Medical research has been conducted at the Honiton Surgery for over 20 years. We have a small research team:
Drs Dave and Clare Seamark, Dr Danny Murphy, Mrs Anne Hitchens - Research Nurse and Ms Sue Blake - Research Associate.
The team receive details of research studies approved by the NHS and decide which studies are feasible and appropriate to be carried out at Honiton. These studies cover all aspects of health care including diabetes care, early diagnosis of cancer, assessing dressings and wound care, post flu vaccine surveillance and assessment of new medicines.
All the studies have been assessed by the NHS and have full ethical approval. The surgery receives funding for research from the South West Peninsula Clinical Research Network (part of the NHS) and from the individual studies that we take part in. The research team undergo regular training in taking informed consent from patients taking part in studies and the surgery has Royal College of GPs Research Ready accreditation.
The surgery has three patient Research Ambassadors who help with assessing study design, discuss practical issues of running a study at the surgery and liaising with the Patient Participation team at the Clinical Research Network.
The surgery believes that medical research is important for many reasons. Research studies help to answer specific questions about health and health care. The design of a study reflects the question(s) that it is seeking to answer. For example, studies can explore:
For further information about research at the surgery please call in at Reception.
This is a study looking at a third booster dose of different COVID-19 vaccines. You may be eligible if:
· You’re older than 30;
· You received your first COVID-19 vaccine between December & February and have had your second dose.
The total study participation time is up to one year. If you are interested in taking part, please visit the Cov-Boost website
We have sent out SMS messages or emails to patients that may be eligible. If you require any further information please visit the study's website above.
The researchers want to find out if screening for atrial fibrillation is feasible, will prevent strokes and is good value for money for the NHS. Patients may receive a letter inviting them to participate in this trial. For more information please visit the SAFER Trial website or for any queries please contact the trial team direct by phone on 01223 763 491 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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