Practice Research

This practice contributes to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.

Information in patient records is important for medical research to develop new treatments and test the safety of medicines. This practice supports medical research by sending some of the information from patient records to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).

CPRD is a Government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. Identifiable data flows to NHS Digital but you cannot be identified from the information sent to CPRD.

If you do not want anonymised information from your patient record to be used in research you can opt out by speaking to your doctor.

For more information about how your data is used visit


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 are aged 18 and over
  • You have had a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 14 days
  • And you have had COVID-19 like symptoms

Find out more at Join the PRINCIPLE Trial — PRINCIPLE Trial

GLAD Study – Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression

With one in three people experiencing a mental health disorder during their lifetime, mental health research has never been so important. The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study aims to further explore genetic and environmental influences of anxiety and depression. Led by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health BioResource and researchers at King’s College London, this online study aims to assess the different risk factors towards anxiety and depression, with the aim of improving diagnosis and treatment for future generations.

Taking part in this study is quick and easy. If you are over the age of 16, live in the UK, and have ever experienced symptoms of anxiety and depression you can register at the GLAD website here: After this, you will be asked to read the study information sheet, and consent to take part. You will then be able to access our online questionnaire which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. If you are eligible, we will send you a saliva kit in the post which is extremely easy to complete and send back.

To learn more or sign up, go to

Join Dementia Research

Join Dementia Research (JDR) is a service supported by Tamar Valley Health to enable people to take part in vital dementia research. Everyone over 18 can register whether they have a diagnosis of dementia or not. For more information, please visit the Join Dementia Research website.