In this episode doctors Lisa and Sara discuss research in general practice with Dr Imran Ghafoor, GP at Peterloo Medical Centre in Middleton and Primary Care Specialty Lead for the National Health and Clinical Research Institute (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Greater Manchester, and Ewa Grzegorska from the NIHR.
They discuss Dr Ghafoor’s journey to becoming involved in primary care research, what embarking on research projects in primary care might look like, as well as some of the practicalities and financial considerations.
Listen to the podcast episode at https://pckb.org/e/research-in-general-practice/
- National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR): https://www.nihr.ac.uk/
- Clinicians wishing to train in research: initial training module re good clinical practice (through NIHR): https://www.nihr.ac.uk/health-and-care-professionals/learning-and-support/good-clinical-practice.htm
- Implementation of inclisiran in UK primary care for patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or ASCVD-risk equivalents: rationale and design of VICTORION-Spirit, a pragmatic phase IIIb, randomised controlled study: https://www.ijclinicaltrials.com/index.php/ijct/article/view/672
- Safety and Efficacy of Dexpramipexole in Eosinophilic Asthma (EXHALE): A randomised controlled trial (mentioned and not published yet): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37277072/
- National Institute of Health and Care Research – potential studies of interest: https://bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk/results/search-results
- Some primary care professionals may also want to participate in research (which in itself is a good way to see what is involved). For more information, visit: https://www.researchforthefuture.org/