Understanding Asthma Attacks

Understanding Asthma Attacks

What are their different triggers and effects?

About one in eight people in the UK have asthma attacks and researchers at the Nottingham Asthma Centre (part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust) are studying how to stop the early symptoms of an attack turning into a serious event.

We need volunteers to help us research the different triggers and symptoms, so we can find new ways to treat the condition and reduce the use of steroid tablets, which can have undesirable side effects.

This study is about recording your breathing and other signs - we are not testing any new treatments and your current treatment won't change.

If you're interested in taking part in this study, please contact Karen Shaw or Rob Needham at the Nottingham Asthma Centre: karen.shaw@nottingham.ac.uk or Rob.Needham@nottingham.ac.uk 

New research coming soon

COVID and Alzheimer's Study

New international study to investigate possible links between COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease

The £2.8 million study, funded by the United States Institutes of Health/National Institute of Ageing, is the first in the world to explore structural changes in the brain that may cause memory loss following infection with Coronavirus.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is the only UK site to host the study, and patients are being sought to take part in this research, which is being co-ordinated from the United States.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please contact:




More information on this research study is available at: https://reporter.nih.gov/project-details/10440085#details


COVID-19 research

We continue to research effective treatments, vaccines and therapies for COVID-19. You can find more details on our COVID-19 trials page.

Long Covid research

Our research is also looking at the longer-term effects for patients who are recovering, but still experiencing symptoms which are impacting on their lives. You can find details on our Long Covid trials page.

More information

All research trials

Find your research trial

There are hundreds of clinical trials happening here at NUH and in the NHS in Nottingham. To find a trial that is looking for people to take part in now, use the Be Part of Research link below to start your search or click on the buttons below to find out about our most frequently requested trials.

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