The Bovey Tracey & Chudleigh Practice sometimes recruits patients for research studies supported by the Primary Care Research Network. All studies have been approved by an NHS Research Ethics Committee. If you are invited to participate in research there is no obligation to do so, and if you decline this will not affect your treatment in any way. Anonymised patient data may be used for research that is in the best interests of patients and the NHS as a whole.
We hope our patients can be reassured that as a research active practice we are forward thinking and strive to do our best for them. Please select the link to see our short slideshow explaining our Research Trials.
Research helps us find evidence-supported answers to improve treatments and quality of life for patients now and in the future.
Clinical research can focus on
- Promoting a healthier lifestyle
- Disease prevention
- Disease diagnosis
- Treatment of common ailments
- Management of long term health conditions
Over 21,300 people took part in clinical health research studies in the South West (2015-16)
At the surgery our Practice Research team includes Dr Thomas, Dr Ward, Nurse Rachael Minty, HCA Jodie Rice and Receptionist Nina Joint.
We would love to know if you or someone you care for would be interested in supporting health research at this practice.
Person Centred & Coordinated Care Study – February 2017
The South West Academic Health Science Network and the South West Peninsula CLAHRC (Plymouth University) are trying to establish an evidence base of how person centred coordinated care is delivered through GP practices across the South West. 100 of our patients who have attended the GP Surgery more than 10 times in the last 12 months have been randomly selected and invited to complete a questionnaire on their views on how well we are working towards delivering person centred coordinated care.
In return for taking part in the study the Practice will receive a detailed report as to how well we are working towards delivering person centred coordinated care and how we compare with other Practices in the South West area.
Frontier - CRN Magazine July 2017 (.pdf)
News Release - One of the best GP Surgeries for recruiting for Research (.pdf)
Congratulations to The Bovey Tracey and Chudleigh Practice (.pdf)
Research Certificate (.pdf)
Cloudy with a Chance of Pain - Recruitment Poster (.pdf)
Cloudy with a Chance of pain - Information Sheet (.pdf)
Involve South West Newsletter (.pdf)
KARE study (.pdf)
The SYMBAD Trial (.pdf)
Armed Forces Veteran Research(.pdf)
Startright (.pdf) - Startright Study aims to improve diagnosis of diabetes type and so improve diabetes treatment for those patients aged 18-50 diagnosed with diabetes in the last year.
Research News - The Garfield-AF Study (.pdf)
OPIANT - Bulimia Study (.pdf)