Stow Surgery is a ‘Research Ready Accredited Practice’ and member of the Primary Care Research Network. This means that we work to find ways of improving the care we provide and help to inform future developments in health care.
The practice takes part in a wide range of research studies and you may be invited to participate, either by a letter through the post or during an appointment at the surgery. All participation is entirely voluntary.
Our Research Nurse Lara Peniket can be contacted through the surgery or on 07582 443 538.
Studies that we are participating in or that are about to start
StartRight: The purpose of this study is to improve diagnosis of diabetes type and so improve treatment. The study is open to anyone who has been newly diagnosed with Diabetes within the last year and is aged between 18-50 years.
CCP: This study is looking to see if we can identify Arthritis at a preclinical stage through a blood test to see if certain antibodies are present.
APPLAUD: Attitudes and Preferences of People regarding Long term Antidepressant use for Depression. This study is undertaken by postal questionnaire survey and interview.
CLASP: This study aims to develop a web-based intervention in the form of self-management support for a healthy lifestyle and improved mood that will help increase the quality of life. Patients will take part for a year and be randomised into one of three groups to receive access to an intervention website or access to the website and nurse support or they may be in the control group.
PACT: This study asks if the prescribing of asthma controller medication according to gene status will improve QOL in children and young people with Asthma?