ICTD 2023 - Taking part in trials without leaving your own bed: PRINCIPLE & PANORAMIC - Ly-Mee Yu

COVID19 brought the primary care trial team at Oxford to develop a trial with a unique problem which was that participants were unable to travel to their GP practice. To support recruitment they quickly learned the traditional practice was not sufficient or adapted to the circumstances. The adaptation brought with it other difficulties that needed to be overcome. Among the key findings was the need to maintain the human element, which was carried out primarily through calls by the study nurse team. The PANORAMIC trial followed and the team responded by adapting again from what was learned in PRINCIPLE.