We are committed to participate in research in general practice because we believe it is needed to improve patient care.

We have been accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as Research Ready, and all our staff involved with research operate within the guidelines of Good Clinical Practice for research.

All staff involved in conducting a research study are qualified by education, training and experience to undertake their role in the trial.

Necessary procedures to secure the quality of every aspect of the trial are complied with, and all clinical information is recorded, handled and stored in such a way that it can be accurately reported, interpreted and verified whilst confidentiality is maintained.

The rights of each patient to physical and mental integrity, to privacy and protection of data concerning him in accordance with the Data Protection Act are safeguarded.

You may be asked to participate in research, but please be assured that it is not compulsory to participate.


We participate in the RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre program. We offer swab tests all year round for people with respiratory infections, monitoring levels of Covid 19, influenza and other respiratory viruses. We also provide serology surveillance of background immunity in the population through extra blood tests. You will be asked to join in this research if you come to the practice for a blood test, or contact us when unwell with a respiratory infection. Further information about this program is available by viewing the following information sheet:


We work collaboratively with the NIHR Clinical Research Network which is the Research arm of the NHS.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) supports patients, the public and health and care organisations across England to participate in high-quality research, thereby advancing knowledge and improving care. The CRN is comprised of 15 Local Clinical Research Networks and 30 Specialties who coordinate and support the delivery of high-quality research both by geography and therapy area. National leadership and coordination is provided through the CRN Coordinating Centre.

If you are a patient you may receive invitations letters, email or text messages.  However, if you wish to opt out, can you please follow the instructions located on the NHS website

To find out more about NHS research please follow the links below.

Research Ready

Research Ready® is a quality assurance programme for all research-active UK GP practices. It is designed in line with the UK Research Governance Framework’s legal, ethical, professional, and patient safety requirements.

The programme serves to provide information, support and guidance to accredited practices in research; both to assist with meeting the requirements above, and with considering and conducting research.