Our mission is to develop, deliver, interpret and disseminate patient-facing primary care research to the highest international standards.
The Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit is an integral part of the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. Our research themes are aligned with the departmental priorities on infectious diseases, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, behavioural medicine and other topics of major national and international importance. In 2016 the unit recruited almost 6000 participants from around 600 sites in over 20 countries.
The unit is part of the Primary Care and Vaccine Collaborative Clinical Trials Unit (PCVC-CTU) consortium in recognition of its ability to coordinate high quality, academically-led, multi-centred clinical trials. We work closely with NHS Trusts across England and Wales and the UK Clinical Research Network.
Effect of Probiotic Use on Antibiotic Administration among Care Home Residents: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Butler CC. et al, (2020), JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, 324, 47 - 56
Butler CC. et al, (2019), New England Journal of Medicine, 381, 111 - 120
Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the community using data from OxRen: A UK population-based cohort study
Hirst JA. et al, (2020), British Journal of General Practice, 70, E285 - E293