News and events

BCTU is moving offices

We expect this to happen on 17th & 18th July. Please note we will have limited access to telephones and emails during these two days.

The move should not cause too much disruptions to the team, although it may affect our ability to get PD GEN packs out to research staff in a timely fashion. If your site needs any packs in the next month or two, please get the request to us now and we will send them out early as a precautionary action.

Our new address effective from 21st July 2014:
Neuroscience Trials Office
Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit
Public Health Building
School of Health & Population Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT

June 2014

BCTU Parkinson's PPI Group is now up and running

We have invited a number of people with Parkinson's and their carers to join our Patient and Public Involvement Group. The purpose of this group is to improve our research by ensuring we are asking the right questions and are communicating with trial participants & the broader community most effectively. Over the past few weeks, the group has already kindly given us a helping hand on the grant application and result dissemination.

The trials team would like to thank those who have joined the group and kindly dedicated their time to our research, helping to bring our research closer to patients and the public.

June 2014

PD COMM Pilot study protocol paper is now published

The PD COMM Pilot study aims to evaluate the feasibility of a full scale trial on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of two types of speech and language therapy for people with Parkinson's who have self reported problems with voice or speech. This paper described fully the design of the study. For further details please visit our Publication page.

June 2014

Posters presented at MDS conference, June 2014

The trials team had presented 3 posters at the 18th International Congress of Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders in Stockholm, June 2014. These include:

  • PD COMM Pilot baseline data
  • PD REHAB Trial results, which was selected for the Guided Poster Tours
  • Characteristics of PD patients admitted to a tertiary hospital
June 2014