The NHS Constitution states that research is a core function of the NHS. Clinical research is a major driver of innovation and central to NHS practice for maintaining and developing high standards of patient care.
Ultimately, clinical research means patients get access to new treatments, interventions and medicines. Investment in research means better, more cost-effective care for patients.
How can I get involved?
There are different ways that patients can become involved in studies our practice is
- A GP or nurse may talk to you about the study and ask whether you would consider
- You may be sent information through the post if we feel that you might be a suitable
- You may read information on the website about a current study you wish to take part in.
For further information, please contact reception. The notice board in the main waiting room also holds information on some of these studies.
Hope House Surgery is supporting vital COVID 19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study called PRINCIPLE.
If you have symptoms of COVID 19, are aged 65 or over, OR are aged 50-64 and have an existing health condition, you may be eligible to join this important study.
If you’d like to discuss taking part in PRINCIPLE, please contact us.
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find out whether selected treatments given to people at higher risk of becoming more ill when they are infected with COVID-19 can help reduce the need for hospitalisation and the length of stay required, helping people recover quicker and with fewer complications.
Please see www.phctrials.ox.ac.uk/principle-trial for full details of this study.
If you’d like to know more about COVID 19 research and how you can contribute, please visit the Be Part of Research site, www.bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk, which is run by the National Institute for Health Research.”
Information for Asthma patients
This practice is participating in the ARRISA-UK research study, funded by the
NHS’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).