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Clinical Research

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 Surgery

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


What is PANDA?  PANDA (What are the indications for Prescribing ANtiDepressAnts that will lead to clinical benefit?) is a study into whether patients really benefit from antidepressants. The study wants to help patient with depressions without overprescribing or prescribing inappropriately.


Is this research for you?  Participants must be aged 18 to 74 years and have not been treated with antidepressants in the previous 8 weeks.


Who are we?  We are a team of researchers from the University College of London in collaboration with the University of Bristol, Liverpool, Southampton and the Hull York Medical School. This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research and has been given a favourable opinion by the NRES Committee East of England- Cambridge South.


For more information on this study please call 01904 321391.

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