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Research

We are committed to participate in research in general practice because we believe it is needed to improve patient care. We have been accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as Research Ready and are part of the Research and Surveillance Centre, and all our staff involved with research operate within the guidelines of Good Clinical Practice for research. All staff involved in conducting a research study is qualified by education, training and experience to undertake their role in the trial. Necessary procedures to secure the quality of every aspect of the trial are complied with, and all clinical information are recorded, handled and stored in such a way that it can be accurately reported, interpreted and verified whilst confidentiality is maintained. The rights of each patient to physical and mental integrity, to privacy and protection of data concerning him in accordance with the Data Protection Act are safeguarded. You may be asked to participate in research, but please be assured that it is not compulsory to participate.

We work collaboratively with the NIHR Clinical Research Network which is the Research arm of the NHS. If you are a patient you may receive invitation letters to ask if you wish to take part in a research study. However, if you do not wish to be contacted about research studies please let the practice staff know. To find out more about NHS research please follow the links below.

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/

To find out more about the RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre please click here (pdf, 325KB), or visit the website https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/our-programmes/research-and-surveillance-centre.aspx

For further information about the Weekly Report please read this information (pdf, 752KB).

Research Studies currently undertaken by the practice

PRINCIPLE

Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital Admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if:

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
  • new continuous cough or high temperature or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell
  • OR have a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 infection with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days
  • You are aged 65 and above,
  • OR 18-64 and experiencing shortness of breath as part of COVID-19 illness,
  • OR 18-64 with certain underlying health conditions.

Find out more at https://www.principletrial.org/

RECAP

This RECAP project (Remote COVID-19 Assessment in Primary Care) aims to develop a risk prediction tool to assist primary care providers in the identification of those COVID-19 patients at risk of becoming severe, in order to facilitate the rapid escalation of their treatment and then increase the chances of better outcomes. If you become unwell with COVID-19 and need to speak to a Clinician you may be asked to participate. https://imperialbrc.nihr.ac.uk/research/covid-19/covid-19-ongoing-studies/recap/for-patients/

This study is no longer recruiting

VIRUS WATCH

Virus Watch is a national research study of households to assess how we can stop Covid-19 spreading in our communities.

PROMDEP

This study looks at whether giving individualised personal feedback to people being treated for depression can help them get better more quickly.

ATTACK

The aim of the study is to test the hypothesis that the addition of 75mg aspirin once daily to usual care reduces the risk of major vascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who do not have pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD)

ACTIVE-BRAINS

The aim of this study is to test whether the Active Brains website, which supports older adults to make simple behavioural changes (such as increasing physical activity, playing brain training games and finding ways to eat more healthily), is effective and cost-effective for older adults to avoid or delay cognitive decline.

SUMMIT

This is a study looking at ways to improve detection of early lung cancer.  Click here for more information (pdf, 117KB)

LEARN-MOOD

This is a study looking at fitness trackers, inflammation and mood in people with depression.  Click here for more information (pdf, 265KB)

MODULATE-LBP

This is a study investigating treatment of chronic low back pain. Click here for more information (pdf, 473KB)

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