Still undecided about taking part in clinical research?


The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has published an informative video about the benefits of clinical research.

Practices still undecided about getting involved in clinical research can watch a video on NIHRtv.

The YouTube video explains why delivering research in primary care is so important and how it can benefit you, your practice and your patients.

The latest research offers from the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Greater Manchester are as follows:

The LOLIPOP 100k Study (South Asia Biobank) – South Asians living in the UK are at high risk of both cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. The mechanisms are not known. To advance understanding of metabolic, cardiovascular and other important chronic diseases in UK South Asians, the study team are proposing to establish LOLIPOP 100k, a longitudinal population study compromising 100,000 South Asian men and women, aged 18-85 years, under long-term follow-up for health outcomes. Find out more via this YouTube video.

The DISCOVER ME study – More and more GP practices across GM are taking part in the Discover Me study, offering their patients the opportunity to find out their ancestry as well as contribute to creating a dynamic research resource to help us understand disease susceptibility and severity.

The INDIGO Community – Investigating DIGital Outcomes (INDIGO). The study team is using a digital survey tool to try and understand more about the lives of patients after treatment for cancer.

A full list of all available studies in general practice can be found on the NIHR Primary Care Research Hub.

You can also get in touch with the team by emailing:

More information about clinical research and the work of NIHR CRN GM can be found on the PCB website.

A reminder that you can join the hybrid CRN GM Primary Care Meeting. The meeting will be held at 10am on Wednesday 24 April, at Cornishway Group Practice, Wythenshawe.

Please register your interest, whether attending in person or virtually.

Finally, you may be interested in an article about the lack of life sciences research in primary care, in the March edition of Pharma Times.