Oak Street Medical Practice actively supports clinical research studies within primary care.
The NHS Constitution states that Research is a core function of the NHS. Clinical Research is a major driver of innovation and central to NHS practice for maintaining and developing high standards of patient care. Ultimately, clinical research means patients get access to new treatments, interventions and medicines. Investment in research means better, more cost effective care for patients.
National Institute for Health Research
In 2006 the Department of Health set up The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to improve the health and wealth of the nation through Research.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) was introduced to provide the infrastructure to the NHS to allow high quality research to be set up and delivered efficiently and effectively.
Oak Street Medical Practice is part of a network of local practices participating in research activities under the banner of Clinical Research Network (CRN) Eastern.
To find out more about the work of the NIHR Clinical Research Network go to www.crn.nihr.ac.uk