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Specialist Covid-19 research team created at Treliske

Specialist Covid-19 research team created at Treliske

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:27am 6th May 2020. (Updated at 9:26am 6th May 2020)

Pictured: Members of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Covid-19 Research Team

A specialist Covid-19 research team has been created at the Royal Cornwall Hospital to lead studies.

When coronavirus began to sweep the country, the Research, Development & Innovation department at Treliske began putting together their own Covid-19 researchers.

Experienced research staff – ranging from administrators, health care assistants, nurses and doctors – were all keen to get on board and offer their time and assistance.

The team was especially overwhelmed by the offers of help and support they received from busy consultants across many areas of the RCHT that were integral to setting-up and running these vital research studies locally.

As study sponsors began to invite the RCHT to get involved with their own studies, the RD&I Set Up Team worked hard with the newly formed Covid-19 team to ensure that they were open and recruiting patients as soon as possible.

The team are now running a growing portfolio of Covid-19 studies; some are comparing possible treatments, others are closely monitoring patients and collecting and analysing data and samples.

“During this difficult time, the importance of COVID research has been embraced by the whole Trust.

"The Research & Development Department have worked tirelessly to ensure patients are offered any research study opportunities and treatments that are available at the RCHT.”

Helen Chenoweth, Research Team Leader, who is co-ordinating

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