The Thames Valley Clinical Trials Unit (TVCTU) is an exciting new collaboration between the University of Reading, the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The health issues we face globally are complex - from ageing populations to child mortality, from antibiotic-resistant bacteria to increasing mental health problems in young people. The creation of the TVCTU represents a formalisation of the strategic vision shared by the three organisations, who have a history of working together, to deliver high quality research.

The TVCTU exists to support a step change in clinical research capability within the Thames Valley. Our goal is to provide real benefits to patient health and wellbeing, as well as raising the profile of health-related research across the region.