Did you know we are a research active site?
What is Research?
Clinical trials are designed to answer the following main questions:
Does a treatment work?
Does it work better than other treatments?
Does it have side effects?
What does this mean for you?
This could mean that you are invited to take part in research which might happen at the practice or it could be at a local hospital.
If you agree to take part, and the choice is yours, you will be contributing to advances in treatments, interventions and understanding of diseases.
Why does the practice think this is important?
It shows our commitment to good quality care and how that might be improved.
It enables the practice to have access to opportunities for patients and sometimes training for staff which otherwise we would not have and through this we are offering a better service to patients.
If you are interested in knowing more about the sorts of things we do here get in touch with Stephanie Coady at Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some of the studies we have been involved with recently.
HATRIC– can lower respiratory tract infections be treated with a root extract as an alternative to antibiotics.
STREAM – Eat well, feel well, stay well, over 65s at risk of malnutrition.
ANTLER – Antidepressants to prevent relapse in depression.
IP ACNE - internet intervention to support self-management of acne vulgaris in young people
ACTIVE BRAINS – Aims to help prevent cognitive decline using a brain training website, exercise and diet.
More information on research can be found on the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) website.