NHS DigiTrials offers data services to support clinical trials. We help reduce the time, effort and cost of developing new drugs, treatments and services, bringing benefits to patients, the public and the NHS.
A treatment for COVID-19
NHS DigiTrials supplied the data for the Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial. It discovered that the low dose-steroid treatment, dexamethasone, can cut the risk of death by a third for coronavirus patients on ventilators and by a fifth for those on oxygen.
Blog: How we're supporting COVID-19 convalescent plasma trials
NHS Blood and Transplant is investigating the effectiveness of treating coronavirus patients with plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19. Heather Pinches, Head of the Clinical Trials Service at NHS Digital, explains how we’re helping with this effort.