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MYHT is top of the leader board

HEAL-COVID is a national clinical health trial that aims to identify treatments that may be beneficial for people discharged from hospital, recovering from COVID-19.

The clinical trial, which involves 105 hospital sites from across the UK, emerged due to evidence of serious long-term complications of COVID-19 during the convalescent phase, referred to as Long Covid. It was determined to be an urgent public health priority by the National Institute for Health and Care Research and is coordinated by the University of Cambridge.

The trial compares Covid treatments to determine whether they can prevent or reduce long term symptoms for patients who have been hospitalised due to the virus. Patients are asked if they would like to take part in the trial by hospital staff before they are discharged home.

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Wakefield/Kirklees district consistently remains top of the trial recruitment leader board and has so far successfully recruited 73 patients to the trial.

Thank you to the patients for their willingness to participate and Dr Muthu Thirumaran, Principal Investigator, Dr Sarah Boot, Dr James Quinn, Dr Akshay Dwarakanath, Dr Harish Shankar Kumar; Alex Metcalfe, Senior Research Nurse; Sarah Buckley, Research Nurse, Amy Major, Research Nurse and Lil Denis, Clinical Trials Assistant for all their hard work to support the trial.

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