We are proud to be a primary care research practice. By engaging in primary care research, we help to improve medical knowledge about illness, and help develop better treatments for our patients. It also gives our patients the opportunity to be involved in new studies and trials that aim to benefit their health and the health of the population.
Our current research studies are organised by the Clinical Research Network South West which is part of the NHS National Institute for Health Research.
The research is all ethically approved and selected specially for primary care to help improve medical care now and in the future.
You may be invited to take part in research. There is no obligation to take part and if you decline it will not affect your treatment in any way.
Anonymised patient data may be used for research that is in the best interests of patients and the NHS as a whole.
We participate in the national CPRD scheme which uses anonymised data to help medical research in the NHS.
If you do not want to participate in any research or do not wish for your anonymised data to be used please write to the Practice Manager.
Most studies have criteria for entry, they may be looking at a particular illness or group of patients, so often we will invite those people by letter or text message.
This is a national project aiming to improve dementia care by increasing the number of people involved in dementia research.
A study looking at how clinician communication affects the patient experience, particularly with regards to musculoskeletal pain.
The RSC maps the rate of illness in our communities to help identify outbreaks of disease.
A study assessing how effective a medication is for reducing cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and strokes, in people living with obesity.
This aims to understand how the healthy brain ages and why people develop dementia.
A study into whether low-dose aspirin helps reduce the chance of a first heart attack or stroke in patients with chronic kidney disease.