At Leighton Road Surgery we have an active and vibrant research team. This is headed by Dr Farah Paruk.

So what is Research?

There are many different types of research from observational surveys to clinical trials involving new and novel medications. These are often comparing best-known standard therapies with newer therapies to see if they are more effective or cause fewer side effects.

People use research to try and find the causes of diseases and to find better treatments and services for those diseases. Research is particularly important in Primary Care as we can see the importance and effects of different treatments in a real setting, not the artificial setting of hospitals or in-patient research units.

We are particularly interested in important conditions affecting patients in Primary Care (General Practice). The research areas are very varied depending on what is new, has great potential or areas where research is especially needed.

To find out more about Research and how it is affecting people’s lives, view these sides:

Research at Leighton Road Surgery

Leighton Road Surgery has an excellent track record in clinical studies. Previous trials have included EUDRAGENE, ASCEND, ISICA.

Anyone registered with the practice could help shape the future of health care by considering and helping with research projects. You may be approached by the practice and invited to participate in research projects.

The information may be sent to you by post or given to you by a member of staff.  Please consider the invitation carefully. Participation is voluntary and declining to take part will not affect your medical care in any way.

If you want to put yourself forward for a particular trial please use the Feedback section of the website to give us your name, contact phone number and the trial you are interested in and one of the research team will call you.

We are closely involved with our local Primary Care Research Network, East of England (PCRN-EoE).

Closed Trials

  • CANDID – Cancer Diagnosis Decision Rules Study
  • FAST (Fourfold Asthma Study Trial)
  • Stuttering/Stammering and Social Anxiety
  • Personalised Medicine for Morbid Obesity
  • CPSS – Child Parent Screening Study
  • ASPECTS – Acute Stress Programme for Children and Teenagers
  • 3 Cs (Cough Complications Cohort)
  • TASMIN-SR -Targets and Self-Management of Blood Pressure in Stroke and other at Risk Groups (TASMIN-SR)
  • PERFORM – A Prospective Epidemiological Research on Depressive Disorder