This national clinical trial aims to identify treatments that may be beneficial for people hospitalised with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
A range of potential treatments have been suggested for COVID-19 but nobody knows if any of them will turn out to be more effective in helping people recover than the usual standard of hospital care which all patients will receive. The RECOVERY Trial will begin by testing some of these suggested treatments:
- Lopinavir-Ritonavir (commonly used to treat HIV)
- Low-dose Dexamethasone (a type of steroid, which is used in a range of conditions typically to reduce inflammation).
- Hydroxychloroquine (related to an anti-malarial drug)
- Azithromycin (a commonly used antibiotic)
- Tocilizumab (an anti-inflammatory treatment given by injection)
- Convalescent plasma (collected from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 and contains antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus).
Data from the trial will be regularly reviewed so that any effective treatment can be identified quickly and made available to all patients. The RECOVERY Trial team will constantly review information on new drugs and include promising ones in the trial.
Letters from the Chief Medical Officers
The Chief Medical Officers of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the NHS Medical Director, have written to all doctors strongly encouraging participation in the national randomised trials in COVID-19 of which RECOVERY is one. You can read the letter by following the link below. Please pass it on to your colleagues.
Navigating this site
All study documents, including the Participant Information Sheet and Consent form, and those required by R&D departments and pharmacists, can be downloaded from the For Site Staff area of the site.
The Randomisation Program for sites that will take part in the trial post-training, and all relevant documents can be accessed on the Randomisation page.
The study protocol can be freely downloaded here.
This trial is supported by a grant to the University of Oxford from UK Research and Innovation/National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and by core funding provided by NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Wellcome, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Department for International Development, Health Data Research UK, the Medical Research Council Population Health Research Unit, and NIHR Clinical Trials Unit Support Funding.