Rendcomb Surgery is a ‘Research Ready Accredited Practice’ and member of the Primary Care Research Network. We participate in a variety of research studies that have been approved by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This means we are working to find ways of improving the care we provide and help to inform future developments in health care.
You may be invited to participate, either by a letter through the post or during an appointment at the surgery. All clinical research is thoroughly checked and approved by ethical committees to ensure that it is appropriate and safe to perform.
You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve. Your participation is entirely voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time. You are under no obligation to participate in any research project and your care will not be affected in any way if you decided not to take part.
Please visit our Current Studies information page to find out what current studies we are participating in.
Clinical Practice Research Datalink
The practice is working with the Medicines & Healthcare products regulatory agency & National Institute for health research contributing anonymised data for the Clinical Practice Research datalink (CPRD).
CPRD data is used for approved medical and public health research including:
- Investigating side effects of medicines
- Investigating causes of disease and medical disorders and associated risk factors
- Looking into the outcomes of treatments
- Examining areas of unmet medical need
- Identifying ways of improving screening or diagnosis
- Evaluating which services or treatments work best
Find out more about CPRD at: www.cprd.com
RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre
The practice is working with the RCGP research and surveillance centre contributing pseudonymised data for national research and important public health surveillance (Covid-19, Influenza etc.). This data enables continuous monitoring of infections and diseases in the community and is used in ethically approved research.
Find out more about RCGP at: www.rcgp.org.uk