This practice works with the NHS National Institute for Health Research to promote research and offer our patients the opportunity to take part in ethically approved research studies.
Research has always been at the heart of NHS, mainly through hospitals; however, research will become standard practice within GP surgeries.
Research allows the NHS to continually improve treatments and discover the best ways to prevent, diagnose and mange illness. Research also helps to understand how best to focus NHS resources.
As a patient, you may at times now be offered the opportunity to participate in medical research. This practice is involved in research in a number of ways, which may involve providing information from the practice database for a research organisation or we may be a site where research activity is undertaken. We may also identify that you are suitable for a research study at one of our other sites.
For more information on this and NHS research, please see these useful websites:
Learn more about participating in research on the NHS National Institute for Health Research website: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/…/how-we-involve-patients-carers-and…
Read how about research and general use of patient information here: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/
If you want to find out about other research studies taking place close to where you live, visit the UK Clinical Trials Gateway and enter your postcode. Go to: www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk
National research campaigns include: www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk
Sign up to hear about what is going on locally, for example: www.citizenscientist.org.uk
You can Join a free, four-week online course to learn more about research here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFze7Oph7Hk&feature=youtu.be
Sign up to receive information about research studies you may be interested in here: www.researchforthefuture.org
You can join a public involvement forum here: www.invo.org.uk or www.csipublicinvolvement.co.uk
This practice is currently signed up to FARSITE, which provides a safe, convenient and effective way for GP practices to control the recruitment of their patients into clinical research, whilst allowing NHS-based researchers to run complex and powerful searches over population level health record data. All data is anonymous. For more details contact: www.nweh.co.uk/products/farsite
RCGP RESEARCH AND SURVEILLANCE CENTRE (RSC)
This practice is one of over 260 practices in England contributing pseudonymised data for national research and surveillance.
This data enables continuous monitoring of infections and diseases in the community and is used in ethically approved research.
The RCGP RSC is the main source of information for Public Health England (PHE) and helps with prediction and management of flu outbreaks and pandemics.
Providing pseudonymised data does not affect patients, their care or privacy, however, if you no longer wish to allow your information to be used, please speak to our Practice Manager.