What studies are going on in my area?

To find out about studies which are going on in your area you can contact us at research@bradford.nhs.uk.

Here we have provided information about studies that are currently open across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.  Please note that some studies may be specific to a particular Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or may not currently be recruiting new practices, so please email us if you require further information.

For more information on each study please follow the links:

Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial

Yorkshire Cancer Research have funded a £5.2m study pilot community-based lung cancer screening in Leeds. The study aims to invite about 30,000 people for a ‘Lung Health Check’ assessment, with 7,000 expected to attend mobile vans in supermarket car parks for a screening CT scan.

Expressions of Interest from practices in Leeds are currently being sought.

How do GPs explain their information sharing behaviours
There are several circumstances in which GPs are asked or expected to share information about their patients, for example with clinical colleagues, with other services, with health managers and with researchers. This work aims to describe how GPs share information with others and the explanations they give for that data sharing.

ABACus – Awareness and Beliefs About Cancer

Cancer survival rates are lower in disadvantages communities, possibly due to low awareness of symptoms and delayed help-seeking. It is important that people increase their knowledge of cancer symptoms, so that they know when to seek medical advice and therefore possible detecting cancer earlier. The study team have developed an interactive online health check questionnaire to be delivered in these communities.

Barriers and Facilitators to Deprescribing in Care Homes
An investigation into the barriers and facilitators to stopping inappropriate medicines (“deprescribing”) for older people living in care homes to inform the development of a novel intervention.     

CARE 75+ 
Community Ageing Research. Establishing a cohort of older people for observational research.

No further practices needed at present.

EMPRESS
Cancer diagnosis via emergency presentation.

A quarter of patients with cancer are initially diagnosed during an emergency presentation to hospital. The study team are interested in understanding what contact patients have in primary care the year before their cancer diagnosis, to determine whether there are ways in which to reduce the number of emergency presentations.

ETNA-AF-Europe 
Non-interventional study on Edoxaban treatment in routine clinical practice for patients with non valvular atrial fibrillation.

No further practices needed at present.

EXPERT
Views and experiences of penicillin allergy testing.

GP attitudes towards asking women routinely about domestic abuse

Professionals working in mental health and midwifery services are required to ask female patients routinely if they are experiencing domestic about and whilst research indicates that women will access their GP as a result of abuse suffered the practice of routine enquiry by GPs has not been consistently adopted. This study will explore GP experiences and attitudes towards asking female patients routinely about domestic abuse during an appointment.

The HEARTH Study
Delivering primary health care to homeless people: an evaluation of the integration, effectiveness and costs of different models.

ISCOMAT WP3

Improving the safety and continuity of medicines management transitions.

When a patient moves (e.g. from hospital to home) medicine problems are common and planned changes are not always followed through. This study will test the feasibility of an intervention to improve the use of prescribed medicines when patients move.  

Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing Survey

A programme of research aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of people who use mental health services.

OPAL
Oxford Pain, Activity and Lifestyle Study. The OPAL study looks at how people's health and physical activity change over time. 

No further practices needed at present.

QualDash: Designing and evaluating an interactive dashboard to improve quality of care

Physical healthcare needs of people with serious mental illness

This study will look at people with a serious mental illness and explore patients’ and general practice clinicians’ experiences of looking after the physical health of people with serious mental illness. This will improve our understanding about the challenges faced in accessing and providing care.

Self-management support for patients with long term conditions in primary care

The study team want to understand how equipped GP practices are at supporting patients in managing their condition and treatment. By finding out what currently happens in routine practice and work with practices to develop recommendations for a practitioner tool-kit that can be used in supporting patient self-management in primary care.

A study of common and rare genetic variants associated with thinness

Identification of genes that contribute to thinness may provide further insights into the regulation of body weight and obesity resistance. Understanding the genetic basis of thinness requires a substantial cohort of thin people who are otherwise well.

UKAGS
The United Kingdom Aneurysm Growth Study. Aims to find out more about abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Understanding variations in referral decisions in primary care
Investigating delays in the detection of early cancers within primary care, an exploration of GPs’ decision making based on Signal Detection Theory

VACCEPT
Survey to explore the acceptability of vaccination and knowledge of HPV in women aged 30 to 45 years attending for cervical screening.

No further practices needed at present.

2WW
Two Week Wait. An investigation of patient non-attendance at urgent referral appointments for suspected cancer.