Mann Cottage 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:
CONDUCT: This study will compare different ways of collecting urine samples from women with symptoms of urinary tract infection to find the best way of avoiding these samples becoming contaminated.
CANDID: This study is aiming to find out which symptoms are most useful in helping doctors detect cancer at an early stage.
BARACK-D: This study is aiming to find out whether a tablet commonly used to treat raised blood pressure can be beneficial for people with chronic kidney disease by reducing the onset of cardiovascular disease.
PANDA: This study looks at whether antidepressants in mild depression help.
CEDAR: Using an eardrop solution for reducing antibiotic consumption and treating ear pain in children aged 6m to <10 years presenting to the GP with an ear infection.
HOMEBP: Does self-monitoring your blood pressure at home and using online support give greater control over your blood pressure compared to routine appointments for blood pressure At your surgery?
• Recruitment has been completed for this study.
If you are interested in participating in any of these studies please let Reception know.