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Clinical Research

Clinical Research at Praze Surgery

At our Connor Downs branch surgery we carry out a diverse range of clinical trials. These clinical trials are used to test and prove the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments. New drug products go through a lot of testing before they are officially launched for use. These tests with human participants are late on in the drug development process. They are split into four phases. With each phase, an increasing number of people are involved in the testing.

 


Phase I trials: Involve 20 – 80 people, to determine safe dosage, identify side effects and evaluate the treatment or drug’s safety.

WE DO NOT UNDERTAKE THIS PHASE. THIS INFORMATION IS ONLY FOR YOUR INTEREST

Phase II trials: Further evaluation of treatment or drug’s effectiveness and safety on 100 – 300 people.

  WE DO NOT OFTEN UNDERTAKE THIS PHASE. THIS INFORMATION IS FOR YOUR INTEREST


Phase III trials: Confirmation of effectiveness, comparison to other treatments, monitoring of side effects and safety data collection on thousands of people.

 

Phase IV trials: Post-approval studies of long term effects. Open to anyone seeking treatment.

 

Phase III and IV studies are those that we carry out at this surgery.

 

 

Benefits

  • Access to treatment before it is widely available.
  • New treatments that may be more effective at treating your condition than those currently available.
  • Treatment is free.
  • Regular medical reviews of general health and issues specific to the treatment.
  • Protected appointment time with Doctor and Nurse.

Drawbacks

  • You may receive a Placebo rather than the trial treatment.
  • Regular attendance at the surgery and tests (e.g. blood tests) may be required.
  • As with all drug treatments on the market, there may be side effects.

 

 

 

If we think you could benefit from these treatments you could be asked to participate in a study. Currently, Drs Fairle, Ellery and Sharp are qualified to refer patients into clinical trials. Some studies can be volunteered for. All clinical research is optional. We are very grateful for your participation as it is essential towards advances in treatment.

 

All patient data is securely stored on site. Transferred data is anonymised.



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