University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

UHCW NHS Trust is one of the UK's largest acute teaching Trusts serving a socially and ethnically diverse population of over a million people. The Trust has a revenue budget of over £600million, employs in excess of 6600 staff, manages 1250 beds and 32 operating theatres, and delivers services across two sites: University Hospital in Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby. Jointly with the University of Warwick, UHCW has a flourishing medical school, and with Coventry University, a strong nursing and allied health professionals school. The University Hospital in Coventry was opened in 2006 and was designed to have research at its core, with purpose-built clinical research facilities embedded within the healthcare setting. The Coventry and Warwick Clinical Research Facility aims to speed up the translation of advances in basic biomedical research into effective treatments for the benefit of our patients. UHCW has grown rapidly as a research-active Trust, attracting significant research income from NIHR and other funders. We run several multicentre randomised controlled trials with other NHS Trusts in the UK related to surgical interventions drug studies and device trials. This includes trials in total knee replacement, recurrent miscarriage and drug studies, and is currently setting up a study related to a new drug to combat Covid19.

Project Role

The CAREPATH study will be supported by the Trust’s R&D department, who will oversee the Ethics application to the MHRA in the UK (Task 1.4) and support the UHCW investigators in protocol elaboration (Task 5.1) and and eCRF design (Task 5.3) and will lead Task 5.2. We have access to patients and are well experienced at obtaining patient feedback on their requirements (Task 2.1). Having dedicated set up teams for research studies, we are also experienced at recruiting patients into research studies (Tasks 4.6, 5.5) From an IT perspective our ICT department will support the installation of the technical platform, development of the system architecture and ensure patient security (Tasks 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.3) and device installation in patient homes (Task 5.4).

Related Expertise

Team Members

Dr Tim Robbins

Is a Specialist Registrar working in General Internal Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology in the West Midlands Region, United Kingdom. He graduated from Brasenose College, University of Oxford with a 1st Class Pre-Clinical Medical Sciences Degree, before subsequently graduating with his primary medical degree (BM BCh) in 2012, again from Brasenose College, University of Oxford. He subsequently completed an MSc with the University of Warwick, which he graduated from with merit. He completed a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to the United States looking at US approaches to digital diabetes care, and an Albert Renolds Fellowship to the Basque Country, Spain which considered integrated care approaches. He was appointed as a Health Education England Topol Digital Health Fellow (paused during the COVID-19 Pandemic) and is currently finishing a PhD with the I

Dr. Ioannis Kyrou

Has a Medical Diploma (Athens Medical School, Greece, 2001), a PhD in Medicine (Warwick Medical School, UK, 2013) and a Master in Education (Aston University, UK, 2018). He is a GMC registered Endocrinologist and an Assistant Professor in Metabolic Medicine and Nutrition with more than 15 years of clinical and translational research experience in the field of cardio-metabolic diseases, endocrinology, nutrition, aging and public health. He has led multiple research studies in these subjects, whilst he has also been an investigator in numerous cardio-metabolic related clinical trials. His current research is focused on metabolism, nutrition, physical activity/exercise, cardiovascular and mental health, with a particular interest in elderly populations with multi morbidities. He is also, a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a member of multiple scientific/medical societies. Finally, he has received research funding from European and UK funding agencies, charities and industry.