THE FUTURE OF HEALTH NEEDS YOU
Did you know that findings from research studies are used by your GP, Nurse or other health professional to enable them to offer you the most appropriate care?
Anyone registered with this practice could help shape the future of health care by considering and helping with research projects that you may be invited to participate in.
You may be approached by a member of this practice to help participate in a research project. Please consider patient information about the research carefully. This information may be sent to you or given to you by your nurse or doctor or other health professional to consider.
This practice is part of a network of General Practices in the East of England who host medical research on a regular basis. The network is called Primary Care Research Network - East of England. Participation in any research is voluntary. You may refuse to take part in research without it affecting your usual medical care. All network research has been approved by Research Ethics Committee and has Primary Care Trust approval.The Network is one of the UKs Clinical Research Networks and is supported by funding from the Department of Health.
NORFOLK DIABETES PREVENTION STUDY
The practice is taking part in this study being run by the NHS Clinical trials unit, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia.
Do you live in Norfolk or are you registered with a Norfolk GP and are you over 40 years old?
Can you answer yes to any of the following questions?
Do you have a family history of type 2 diabetes
Do you have a history of coronary heart disease?
Do you have impaired fasting glucose?
Have you ever had diabetes during pregnancy?
Do you have a BMI of 30kg/m2 or more?
If so you could be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and you may be able to take in a diet and lifestyle programme, the Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study.
For more information please ring 01603 597300 www.norfolkdiabetespreventionstudy.nhs.uk
Management of Asthma in School Age Children On Therapy
PARENTS - There is a research study running locally looking at the different treatments given to children with asthma. It’s called the MASCOT study. The research is funded by the Department of Health and aims to improve the care of children whose asthma is not quite as good as it could be.
Could your child be suitable to take part?
We’re looking for children aged 6-14 years old who need to use their blue reliever inhaler four or more times a week because of their asthma symptoms. They should also already be using a preventer inhaler.
Interested in finding out more?
If this sounds like your child and you are interested in finding out more, please speak to your doctor or contact the local MASCOT nurse directly on 01603 287851 or at Alison.Betteridge@nnuh.nhs.uk.