Researchers within the Cardiology Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU) at Royal North Shore Hospital conduct clinical trials in all aspects of cardiovascular disease. The CCTU has over 20 years’ experience in the management and co-ordination of clinical trials and has participated in more than 50 studies.
The CCTU offers clinical trial participation in multi-centre, national and international clinical trials run by commercial sponsors and national collaborative groups. The unit has also acted as Lead Coordinating Site for a number of mutli-centre, randomised-controlled trials, ensuring active recruitment and regulatory compliance across ANZ.
The scope of trials performed within the unit ranges from Phase I-IV, including Structural Heart Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Pharmaceutical and Registry studies. All research staff within the unit are qualified and trained in research processes, in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and offer high-quality clinical trial management, promoting clinical research and education across the institution.
The purpose of the unit is to provide all Cardiology patients treated at Royal North Shore Hospital the best possible treatment outcomes, by offering the opportunity and ability to participate in the most current treatment options available.