Frome Valley is one of the practices in South Glos that participates in approved NHS research studies through the NHS National Institute for Health Studies. As part of the National Institute for Health Research, we help to provide the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments, and we can learn how to improve NHS healthcare for the future.
We are committed to the Department of Health’s national strategy which puts patients at the centre of all NHS related activity. To ensure that ‘patient benefit’ is not simply based on the views and options of research professionals and clinicians, the national strategy highlights the importance of involving patients, carers and the public at all stages of the research process.
Patients and public can be involved:
- As patients/participants voluntarily taking part in clinical or other well designed studies.
- As patients and public members working with research professionals and clinicians (e.g. doctors, nurses) and getting actively involved in the different stages of research and related activities.
For more info see https://www.nihr.ac.uk/
Please follow this link to help monitor the safety of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: DSRU AZ COVID study
The surgery is participating in a survey to investigate if using a tablet called amitriptyline helps people suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. For more information, please follow this link:
* Psychological Impact of COVID-19*
Psychological impact of Coronavirus poster
Please follow this link to fill in an anonymous survey about how the pandemic has affected you: https://southernhealthnhs.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8H6lIPRGKm4kp93
* The Principle Study*
Please follow link below for information about this study:
PRINCIPLE Study Information