Craven Road Medical Practice actively supports clinical research within primary care. The Practice supports important national studies that are organised by other researchers.
In 2006, the Department of Health set up the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR is funded by the Department of Health and is the research arm of the NHS. The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) was introduced to provide the infrastructure to the NHS to allow high quality research to be set up and delivered efficiently and effectively.
Craven Road Medical Practice is part of a network of local practices participating in research activities working with CRN Yorkshire and Humber.
The funding for our research activity is via the CRN so does not come out of the practice’s own budget and therefore does not affect our patients’ services
Any research studies that we assist with are approved by an ethical committee to ensure that they are safe to perform.
The NHS Constitution states that Research is a core function of the NHS. Clinical Research is a major driver of innovation and central to NHS practice for maintaining and developing high standards of patient care.
Clinical research means patients get access to new treatments, interventions and medicines. Investment in research means better, more cost effective care for patients.
Our GP Lead for Research is Dr Sheerman-Chase.
How can you help and take part?
A doctor or nurse may talk to you about a particular study and ask whether you would be interested in participating
You may be sent information through the post if we feel you may be a suitable participant
You may read information about a current study in the patient waiting room or on the surgery website and wish to take part by contacting your GP
Your participation is entirely voluntary and can be withdrawn by yourself at any time without any explanation.
Other sources of information about research:
The National Institute for Health Research - Clinical Research Network: www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/
INVOLVE - a national group supporting public involvement in research: www.invo.org.uk/
National Association for patient participation: www.napp.org.uk/