Relevant news stories to OCTRU
16 June 2016
Professor Hywel Williams the Director of the NIHR HTA Programme writes a monthly Director’s Message. This month’s message includes Hywel’s tips on how to improve your research application by getting a review from outside of your team, and Hywel’s appreciation of NIHR.
10 May 2016
On International Clinical Trials Day this year, Professor Lamb will be giving a free public talk entitled: "Clinical Trials: One of the most important medical inventions in the last 100 years".
18 March 2016
The NIHR has produced a video highlighting the role that Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) play in developing an NIHR funding application, explaining both the role and benefits of working with CTUs. One of our co-directors, Professor Sallie Lamb is one of the CTU directors talking about the role of a CTU.
10 March 2016
This week, members of OCTRU helped to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women for International Women's Day.
17 June 2015
The NIHR have today launched the fourth round of their Clinical Trials Fellowships (CTFs) competition. These fellowships are designed to support existing NIHR Trainees with an interest in, and experience of, working with clinical trials as part of their current training award who would benefit from further training within the setting of a Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) that is in receipt of NIHR CTU Support Funding.
26 February 2015
The RRIO [Rehabilitation Research in Oxford] group has embarked on a programme of work to investigate the management of back pain in older people, known as, The BOOST [Better Outcomes for Older people with Spinal Trouble] Programme. Professor Sallie Lamb is the Chief Investigator.
15 January 2015
The HTA has funded the PART Trial - A randomised controlled trial of Partial prostate Ablation versus Radical prosTatectomy (PART) in intermediate risk, unilateral clinically localised prostate cancer. Work on the trial officially started on 1st January 2015, further information on the trial and its progress will be available soon on the OCTRU Current Projects Page.
1 November 2014
The NIHR HTA programme has funded the SPRAINED study (Synthesising a clinical Prognostic Rule for Ankle Injuries in the Emergency Department). The study, led by Professor Sallie Lamb, aims to develop and validate a prognostic tool for acute ankle sprains in an Emergency Department setting. Work on the trial officially starts on the 1st of November and further information will be available soon on the OCTRU current projects page.
10 October 2014
A new study led by Professor Sallie Lamb of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford University and the University of Warwick, is due to be published in The Lancet today, and shows a tailored hand exercise programme improves function and quality of life for patients living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).