146 - 148 York Street, Cambridge, CB1 2PY
Telephone: 01223 364116
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York Street Medical Practice actively supports clinical research into new areas of medicine, which will hopefully be of benefit to all. We are part of a network of reasearch practices under the banner of Primary Care Research Network East of England.
The mission of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) , the research arm of the NHS, is to maintain a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.
The NIHR is funded by the Department of Health.
The Primary Care Research Network East of England (PCRN EoE) is one of a family of NIHR national research networks working together with the Comprehensive Local Research Networks (CLRN) to provide a wide range of support to the local research community. Our Practice participates in research activity and works closely with the Primary Care Research Network East of England , creating more opportunities for more patients to be involved in research should they wish.
By building on and extending partnerships, with university academics and the NHS, research collaboration across the East of England is further strengthened.
The PCRN EoE also helps our practice by supporting us to recruit and take part in clinical studies through their locally based research nurses and network coordinators.
What is Primary Care research ?
People use research to try and find the causes of diseases and to find better treatments and services for those diseases and improve patient care.
Research is presented in different formats;
Experiencing new combinations of treatments
Why we support Research
Research studies help to answer specific questions about health and health care. For example;
The results of research studies can be of interest to patients and useful to health professionals and managers in the NHS in helping to decide what treatments and services to provide in future.
How can I get involved?
There are different ways that patients can become involved in studies our Practice is participating in.
Patients who express an interest in finding out more about a study will be asked for their permission to share their name and contact details with the study team. Some studies require direct contact between participants and the team, others involve contact through a member of practice staff or with a Primary Care Research Network research nurse.
You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve. The practice will usually provide you with a patient information sheet;
You will not be asked to take part in a large number of studies. Most researchers are very specific about the criteria that people need to meet in order to enter their study. Usually this means that only a relatively small number of patients at the practice will be suitable for any one study.