Hanham Health has a particular interest in research. Hanham Health has achieved the RCGP Research Practice Accrediation. Our Practice supports research studies run by Universities and other areas in the NHS which will benefit our patients.
Below are some current and recent projects that we have been involved in:
COMMANDO - We are writing to all parents with children age between 5-11 years old registered with the practice to let them know about a new research study to help overweight children. The study is called ComMando and is investigating a new device, called a Mandolean, which may be able to help children struggling with their weight. All children who take part in the study will receive weight management advice from a specially trained nurse. Half of the study group will also be randomly selected to use the Mandolean. If you think your child may be overweight and would like to participate then please contact the Practice.
PRIMIT - this study involves testing an interactive website that is being developed to help people prevent, catching and passing on respiratory infections (flu, coughs, colds, sore throats). This is important because these infections affect many people every winter, and as well as being unpleasant, they can cause time off work and interfere in normal life. They can also be dangerous in households where people get lots of infections, are at risk or have other health problems. You may have received a letter from us early November 2012 inviting you to take part.
Holdfast - some patients with heart failure are admitted to hospital frequently and this can be disruptive for patients and their carers. This study will observe all types of patient care to see where improvements can be made and see how hospital admissions can be reduced. A researcher would keep in close contact with the patient for up to 6 months and would attend all healthcare appointments with them.
KCS - Keeping Children Safe - researchers are asking lots of parents to tell them what they can do to keep their children safe from accidents so they can find out how well these things work. Your GP may send you some information about this study. Please think about taking part. If you do you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire. This will take about 20 minutes. If you take part, you may help stop other children having accidents in the future.
DUTY - a study to help primary care practitioners identify young children at a high risk of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - those children from whom a urine sample will be obtained. The study focuses on acutely unwell pre-school children attending appointments. (This study has now closed)