Clinical Research in General Practice

Here at Eric Moore Partnership Medical Practice we believe in the importance of clinical research and actively support research studies in primary care, not only within our own practice but across the Warrington area.  

We are very excited to have joined the National Research Surveillance and Practice Group, hosted by Oxford University.  This contributes pseudonymised data for monitoring infection and diseases in the community. It helps to provide Public health England with the prediction of outbreaks of influenza and other pandemics.

We have undertaken clinical research for over 18 months, with twenty two 'open' research studies, and all of the practice GP’s are research trained and lead on different studies. In addition we have a dedicated clinical research nurse, Stephanie Duncan-Noke and clinical research administrator Caitlyn Farrall, to support this work. It is an important area for patients in General Practice to have the opportunity to take part in and we are working very hard to improve access to research for all patients in this area.

When visiting the practice you may see leaflets and posters about the research we are doing or we may write to you to invite you to take part. Please take the time to read the information as you may find you want to take part too.

Research is about finding new knowledge that can lead to changes and improvements in treatments and patient care it is an important aspect of NHS work.The research we are involved with is carried out under the banner of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) North West Coast Clinical Research Network, we do also take part in commercial trials.

If you would like to find out more about research in the NHS please go to

To visit the RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) website please click here.

Clinical Research Poster

Please see our most up to date trials below, if you feel you are eligible please do get in touch!

Congratulations to the Research Team on your fantastic Achievement

Please click on the link to view our Certificate of Achievement for ourn valuable contribution to Clinical Research. The Practice have recruited 503 participants to 16 NHS research studies over the last year.


PIPA Study - Depression and Anxiety in young people

The trial is exploring the effectiveness of an online resource for parents/carers to help reduce depression and anxiety in young people.
Families of young people aged 11-15 years in the UK are being invited to take part. Please visit where you can find information sheets for you and your child which will give you more details of the trial and what your participation would involve.

Please click on the links below for more information-

PIPA_DirectInfoPoster_V1.0_11Oct2021 (6) (1).docx

PIPA_DirectRecruitmentLetter_V1.0_11Oct2021 (2) (1).docx


Remote Consultations in Primary Care during Covid-19: views and experiences of healthcare professionals and patients 

Researchers from the NIHR Applied Research Collaborative at University of Liverpool wish to find out what your views and experienced of remote consultations during COVID-19 are. That includes e-consultations, phone or video consultations.

You can help us by filling out a survey questionnaire outlining your experience and views related to the changes in access to consultation in your general practice before and during Covid-19. This will take about 20 minutes, followed by a shorter survey in three- and six-months’ time. You will also be able to sign up for an optional telephone interview.

If you wish to complete a survey further details can be found online at

If you do not have access to the internet but would still like complete a survey please contact researchers at 0151 795 5390.



PRINCIPLE is an Urgent Public Health clinical trial investigating treatments for people aged over 18, with COVID-19 symptoms.

More details at or click Join the PRINCIPLE Trial — PRINCIPLE Trial to register as a patient from Eric Moore Partnership. 



COPESS study is evaluating a new brief talking therapy, for people who Self-harm & have low mood

People over the age of 16 can learn more about this study here:


Eric Moore Partnership has been selected to take part in an important study to test the use of self-sampling in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme in England. Self-sampling is a new method that is being considered for the NHS Cervical Screening Programme; this test can be completed at home and if implemented in the programme could increase access to screening for many people.

Before self-sampling can be offered as part of routine screening, it needs to be tested to ensure that the results are as accurate as the results from a sample taken by a doctor or nurse.

HPValidate is a study that is being led by Public Health England which will compare self-taken samples with samples taken by a doctor or nurse. This will help the NHS Cervical Screening Programme to decide what device/s could be used for HPV self-sampling in the future.

Over the next few weeks Eric Moore Partnership will be inviting patients who are due for routine cervical screening (smear test) to take part in this study; participants will be asked to use one of the self-tests before having their sample taken by the doctor or nurse.  If you receive an invitation letter with information about the study please talk to your doctor or nurse when you come in for your appointment and they will be able to provide you with further information. Early adopter sites inducted into HPValidate self-sampling study.pdf



Our Practice is taking part in a research study looking at the effectiveness of different ways of managing people with muscle or joint problems. Research like this is important to help us provide the best care. Follow this link for information about the study: OR If you would like to discuss the study or take part, call the FRONTIER study team on 0117 32 87802

Child-Parent Screening for Inherited High Cholesterol  (Familial Hypercholesterolaemia)

A new clinical service is taking place at your General Practice. We are introducing a new service to identify families with Inherited High Cholesterol – commonly known as “Familial Hypercholesterolaemia” which starts with testing children during routine immunisation.

If you have a child due routine immunisations and is age 1, you may receive an information pack regarding this ongoing study.


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