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Clinical Research


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 CPRD information

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