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PANORAMIC national study

PANORAMIC is a UK-wide clinical study sponsored by the University of Oxford and funded by the National Institute for Health Research.


The study aims to find out if new antiviral treatments for COVID-19 in the community reduce the need for hospital admission and help people to get better sooner.

The study is open to people in the UK who:

  • have tested positive for COVID-19 using a PCR or lateral flow test
  • have COVID-19 symptoms that started within the last 5 days
  • are aged 50 and over, or are aged 18 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

Find out more about the University of Oxford COVID-19 antiviral study on the PANORAMIC trial website

Participating in PANORAMIC

There are two ways patients can join the national study:

  1. Volunteers can sign up independently. More on this on the PANORAMIC trial website.
  2. GPs can use NHS Digital’s Population Health platform to view a list of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are potentially eligible to take part in the study. More on this in the Our role in PANORAMIC section below.

Our role in PANORAMIC

NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care commissioned NHS Digital to provide a solution to find people who would be eligible for the PANORAMIC study. 

The NHS Digital Population Health platform gives GPs access to a list of their patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and may be eligible for the study. GPs use this information to make contact with the patient to offer information about taking part.

See more Guidance for NHS staff about coronavirus treatments.

Contact us

If you are part of a local healthcare delivery team and have questions about this programme, see Information for Healthcare Professionals on the PANORAMIC Trial website.

If you are a member of the public looking for more information about COVID-19 treatments, visit the NHS website.

How the NHS uses personal information

Further information


Last edited: 8 February 2022 8:46 am