Clinical Research

St. George’s Medical Practice is signed up to be a part of the Clinical Research Network East Midlands, which is part of the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR).  NIHR is the research arm of the NHS. 

The main purpose of NIHR is to fund, enable and deliver world-leading health and social care research, that improves people’s health and wellbeing.  Research is needed for all common and rare conditions.  It is only through research that we can help to develop better treatments, as well as improve diagnosis, prevention, care and quality of life for everyone.

Our involvement means we carry out various Research studies at the practice.  All the studies are chosen because they affect patients who are registered at the surgery and live in our local area.  Each study generally has criteria for involvement e.g., patients suffering from a particular disease etc and therefore if you fit in to one of these criteria you are likely to be contacted to ask if you wish to be involved.  Participation in research is completely optional and does not affect the care you receive at the practice.