Station House Surgery is proud to be a Research active organisation- we are part of a network of local practices participating in high quality research activities funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network- North West Coast (CRN) https://local.nihr.ac.uk/lcrn/north-west-coast/
As a practice we believe research is a vitally important aspect of the high standard of care we provide to our patients. The NHS Constitution (2015)states Research is a core function of the NHS- it is a major driver of innovation and central to NHS practice for maintaining and developing high standards of patient care
How can you help and take part in Research at Station House surgery?
- A doctor or nurse may talk to you about a particular study and ask whether you would be interested in participating?
- You may be sent information through the post if you seem suitable for a study
- You may see information within the practice, via the practice website or social media channels and wish to find out more information about taking part
Your participation is entirely voluntary, there is no obligation to take part- you can withdraw yourself at any time throughout the research study process without any explanation required.
Please do get in touch with any queries or for further information about any of the studies we are currently running via: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can keep up to date with the research studies we are involved with via this page and also, via our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter
Surgery Research Team
We have a dedicated research team who are involved with the delivery of research studies. They are committed to raising awareness of research within Morecambe Bay CCG increasing the availability and access to research for all of our patients.
|Dr David Cowling||Research GP/Principle Investigator|
|Joanna Beldon||Clinical Research Nurse|
PRINCIPLE TRIAL- URGENT PUBLIC HEALTH STUDY
Station House Surgery is supporting vital COVID-19 research- as part of this we are helping to carry out the PRINCIPLE trial.
PRINCIPLE is a nationwide clinical study from the University of Oxford.
The trial is aiming to find treatment (medicines) that can help people with COVID-19 symptoms get better quickly and stop them needing to go to hospital. PRINCIPLE is recruiting participants through their dedicated trial website www.principletrial.org and also through GP practices across the UK.
It is so easy to take part – the PRINCIPLE trial is entirely remote and can be joined online from the comfort of your own home from anywhere in the UK with no face-to-face visits required.
PRINCIPLE is still open to those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Who is eligible to join PRINCIPLE:
- You have been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for less than 15 days
- AND: You are aged 65 or over
- OR: You are aged over 18 with an underlying health condition
- OR: You are aged 18 or over with breathlessness associated with COVID-19
If you would like to take part in this vitally important research you will be contributing towards the understanding of how we can treat COVID-19 and how the symptoms progress.
For further information please visit the trial website www.principletrial.org or call the trial team directly on 0800 138 0880 OR watch the following video https://youtu.be/dAETV3Yj0e8
If you would like to know more about COVID-19 research and how you can contribute, please visit the Be Part of Research site www.bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk- run by the National Institute for Health Research
Be Part of Research is an online service that provides an opportunity to help members of the public understand what research is and what it might mean to take part, as well as showing what research is currently happening across the UK.
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) & Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC)
Serology Surveillance for COVID-19
Station House Surgery is taking part in the RCGP & RSC serology surveillance for COVID-19. We are collecting blood samples to look at the background population immunity to COVID-19. COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease and we are still learning about how it spreads and its effect on humans. By analysing the blood samples you voluntarily provide it will help to provide us with a better understanding of the virus.
If you attend an appointment for a prescheduled blood test you may be asked for an extra sample of blood, it is entirely voluntary and you do not have to take part.
Understanding of antibody response to COVID-19 is in its early stages and there is currently very little experience regarding use of antibody tests. As this virus is new, there is not enough information about what levels of antibodies would mean adequate protection. The results from the lab will not provide any information on whether you are protected from COVID-19 or not. Hence it is not possible to give either antibody result or interpretation of antibody result for COVID-19 to practices or patients.
For further information please click here: patient information sheet
The SuMMiT-D Study is testing a new text messaging system that provides hints and tips about managing diabetes.
Who is taking part?
The study team are looking for people with type 2 diabetes, aged 35 years or over, with access to a mobile phone, and who are being prescribed tablets to lower their blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels.
For further information please visit the study website: SuMMiT-D study
The REDUCE study aims to develop ways of helping people on long-term antidepressants to gradually reduce the dose of their anti-depressant one step at a time, over some weeks or months and, eventually stop taking it altogether if they are well and it is appropriate for them to do so.
This would be led and supported by your GP (or nurse prescriber) and, you would have follow-up appointments for support and monitoring of any withdrawal symptoms or recurrence of depression.
Potentially eligible patients will receive a study invitation letter and patient information sheet from the surgery.
For further information please click here : patient information sheet
The study team would like to see whether giving personal feedback to people with depression, or low mood, can help them to get better more quickly. If you have attended the surgery for low mood or depression you may be given an information pack by the clinician seeing you, or we may send an information pack out to you.
For further information click here : patient information sheet
First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) is a rapidly developing approach to managing musculoskeletal (MSK) in primary care, whereby a specialist MSK physiotherapist located within a general practice surgery undertakes the first patient assessment, diagnosis and management. This does not require a prior consultation with a GP.
The FRONTIER study team are investigating the effectiveness and costs associated with First Contact Physiotherapists for Musculoskeletal disorders in Primary Care.
If you consult with Simon Holliday (First Contact Physiotherapist) at the surgery you may be informed about the study and asked whether you would like to take part. If you decide to take part you will be provided with an information leaflet.
For further information please visit: http://www.frontierstudy.co.uk/
BICS Study: This study is trying to find out if a well established
heart drug (Bisoprolol) reduces the number of 'flare- ups' that
people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Obstructive (COPD) have. https:// w3.abdn.ac.uk/hsru/BICS
ContactMe-IBS: Is a research register that anyone over 18yrs can
sign up, if they are interested in hearing about and taking part in
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) research.
Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK
The only way to beat the condition is through research
Please click on the following link to take you to the Join Dementia Research website in order to register and find out more about this valuable research:
Anyone over the age of 18 can sign up:
- People with dementia or memory problems
- Carers for people with dementia or memory problems
- Anyone else who is interested
You can also sign up on behalf of someone else, providing that you have their consent.
Thankyou to all those from Station House Surgery who have already signed up to be part of this national service- we are extremely grateful for your support
The following link is a video about Join Dementia Research via youtube:
RCGP & RSC Practice
Station House Surgery is one of over 600 practices in England contributing to pseudonymised data for national research and surveillance. This data enables continuous monitoring of infections and diseases in the community and is used in ethically approved research.
We are an affiliated ‘Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) ‘Research Ready’ Practice which is a ‘quality assurance programme for all research-active UK GP practices’ https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/our-programmes/research-facilitation-and-support/research-ready-self-accreditation.aspx
Our practice also contributes to the ‘Clinical Practice Research Datalink’. This is a Government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. For more information about how your data is used visit: www.cprd.com/public
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for more information please visit: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/
We are unable to advertise every study that the surgery has open to recruitment- this is sometimes due to the nature of the study design
Please note: the funding for our research activity does not come out of the practices own budget and therefore does not affect our patient services