Our research during COVID-19

Our research during COVID-19

We are using our expertise, resources and facilities to focus on finding effective treatments for COVID-19.

This means that:

  • We are offering as many patients and staff as possible the opportunity to take part in COVID-19 trials at NUH which are part of the local, national and international efforts to find effective tests, treatments and vaccines for Coronavirus.

  • High priority research which provides patients with life-changing or life-saving treatments is continuing.

  • There may be changes to the way the research teams work with you, in line with the guidelines for all patients and visitors to NUH during COVID-19. For example, follow-up appointments may be carried out by phone or video call; prescriptions may be issued electronically or medicines delivered to you at home.

  • We have moved our patient and involvement activities online to support COVID-19 research and launched the virtual Research Lounge to continue discussions between researchers and the public.

Research appointments

Where visits to our hospitals for research are continuing, these are being managed with the safety of patients and staff as our first priority.

All of our research teams are following national and local guidelines for the safe delivery of healthcare services during COVID-19.

Please help us to keep everyone safe by following these guidelines.

If you are involved in a clinical trial, your clinical research team will be in contact with you to discuss the next steps for you. Please do not attend for planned appointments unless your research team has confirmed this with you beforehand.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

  • Please do not attend for any confirmed appointments if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19. Please contact your research team to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Find out the latest on our COVID-19 research

You can find all of the latest updates on our COVID-19 research here.