Supporting Research in Primary Care
The Manor Surgery actively supports clinical reserach studies within primary care. Research is a core function of theNHS and being a research active practice helps us to develop and maintain high standards of patient care as well as provide patients with better access to new treatments, interventions and improved diagnostics.
All our research is thoroughly checked and approved by ethical committees to ensure that it is safe to perform.
We undertake high quality research through the National Institute of Health Research (https://www.nihr.ac.uk/) (NIHR: the Research branch of NHS England) and all studies are compliant with the stringent NHS data (https://www.nihr.ac.uk/about-us/our-purpose/principles/patient-data.htm) protection policies.
Taking part in research is entirely voluntary and can be a very rewarding experience. You can withdraw from a study at any time with no explanation required.
We are currently involved in the following trials:
- PRINCIPLE - Platform Randomised trial of Interventions against COVID-19 In older people. This trial is looking at a range of potential treatments for people over the age of 50 who develop any new COVID-19 symptoms. Please click the link above if you would like to participate.
- STOIC - STerOids In Covid. Oxford University trial to assess whether a steroid inhaler is an effective treatment for COVID-19 infection.
- EMPA - A study testing whether a medicine called empagliflozin lowers the risk of worsening kidney or heart disease in patients with existing kidney disease. This is a study being run by Oxford University at the Clinical Trials Unit at the Churchill Hospital.
- i-WOTCH - Improving the Wellbeing of People with Opioid Treated Chronic Pain
- ANTLER - Antidpressants to prevent relapse in depression
- OPTIMISE-HF - Optimising managment of patients with Heart Failure with preserved ejection fraction
- PREVAIL - Self Regulation intervention for weight loss
- DECIDE - To Determine the effectiveness of the treatment dapagliflozin compared to usual care for second line treatments.
If you do agree to take part in a study you will be asked to sign a consent form. This will clearly state which parts of your notes (if any) may be looked at for the purposes of the research study. Nobody from outside this practice will be given your contact details or have access to your medical records without your prior consent.Your data would never be shared outside your practice organisation without your specific consent.
We are very grateful to any of our patients that have taken part in these studies in the past and would encourage patients to become involved in the future.