The White Horse Medical Practice is actively involved in medical research. Hundreds of our patients have volunteered to take part in trials we are running. Areas of research have included asthma, diabetes, infection, heart disease and arthritis.
You can choose whether your data is used for research or planning purposes, and can find out more information about this on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk
If you are interested in being involved in more complicated research, we are currently running the following studies:
REDUCE - Can a new toolkit for patients and doctors better support patients wanting to reduce and stop their antidepressant medications? Please ask your GP about joining this study if you want to reduce your antidepressant medication.
RAPTOR - A national Covid study to 'test the tests'. Patients are eligible for this study if they have had a recent Covid positive swab result. More information can be found on the Condor website: www.condor-platform.org
PRINCIPLE - A national COVID study to investigate potential treatments that reduce the severity / duration of COVID symptoms. More information can be found on the Principle Trial website: www.principletrial.org
HOPE-E – Can HRT relieve the symptoms of menopausal hand osteoarthritis?
SNIFS 11 - Does use of a netty-pot device (provided by the study) reduce the need for antibiotics when patients are experiencing sinusitis?
OPTIMAN - Does use of FENO assessment help us tailor asthma medication better? If you have asthma and would be interested to participate please call Bev Langford, respiratory research nurse on 07769 280289
BOEHRINGER DIABETIC STUDY - This is a phase 2 study investigating effectiveness and patient tolerance of a promising new diabetic medication.
PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF COVID - Researchers from a collaboration group, led by Southern Health, are asking people to complete a short questionnaire to help better understand how the coronavirus and changing restrictions are affecting us all and the impact on our day to day lifestyle. The study is linked to the Medical Research Council global health research programme led by the Portsmouth-Brawijaya Centre for Global Health, Population, and Policy, University of Portsmouth and hopes to find out what is helpful for people during this time and also what may be causing some people to be affected more than others in terms of their wellbeing.
We also contribute de-identified data to CPRD (Clinical Practice Research Datalink) for public health research. Individual patients cannot be identified from this information, but you are able to opt out if you prefer.
If you are interested in putting your name forward to be considered for these or future trials please contact Dr Vicky Glover, who is the research lead for the practice, or Debbie Warwick, our research nurse.