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Ide Lane, Alphington, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8UP

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We are a Research Practice for the NHS Primary Care Research Network (South West) and participate in many research studies annually. We believe it is important to be involved in research in primary care as it has a vital role in improving treatments for patients. 

In addition the practice contributes anonymous data to a database(s) used for health care research purposes. The data collection scheme has been approved by the local Research Ethics Committee. This Committee oversees all research conducted on the data. The database holds anonymised data on millions of patients, and no patient will be traceable to anyone outside the Practice. 

If anything to do with the research would require that you provide additional information about yourself, you will be contacted to see if you are willing to take part; you will not be identified in any published results. If you would like to opt out of this data collection scheme, please let your doctor know and no data from your records will be collected for use in research. This will not affect your care in anyway. 

If you decide to take part in any of these studies, we would be grateful if you could let the research team know that you found out about the study from Ide Lane Surgery.

If at any time you would like to know more, or have any concerns about how we use your information, please contact Sandra Cole, our Practice Manager, on 01392 439868.


Further information on how your personal data may be used for research can be found on the NHS Health Research Authority website:  NHS HRA Patient Information and health and care research


NIHR Annual Statistics Highlight Sustained Public Enthusiasm Across South West for Participating in Research

Please see details about the National Institute for Health and Care Research annual statistics highlight sustained public enthusiasm across South West for participating in research.


Clinical Research Network's Health and Care Research Community News

Please see the latest RESEARCH+ME Health & Care Research Community News


Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Study

Are you 60 years of age or older? Have you had a UTI in the past two years? You could be eligible to take part!

Please see the E.mbrace Study website to see if you are eligible to take part in the E.mbrace study.

Please also see the E.mbrace study poster.


Identifying Cancer early

Please see the The ERICA Study.


The PRINCIPLE Study - new recruitment paused

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19.

The PRINCIPLE Trial recruitment has been paused at the moment. However it will continue for the current trial participants until the end of their follow-up period. The trial is ongoing and it is very important that those people who are already taking part in the trial stay with us. The PRINCIPLE team really appreciate their continued support. Once they have collected all the data required, it will be analysed and published following peer review.

Find out more at the PRINCIPLE Trial website


Getting Involved in Research

Diabetes Research

Improving Clinical Care in Diabetes (The ICCD) Study
Further details and for the Expression of Interest form


The Community Aging Research 75+ Study (CARE 75+)

News from the CARE 75+ study


Anxiety and Depression Study

Are you...

  • Aged 16+?
  • Living in the UK?
  • Experiencing clinical levels of depression and/or anxiety, or have experienced these in the past?

If so, Glad Study are looking for patients to take part in a study. also see the Glad Study Poster.

Watch this GLAD Study video to find out how you can take part.

If you take part, please ensure you put on the form that you received the information about the study at Ide Lane Surgery


National Surveillance Programme

Royal College of General Practitioners

This practice is participating in a national surveillance programme that provides continuous monitoring of infectious diseases in the community. The surveillance programme is coordinated by the Royal College of General Practitioners Research (RCGP) and Surveillance Centre (RSC).

For further information Please see the Patient Information Sheet.