Current Studies

Covid-19

Principle

(Platform Randomised trial of Interventions against COVID-19 In older people) It is open to all patients over 50 years old and is looking at the potential of existing medications as treatment for early COVID-19. If you start to develop any new COVID-19 symptoms, then please visit the study website.

Serology (Blood Sample)

You may be offered the opportunity to provide an extra sample at your pre scheduled blood test. This is sample is being used by Public Health England (PHE) to look at the background immunity of the population to COVID-19. You will not receive any results from this blood test.

Immune Defence Study

This study will examine the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of commonly available nasal sprays and a brief physical activity and stress management intervention in preventing and reducing the incidence and severity and duration of respiratory tract infections among patients who may be at risk of serious infection during the COVID pandemic.

Other Studies

SupportBack2 (closed to recruitment)

This study looks at the clinical effectiveness of an online intervention on low back pain related physical disability delivered with and without telephone Physiotherapist support in addition to usual care, compared to usual care alone.

Reduce (open to rectruitment)

The aim of this study is to evaluate online support to patients and practitioners in the reduction of long term antidepressant medication for depression, together with some telephone support for patients.

Arissa

The Arissa study is looking at new methods of identifying and responding to patients who are more likely to have a severe asthma attack that leads to hospitalisation. This involves training staff and using alerts to help lower the number of severe asthma attacks. This study is aimed at the practice staff and not patients directly so you may not notice any changes to the care you receive.

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