We are a member of the NHS Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and a research and surveillance centre for the RCGP. We participate in a number of research programmes. We believe research is important for developing new treatments, challenging the effectiveness of existing treatments and providing the opportunity for our patients to help others.
We will always ask for your consent for participation in any clinical research. There are strict governance and ethical supervision regulations overarching the research projects and the practice has undergone specific training to run research projects from the NHS National Institute for Health Research.
The projects we have run include:
All Heart (does allopurinol reduce the risk of heart attacks in at risk patients)
PANDA (does sertraline help people with mild depression)
TIME (when is the best time of day to take blood pressure medication)
VACCept (attitude survey for vaccination of older women against HPV)
The risk of complications of COVID-19 is generally greater in people aged over 50 years with long-term health problems and also those aged 65 years and over. So far, in clinical trials, there have been no treatments proven to be effective in treating COVID-19. The trial aims to identify one or more potential suitable treatments for COVID-19 as they become available. In the first instance we will evaluate a drug called hydroxychloroquine.
During this trial, we are asking for volunteers who are aged 50 years and over with long term health problems (e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure) and people over 65 years who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 infection within the last 8 days. We will arrange testing for you and either provide you with the current usual care (helping you with your symptoms while your immune system fights the infection) or current usual care plus a course of hydroxychloroquine tablets.
To register with the trial please click here
There is further information in the patient pack which can be downloaded below.