Childhood Health Research

Clinical trials


  • TEST (Trial of Eczema allergy Screening Tests): feasibility randomised controlled trial with economic scoping and nested qualitative study. Ridd M, Santer M, Boyle R, Chalmers J, Blair P, Heawood A, Coast J, Garfield K, Marriage D, Grimshaw K, Muller I, Kai J. NIHR School for Primary Care Research (October 2017-November 2019).
  • Best Emollient in Eczema (BEE) study: Pragmatic, primary care, multi-centre, individually randomised superiority trial of four emollients in children with eczema, with internal pilot and nested qualitative study. Ridd M, Santer M, Thomas K, MacNeill S, Heawood A, Banks J, Roberts A, Garfield K, Baxter H, Barrett T, Lane A, Williams H, Hay A (May 2017-August 2020)
  • Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention (BEEP) study. Hywel Williams, Robert Boyle, Matthew Ridd, Jim Thornton, Sandra Lawton, Michael Cork, Eric Simpson, Sara Brown, Tracey Sach, Alan Montgomery, Joanne Chalmers, Kim Thomas. NIHR HTA.
  • Eczema Care Online (ECO): Supporting self-care for eczema in the community. NIHR programme grant. Santer M, Thomas K T, Muller I, Ridd M, Chalmers J, Lawton S, Stuart B, Griffiths G, Sach T, Langan, Roberts A, Ahmed A, Kirk H, Yardley L, Little P, Williams H. September 2017-February 2023.
  • CHICO. Hay et al
  • The early use of antibiotics for at risk children with influenza in primary care (ARCHIE). A Harnden, A Hay. NIHR
  • CEDAR - can anaesthetic ear drops be used to manage ear pain in children? A Hay, P Blair, W Hollingworth, J Horwood, N Francis, P Little, I Williamson, M Fletcher, M Lyttle, P Stoddart, D Nunez (2015 - 2017)
  • Little P, Harnden A, Wang K, Verheij T, Butler C, Francis N, Hood K, Hay AD, Blair P, Moore M, Stuart B, Yao G, Sharland M, Faust S, Leydon G, Broekhuizen B, Read R. Antibiotics for lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Children presenting in Primary Care (ARTIC PC). NIHR HTA £1,590,327.80 01/10/2016 – 30/06/2019
  • Hay AD, Cabral C, Schilder AGM, Horwood J, Prasad V, Wilkes S, Gallagher S, Morris R, Little P, Curcin V, Downing H, Delaney B, Lovering A, Noble S, Damoiseaux RAMJ, Venekamp RP, Nunez D, Francis N, Butler C, Moore MV. Runny Ear STudy: (REST) Immediate oral, immediate topical or delayed oral antibiotics for acute otitis media with discharge NIHR HTA £1,461,392. 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2020


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