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 via the Surgery or on 07582 443 538.
Current Studies we are participating in or that are about to start:
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.
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.
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.
StartRight: The purpose of this study is to improve diagnosis of diabetes type and so improve treatment. The study is open to anyone who has been newly diagnosed with Diabetes within the last year and is aged between 18-50 years.
APPLAUD: Attitudes and Preferences of People regarding Long term Antidepressant use for Depression. This study is undertaken by postal questionnaire survey and interview.
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.
PACT: This study asks if the prescribing of asthma controller medication according to gene status will improve QOL in children and young people with Asthma?
If you are interested in participating in any of these studies please let Reception know.