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The MultICath Trial

Welcome to the MultICath Trial 

MultICath update

We are pleased to report that there has been a great deal of positive support for the MultICath trial from catheter users and health care professionals. However, we are temporarily halting the trial while we reconsider the way we provide catheters to trial participants. We will then restart the trial. If you are interested in taking part or would like to talk to someone about any aspect of the trial, please email Margaret Macaulay at Thank you from the research team for your patience and ongoing support.

Development and Clinical trial of a mixed (Multi/single-use) catheter management package for users of Intermittent Catheters starting in April 2016

The MultICath Trial aims to find out whether using a mixture of re-usable catheters and single-use catheters is as safe and acceptable for intermittent catheterisation as using only single-use catheters.

The study is led by Professor Mandy Fader from the University of Southampton in collaboration with Bristol Urological Institute, Glasgow Caledonian University, Newcastle University, University College London and North Bristol Trust.



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This website refers to independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Programme (Grant Reference Number RP-PG-0610-10078). The views expressed are those of the research team and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

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