Research Studies

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South Gloucestershire Medical Research Unit

PRINCIPLE

West Walk Surgery is supporting vital COVID 19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study.

Patients registered at West Walk Surgery, who have symptoms of possible Covid-19 (review eligibility criteria here), can join this research.

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Vesalius

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

Sponsor

Amgen

Status

Open to recruitment

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.

Status

Open to recruitment

Relieve

A trial to see if Enterosgel can help people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome with diarrhoea.

Sponsor

Enteromed Ltd

Status

Open to recruitment

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Trioptimize

A real-world study on patients’ health related quality of life when taking a combined inhaler for COPD.

Sponsor

Chiesi

Status

Open to recruitment

 

IQVIA

An observational study of people using certain inhalers for their COPD.

Sponsor

GlaxoSmithKline

Status

Open to recruitment

IMPPP

Can practice pharmacist medication reviews for patients on many medications be made even more effective?

Sponsor

University of Bristol

Status

Open to recruitment

 

Craft

Assessing patient acceptability and clinical effectiveness of a test for colorectal cancer diagnosis.

Sponsor

Swansea University

Status

Open to recruitment

Primus

A project to develop and validate a diagnostic and decision-making aid for GPs to better treat men with urinary symptoms.

Sponsor

Cardiff University

Status

Open to recruitment

Further study information

Decide

A Trial to Evaluate the Comparative Effectiveness Between Dapagliflozin and Standard of Care in Type 2 Diabetes Patients.

Sponsor

University of Liverpool

Status

Open to recruitment

Fluenz

Collecting information on the safety of intranasal ‘flu vaccine Fluenz Tetra in children and adolescents.

Sponsor

Drug Safety Research Unit

Status

Open to recruitment

SAFA

Is Spirinolactone an effective treatment for women with acne?

Sponsor

University of Southampton

Status

Open to recruitment

Attack

Does daily aspirin reduce things like heart attacks in people with Chronic Kidney Disease?

Sponsor

Universtiy of Southampton

Status

Open to recruitment

Supportback2

Supporting self-management of low back pain with an internet intervention in primary care

Sponsor

University of Southampton

Status

Open to recruitment

Artic

The potential benefits of antibiotics in children with a lower respiratory tract infection.

Sponsor
University of Southampton

Status

Not recruiting – in follow-up

Further study information

Clasp

A study to see if having access to a new supportive website can help people who have had cancer.

Sponsor

University of Southampton

Status

Not recruiting – in follow-up

Further study information

Psoreal

The effectiveness of topical medication in managing patients with psoriasis.

Sponsor

Leo Pharma

Status

Not recruiting – in follow-up

Self-processing biases in antidepressant treatment

Investigating factors that affect how antidepressants work

Sponsor

University of Bath

Status

Not recruiting – in follow-up

Triumph

Can we help men with urinary symptoms using non-pharmacological and non-surgical interventions?

Sponsor

University of Bristol and Southampton

 Status

Not recruiting – in follow-up

In addition to these studies either open or recently open, we have been actively involved with studies covering a range of other conditions over the years, including:

 

  • GSK Asthma. A clinical study to evaluate the effect of using a sensor on inhalers to help with adherence when people have poorly controlled asthma.
  • Hyvet2. Whether the treatment of White Coat Hypertension in the elderly is feasible and beneficial,
  • A study investigating symptoms which might best predict lung and bowel cancer
  • Flu vaccine safety studies for adults and children
  • A COPD inhaler head to head trial
  • An audit of leg ulcer management
  • The use of an intestinal adsorbant (Enterosgel) in acute diarrhoeal illness – see recent BMJ Open Gastroenterology paper
  • Treatment of children with ‘at risk’ conditions who develop influenza
  • The effectiveness of bath emollients in children with eczema
  • Whether the use of emollients in the first year of life reduces the chance of developing eczema
  • Pain relieving ear drops in childhood ear infections
  • The role of increasing inhaled steroid treatment in adults with asthma
  • Improving Hepatitis C screening in the local community
  • The role of aspirin and H pylori in acute gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Antidepressant use in mild depression
  • How home blood pressure monitoring may be helpful for managing patients with hypertension
  • Investigating how best to assess patients with possible dementia in primary care
  • Exploring the role of an online support programme for children with appearance altering conditions
  • Optimise – Optimising the treatment of mild high blood pressure in the Elderly.
  • Barack D – A trial to see if Spironolactone is helpful in people with early kidney disease.
  • Geko – A study designed to examine the effects on circulation of a new device (GEKO) on people with Venous Leg ulcers.
  • Antler – A study looking to see if long term use of antidepressants can reduce relapse when people feel well enough to stop taking them.
  • Test – What is the clinical and cost-effectiveness of routine food allergy testing plus advice compared to current standard practice for the management of eczema in children?
  • Rapid-Test – A study to see if ‘point-of-care’ testing in patients presenting with respiratory infections like coughs, colds and flu affects patient management in primary care.
  • Anxiety in Primary Care – A qualitative study of anxiety in primary care.

We contribute to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).

Information in patient records is important for medical research to develop new treatments and test the safety of medicines. This practice supports medical research by sending some of this information from patient records to CPRD.

CPRD is a government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. You cannot be identified from the information sent to CPRD. If you do not want anonymised information from your patient record to be used in research you can opt out by speaking to one of our Doctors.

For more information about how your data is used please visit CPRD.

Please see information provided by the NHS Health Research Authority on how patient information is used in research.