Take part in research

Research in Primary and Community Care in Norfolk and Suffolk is thriving. In 2013/14 over 6000 people took part in 151 different research studies.

Research can help to:

  • improve healthcare services, 
  • increase our knowledge of illnesses and what it is like to live with them
  • improve outcomes for patients
  • find out what patients think about the services and the care they receive
Below is a list of some of the research studies which are currently happening in Primary and Community Care in Norfolk and Suffolk:

ALL-HEART- Allopurinol and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with ischaemic heart disease
ARCTIC-PCAntibiotics for lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Children presenting in Primary Care
ARRISA-At-Risk Registers Integrated into primary care to Stop Asthma crises in the UK
ARCHIE- The early use of Antibiotics for 'at Risk' CHildren with InfluEnza
BEST3 -Barrett’s ESophagus Trial 3 (BEST3): a Trial of a new GP-based test for patients with heartburn symptoms 
CANDID- CANcer Diagnosis Decision Rules
CHIPPS- Care Homes Independent Prescribing Service
CONDUCT- testing devices to collect urine samples from women with a suspected urinary tract infection. Open to patients at Fakenham Medical Practice.
Cortisol PDimproved diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative diseases (NDD)
I-ACT study- Improving access to primary care for vulnerable elderly people
iQUIT in Practice- Improving quit rates amongst smokers in primary care
SNAP-2 Person-centred care in advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
NDPS- Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study 
OPTiMISE-OPtimising Treatment for MIld Systolic hypertension In the Elderly. Open to patients at Feltwell Surgery.
SINBAD- testing two different drugs which are used to treat agitation in people with dementia.
StatinWISE- research to find out if the muscle pain symptoms reported by statin users caused by statins

You can also ask your local GP if there are any suitable studies for you, or find local studies using the 'Find a clinical study' NIHR tool or at the UK Clinical Trials Gateway 

If you are thinking of taking part in research the Association of British Insurers has produced a fact sheet which can be accessed from their website.