RESEARCH (including PRINCIPLE trial)

PRINCIPLE trial (for COVID-19 eligible patients) patient leaflet : PRINCIPLE trial - patient leaflet

Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
    • a continuous new or worsening cough
    • and/or a high temperature


    • OR have a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 infection with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above

    If you are registered at the surgery and would like more information, please contact us on 01902 886500. You can also join the trial online, even if you are not currently registered with our practice. For full details, visit


The GP Research Lead within our practice is Dr E Spiller

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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