Health and research changes lives and improves healthcare for all. Through research better treatments can be developed, improved diagnosis, prevention, care and quality of life for everyone.
Current trials and studies at this surgery
Narratives of Health and Illness Study
The research programme aims to improve understanding of people’s experiences of health and illness. It will provide online resources for people living with a wide variety of health conditions.
The initial study is for recurrent vaginal thrush, to learn more and how to take part click here.
Stop Domestic Violence & Abuse
Imperial College London Department of Primary Care & Public Health is conducting a study to investigate the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of members of the community about domestic violence. Raising public awareness will help prevent abuse. The survey aims to educate our community, leading to a better understanding of the various forms of abuse and how this can affect children and adults.
Find out more here, by clicking on the link below.
How to take part?
To take part you can complete a survey, click here to start survey.
This study aims to find out whether the drug sertraline is an effective treatment for anxiety in adults with a diagnosis of autism.
Autism Research Register
Please click on the image or scan the QR code for further information.
We are keen to share research opportunities with those who are interested in taking part in research related to autism. To help with this we are building a research register. The register will hold the names of people interested in taking part in research related to autism.
The PROFILE Study
Prostate cancer can run in some families and research studies have identified several genetic changes that are thought to increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.
This study aims to look at men with a higher risk of prostate cancer based on their ethnicity or family history to see whether any of these genetic changes are present in their DNA (genetic material) and whether this could be a helpful screening tool in prostate cancer screening programmes.
This research will help us to determine what the role of such genetic profiling is in a prostate cancer screening programme and if it helps identify men at high prostate cancer risk.
How to take part?
Suitable participants will be contacted by post. To take part, you will need to complete and return the reply slip found at the back of the enclosed information sheet in the freepost envelope provided.
For more information – email the PROFILE study team [email protected]
People who have had weight loss surgery can develop low blood glucose levels (hypoglycaemia) a few hours after eating a carbohydrate-rich meal. This leads to a set of symptoms that we can refer to as ‘post-surgery hypoglycaemia’ symptoms. The study investigates the effect of adding salt to a sugar-rich meal. It will look at how this changes blood glucose and insulin levels after the meal for people who have had weight loss surgery. The aim is to explore whether salt could be a treatment option to reduce post-meal hypoglycaemia after weight loss surgery.
How to take part? Suitable participants will be contacted by post and will need to complete and return the reply slip. A member of the SALT study team will then contact you.
Postprandial hyperinsulinemia hypoglycaemia (PHH) is a common and disabling complication after sleeve gastrectomy. The treatment options for PHH are limited. The aim of study is to investigate whether a fat-rich preload, consumed 30 minutes before a carbohydrate-rich meal, could be a potential treatment option for PHH after SG.
How to take part? Suitable participants will be contacted by post and will need to complete and return the reply slip. A member of the CARLOTA study team will then contact you.
Supported self-management helps people live with their asthma. It leads to better day-to-day control of asthma symptoms, less time off work or school and also reduces the risk of an asthma attack.
Having an action plan which reminds patients what to do if symptoms increase and being able to talk with a doctor or nurse are important parts of self-management. However, fewer than 1 in 4 people who replied to an Asthma UK web survey had an asthma action plan.
The IMP2ART study is finding new ways to enable supported self-management to be fitted into the routines of the practice. We have now developed these ideas into an implementation strategy which we will test in a trial to find out if it will work in day-to-day practice.
Are you interested in why Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities seem to develop more severe COVID-19? The exceed study may be for you. To learn more visit www.exceed.org.uk
How to take part? If you are 18 years or older, live in the Midlands visit www.exceed.org.uk or call 0116 252 5997. You can take part from home.