Research is a key prin­ci­ple of the NHS to improve the cur­rent and future health and care of the pop­u­la­tion. Research involv­ing patients and mem­bers of the pub­lic leads to results that are more reli­able and there­fore more likely to be put into practice.

We want patients and the pub­lic to be involved in all stages of research. This covers:

  • Set­ting research priorities
  • Help­ing to decide what the research needs to achieve
  • Choos­ing the meth­ods used to carry out research
  • Recruit­ing peo­ple into research studies
  • Under­stand­ing what the research find­ings mean for patients and how it can be utilised in Pri­mary Care
The team con­sists of:

Staff Details
Dr Ewart Jack­son Voyzey Lead Research Investigator.
Rebecca Bale Research Admin­is­tra­tor. Rebecca has a vast amount of knowl­edge in clin­i­cal research and has pre­vi­ously worked at clin­i­cal trial units within Uni­ver­si­ties where she has run stud­ies from within the unit. At Birm­ing­ham Oxford & Cam­bridge she has worked on health areas such as breast can­cer, low back pain and diabetes.
Susan Wilkin­son Research Nurse.

Patients cur­rently reg­is­tered with the Axbridge & Wed­more Med­ical Prac­tice may be invited to join stud­ies if they meet the strict eli­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria. Patients will be fully informed about any study before they con­sent to take part in any research.

Patient care will never be com­pro­mised whether they decide to take part or not.

We will keep every­body fully informed and as always put our patients first