Clinical Research Trials in Primary Care

Mayford House Surgery actively supports clinical research trials in primary care.  We believe that this is a great opportunity for our patients who may be eligible for studies to help shape the future of medicine.  Taking part in research studies demonstrates Mayford House Surgery’s commitment to quality improvement.

There are several types of studies that we may be involved in. For some studies we may send out letters to invite patients to participate depending if they meet certain criteria.  Others rely on patients identifying themselves from publicity around the surgery.

2021 Research Update

This year we were successful in a bid to be given support to be a ‘Start-up’ site to help develop research in the practice.  This has enabled us to be part of an increasing number of studies we feel are important to be able to offer our patients with the aim of improving health care for the future. 

Our involvement in the national Covid studies PRINCIPLE and RTO-Covid19 have been completed and are now closed. 

Ongoing studies

CANAsses: aims to test the effectiveness of a Needs Assessment Tool for Cancer.  Eligible patients have been sent SMS messages or letters to invite them to the study.  We have achieved a good response rate to this study run by Yorkshire Cancer Research and those consented are being reviewed by our Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Research Nurse, Jane Wright.

ALABAMA: this study is looking at Penicillin allergy status and its effect on antibiotic prescribing, patient outcomes, and antimicrobial resistance.  Eligible patients have been sent letters inviting them to the study, if appropriate these patients will be contacted by Oxford University to arrange a review at St James’ Hospital Leeds to assess their allergy status formally.

Multiple Symptoms Study :- testing the effectiveness of a Symptoms Clinic for people with persistent physical symptoms.  Eligible patients were mailed invites to the study.

Upcoming studies: 

INTERACT: aims to develop and evaluate a new intervention that will integrate the use of online CBT materials with therapist-led CBT for depression.  The novel intervention will be developed so that it can be easily incorporated into existing NHS psychological services.