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Our Practice supports NHS research

We work with the research arm of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research, to offer our patients the opportunity to take part in ethically approved research studies.

Research has always been at the heart of the NHS. Through research we are able to continually improve treatments and discover the best ways to prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses. It also helps us understand how to best focus NHS resources where they will be most effective.

As a patient, you may at times be offered the opportunity to be involved in research studies which the Practice has agreed to support. The Practice’s level of involvement may range from simply having identified a suitable group of people from our database for an external researcher, to being a site where research activity is carried out.

We are currently recruiting to the following studies:

  • DARE – A questionnaire and blood test for anyone with diabetes which contributes to a national databank

Please speak to your doctor or nurse if you’d like to take part.

Learn more about participating in research on the National Institute for Health Research website.

Read about other people’s experiences taking part in research.

If you want to find out about other research studies taking place close to where you live, visit the UK Clinical Trials Gateway and enter your postcode.

This practice is currently signed up to FARSITE which provides a safe, convenient and effective way for the family GP to control the recruitment of their patients into clinical research, whilst allowing NHS-based researchers to run complex and powerful searches over anonymised population level health record data. For more details contact

This practice has received NIHR training

This practice is working closely with the CRN: GM to bring the best possible research opportunities to the local community and patients throughout GM

At West Timperley Medical Centre we are actively involved in research to help improve medical knowledge about illness and so develop better treatments for patients.

The research is all ethically approved and selected specially for primary care to help improve medical care now and in the future.

You may be invited to take part in research. There is no obligation to take part and if you decline it will not affect your treatment in any way.

Join Dementia Research (JDR) is a national project aiming to improve dementia care by increasing the number of people involved in dementia research. People of any health and age are welcome to sign up.

Would you like to join the fight against dementia? Sign up today.

Join Dementia Research

 Research for the Future is a NHS-supported project to encourage people living in and around Greater Manchester to take part in local health research opportunities. Research for the Future consists of a series of ‘Help BEAT’ campaigns. Each ‘Help BEAT’ campaign invites people with a particular health condition to hear more about research going on into that condition.


Join Research For the future

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