Research is central to our work at Thornton Medical Centre. It is an essential part of working out which treatments work better for patients. We have been approved by the Royal College of General Practitioners as a Research Ready Practice and we work closely with the National Institute for Health Research, this is the research side of the NHS. In addition, we work with commercial companies to help identify people suitable for research studies.
To support patients through the research journey we have a qualified Research Nurse working at the surgery.
As a patient, carer or as a member of the public you can get involved in research by taking part in a study, or by helping to design research studies. Your participation may benefit you through our better understanding of treating certain conditions, or it may benefit people in the future.
There are many types of research for people to get involved with through their GP surgery. These will vary from simple questionnaires to studies on new medications. Involvement is always voluntary. For further information about research and general use of patient information please go to the following website.