Introduction to Health and Care Research

Research plays a pivotal role in advancing healthcare, improving patient outcomes, and shaping evidence-based practices. As part of the National Health Service (NHS), we are committed to fostering a culture of inquiry, innovation, and continuous improvement. Let’s delve into what health and care research entails and how you can engage in this vital endeavor.

What Is Health and Care Research?

Health and care research encompasses a wide spectrum of activities aimed at enhancing our understanding of diseases, treatments, and healthcare delivery. It involves investigating questions related to patient care, public health, and health systems. Whether it’s exploring new therapies, evaluating interventions, or studying health behaviors, research informs decision-making and drives progress.

Making a Difference

By engaging in research, St Clements and the Participants contribute to the collective knowledge that shapes healthcare policies, clinical guidelines, and patient experiences. Together, we can transform evidence into action and improve the lives of those we serve.

Here are a few of the research projects we are involved in at present if you would like more information then please contact the surgery :-

  • Clinical trial of Ashwagandha for Promoting Recovery In Long COVID in the UK 
  • Athena Shingles study – to prevent nerve pain sometimes developed after recovery 
  • Dare2think – Can newer blood thinning tablets can prevent serious long-term complications if used earlier in patients with Atrial Fibrillation
  • Assessing Symptom-driven versus Maintenance Preventer Therapy for the Outpatient Management of Asthma In Children (ASYMPTOMATIC) 
  • Cognitive Remediation in Bipolar (CRiB2): a randomised trial assessing efficacy and mechanisms of cognitive remediation therapy compared to treatment as usual.
  • GutBrain ‘Individual differences in gut microbiota, brain, and behaviour’

Some useful links:-

NIHR – National Institute for Health and Care Research

NHS Health Research Authority

If you would like to opt out of receiving invites to be included in all research then please contact us and we can opt you out.