People being cared for in the NHS benefit from past research and may continue to benefit from research that is currently being carried out.
Healthcare professionals know a great deal about health, disease and medicines, but much remains uncertain. Research can find answers to the things that are unknown, filling gaps in knowledge and changing the way that healthcare professionals work. This means treatment, care and patients' quality of life are improved and avoidable early deaths are prevented.
Here at the surgery we have a long history of being involved in research, both commercial and academic. We are actively involved in research across various therapeutic areas and host studies with outside partners such as Bath, Bristol, Oxford & Southampton Universities alongside Pharmaceutical companies. We will sometimes refer patients who are interested, to take part in studies being run at other surgeries, if this is in the patient’s best interest.
Check out the notice screens in the reception areas for more information or pop in and see our Research Nurses. The direct contact number is 01225 756477
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