03 April 2020 – Clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatments has started

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Research and Development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Department of Health and Social Care
Health Secretary Matt Hancock
Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty
University of Oxford researchers

Overview: The world’s largest randomised clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatments is rolled out across the UK. Almost 1,000 patients from 132 different hospitals have been recruited in 15 days and thousands more are expected to join the Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial in the coming weeks.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/worlds-largest-trial-of-potential-coronavirus-treatments-rolled-out-across-the-uk

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: “The trial is testing a number of medicines recommended by an expert panel advising the Chief Medical Officer for England.”