Welcome to
Medical Research Unit

We are an experienced clinical trials unit,  running studies covering a wide range of medical conditions. We undertake studies which are sponsored by a variety of universities and pharmaceutical companies.

West Walk Surgery


The RAWWS team is based at West Walk Surgery, Yate, in North Bristol, and consists of our lead GP, Dr Sam Davies, and our research nurses, Nicola Willey and Jenny Thomas.

Other doctors and nurses are also often involved with individual studies.

Please take a look at our list of studies currently open to recruitment and contact us with any queries.

Dr Sam Davies working

Dr Sam Davies working at facility

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Dr Sam Davies

Portrait shot of Dr Sam Davies


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Current Studies open to

In addition to the Covid-19 ETHIC and Principle studies, we have lots of studies running at any one time.

Below are just three other studies currently recruiting patients at our site.

Our full list of studies are detailed here.

If you have any questions about any of the studies, or would like further information to see if you might be eligible to join a study, please contact us.

Chronic Cough

Can a new medication help people with a longstanding cough? 

If you have had a cough for more than a year, which is ‘unexplained’ by your doctor, or persists despite treatments, you may be interested to hear more about a study looking at a new treatment for longstanding cough.

We are also looking for people who have had a cough for more than 8 weeks but less than 14 months for a separate study.


Open to recruitment



A medication hoping to reduce cardiovascular events in people at high risk of heart attacks and strokes.




Open to recruitment



Does a blood thinning injection reduce hospitilisation and death from Covid infection in patients at risk of complications of Covid?


Thrombosis Research Institute


Open to recruitment


How to find us

South Gloucestershire
Medical Research Unit
West Walk Surgery
BS37 4AX

Tel: 01454 272200

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