Clinical research is a major driver of innovation and central to NHS practice for maintaining and developing high standards of patient care.

Arden Medical Centre participates in Clinical Research and patients may be approached to participate in research. Any data disclosed would be confidential and patients may withdraw at any time.


Arden Medical Centre is a RESEARCH ACTIVE PRACTICE

This practice is pleased to announce that we are a research active practice linked to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.  We have been accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) as a Research Ready practice.

We work in close collaboration with a team of GPs, research nurses and facilitators based at the University of Birmingham. If a patient is eligible to join a research study running in our practice, a GP or other healthcare professional will provide written information. Taking part in a research study is voluntary and can be beneficial to patients who participate in them.

Examples of research projects include:

  • Investigating respiratory infections
  • Management of heart failure
  • How to increase physical activity
  • Finding out whether low dose aspirin helps people with Type 2 diabetes
  • Ways to help people stop smoking
  • The use of self-monitoring of blood pressure
  • Investigating timing of taking blood pressure medication

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