Latest research news and updates
Azithromycin and doxycycline are not generally effective against COVID-19 in patients treated at home, shows PRINCIPLE trial
25 January 2021
Update from the Chief Investigators of the Platform Randomised trial of INterventions against COVID-19 In older peoPLE (PRINCIPLE), 25 January 2021
20 January 2021
Students from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) are the first in the country to help drive the PRINCIPLE clinical study to find Covid-19 treatments for the over 50’s that can help speed up recovery.
Inhaled corticosteroids to be investigated as a possible treatment for Covid-19 in national PRINCIPLE Trial
27 November 2020
Inhaled budesonide is an inexpensive, safe and commonly prescribed treatment for asthma and COPD. It is the fourth medication to be tested in PRINCIPLE.
18 November 2020
Two of the UK’s largest pharmacy chains, LloydsPharmacy and Well Pharmacy, are tasking their branches with helping to find suitable patients for the PRINCIPLE Trial of Covid-19 treatments.
Britain’s most influential Hindu temple spreads awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial among Indian community
21 October 2020
Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the largest Hindu temple outside of India, is supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic by spreading awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial of Covid-19 treatments.
1 October 2020
More than 1000 people across the UK have signed-up to take part in the UK-wide PRINCIPLE Trial of potential community-based treatments for COVID-19, led by Oxford University.
18 September 2020
Professor Mahendra G Patel, University of Bradford, joins PRINCIPLE Trial as National Black, Asian and minority ethnic Community and Pharmacy Lead
3 August 2020
Oxford University and the COVID Symptom Study app are joining forces to widen access to the PRINCIPLE trial of potential treatments for COVID-19.
22 June 2020
The Co-Chief Investigators of the PRINCIPLE Trial, Professor Chris Butler and Professor Richard Hobbs, write an open letter to health professionals across UK primary care calling on their support, so those who are still contracting COVID-19 are given the opportunity to join the trial.
17 April 2020
Researchers from Oxford University are now enrolling participants into PRINCIPLE, the first clinical trial of potential COVID-19 treatments to take place in GP practices.
30 March 2020
The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have joined forces with clinical system supplier EMIS Health to urgently recruit as many GP practices as possible for COVID-19 research.