Bottisham Medical Practice is pleased to inform you that we are a research active practice and support high quality medical research through the following organisation.
Primary Care Research Network East of England (PCRN EOE)
Who we are
The Primary Care Research Network East of England is one of eight regionally-based Local Research Networks which make up the national Primary Care Research Network in England. The Network is funded by the Department of Health.
What we do
Our vision is to provide improved treatment and services for NHS patients by conducting important and relevant research to the highest standards working in partnership with patients, researchers and primary care practitioners in efficient and effective ways.
We do this in areas for which primary care has particular responsibility. These include disease prevention, health promotion, screening and early diagnosis, as well as the management of long-term conditions, such as arthritis and heart disease.
Why we do it
Clinical research is, and has always been, fundamental to the work of the NHS. Only by carrying out research into "what works" can we continually improve treatments for patients, and understand how to focus NHS resources where they will be most effective. All the research that we support is driven by the priorities of the NHS and the Department of Health, and informed by the views of patients and their carers.
Patients and public
If you are a patient or carer, or perhaps a member of public with an interest, you can help research. You could become a participant in clinical research study that may benefit many people. You could even help shape clinical research by becoming more actively involved and having a say.
- Participation in research is entirely voluntary and you have the right to say 'No'. Nobody will put pressure on you to take part in research if you do not wish to. You do not have to give us a reason if you decide not to.
- Your care and your relationship with your doctor or nurse will not be affected in any way if you decide not to take part in a research study
- You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve. The practice will usually provide you with a patient information sheet; then, if you agree to take part, the study team will explain the study to you in more detail and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about it
- Nobody from outside this practice will be given your contact details or have access to your medical records without your consent. If you do agree to take part in a study, you will be asked to sign a consent form - this will clearly state which parts of your notes (if any) may be looked at for the purposes of the research
Update on Research March 2020
Research study on heartburn and acid reflux – BEST3
This research study was completed in September 2019. We had over 100 patients involved in the study to evaluate a new test for the early detection of oesophageal cancer. Results of the study will be published by the end of March 2020. www.best3trial.org
GLoW Study - Glucose Lowering through Weight Management
The practice is still taking part in the GLoW trial to consider the best way to support people with Type 2 diabetes improve their health.
If you are over 18 and have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the last 3 years and have not completed a diabetes education programme, you could be eligible to take part. For more information go to http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/studies/glow/information-for-participants/
ATTACK study - Attack - Aspirin To Target Arterial events in Chronic Kidney Disease
This research is being done to find out whether people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) should take a regular low-dose aspirin tablet to reduce the chance of having a first heart attack or stroke. We will shortly be writing to eligible patients to invite them to take part.
The Insight Study
This is a study looking at the role of the immune system in patients with chronic depression being run by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge.
For more information go to http://www.immunopsychiatry.com/the-insight-study
If you are interested in research in general and would like details of studies taking place across the country go to https://bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk/