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Clinical Research

Hathaway Medical Centre has an established Clinical Research Unit which regularly takes part in UK and international studies.

These studies are varied. Some may be looking at new methods of administering established drugs, for example using new types of asthma inhaler devices to establish the most effective delivery system. Other research studies may be looking at new dose regimes to establish a quicker and more effective response to disease management. Others may be comparative studies looking at two or more similar drugs on the market to determine which is the most effective. Some studies may be looking at totally new medicines to establishing effectiveness and best dose regimes. All the studies taken on by Hathaway Medical Centre are chosen carefully so that the practice as a whole can benefit from the research.

Patients who choose to be involved in the studies receive individual consultations from the research doctors and careful monitoring from the research nurses on a regular basis.

The overall purpose of research is to constantly update treatments, further medical knowledge and allow new developments in medicines. This also keeps the Practice up to date and encourages overall health monitoring of the patient population.

Frequent areas of study for Hathaway Research Unit are blood pressure management, cholesterol control, diabetes, asthma, irritable bowel, osteoarthritis and urinary problems.

If you would be interested in more information regarding the clinical studies or would be interested in being involved please contact Sister Wright or Sister MacDonald on 01249 454509 Please indicate which type of study area you would be interested in by ticking one or more of the boxes. Names will be place on a register so when an appropriate study is recruiting interested patients can be contacted with further information.

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