Research

As a practice team we see the benefits of supporting health care research as ultimately this work seeks to improve the care received and outcomes for our patients.
 
We support research a number of studies run by Nottingham University Hospitals and the National Institute for Health Research.  All the studies in which we participate have received ethical approval, ensuring that the interests of patients involved in the studies are protected at all times.
 
 
Some studies are promoted in the practice and on the website for patients to self volunteer to be involved in. whereas for other studies we may from time to time either approach you during a consultation or write directly to you. Don’t worry, the choice is entirely yours as to whether you want to be involved or not – refusing will not affect the care you receive from us.
 
 
We are currently looking to participate in (or are already involved in) the following studies

 

Researchers from a collaboration group would like to invite you to take part in a short questionnaire exploring the psychological impact of the coronavirus, its effect on our emotions, behaviour and wellbeing. This is the second phase of recruitment. If you took part in the first phase of the study, you are still able to take part in this second phase, conversely if you did not take part in first phase; you are still able to take part in this second phase

The aim of this survey is to better understand how the coronavirus pandemic and resultant restrictions/lockdown are affecting our day to day lifestyle. We hope to find out what is helpful for people during this time and also what may be causing some people to be affected more than others in terms of their wellbeing.

Anyone over the age of 16 with access to be able to complete this online questionnaire can take part.

It is up to you to decide whether to take part or not. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time, without giving a reason and without consequence. This survey is completely voluntary and you can stop completing it at any time. You also do not have to answer any questions you don’t want to, you can just skip them. Want to find out more? Just click on this link:

https://southernhealthnhs.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8H6lIPRGKm4kp93

Volunteers are needed for a study that has been developed by the University of Leicester and NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) to understand why some people develop more severe COVID-19 than others – particularly those from black and minority ethnic communities. The EXCEED study will also investigate the impact of the pandemic on long-term health conditions.

If you decide to take part, you will be asked to complete short questionnaires about your health. In future, you may be asked to give saliva samples or leftover blood samples from GP or hospital visits to build a more comprehensive picture of your health from your DNA, or genetic material.

You can take part if you:

Are aged 18 or over
Live in the Midlands
Have access to the internet to complete a consent form and questionnaire
The information gathered will help scientists and doctors develop new ways to prevent or treat COVID-19 and long-term conditions during and after the pandemic. Minority ethnic and migrant communities have had higher rates of COVID-19 hospital admissions. To understand why this is happening we especially encourage volunteers to join us from these communities.

More information and to register to be part of EXCEED: www.exceed.org.uk

We are part of the Royal College of General Practitioners Research Ready programme and have staff who are trained in Good Clinical Practice in research.