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Hanham Health participates in approved NHS research studies through the NIHR Clinical Research Network. As part of the National Institute for Health Research, we help to provide the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments, and we can learn how to improve NHS healthcare for the future.

We are committed to the Department of Health’s national strategy which puts patients at the centre of all NHS related activity. To ensure that ‘patient benefit’ is not simply based on the views and options of research professionals and clinicians, the national strategy highlights the importance of involving patients, carers and the public at all stages of the research process.

Patients and public can be involved:

  • As patients/participants voluntarily taking part in clinical or other well designed studies.
  • As patients and public members working with research professionals and clinicians (e.g. doctors, nurses) and getting actively involved in the different stages of research and related activities.

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If you would like to be considered for any of our studies please let your GP know.

 

Current research studies

PRINCIPLE

Hanham Health is taking part in the national PRINCIPLE clinical trial, which aims to find low-risk treatments for older people with COVID-19 that can be taken at home. To be eligible to join the trial you will need to have experienced symptoms that are likely to be caused by COVID-19 for fewer than 15 days. The trial is open to people aged 65 or over, or aged 50–64 with an underlying health condition.

You can join the trial online, even if you are not currently registered with our practice. For full details, visit http://www.principletrial.org

 

APPLAUD

A study looking to see whether people who have been taking long term antidepressants have particular beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours towards their antidepressant use to manage their long-term depression.

 

ANTLER

A study to investigate the effectiveness of long term maintenance antidepressant treatment on the prevention of relapse in depression.

 

BEE

A study to compare the effectiveness of the four types of emollient in children with eczema.

 

PriMUS

Primary care Management of lower Urinary tract Symptoms in men: Development and validation of a diagnostic and decision-making aid