The Panoramic Trial is a UK wide clinical study sponsored by the University of Oxford and funded by the National Institute for Health Research to find out in which people new antiviral treatments for Covid-19 in the community reduce the need for hospital admission and get better sooner. 

Patients who fall in to the inclusion criteria below can self-refer via the trial website:

Participant inclusion criteria:

  •    Symptoms attributable to COVID-19 started within the past 5 days and ongoing
  •    A positive PCR SARS-CoV-2 test
  •    Aged 50 years or above
  •    OR aged 18-49 years with a known underlying chronic health condition considered to make them clinically vulnerable.

Other patients requesting to participate in the trial should be referred to the trial website at

The Duns Medical Group1 participation in research

As a practice, we feel that research is essential for progress in the NHS and is of considerable benefit to individual patients and the public as a whole3, 4. We therefore regularly take part in research studies with the help of experienced NHS staff who access patient’s medical records5 solely for the purpose of identifying patients suitable for participation in research studies.

No personal identifiable data is removed from the NHS or provided to any researchers without specific consent from patients6.

Patients have the right to opt out of being contacted about research studies8Please let the reception staff or your GP know if you wish to opt out. 

If you have any questions, please ask to speak to the practice Data Protection Officer:

Name: Practice Manager

Tel: 01361 885040

 To access the full NHS Lothian Privacy statement please go to Data Protection Notice (

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