment for ectopic pregnancy

Reproduction

Dr F Clarke

NHS Lothian

Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit

MifeMiso A randomised, placebo-controlled trial of mifepristone and misoprostol versus misoprostol alone in the medical management of missed miscarriage Reproduction Mrs K Bhatia University of Birmingham Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit website
NAPES Neurodevelopment after prenatal exposure to seizures (NAPES) Study Reproduction Mrs Schram The University of Manchester  

PIP

Pipelle for pregnancy (PIP) studies

Reproduction

Mrs S Nethra

Auckland District Health Board (New Zealand)

 

PREP

Helping Pregnant smokers to quit: A multi-centre RCT of electronic cigarettes vs. nicotine patches (usual care)

Reproduction

Mr M Maher

Queen Mary University of London

 

UCON Ulipristal acetate versus conventional management of
heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB; including uterine
fibroids): a randomised controlled trial and exploration
of mechanism of action
ReproductionReproduction Mrs K Bhatia University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit

Last updated 3rd June 2019

Finding research studies on the internet

Clinical research studies happening locally and nationally can be found by searching the following databases: