Here at Uppingham Surgery, as of April 2022 we became a research friendly practice supporting the studies from the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR). We see this as a great way of allowing you the choice to take part in research that will benefit you and your family. Research helps to improve health, social care and provide new treatment for you and for the future generations.
Whilst many would like to help out with the research, we recognise and respect those who would like to opt out of taking part. This will not affect your care as mentioned in the Good Clinical Practice; the policy used for national and international research studies.
Here at Uppingham Surgery Dr Kalra is the Lead GP and Eilidh from Rutland Health Primary Care Network is the Lead Admin. There is a noticeboard in the waiting room which highlights the Good Clinical Practice policy, benefits of participating in research and the active studies by the surgery.
Wanting to participate? Many studies have a set criteria for who is allowed to participate in a study. If you meet these criteria, a letter or text message will be sent to you asking if you would like to give us your consent. This choice can be changed at any time during the study and it will not affect the care that is provided to you by the Uppingham Surgery.
The exciting news is we are choosing research studies that relate to you and your community. Many have strange names but we will always explain clearly what the study is about in your invitation.
FAQ’S for Research at Uppingham Surgery
How am I contacted to take part in a study?
You will receive a text message or an information pack is posted to you.
Do I have to take part?
No it is optional. If you sign up to a study but change your mind then let the study co-ordinator know. Your care at Uppingham Surgery will not be effected if you consent or dissent from a trial.
Will I have to travel for the study?
The study information pack will explain if you need to travel to a local location. Most study centres are based at local hospitals including Leicester Royal, Leicester General and Glenfield Leicester. The study may reimburse you for travel expenses and for your time to take part.
Does this take a GP away from their normal GP work?
Only Dr Kalra assists with the research study administration. We choose research studies which do not impact the day to day work of the doctors and nurses. The studies chosen are based away from Uppingham Surgery so that the surgery can run as normal.