Many of you may not be aware that Coleridge is a memeber of the local NHS Primary Care Research Network. In Medicine we are constantly striving to find the most effective treatments for common conditions and reserach is a key factor which helps to provide this knowledge. As a practice we take great care to select studies which we feel will benefit our patients and help provide knowledge which will help us treat our patients better. We feel it is a great opportunity for you as patients to take part in studies which directly benefit you and improve treatment in primary care. From time to time you may be invited to take part in one of theses studies. there is no obligation to take part and if you decline it will not affect your treatment in any way.
We have just finished taking part in DUTY study which is aiming to find out if feverish children could be suffering from unsuspected urinary infections. We had lots of positive feedback from parents who participated in this study. We will soon be participating in a study to look at how best to treat cough in adults and children.
We will be keeping our website updated with the results of previous studies and up and coming studies so we'll keep you posted!
Lisa Gibbons GP lead for reserach