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If you’re interested in taking part in research, here are some projects that are currently recruiting participants.


If you would like to advertise your primary care study here, please get in touch.

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Title of Study
Who we're recruiting
What is involved
How to participate
End date
The ASCEnD study. Aripiprazole/sertraline combination: clinical and cost-effectiveness in comparison with quetiapine for the treatment of bipolar depression.
GPs working with people with bipolar disorder.
An interview (approximately 30 minutes), to explore any challenges you experience in managing people with bipolar disorder, at a time and place convenient to you. Time will be reimbursed according to British Medical Association (BMA) guidance.

Contact Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, lead researcher for the qualitative study.


December 2024
OLYMPIA - Online activity and young people's mental health in primary care
GPs and practice nurses working in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire who provide care for patients aged 16-24 (approximately), with anxiety or depression
An online interview (30-45 minutes) about views on discussing online activity and mental health with young adults

Email asking for information on the OLYMPIA study

October 2024
Participants Needed: Experiences and Challenges with Recurrent Vulvovaginal Thrush in Primary Care
Clinicians who have experience consulting patients with thrush.
On online interview (30-45 minutes) about experiences of treating patients with recurrent vulvovaginal thrush. Vouchers provided.
September 2024
The SPotting Cancer among Comorbidities (SPoCC) programme
GPs and primary care nurses who are currently clinically active and working in the NHS
One online meeting for 1-2 hours to review a proposed intervention to improve early cancer detection for patients with anxiety and/or depression that will be tested in primary care.

Please complete the following Expression of Interest form and you will be contacted by the team

14th June 2024
NCEPOD Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) study
Clinicians, including primary care clinicians, involved in providing care to children and young people with JIA
NCEPOD are reviewing the quality of care in children and young adults (0-24 years) with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). As part of this we are collecting clinicians’ views on the services available for them to provide to children and young adults with JIA via a short (max 5 minutes) survey.

The survey can be found here: More information can be found at

14th June 2024
My Knee Plan: A project to develop a care plan with a named Healthcare Professional
Any NHS healthcare professional involved in the care of people waiting for and having knee replacement surgery.
We will ask you to complete two questionnaires, one now and another in the Autumn 2024), about what care you think is important for people waiting for and having knee replacement surgery.

Read the information booklet on the website, then start the survey here:

Recruitment closes 31st July 2024.
The STARFISH Trial: A randomised controlled trial of STeroid Administration Routes For Idiopathic Sudden sensorineural Hearing loss
Adults in the UK aged 18 years or over with a diagnosis of new-onset Idiopathic Sudden sensorineural Hearing loss (ISSNHL), who meet eligibility criteria.
We aim to find out which route (oral, intratympanic, or combined) of steroid treatment works best in improving hearing for patients with ISSNHL. Read more:

Refer adults with suspected ISSNHL to secondary care as per NICE guidelines and highlight their potential eligibility for participation in the trial. (To confirm if your local ENT department is involved in the trial/ for more information, email

May 2025
ATHENA (AmiTriptyline for the prevention of post-HErpetic NeuralgiA)
Adults >=50 years, with first/ second episode of herpes zoster, <=6 days since rash onset, not already taking (and no contraindication to taking) amitriptyline 10-30mg
A trial of medication and completion of questionnaires over 12 months, to assess how effectively amitriptyline treats post-herpetic neuralgia
30 September 2024
TIGER (Trial of food allergy IgE tests for Eczema Relief)
Children with eczema between 3 months and 2 years of age
Contact with a researcher, a 'good eczema care' leaflet or a leaflet plus dietary advice, based on skin prick tests to milk, egg, wheat, and soya, with questionnaires and follow-up to review the response
30 September 2024
What are GP specialty trainee and trainer experiences of the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners Simulated Consultation Assessment (MRCGP SCA)?
5 GPST3 trainees who have sat the MRCGP SCA and 5 GP trainers who have supported a trainee who has sat the MRCGP SCA.
An online interview (approx 40 mins) via Microsoft Teams discussing your experiences of the exam - preparing, on the day, key events impacting performance and your advice for future trainees / trainers.

If you are a GPST 3 Trainee please register your interest here:

If you are a GP Trainer please register your interest here:

1st of August 2024 or earlier if interview slots are filled
Addressing the osteoporosis care gap in UK primary care: a mixed methods study
Primary care team members involved in the care of people with osteoporosis
A survey to inform a Versus Arthritis funded PhD, aiming to provide support to primary care clinicians in managing osteoporosis.

Here is a link to the survey:

By participating you will have the chance to win a £100 amazon voucher and gain access to osteoporosis CPD materials.

Beliefs and attitudes of UK healthcare professionals about persistent somatic symptoms
UK healthcare professionals with experience of working with people with persistent somatic symptoms
A survey that should take less than 15 minutes to help understand the beliefs and attitudes of healthcare professionals in the UK about persistent somatic symptoms
Management of suspected acute otitis media in primary care – an international survey
Any GPs, First5 and GP trainees in the UK
A 7-minute survey to help us improve the diagnostic accuracy for suspected acute otitis media
When target of 120 respondents is reached
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