The Village Surgery is proud to be a research active practice and one of the highest recruiting GP practices in Northumberland. We have been accredited as a ‘Research Ready’ practice by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) by completing training and meeting strict standards including understanding the legal and ethical requirements that research accreditation involves. A copy of our certificate of accreditation can be Viewed here.
Healthcare research is very wide ranging. Many studies simply want to know more about how you cope with a particular problem whilst others are looking for patients with a particular diagnosis to help assess the effectiveness of a different treatment. As a patient of The Village Surgery you may be contacted from time to time to be invited to take part in some of these research studies. If you do not wish to be contacted about research opportunities please e-mail us at [email protected] to let us know.
If you wish to find out more about research and what this may involve for you, you can e-mail us at [email protected]