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)

RCGP research and surveillance centre - information for patients
WRS Patient Information Leaflet 20190701[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [9.3 MB]
Brain Cool Migraine Trial
We are currently asking migraine sufferers if they would like to participate in a trial of a new piece of equipment to help treat migraines. Please see the attachment for further information.
BrainCool-Migraine Invite poster v1.1 dd[...]
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PRINCIPLE trial - treaments for COVID-19

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.

Patient information for the PRINCIPLE study
PRINCIPLE PIS_ v1.1_ 27.03.20.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
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