The practice are registered as a research practice with the Primary Care Research Network South West. This is one of the eight regionally-based Local Research Networks which make up the National Institute of Health Research Primary Care Research Network of England.
Why are we engaging in research activity?
Delivering a well-designed clinical study can not only generate vital new knowledge, it can have a widespread benefit for patients, both now and in the future. By investigating the causes and courses of diseases or health problems, and how best to treat them, knowledge and understanding can be increased for the benefit of all patients. At the same time building a body of evidence that can lead to positive change for future care.
Taking part in research and shaping the future
Patients are at the centre of our research work. We ensure that the research we support is relevant to and benefits those who use primary care services. From time to time we will be looking for patients who might want to volunteer to help in our research projects. In the meantime if you would like to find out more about the Primary Care Research Network go to www.crncc.nihr.ac.uk.
Working with Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)
PCRN is keen to involve patients and carers in the research process. Involving patients and carers in all stages of research ensures that research is relevant to those that matter most : the patients. If you are interested in finding out more about Patient and Public Involvement in research or if you would like to join the PCRN’s Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Phoenix surgery is currently participating in a number of research studies through the National Institute for Health Research. Please visit the NIHR website, www.nihr.ac.uk, for information regarding health research within the NHS.