Research is a key principle of the NHS to improve the current and future health and care of the population.

Research finds out which treatments work best and discovers new ways of treating illness. Research involving patients leads to results that are more reliable and therefore more likely to be put into practice. Not all research is about taking medication either – many are about working out what symptoms can predict later complications or perhaps looking at other treatment options – like counselling or online services.

East Quay Medical Centre takes part in research studies and patients registered at the practice may be invited to join studies if they meet the strict eligibility criteria.

Patients will be fully informed about any study they consent to take part in: patients are under no pressure to take part.

Patient care will never be compromised whether they agree to take part or not.

We are currently participating in a number of research studies. If you want to know more, please contact the Practice Manager.

The East Quay Medical Centre Research Team are:

•  Dr Peter Aird, Dr Alexandra Glendinning and Dr Nicola Power

• Practice Nurse Fran Chapman and Practice Nurse Jean Chiddy and HCA Sue Knott

• Administrator Lesley Rendell and CLare Tottle

• Practice Manager Rachel Stark and Deputy Practice Manager Sue Hughes