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Research

Research

Rendcomb 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.

 

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.

 OPAL: This study aims to develop a tool using the data collected in a questionnaire, to help older people, GPs and other health professionals identify when low back pain is a risk factor and when it should be prioritised as a treatment target.

Recruitment has been completed for this study.

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APPLAUD: Attitudes and Preferences of People regarding Long term Antidepressant use for Depression. This study will be undertaken by postal questionnaire survey and interview.

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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.

 

 Our thanks to everyone who has volunteered to participate in these studies!

 

 



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