Research and data collection and protection

From time to time the surgery participates in research projects and contributes to clinical trials.  In the past we have collaborated with the Medical Research Council and provided anonymous data for studies into hypertension, HRT and asthma.

We have also participated in clinical trials involving the treatment of diabetes, asthma and restless leg syndrome.

Audits are carried out as part of regular reviews into quality standards set by the PCT and Commissioning Groups.

All data is strictly anonymous and information sharing is in accordance with the Data Protection Act. All staff sign confidentiality documents.

We are enormously grateful to patients who have taken part in these studies. Many important results have come from them which have found applications in everyday medicine.