The Practice takes part in a few research projects each year. The number and type of projects vary. We generally work with an organisation called the Primary Care Research Network, and the studies are often run through Addenbrooke’s. These bodies have responsibility for the design, management, conduct, analysis and reporting of a study. They ensure that research is conducted to an agreed protocol and in accordance with the Research Governance Framework.
Our role is usually to recruit suitable patients to studies that we agree to take part in, and then to provide the medical and/or administrative support required. We are always very grateful to patients who take part in research work. Patients are invited to take part based on the criteria needed for an individual project.
If we do contact you, there is no compulsion to take part in anything you do not want to, and it will not affect your treatment at all if you say no.
We only take part in research that we think may benefit our patients, and researchers only have access to any patient information that an individual has agreed in writing may be seen by them for a specific purpose.
Thank you to each of those people.