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June 2018:

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March 2018:

Professor Simon Skene has joined as Director of Surrey Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) and Professor of Medical Statistics. Professor Skene will work closely with Dr Agnieszka Michael, Medical Director, to provide enhanced leadership to the unit, including statistical design, methodological and clinical expertise, continuing to grow Surrey CTU as a centre of excellence in clinical research. 


January 2018:

CHELsea trial publication and press release:

Publication: A cluster randomised feasibility trial of clinically assisted hydration in cancer patients in the last days of life, Andrew N Davies1, 2, Melanie Waghorn3, Katherine Webber1, 2, Sigurd Johnsen2, Jeewaka Mendis2, Julia Boyle2, (1Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK, 2University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, 3St. Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley, UK), Palliative Medicine 1–11

Article first published online: January 18, 2018 ,

Palliative Medicine Publication Jan 2018.pdf

University of Surrey press release:


December 2017:


The EU have recently launched a competition for their funded research programmes and the following film for eSMART has been uploaded to the EU-funded R&I Project YouTube Channel:


February 2017:




Grant applications - upcoming deadlines:

If you are considering submitting an application to the NIHR or other funding body, and would like assistance from Surrey CTU, please visit:  for the latest funding dealdines. Please ensure that you contact us at least 2 months before any submission deadline so that we have sufficient time to review your application and complete a costing. You can complete the CTU application form on our Contact Us page.



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