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Clinical Research Hub

We are pleased to announce we have become part of the Scarborough & Ryedale Clinical Research Hub supported by the National Institute for Clinical Research (NIHR). We are part of a network of General Practices in Scarborough & Ryedale who are keen to host medical research on a regular basis.  All patients registered with our practice have an opportunity to take part in research projects to help shape the future of health care.

This means we will from time to time be inviting patients to take part in research studies. You may be asked by a member of the Practice to consider taking part in a research project, receive a letter through the post inviting you to take part or see a leaflet, poster or details on our website of how to get involved in studies you may be eligible for.

The requirements of each research study will be different. You may be asked to complete a simple questionnaire, undertake an interview with a researcher or take part in a clinical trial. Full information on any study will be given to you and we ask all patients to consider all information provided about a study before consenting to take part.

Participation to any study is entirely voluntary and if you decide not to take part it will not affect your medical care in any way.

If you have any questions or for further information please contact the practice.

Details of the current studies we are involved in are:-

REACT Study (Recruitment until April 2017) 

Are you a relative of someone with psychosis or bipolar disorder?

Relatives Education and Coping Toolkit….

  • Do you feel DISTRESSED?
  • Would you like SUPPORT and information via an online toolkit for relatives?
  • Would you like to take part in an ONLINE research study for relatives?
  • If the answer to these questions is YES then we’d love to hear from you!

What is REACT? REACT (Relatives Education And Coping Toolkit) is online peer-supported toolkit for relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder. The aim of this study is to test the effectiveness of REACT for reducing relatives’ distress and explore the costs involved in delivering this intervention.

Is this research for you? Participants must be aged 16 years old or over, have access to the internet, and be able to understand written and verbal English. Participants must not be currently taking part in another research study.

Who are we? We are a team of researchers from Lancaster University, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool University and University College London. This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (ref 14/49/34).

For more information or to register your interest for this study please visit: www.reacttoolkit.co.uk or contact the REACT Team on react@lancaster.ac.uk

TIME (Treatment in Morning Versus Evening)

This study is looking at whether it is better for patients to take blood pressure medications in the morning or evening. The study is organized by the British Hypertension Society. Eligible patients will be posted information about the study. A useful website is available for more information: www.timestudy.co.uk

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