Working with us during COVID-19
Our COVID-19 research
We are using our clinical research resources to lead high priority COVID-19 studies. There is currently no cure for COVID-19. Our research is making potential treatments, vaccines and new developments available to our patients now to help save lives.
We are part of national and international research studies to rapidly develop new treatments and to build and share our knowledge of this virus.
Please find further information about how we are working and prioritising our research during COVID-19 in the drop-down menus below.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for, then please contact us.
Visiting our research facilities
Visiting our facilities
At the start of the pandemic, all routine research inspections, site and monitoring visits were paused.
We recognise that the requirement for transparency, accountability and above all the safety of our research remains of vital importance and so we are putting in place additional risk assessments to enable some essential visits to take place from September 2020 onwards.
However, please remember that in line with NUH and national guidance, non-essential visits to our hospitals are still restricted and this includes site visits/inspections of our research facilities.
The majority of site visits will continue to be carried out remotely. We are introducing additional equipment to facilitate remote visits.
Face-to-face visits may be possible for essential monitoring purposes only. Please discuss this with your Reasearch Team or email us, if you would like more details. Visits must be agreed prior to taking place.
Before arranging a visit, our staff will complete risk assessments of the facilities to be visited to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and patients.
Visiting Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Please ensure that you have read and understood the requirements for visitors to NUH, in addition to any requests made by our Research Teams. The lastest information on visiting our hospitals can be found on the information for visitors pages of this website.
Live trials for COVID-19
We are carrying out a number of trials for patients who are being treated at, or admitted to NUH for COVID-19.
Our research is part of the national and international response to COVID-19. Our expert clinical research teams are helping to find the most effective drugs, vaccines and treatments. Our aim is to offer every patient with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 the opportunity to take part in this vital research.
If you are admitted or referred to NUH with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, your clinical team and our research nurses (who specialise in supporting patients taking part in clinical trials) will talk to you about taking part in COVID-19 research here.
Research trials into new COVID-19 vaccines are open to people who are healthy (and do not have COVID-19).