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Please see some interesting news articles below reporting research that is happening in the UK, or in particular in the West Midlands.


27th July 2020

Phase 3 clinical trial of investigational vaccine for COVID-19 begins



24th July 2020

Researchers to investigate if Fitbit devices can be used to help detect COVID-19



20th July 2020

Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response



20th July 2020

Coronavirus: Protein treatment trial ‘a breakthrough’



16th July 2020

RECOVERY trial running across the West Midlands has shown that dexamethasone, a steroid, significantly reduces the risk of dying from #COVID19 for seriously ill patients requiring respiratory intervention – this is a major breakthrough.



As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, our R&I team participated in a Kindness campaign by taking the time to support others through being kind. We mentioned the ways we are being kind to ourselves or others around us. We achieved this through a week long Twitter campaign and posted some of our favourite Kindness quotes. Please head to our Twitter page to see the #KindnessMatters posts.


The R&I team wanted to thank everyone that takes part in Research and individuals who work in Research, as part of the #Red4Research campaign. The Research Team wore Red to promote research and show the importance of research to increase our knowledge with the aim of improving outcomes for individuals accessing NHS services.