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Health Minister visits PANORAMIC team

 
 
Health Minister Robin Swann marked International Clinical Trials Day with a visit to the team behind the successful roll-out of an innovative COVID-19 antiviral treatment study
 
The Health Minister visited the Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network (NICRN) where the Primary Care team have supported over 1,000 local patients to participate in the UK-wide PANORAMIC study on an antiviral treatment.
 
Speaking after the visit, the Minister said: “There is no doubt that one of the legacies of COVID-19 will be the pace at which new treatments and vaccines were made available. Of course these new developments would not have been possible without the researchers behind studies such as this, and the people who stepped forward to participate.
 
“I want to commend the team at NICRN for the work they have undertaken as part of the PANORAMIC study. People from Northern Ireland willingly volunteered for the study which will inevitably help us understand how best to use antiviral treatments and who will benefit most from them.”
 
To read more see the DOH (NI) website.