The Wellbridge Practice is a research practice and is part of the Primary Care Research Network, which is one of the organisations that the NHS uses to conduct research. We take part in high quality medical research which helps improve the health and wellbeing of the nation.
Research in GP practices is actively encouraged by the Department of Health and this practice has decided to take part.
The core research team at Wellbridge is Dr Mugford GP Lead, Rowena Corbin Nurse Lead and Jackie Pope is our research administrator.
You may be invited to consider taking part in a particular research project when seeing a doctor or nurse, or by letter.
All research is undertaken:
- To increase the knowledge of both medical staff and patients about health conditions.
- To find out if there are better ways of treating health conditions, or improving the health of our patients.
Research is strictly monitored both by both national and international rules and regulations; it has to be ethical and cause no intentional harm.
Researchers have to prove that there is a valid reason for undertaking their research; if they cannot do this the plan is rejected.
Only necessary information is given to the main researchers and this is kept strictly confidential.
There is no obligation to agree to take part in research if you are offered the chance. If you decide not to take part, this will have no effect on the care you will receive from the practice.
Those that do take part can decide to leave the programme at any time, again with no effect on the care they will receive from the practice.
We are currently not recruiting for any studies.