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Practice Research Information


 Pendle View Medical Centre is now able to take part in high quality medical research.

 Medical research helps to improve the health and well being of the nation.

  Lead Research GP   -   Prof Umesh Chauhan

Research GP  -   Dr R Thakur

 Research Nurses  -  Lesley Miller &  Katie O'Connell-Binns

Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
    • a continuous new or worsening cough
    • and/or a high temperature


    • OR have a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 infection with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above

Find out more

or call 0800 138 0880


If you’ve experienced depression or anxiety, you can be part of a unique opportunity to join the largest study looking at Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression.

We encourage people sign up for this exciting study. Watch the film to find out more or sign up at


Research into COVID19

for more information into the study we in which we are taking part and how this may affect you contact the practice

Research into Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Support

Psychology Feasibility Study

All other research projects are not currently recruiting due to the COVID 19 Pandemic but will resume as soon as we are able to do so

Other Current Research Projects Include:-

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ERICA                    A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial assessing the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of electronic risk-assessment for cancer for patients in general practice (ERICA)


DECIDE                 Study for people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus who are currently being treated with Metformin to lower blood sugar, but the doctor has recommended you need an additional medicine to help control your blood sugar levels.

Atrial Fibrillation - Here at Pendle View Medical Centre, we have a new piece of medical equipment which will help to detect an abnormal heart rate (Atrial Fibrillation - AF). As you get older your changes of developing AF increases. People with AF are more at risk of suffering a stroke and therefore we are offering this test to all patients aged 65+.  For more information regarding stroke prevention, please click here.

 Help Beat Dementia - run through the National Institute for Health Research and also Alzheimer's Research UK Click here for further information or collect a leaflet from reception.

 HEAT Study - Helicobacter eradication - Patient Information Leaflet In Follow up

CPRD - The Clinical Practice Research Datalink. CPRD is a not-for-profit government organisation that makes anonymised primary care data available for approved medical research projects. These health research projects can include, investigating side effects of medicines, investigating causes of disease and medical disorders and associated risk factors, looking into the outcomes of treatments, etc. Please click here for further information.

 We will update you of any further projects as they happen.


If you would like more information regarding the above research projects or feel you would like to take part, please speak to either our

Research Nurses 

Lesley Miller or Katie O'Connell-Binns

or our 

 Lead Research GP -  Prof Chauhan.



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