Duchenne UK awards £41,151 through the DMD Hub to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, to help expand clinical trial capacity

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children joins the DMD Hub as a Hub site.

  • 20-Dec-2018

As part of our commitment to expanding clinical trial capacity throughout the UK, we are delighted to announce that Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is joining the DMD Hub as a Hub site.

Duchenne UK has awarded £41,151 to the trust to recruit a Clinical Trial Coordinator. This funding is part of Duchenne UK and the DMD Hub’s mission to increase clinical trial capacity in the UK.

The grant will support a 3-year Clinical Trial Coordinator post at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, using the DMD Hub’s innovative tapered funding model. This staged funding model ensures posts introduced to the NHS Trusts by the DMD Hub are sustainable once the grant has ended.

In addition to funding, the DMD Hub will also offer Bristol Royal Hospital for Children support and expertise to help work with industry to run more DMD trials.

Bristol are already confirmed as a site for the Wave Phase 1 study and the Catabasis POLARIS study. Visit the DMD Hub website for more information about ongoing trials at Bristol. 

Dr Anirban Majumdar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, said: 

 “We here are delighted to have received this funding from the DMD Hub for the post of Neuromuscular DMD research coordinator. This post ensures that all the boys and young men with DMD, under the care of the children’s hospital, who are able to participate in research trials will now have a dedicated person who would be able to coordinate all the research related activities. This will go a long way to help increase the clinical trial capacity in Bristol and the South West ensuring that all with DMD have access to research nearest to where they live.”

Alex Johnson, co-founder of Duchenne UK said:

"We are very pleased to be supporting Dr Majumdar and his team to help them deliver more clinical trials. Duchenne UK has now committed £2million to the DMD  Hub and are pleased to see the number of trials increasing in the UK.”

The DMD Hub is a network of trial sites with trained staff that are funded to carry out clinical trials for DMD. Our ambition is that everyone in the UK diagnosed with DMD is given the opportunity to take part in research.

 

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