News and events

Christmas Closure 2014

Please note that the BCTU will be closed from 4pm on the 23rd December 2014 until 9am on the 5th January 2015.

December 2014

BCTU has moved offices

Neuroscience Trials Office
Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit
Public Health Building
School of Health & Population Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT

BCTU is closed on the 25th and 26th of August. We will unavailable by phone on these dates but we will respond to emails on our return.

August 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 MED trial result paper (Early disease) is now published online

We are very pleased to announce that analysis on the PD MED Early disease data is now published online by the The Lancet. For further details, visit our Publication page. Please note the full article currently is available only on subscription to the journal.

The PD MED study looks at the clinical and cost effectiveness of different classes of PD medications. The analysis of this paper is based on 7 years of participant follow up by clinicians and participant self reported scores of mobility and quality of life of 1620 participants diagnosed with early PD who were recruited into the study back in 2000-2009.

June 2014