Current Studies at the Surgery can be found here

Research information at Gratton Surgery.

Your Electronic Health record provides a complete medical history of you over time and staff at this practice record information in it about you and your health, so that you can receive the right care and treatments each time you visit the practice to see a Doctor, a Nurse or any Health Practitioner involved in your medical treatment and your care.

We may use some of this information for other reasons, for example, to help us to protect the health of the general public, generally to identify groups of patients that may benefit from a particular treatment or medical advice, to plan for the future, to train staff and to carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone in the community. Your health data is not shared with anyone without your consent.


Primary Care Research

The Gratton Surgery has registered with the Primary Care Clinical Research Network in the Wessex region to take part in research projects. More information about this organisation and the work it does can be found here.

The aim of the Primary Care Clinical Research Network is to support research by identifying better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health related conditions through Clinical research in a primary care setting with your GP and or Nurse’s involvement.

More people than ever before are taking part in research studies. New and better treatments and services become available because people take part in our research. Members of the public are also getting involved in advising us about what research should be funded and helping to design research studies.

We define public involvement in research as research being carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. This includes, for example, working with research funders to prioritise research, offering advice as members of a project steering group, commenting on and developing research materials and undertaking interviews with research participants.

When we use the term ‘public’ we are including patients, potential patients, carers and people who use health and social care services as well as people from organisations that represent people who use services. Whilst all of us are actual, former or indeed potential users of health and social care services, there is an important distinction to be made between the perspectives of the public and the perspectives of people who have a professional role in health and social care services.

To learn more about Healthcare Research click on the link here.


Why do Research here at Gratton Surgery?

Becoming a research active practice clearly benefits everybody. It is recognised, that research helps develop better treatments and improves people’s health over time. It can also help the development and ultimately the service provided by the practice by identifying areas where we could do better for our patients. There are lots of different research studies taking place but they can be grouped into three types:

Questionnaires – help us find out what would make a difference to a diagnosis or treatment

Epidemiological – where a patient has agreed to share information held in their patient record to allow researchers to spot patterns which may help to understand illness and treatment

Clinical trials – a patient agrees to participate in a trial to test how an intervention or treatment may help a patient. If you would like to participate in any of the studies being run here at Gratton Surgery, please see below which studies are currently recruiting. For more information on each of the studies please click on the link for the newsletter here or contact Gratton Clinical Research Manager, Amanda Remember on and leave a brief message for her with the reception team and she will return your call: 


Useful Patient Research Links

Follow the link below to learn more about the future of Dementia and Research:

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK. The only way to beat the condition is through research.

These studies may be performed by academic researchers through Universities or by commercial companies specializing in Healthcare Research. It is a highly regulated industry and patient safety is our most important concern.

Join Dementia Research is a UK-wide service that makes it easy for anyone, with or without memory problems, to take part in dementia research and help. Dementia details 

What happens during and after a clinical trial?

If you’re thinking of taking part in a clinical trial, or have been invited on to one by your doctor, then you will be wondering how the process works in practice.

Here’s a guide to what might happen – before, during and after your trial.

Your guide here

NHS Choices Website; Overview of Clinical Trials and peoples’ experience

Introduction to clinical trials

Other people’s experiences