UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy: a randomised trial investigating whether various treatments prevent death in patients with COVID-19.
A range of potential treatments have been suggested for COVID-19 but nobody knows if any of them will turn out to be more effective in helping people recover than the usual standard of hospital care which all patients will receive. The RECOVERY Trial is currently testing some of these suggested treatments:
We were initially approached to make one RECOVERY Trial animation to explain how to carry out the trial for the medical teams in UK hospitals. The trial was designed to be as simple as possible for NHS staff to avoid any extra drain on their resources. So our animation explained the process in a simple direct style. We produced the animation in around a week and a half which is a record.
“This is by far the largest trial in the world,” Professor Peter Horby, University of Oxford.
We quickly moved onto a second Patient Information animation. This is very much our bread and butter and involves turning the Patient or Participant Information Sheet into an overview animation. The thinking is that it will cover all of the key information but is supported by the Patient Information Sheet. We needed to be flexible to change both animations at the very last minute as the trial itself changed to include children.