Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

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We provide several services which are available to other departments in QMUL and external users.

Statistical Advisory Service

As of January 2016, the Statistical Advisory Service is no longer available for routine statistical advice due to a lack of staff available to support the Service.
If you are applying for funding the Research Design Service may be able to provide help on research designs. The RDS website is



The Polypill Prevention Programme is a preventive medicine service to reduce the risk of first heart attacks and strokes. The service implements the Polypill approach in which a combination of commonly prescribed medications, that reduce several cardiovascular risk factors are administered together to individuals above a specified age without clinical cardiovascular disease and without selecting them on the basis of risk factors such as cholesterol or blood pressure.

Barts Clinical Trials Unit

The Barts Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is a UKCRC registered clinical trials unit providing support and oversight for trials in a number of areas across the medical school.  It includes the Cancer Prevention Trials Unit which runs trials in therapeutic cancer prevention and cancer screening for the CCP and more widely.

Antenatal Screening

We are a leader in the field of antenatal screening for Down’s syndrome.

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