The Spinney Surgery

Ramsey Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 3TP

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Telephone: 01480 495347

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Research & Studies

Over 500,000 people took part in research in England last year and anyone registered with the practice could help shape the future of healthcare by helping with research projects that you may be invited to participate in. Everyone benefits from research. This not only includes scientific research in laboratories, but also research into health and social care.

This practice is part of a network of general practices in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough who host medical research on a regular basis. As such we are accredited as being ‘Research Ready’.

You may be approached by a member of this practice to participate in research. Taking part in a research study can vary greatly and might involve completing a questionnaire, agreeing to an interview with a researcher or taking part in a clinical trial. Participation in research is completely voluntary.

If you want to know more about research or want to get involved,  you can get information from www.crncc.nihr.ac.uk/resources

 

Below are some of the studies and research that the Spinney Surgery is either taking part in or plan to take part in the future:

SAFER (Screening for Atrial Fibrillation with ECG to Reduce stroke) The SAFER study is run by the University of Cambridge and is working to answer the question:  is screening for atrial fibrillation (the heart condition responsible for one in ten strokes) effective and cost effective in reducing stroke  compared to the current care given to patients now?

You may be asked to take part in this study if you are aged 70 and over.

Website: www.safer.phpc.cam.ac.uk/for-patients/eligibility/

ATTACK (Aspirin to reduce cardiac events in Chronic Kidney disease) ATTACK is a study run by the University of Southampton and is being funded by the NIHR and the British Heart Foundation. The study is looking into whether taking daily low-dose aspirin can reduce the risk of a first heart attack or stroke for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Before GPs can recommend aspirin treatment, the study wants to find out the benefits of this treatment and if it outweighs any possible risks.

You may be asked to take part in this study if you have had a blood or urine test which indicates you are susceptible to or have kidney disease and you have not previously had a heart attack or stroke.

Website: www.southampton.ac.uk/attack-trial/about/about-attack.page

PRINCIPLE (Platform Randomised trial of INterventions against COVID-19 In older peoPLE) PRINCIPLE is a nationwide clinical study from the University of Oxford to find COVID-19 treatments for recovery at home in order to reduce hospital  admissions and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19.

If you have been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for less than 15 days and are 65 and over OR 18 and over with no underlying health conditions, you may be eligible for this study.

Website: www.principletrial.org/participants

 

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
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