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International Clinical Trials Day - 20th May

Park Surgery celebrates and has a stall in surgery entrance to raise awareness about research in the NHS.  Come and join in!  Information available about what participating could mean.  Register your interest with reception if you feel inspired to take part and play a role in projects directly or by championing research work in general.

#Iam Research will take you to the NHS National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Twitter feed around this campaign.

Park Surgery Highly Commended in Research Awards

In the recent NIHR Partnership Awards, Park Surgery was highly commended in the category of 'Best contribution to commercial research'. This was given for our success in recruiting for the Flu Safety Surveillance Study during Autumn/Winter 2017.  Our certificate is proudly on display in the first floor waiting room.  See the whole story of the research awards here

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/celebrating-life-changing-health-research-in-kent-surrey-and-sussex/8007

(February 2018)

VACCept Survey Study team announce Park Surgery recruitment success!

Of the 147 GP Practices recruiting nationwide, Park Surgery were the second-highest.  Many thanks to all our ladies who took part. (January 2018)

HEAT Study

News update

Nov 2017                        

National Institute for Health Research

More than 30,000 aspirin users take part in UK's largest interventional academic drug trial 

click for the full story

TIME Study discussed on BBC Radio 4 Inside Health Programme (8th March 2017)

We recently asked eligible Park patients to enrol in a research project into what time of day to take blood pressure medication for maximum benefit  (TIME study). The TIME study has been discussed on the Inside Health  programme (Radio 4, 8/3/17  3.30 pm) and can be listened to at by clicking here    (Please be aware that other topics in the programme include organ donation and post mortems.)

We would like to thank all patients who helped with this project – it is only with the support of our patients that we can contribute to such important research work generally.

Recruitment to research through GP practices tops One Million!- (9th February 2017):

"We are writing with news of a significant achievement for NHS research. We have had news that we have surpassed one million participants in primary care research.

Over the years, these studies have looked at a healthier lifestyle, disease diagnosis and prevention and management of long-term illnesses, such as diabetes.

Simon Denegri is the NIHR National Director for Patients and the Public in Research, he said:

This is fantastic news. The nature of the health challenges facing the UK means that GPs, in partnership with patients and carers, have a crucial role to play in developing treatments of patient benefit. That over one million people have volunteered to participate in clinical studies is a mark of how successful this partnership has become. The NIHR hopes that many more people and their families will be encouraged by this to also come forward and help us do more life-saving work. Research cannot happen without them.

Read the full story on the NIHR website: Please click here

There is further information on the website including a Q&A with the Royal College of General Practitioners. You can also follow the story on Twitter using #NHSresearch and #oneinamillion 

Thank you and congratulations for all your past and ongoing efforts to support research. "

 
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