Research 2022


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 participates in several carefully chosen research studies at any one time. 

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.

We work closely with the National Institute for Health Research. For for information on what they do please visit their website here

Current Research Studies

These are the current studies that the Practice is participating in, look out for more new studies and any invitations that you might be sent: 

  • STATIC – email invites sent to patients trialing the stopping of certain medication in patients with inactive Crohn’s Disease
  • T2T – email invites sent to patients to look at the most effective and cost effective methods of treating Gout
  • BICs – email invites sent to trial a new drug to combat flare ups of COPD
  • ERICA – Electronic Risk Assessment for Cancer, trialing software of risk assessment tools and symptoms checkers that will aid in early cancer diagnosis, to be used in relevant consultations
  • ATTACK – invites will be sent out to patients to test the use of Aspirin to target arterial events in Chronic Kidney Disease

If you would like to opt-out of medical research then please visit 

Award Winning Success

Danetre Medical Practice won two awards for "Research Team of the Year" and "Non-Clinical Researcher of the Year" in 2013 at a ceremony hosted by the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Comprehensive Local Research Network. The saw Danetre up against the research community of other GP practices in the region and General and University Hospitals along with Primary Care Teams and Healthcare NHS Foundation Trusts.