STH Achieve Best Global Recruiter to a Immunology Trial
In 2012 Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust led a major study of meningitis vaccines (CARRIAGE) which is a study that has featured nationally as a beacon for NIHR – commercial partnership research.
Our NIHR Clinical Research Facility Sheffield recruited over 800 participants in 12 weeks, an exceptional achievement that saw Sheffield top recruitment globally.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining that covers the brain and spinal cord, and kills about 300 people each year. Hundreds more are left with permanent disabilities. In the study at Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital, the 800+ participants were inoculated with nasal drops of meningitis bacteria for a study hailed could be "an important piece in the jigsaw" in preventing the bacteria spreading in the nose and throat.
This important study was picked up by local and media and their reports on the importance of the research can be found at the following links: