Research and Clinical Trials

Our surgery actively supports clinical research studies within primary care and is part of the Bath Area Research Organisation Network www.baronet.org.uk.

The NHS Constitution states that research is a core function of the NHS. Clinical research is a major driver of innovation and central to NHS practice for maintaining and developing high standards of patient care.

Ultimately, clinical research means patients get access to new treatments, interventions and medicines. Investment in research means better, more cost-effective care for patients.

How can I get involved?

There are different ways that patients can become involved in studies our practice is participating in.

  • A GP or nurse may talk to you about the study and ask whether you would consider taking part,
  • You may be sent information through the post if we feel that you might be a suitable participant, or
  • You may read information on the website about a current study you wish to take part in.

For further information, please contact reception. The notice boards in the main waiting rooms also holds information on some of these studies.