Research Practice

Research In Primary Care (NHS)

Research is a core part of the NHS. It enables the NHS to improve the current and future health of the people it serves.

The Francis Grove surgery is a research site and we have been involved in patient research for the past 5 years.

The practice will decide whether to proceed with a project if it is appropriate for the study, and who may wish to sign up.

  • Patients are normally seen in the surgery by our practice nurses or by a research nurse.
  • Patient information is kept in the strictest of confidence.
  • Patient consent is required and the data gathered is for NHS research only.
If you would like to know more about the research we do, please send us an email.

Alongside research conducted in partnership with the National Institute of Health Research, we also work with an organisation called Optimum Patient Care (OPC) Clinical and Research Services.

  • Please see the poster, for more information on their services.

Clinical Research

Francis Grove Surgery is proud to be a Research Ready Accredited Practice. We work collaboratively with the NIHR Clinical Research Network which is the Research arm of the NHS.

Clinical Research is very important to improve care, treatments and ultimately patients’ quality of life.

If you are a patient at the surgery, you may receive invitation letters to ask if you wish to take part in a research study.

  • Joining in a research study is completely voluntary.
  • If you do not wish to take part in research studies then please let the practice know.

To find out more information about clinical research studies please visit: