Medical Research

You should be aware that we are part of the Medical Research Council (MRC) General Practice Research Framework (GPRF).

If the practice takes part in research, we may pass on anonymised information from your medical records or our practice computer, to researchers co-ordinating the study. The information will not be able to be linked back to you and will only be used for research that has been approved by an ethics committee. We may write to ask whether you or your children, would consider helping us with research. If we contact you, you are free to refuse to help, without it affecting your medical care in any way.

If you do not wish to be contacted or allow anonymised information from your notes or your children’s, included in any research, please write and inform the practice manager.

This will not affect the care that you receive from the practice in any way.

Previous Studies

Previous studies have included research into:

  • Thrombosis prevention
  • Intermittent claudication
  • Back pain treatments
  • Weight reduction
  • Smoking cessation
  • Depression
  • Glue ear in children
  • Asthma and Dust mite allergy
  • Flu surveys
  • Deep vein thrombosis in travel
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting in the community