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Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit


The PCTU is at the forefront of the science and execution of pragmatic clinical trials testing interventions within existing clinical settings. We also aim to improve the understanding of pragmatic trials by providing resources to support this.   

Find out more about pragmatic clinical trials and explore our resources.

The PCTU is actively engaged in a wide variety of trials, systematic reviews and observational studies at different stages of their development.

Find out more about our studies - Current Studies and Completed Studies.

The PCTU is a thriving and dynamic clinical trials unit supporting high quality research across many different clinical areas with particular strengths in primary care, psychiatry, women’s health, colorectal surgery and critical care and perioperative medicine.

Find out more about our clinical strengths.

The unit also carries out methodological research related to trials, and has an international reputation for its work on cluster-randomised trials and trials of complex interventions.

Find out more about our methodological strengths.

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