THE RIDGEWAY SURGERY is now a RESEARCH ACTIVE PRACTICE
The GP Research Lead within our practice is Dr E Spiller/Dr Girish Narasimhan
This practice is pleased to announce that we are now in our first year as a research active practice linked to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network. We have been accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) as a Research Ready practice.
We work in close collaboration with a team of GPs, research nurses and facilitators based at the University of Birmingham. If a patient is eligible to join a research study running in our practice, a GP or other healthcare professional will provide written information. Taking part in a research study is voluntary and can be beneficial to patients who participate in them.
Examples of research projects include:
Investigating respiratory infections
Management of heart failure
How to increase physical activity
Finding out whether low dose aspirin helps people with Type 2 diabetes
Ways to help people stop smoking
The use of self-monitoring of blood pressure
Investigating timing of taking blood pressure medication
If you would like to know more about research taking place locally, visit:
Information regards research and how patient information is used can be found here.
As of February 2018 We now also support CPRD research