Why does Ryeland Surgery support Clinical Research?

Every minute in the UK, someone is diagnosed with a disease or a condition. The treatment and support they receive will, at some point, have been informed by research. Whether it is testing a new medicine, a new surgical procedure or scan, or trying healthier lifestyle choices to prevent disease, everyone has a vital role to play – if they want to.

Ryeland Surgery works closely with the National Institute for Health Research, which is the research arm of the NHS (National Health Service), to conduct multiple research studies and ensure as many of our patients as possible have the opportunity to participate. We now have our own Research Nurse, Claire Brown, who is based at the surgery one day a week and will be the first port of call for any patients interested in participating in research.

There are lots of different types of research. Research usually involves examining and observing people with different conditions and sometimes comparing them with people who don't have the condition. It can also involve research on samples of blood or other tissues, or tests such as scans or X-rays. Sometimes it might involve surveys or interviews.

If we think you might be eligible for one of the research projects we are supporting, we may contact you with information and an invitation to take part. You are advised to read this information carefully so that you can decide whether you are interested in taking part, and you are under no obligation to do so.

There are many research studies currently being run at Ryeland Surgery, and you can find more information about them below.