Clinical Trials Facility


The Gastroenterology Clinical Trials' Facility is a purpose-built three bed, day case facility for conducting clinical trials in Gastroenterology. It is located within the extended Endoscopy Unit on level 2 of the John Radcliffe Hospital (commissioned Q4 2009), directly below the basic science laboratories of the Translational Gastroenterology Unit and the clinical ward on level 5.


There is a strong tradition of experimental medicine and clinical research in Oxford Gastroenterology, since Sidney Truelove conducted the first ever clinical trial in Gastroenterology in 1955 of corticosteroids for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Oxford is extremely well placed to conduct clinical trials at a local, national and international level, owing to well defined patient populations and internationally known Gastroenterologists specialising in inflammatory bowel disease and hepatobiliary medicine.

Highlights for Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary clinical trials in Oxford


The CTF has two sources of income from studies:

1.Commercially funded studies, through the Nufffield Department of Medicine.

2.UK Clinical Research Network (UKCRN) 'Portfolio' studies, through the Thames Valley local clinical Research Network.