Hanham Health is part of the 4PCC Research Hub that participates in approved NHS research studies through the NIHR Clinical Research Network. As part of the National Institute for Health Research, we help to provide the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments, and we can learn how to improve NHS healthcare for the future.

We are committed to the Department of Health’s national strategy which puts patients at the centre of all NHS related activity. To ensure that ‘patient benefit’ is not simply based on the views and options of research professionals and clinicians, the national strategy highlights the importance of involving patients, carers and the public at all stages of the research process.

Patients and public can be involved:

  • As patients/participants voluntarily taking part in clinical or other well designed studies.
  • As patients and public members working with research professionals and clinicians (e.g. doctors, nurses) and getting actively involved in the different stages of research and related activities.

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If you would like to be considered for any of our studies please let your GP know.

Current research studies:


A study looking to see whether people who have been taking long term antidepressants have particular beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours towards their antidepressant use to manage their long-term depression.


A study to investigate the effectiveness of long term maintenance antidepressant treatment on the prevention of relapse in depression.


A study to compare the effectiveness of the four types of emollient in children with eczema.


Primary care Management of lower Urinary tract Symptoms in men: Development and validation of a diagnostic and decision-making aid