COMMERCIAL: A clinical trial being led in Sheffield has won £2m funding to assess a new approach to care for diabetes patients.

A trust statement says: “The trial, called REPOSE, is to analyse how effective insulin pumps, in combination with an education course called DAFNE, can be in treating patients with type-1 diabetes when compared with the more standard treatment of injections with education.

“Funded by the government-run NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme, the trial is being carried out by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield in partnership with six other hospital centres around the country,” it adds.