Woodcock Road Surgery is now an active member of the National Institute for Health and Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Eastern. Our practice participates in research activity and works closely with CRN Eastern by supporting us to recruit and take part in clinical studies through their locally based research nurses and network coordinators. There are different ways patients can become involved in studies our practice is participating in: You may be sent information via a text message or through the post if we feel that you might be a suitable participant. A doctor or nurse may talk to you about the study and ask whether you would consider taking part. You may read information on this website about a current study and wish to take part, either by contacting the practice or following links provided on the website.

Your data

We comply with the GDPR requirements. People in our care team may look at your health records to check whether you are suitable to take part in a research study, before asking you whether you are interested or sending you a letter on behalf of the researcher.

Practice setup

We have been accredited by RCGP as ‘Research Ready’. To become research ready the practice has completed an online self-accreditation questionnaire which covers the minimum requirements of the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care, Department of Health (2005). The accreditation has been developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners in conjunction with the NIHR and the PCRN.