Kingswood Health Centre is one of the practices in South Glos that participates in approved NHS research studies through the NHS National Institute for Health Studies. 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.
We have recently set up a cluster-wide research HUB with our neighbouring practices Hanham Health, Cadbury Heath Healthcare and Close Farm Surgery.
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.
For more info see http://www.crncc.nihr.ac.uk/
If you would like to be considered for any of our studies please let your GP know.
Current research studies:
The potential benefits of antibiotics in children with a lower respiratory tract infection.
A study to investigate the effectiveness of long term maintenance antidepressant treatment on the prevention of relapse in depression.
Trying to match the right diabetes medicine to the right patient. In the study they will give three regularly prescribed diabetes treatments, in rotation, to patient to see which works best for them, This information will help chose the most effective medicine for patients in the future.A study to see if having access to a new supportive website can help people who have had cancer.
|Can we can help men with some urinary symptoms without medicines or surgery?.|
PRimary care Management of lower Urinary tract Symptoms in men: Development and validation of a diagnostic and decision-making aid
Kingswood Health Centre contributes to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
Information in patient records is important for medical research to develop new treatments and test the safety of medicines. This practice supports medical research by sending some of this information from patient records to CPRD. CPRD is a government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. You cannot be identified from the information sent to CPRD. If you do not want to anonymised information from your patient record to be used in research you can opt out by speaking to one of our Doctors.
For more information about how your data is used please visit: www.cprd.com/public
Please see information provided by the NHS Health Research Authority on how patient information is used in research: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/