The TARVA video produced at UCL and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital aimed at encouraging participation in clinical trials has won a prestigious national award.

The TARVA patient information video secured the prize in Round 4 of the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) New Media Competition for the Best Recruitment and Patient Information Video.

The film was directed by film maker Jan Letocha and features Hollywood actor Sylvester McCoy, as well as other patients discussing their experiences with ankle replacement and ankle arthrodesis.

The TARVA trial is the first randomised clinical trial comparing total ankle replacement against ankle arthrodesis for patients aged between 50 and 85 with ankle arthritis.

Full details on the TARVA trail can be found at the project website. You can also follow the trial on Twitter@TARVA_Trial.