ALPHA has now completed recruiting. Current patients are finishing follow up and analysis will begin in January 2022 with results expected Summer 2022 – watch this space!
ALPHA has now completed recruiting. Thank you to all our participants.
“I would advise anybody who’s offered the chance to participate to volunteer, because any research into any aspect of eczema, especially hand eczema, is vital” -Maria, ALPHA patient
Thank You & Goodbye From ALPHA
Posted: July 2, 2021
After nearly six years, ALPHA has closed patient recruitment! We would like to thank everyone who has been a part of our study, from our patients to the healthcare professionals across the country who have made the trial possible. We finished with a grand total of 441 randomisations and hope that our results will have a positive impact on the way severe hand eczema is treated. Analysis will begin in January 2022, with results expected in the summer of 2022, so watch this space!
ALPHA on Dermatology UK the podcast
Posted: December 17, 2020
Our Chief Investigator, Dr Miriam Wittmann, recently featured in an episode of Dermatology UK the podcast! Check it out to learn more about the ins and outs of hand eczema, and to hear a bit more about our work on ALPHA.
Meet our ALPHA Research Champions of the month- Dr Shanti Ayob, Jo Llewellyn, Dr John English & Stef Townsend from Nottingham University Hospitals!
Despite having only opened as an ALPHA site in January 2020, the research team at NUH have already successfully registered and randomised patients. The dermatology research nurses have dedicated lots of time and effort to research promotion and patient visits, and the team work demonstrated by the entire ALPHA team at Nottingham has been fantastic! As a result, patients are generally delighted and grateful at being given the opportunity to take part in ALPHA.
BBC Radio Leicester Feature
Posted: February 20, 2020
Earlier this week our Chief Investigator, Dr Miriam Wittmann, was interviewed by Naomi Kent on BBC Radio Leicester‘s morning show. She spoke about the impact of severe hand eczema on daily life and about how ALPHA research is hoping to find the best way to treat the condition. Don’t worry if you missed out- you can listen again here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p080vvyd (listen from 1:38:10).
University of Leeds Instagram Takeover
Posted: November 15, 2019
This week the Clinical Trials Research Unit have taken over the University of Leeds Instagram! Check out their stories across the week, featuring some wonderful clips from ALPHA patient Maria about her experiences with severe hand eczema and taking part in research: https://www.instagram.com/universityofleeds/