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
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
CANN- Cognitive Ageing Nutrition and Neurogenesis study
CHIPPS- Care Homes Independent Prescribing Service
Cortisol PDimproved diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative diseases (NDD)
DIFRID- Developing an Intervention for Fall-Related Injuries in Dementia
GoalPlan- Goal setting in care planning
HEAT- Helicobactor Eradication Aspirin Trial
iQUIT in Practice- Improving quit rates amongst smokers in primary care
NDPS- Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study 
PACE STUDY- Primary care use of a C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Point of Care Test (POCT) to help target antibiotic prescribing to patients with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD) who are most likely to benefit.

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.