Westbourne Medical Centre is an active research practice. This means that we conduct research aiming to provide benefit to our patients. We have a Research team, led by one of our partners Dr Tom Linton, and also including Dr Srobona Goswami and Ashlea Rigler (Management Lead).
The trials are either funded by National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) or by commercial companies. We work with our local Clinical Research Network (CRN Wessex) who help support us in our research.
We are also looking to develop our research services in partnership with other local GP surgeries in Dorset aiming to increase the amount of research opportunities available to our patients.
Here is a sample of our current studies that we are running. If you are eligible for a study, you should have been contacted, however depending on your contact preferences this may not always be the case. If you have not heard from us but think you might be eligible and are keen to participate, then please get in touch.
ZEUS – A research study to look at how ziltivekimab works compared to placebo in people with cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and inflammation
DEFINE FENO – A study looking to enhance and improve care in those with known asthma aged over 12. It is looking at whether performing a quick breathing test during routine annual asthma checks may improve care and enhance the health of patients.
DURATION UTI – A trial focussed on finding out the best duration of antibiotics for women with urine infections. (UTIs) The study will randomise patients to two different antibiotics and four different durations of medication (ranging from 1 to 4 days). Its aim is to find out if we are under-treating or over-treating women when we treat UTIs and whether we can improve care for all women when they experience symptoms.