The BHF Clinical Research Collaborative is an exciting initiative to promote the quantity and quality of clinical trials in the field of cardiovascular research (https://bhfcrc.org/). The York Trials Unit is pleased to be a collaborator in promoting this programme of research. We have worked with a large number of clinicians to help design, conduct and deliver a wide diversity of trials including: trials of cardiac rehabilitation, morphine for chronic heart failure, rapid access to chest pain clinics and oxygen for patients with heart failure.
We support grant proposals which are prioritised on the following key criteria.
Prioritisation of topics is undertaken by a panel of senior staff members. In evaluating the importance of the question we will take into account previous evidence (ideally through the use of a systematic review), the priorities of patients, carers and clinicians as identified through research priority initiatives such as the James Lind Alliance.