Marine Lake Health & Wellbeing Centre, Orrysdale Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5AA
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We are actively supporting clinical research studies within primary care.
The NHS Constitution states that research is a core function of the NHS. Clinical Research is a major driver of innovation and central to NHS practice for maintaining and developing high standards of patient care. Ultimately, clinical research means patients get access to new treatments, interventions and medicines. Investment in research means better, more cost effective care for patients.
In 2006, the Department of Health set up The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to improve the health and wealth of the nation through Research. The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) was introduced to provide the infrastructure to the NHS to allow high quality research to be set up and delivered efficiently and effectively.
Marine Lake & Estuary Practice is part of a network of practices participating in research activities for NIHR North West Coast. To find out more about the work of the NIHR Clinical Research Network go to their website.
The CRN Primary Care speciality works in collaboration with researchers and primary care practitioners such as GPs’, practice nurses, pharmacists and dentists to promote the successful delivery of research studies in the NHS. A wide range of research studies are supported which look at:
There are various ways a patient can become involved in studies at Marine Lake Medical Practice.
All clinical research carried out at our surgeries is thoroughly checked and approved by ethical committees thus ensuring it is appropriate and safe to perform. Your participation is entirely voluntary and can be withdrawn by yourself at any time without any explanation required.
You are under no obligation to participate in any research project
Your care and your relationship with your doctor will not be affected in any way if you decided not to take part in a research study
You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain further details about a study.
If you do agree to take part in a study, you will be asked to sign a consent form. This will clearly state which parts of your notes (if any) may be looked at for the purposes of the research study. Nobody from outside this practice will be given your contact details or have access to your medical records without your prior consent.
Research Changes Lives
Research can save lives, find new treatments and help people be healthier and happier for longer
Doctors, nurses and other health and social care professionals learn more by doing research. But this is only possible when people , including children and young people ,take part in research studies.
In fact, last year, nearly three quarters of a million people took part in health and social care research
Why take part?
You will help researchers learn important new information
Ask your doctor , nurse or healthcare professional about research you can take part in or look at our research pages below for links to how you can take part.
The ModiFY clinical trial, is being conducted in hospitals across the UK, so that researchers can assess whether the Modi-1 vaccine when given to patients with specific cancer types:
The clinical trial is recruiting patients with the following advanced cancer types:
The study is also recruiting patients with Head and Neck Cancer that are planning to undergo surgery.
Click the link below for more information