The COVID-19 pandemic illustrated the importance of clinical research, which was crucial to the development of vaccines and treatments that have saved millions of lives globally. Clinical research is essential for discovering new treatments for diseases, as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the chance of developing the disease and by improving the efficiency and efficacy of care it can be a vital tool in tackling waiting list backlogs and reducing the pressure on the NHS.
You may be approached or invited to consider taking part in research from time to time. Participation in research is completely voluntary and your decision to take part or not will not affect your clinical care in any way.
Our practice works with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network Northwest Coast, who provide support to enable us to offer research to our patients. Every research study is different, and patient involvement varies- depending on the type of study. You will be provided with information on the study to help you decide whether you want to be part of it or not. Below are some examples of what you may be asked to do for a research study:
- Complete a questionnaire
- Take part in an interview
- Use a new therapy / device / website
- Take a treatment under supervision
To find out about health and social care research taking place in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Lakes please click on this link National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) ‘Be Part of Research’
We are accredited with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) as a ‘research ready’ practice, which reflects our commitment to quality improvement, and commitment to robust, high-quality research.
For more information:
If you are interested to find out more about research at the practice, please contact us.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01524 843333