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Study information leaflets: 

Participant Summary Sheet –  ATHENA Patient summary

Patient Information Leaflet –  ATHENA PIL


The study is taking place through GP surgeries in the following Clinical Research Network regions: West of England, Wessex, Thames Valley/South Midlands, South West Peninsula, North West London, North West Coast, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and Humber, Kent, Surrey & Sussex and West Midlands and being run by the Universities of Bristol, Southampton and Oxford. 


If you are 50 years or older, have just got shingles and are registered at one of these GP Surgeriesyou may be able to take part. 

Our study was featured on BBC Points West – watch for yourself:

BBC Points West, 12 April 2022


Webinar, 29 November 2022