Rendcomb Surgery is a ‘Research Ready Accredited Practice’ and member of the Primary Care Research Network. This means we work to find ways of improving the care we provide and help to inform future developments in health care. The practice takes part in a wide range of research studies and you may be invited to participate, either by a letter through the post or during an appointment at the surgery. Our Research Nurse Lara Peniket can be contacted through the surgery or on 07582 443 538.
Current Studies we are participating in:
OPAL: This study aims to develop a tool using the data collected in a questionnaire, to help older people, GPs and other health professionals identify when low back pain is a risk factor and when it should be prioritised as a treatment target. Recruitment has finished for this study.
CLASP: This study aims to develop a web-based intervention in the form of self-management support for a healthy lifestyle and improved mood that will help increase the quality of life. Patients will take part for a year and be randomised into one of three groups to receive access to an intervention website or access to the website and nurse support or they may be in the control group.
CHICO: We are participating in this study which gathers information about how many children we see with coughs and what we advise for their treatment. The study does not collect any information about individual patients.
SUPPORTBACK2: This will determine the clinical effectiveness of an online intervention on low back pain related physical disability delivered with and without telephone Physiotherapist support in addition to usual care, compared to usual care alone.
MERIT: A study for women aged 18 and over who suffer from recurrent UTI's. Patients will be randomised to receive either D-Mannose or placebo for 6 months to determine if D-Mannose is effective in preventing UTI symptoms.
Our thanks to everyone who has volunteered to participate in these studies!