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First COVID-19 trial run by NHS GPs opens in Cambridgeshire

Doctors across Cambridgeshire are now enrolling patients into the first clinical trial testing potential COVID-19 treatments to take place in GP practices.

The Platform Randomised trial of INterventions against COVID-19 in older peoPLE (PRINCIPLE) trial is one of a growing number of clinical trials investigating treatments for COVID-19 taking place across the country.

However, unlike many other clinical trials for COVID-19, which are mostly focussed on providing treatment to those who are admitted to hospital with severe symptoms, the PRINCIPLE trial looks to identify treatments that can slow or halt the progression of the disease, preventing the need for hospitalisation.

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