Danetre Medical Practice is an award winning, accredited research and training practice. We have won awards for the best Practice Research Team and Non Clinical Researcher of the Year (Jo Gilford – our Practice Manager). The practice runs several carefully chosen research studies at any one time with research being an integral part of what our practice does on a daily basis.

Taking part in research may benefit you personally, but it also leaves a legacy behind for the improvement of health and treatment of future generations. Participation in whatever small way is appreciated, and if you ever want to know more, we are more than happy to answer questions, so why not email us on

Participation in any study is entirely voluntary, and your decision to take part or not will not affect the care you receive here at Danetre Medical Practice. It is important that you tell your GP or Nurse that you are on a study if you come to see them so they can let the research team know. Your reason for seeing a healthcare professional may be important in terms of the study.

Please be assured we do not give any patients details to anyone outside of this practice.

Watch the Clinical Research Network’s video

One of the main aims of the campaign is to empower patients to ask about research opportunities that could be available to them if they have a medical condition they are receiving treatment for. It’s also about reminding all healthcare professionals from consultants and doctors to nurses, midwives and carers, whether research-active or not, to be research-aware. We know that research professionals across the NIHR actively promote opportunities to patients about research but there is a much wider opportunity to encourage all healthcare professionals to get involved in and support research activity.

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network are recruiting members for the East Midlands PPI Senate.

We particularly welcome applications from Northampton/shire, Lincoln/shire, Derby/shire and BAME, LGBT, long-term condition and disability groups who are currently under-represented.

The University of Nottingham Arthritic Pain Centre

Get involved in research and help shape chronic lower back pain. The University of Nottingham Arthritic Pain Centre seek volunteers to attend 33 meetings in Nottingham over 18 months. Good English communication skills, basic IT skills and day time availability are essential.

Our Award Winning Success

Danetre Medical Practice has won two awards at a ceremony hosted by the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR) Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN).

The Research Awards have been created to recognise individuals and teams delivering excellent research in the NHS. Entries into the awards were open to all Research delivery staff working across the region with judges being particularly keen in hearing about creative solutions that significantly increased participant recruitment into clinical trials and how teams have transformed the way they deliver research to improve the lives of their patients.

Danetre Medical Practice received the Research Team of the year award 2013 for the research team that constantly delivers excellent results. This category saw Danetre up against the global research community of not only other GP Practices in the region but General & University Hospitals along with Primary Care Teams & Healthcare NHS Foundation Trusts.

Jo Gilford Practice Manager then went on to win a second award as the Non-clinical researcher of the year. This award recognises the contribution of a non-clinical researcher and saw the judges highlight how Jo has led a research revolution and been key to the transformation of the Practice in research delivery through working tirelessly to ensure that the underpinning management systems are in place to support clinical practice staff.

Dr Heer, Research Lead at Danetre said “It’s a total honour to be recognised by the industry as a whole, especially when you consider some of the teams we were shortlisted with were so much bigger; morale in the surgery has been given a significant boost”.

Jo Gilford said “To win both Research Team of the Year award and the Non-clinical Researcher of the year was overwhelming. We owe a big thanks to the judges for backing Danetre and all our staff who on a daily basis, work tremendously hard to continue to allow Danetre Medical Practice to deliver outstanding services to their patients.

We must also not forget our patients who have supported the Practice in making research a core activity. Many patients have been recruited into studies facilitating improved patient care, indicating they are taking an active interest in clinical care as a way of extending treatment options. Their growing awareness without doubt confirms they support our research priority.

Taking part in a clinical research study is voluntary, and can be a rewarding experience. If you are interested in learning more or being on our research database should a relevant trial become available to your condition please email