Northgate Medical Practice is research active. We are currently take part in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio and other high quality research studies. Research is part of NHS work, giving patients better access to the possible benefits research brings. Last year, over 600,000 NHS patients chose to take part in clinical research. Thanks to those patients, we are learning more all the time about how to deal with a whole range of medication conditions that will improve lives.
During your visit you may be invited to take part in one of the research studies we are running or we may have written to you to tell you about a research study you might be interested in taking part in.
You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain further details about a study.
You are under no obligation to participate in any research project. Your care and your relationship with your doctor or nurse will not be affected in any way if you decided not to take part in a research study.
By taking part in these studies, we hope to help improve care for our patients in the future.
New Studies opening at Northgate Medical Practice:
CLASP 4 study - Renewed Online Feasibility Study. Cancer: Life Affirming Survivorship support in Primary care (CLASP) Programme
There is a need for tailored support for cancer survivors, to improve their quality of life. This study will assess different ways of supporting people including an online support website, called Renewed Online, that offers lifestyle and wellbeing support for cancer survivors.
Over the next few months, we will be sending information to survivors of Breast, Prostate and Colorectal Cancer to seek anyone who may be interested in taking part in this study. If you are interested in taking part, please find contact details at the bottom of this page.
PACT study: Personalised medicine for Asthma ConTrol
Asthma is very common and affects about 2 children in every classroom. Although effective medicines exist, these do not improve asthma symptoms for all children and young people. It may be that different medicines could be better at reducing symptoms for children and young people with certain genes. This study is trying to find out if giving an asthma controller medication based on the results of a genetic test can improve quality of life and asthma control in children and young people with asthma.
We will be sending information to patients (and their parents) aged 12-18 with asthma to see if anyone might be interested in taking part. If you are interested in taking part, please find contact details at the bottom of this page.
A Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Device for Prevention of Episodic Migraine Headache
This study is looking for patients who have between 4 and 14 migraine headaches per month to try a new device for the management of migraines. The research team will be contacting patients who might be interested in taking part in this study in the coming months.
Studies now closed to recruitment – thanks to everyone who took part!