This Practice is Research Active

Did you know that clinical research takes place at this GP Practice?

We're proud to give our patients the opportunity to take part in research here so that together we can develop new treatments and medicines for the future. There are many different types of research available for people to take part in, and the overwhelming majority of people have a positive experience of research.

Last year more people took part in research in primary care settings (such as GP practices) in the East Midlands than in any other part of England. Join them, and help us to improve healthcare.

When we are told about research projects in the area we often invite appropriate patients to join in the research so you may get a personal invitation!!


Why be part of research?

Watch this short video about research: Research video

Research Opportunities for Patients

Find out about health and social care research studies taking place in the UK.


A guide for members of the public who would like to get involved, or have recently become involved in research.


A way for members of the public to find opportunities to enable them to get involved in designing research studies.

This means that research is carried out with or by members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’, or ‘for’ them.


A useful resource with lots of links to local research opportunities for patients


A nationwide online and telephone service that allows people to register their interest in volunteering for dementia research studies. Anyone over 18 years can register. This helps researchers to find the right participants at the right time.



  1. Measuring Loneliness (INTERACT) study

Identifying the Prevalence of Social Isolation & Loneliness in the Community Setting Across England

This study will map loneliness to highlight the scale of the issue and help decision makers consider new ways to support individuals who are lonely, feeling socially isolated and who may be suffering in silence.

Patients over the age of 16 years can sign up

Multiple languages

10 minute on line survey


Measuring loneliness in UK (INTERACT) study | Faculty of Medicine | Imperial College London



Study that looks at the causes of long-term health conditions by collecting information about genes and lifestyle.

Patients can sign up via website EXCEED

18 +

Minority ethnic and migrant communities have had higher rates of COVID-19 hospital admissions. - THESE COMMUNITIES ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PART

Online questionnaire

With patient’s  consent : study team will access their health record

EITHER  a saliva sample collection kit sent out,  or use ‘left over’ samples from blood tests done previously - to study patient's DNA. 

ENGLISH only at present (hoping to add more languages) 


  1. GLAD

The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study.

Patients can sign up via website Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression Study – GLAD Study

In the UK, 1 in 3 people will experience symptoms during their lifetime. The GLAD Study aims to better understand depression and anxiety in order to find effective treatments and improve the lives of people experiencing these disorders.

To take part in the GLAD Study part of the NIHR BioResource, you must:

  • Have experienced clinical anxiety and/or depression during your life
  • Be aged 16 and above
  • Live in the UK

To begin signing up you just need to provide your name, phone number, email address and a password. You will be sent a notification email to check we have the best way of contacting you.

After this, the GLAD Study enrolment process consists of four steps:

  • Reading the Information Sheet
  • Providing consent
  • Completing our questionnaire
  • Providing a saliva sample