Our practice is research active.
All NHS organisations are expected to participate and support health and care research.
Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best.
If you are asked about taking part in research, usually someone in the care team looking after you will contact you. People in your care team may look at your health records to check whether you are suitable to take part in a research study, before asking you whether you are interested or sending you a letter on behalf of the researcher.
For more information about how your information may be used in research and your rights please visit https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/
This practice is part of a network of General Practices in the East of England who host medical research on a regular basis. The network is called Primary Care Research Network - East of England.
You may be approached by a member of this practice to help participate in a research project. Please consider patient information about the research carefully. This information may be sent to you or given to you by your doctor or nurse or other health professionals to consider.
Anyone registered with this practice could help shape the future of health care by considering and helping with research projects that you may be invited to participate in. Participation in any research is voluntary. You may refuse to take part in research without it affecting your usual medical care.
You may like to register your interest to take part in future research into Dementia - further info is available by clicking here Join Dementia Research
Staff taking part in research at the practice are trained in Good Clinical Practice and the site is accredited as "Research Ready".
We are currently recruiting to two studies
- MAPS: how uncontrolled diabetic or hypertensive patients can best take their prescribed medications. You can watch a video here
- RENEWED Online - supports people via a website who have finished treatment for breast, bowel or prostate cancer, or are on active surveillance for prostate cancer symptoms.
Recruitment has recently been undertaken for the following studies:
I-ACT - how to improve access to GP practices
Cortisol-PD - neurodegenerative diseases
StatinWISE - statins and muscle pain
- STILTS2 - Common & rare genetic variants associated with thinness
- IQUIT - smoking cessation
Garfield - new diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation
3C - Cough complications
TARGET - children presenting with cough and respiratory tract infection
STILTS - Common & rare genetic variants associated with thinness
BASH - Broccoli & Vascular Health
DPIM Bipolar - DNA polymorphisms in Mental Illness
Living with breathlessness - COPD
MOSAIC- addressing social anxiety in adults who stutter
Blueberry - health effects of blueberry anthocyanins
Norfolk diabetes prevention study - reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in a high risk population
BUCCs2 - colorectal cancer screening
ME/CFS - immunological and virological evaluation of ME/CFS
Fun & fit - exercise scheme
Heat - Helico-bacter eradication to prevent ulcer bleeding in aspirin users.
CANDID - CANcer Diagnosis Decision rules (Lung and Colo-rectal cohorts)
All-Heart - Allopurinol and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with ischaemic heart disease
GCA - impact of Giant Cell Arteritis
CADPC2 - children with Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care