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Welcome to our Practice 

Bradford on Avon Health Centre and Winsley Health Centre will be unreachable by telephone on the day of Wednesday 23rd August 2017 between 10:00 and 14.00.


The affected sites are having a new telephone system installed meaning that there will be extensive engineering works on the telephone lines and telephone system on this day.


In case of emergency or for urgent matters we can be contacted on 01225 860811 and 01225 860812 on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 between 10:00 and 14:00.


When booking your telephone consultation with the Doctor state the telephone number you request to be called on and the reason for the call.   Please note the time may vary due to unforeseen circumstances, but the Doctors will do their up most to call you within an hour of your booking.



Clinical Trials

Clinical trials aim to show the benefits and risks of new drugs or treatments, usually by comparing them with the standard treatments in use. During a clinical trial, the treatments being compared are given to patients or healthy members of the public. The researchers then carefully observe and record any differences in their effects on the trial participants over time.

No matter how promising a new treatment may seem in the laboratory, it must be carefully tested through clinical trials so that its effects on patients can be more fully understood. The fact that treatments are new does not always mean that they are more effective than existing therapies, and they might even be harmful. Clinical trials are the best ways to assess whether new treatments are safe, what their side effects are, and whether they work better than the existing standard treatments.

Vital treatments now commonly in use in the NHS were all developed and tested through clinical trials, for example chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Clinical trials have also shown doctors the best way to use these treatments, to help people suffering from life-threatening illnesses to live longer and to experience a better quality of life.

As a result of clinical trials, there have been many health benefits. The Medical Research Council has been funding clinical research for more than 70 years.


The people who volunteer are the most important part of clinical trials. They play an essential part in helping scientists to develop and test treatments for the benefit of everyone in the community.


We are currently participating in studies below:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Atrial Fibrillation

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above studies, then please speak to your doctor or one of our Research Nurses:

  • Cathy Shute on 01225 860030
  • Sally Barth on 01225 860033

Details of studies we are currently recruiting for appear on our Clinical Trials Notice Boards located within the Health Centre and Winsley. These are updated on a regular basis, so please do take a look.

The Health Centre undertakes many different clinical trials so keep an eye out for new ones.

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