Primary Care Clinical Research & Trials Unit (PC-CRTU)

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The Primary Care Clinical Research & Trials Unit (PC-CRTU) is the largest and longest-running academic primary care facility in Europe for clinical trials in the community. Our central facility expertly coordinates large and small community-based clinical trials.

Clinical Trials 

Find out more about clinical research trials which are managed and hosted through PCCRTU. 

They demonstrates the range of expertise and collaboration which we offer to researchers.

Working across the region and the UK 

We have access to:

  • More than 3000 GPs, in almost 700 practices across England and Wales
  • Covering an estimated patient population of over 4 million 

This unit receives National Institute for Health Research CTU Support Funding.  This funding has been awarded to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR trials.


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The Primary Care Clinical Research & Trials Unit (PC-CRTU) has been conducting clinical trials since 1985 and has an excellent track record in designing, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, analysing and publishing trials.