Bollington Medical Centre supports NHS research

This practice works with the research arm of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research, to promote clinical research and offer our patients the opportunity to take part in ethically approved research studies.

Research has always been at the heart of the NHS. Through research we are able to continually improve treatments and discover the best ways to prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses. It also helps us understand how to best focus NHS resources where they will be most effective.

As a patient, you may at times be offered the opportunity to be involved in research studies which the Practice has agreed to support. The Practice’s level of involvement may range from simply having identified a suitable group of people from our database for an external researcher, to being a site where research activity is carried out.

Useful information and links

Learn more about participating in research on the National Institute for Health Research website.

Read about other people’s experiences taking part in research.

Read the latest report on our patient Involvement programme PES report

If you want to find out about other research studies taking place close to where you live, visit the UK Clinical Trials Gateway and enter your postcode.

National campaigns include

Sign up to hear about what is going on locally for e.g.

Join a free 4 week on-line course to learn more about research

Sign up to receive information about research studies you may be interested in joining

Join a public involvement forum

Read about the latest developments in public participation in research


This practice is currently signed up to FARSITE which provides a safe, convenient and effective way for the family GP to control the recruitment of their patients into clinical research, whilst allowing NHS-based researchers to run complex and powerful searches over anonymised population level health record data. For more details contact


We work in collaboration with other practices in Eastern Cheshire on multi-site studies. We have a proven track record of delivering to time and target in both academic and commercial trials. If you would like to speak to us about conducting research in our area please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">


This practice is one of over 260 practices in England contributing pseudonymised data for national research and surveillance.

These data enable continuous monitoring of infections and diseases in the commu-nity and is used in ethically approved research. The RCGP RSC is the main source of information for Public Health England (PHE) and helps with prediction and management of flu outbreaks and pandemics.

Providing pseudonymised data does not affect patients, their care or privacy, however if you no longer wish to allow your information to be used, please speak to your GP.