Clinical Research in General Practice

Covid-19 related trials

Here at Eric Moore Partnership Medical Practice we believe in the importance of clinical research and actively support research studies in primary care, not only within our own practice but across the Warrington area.  

We are very excited to have joined the National Research Surveillance and Practice Group, hosted by Oxford University.  This contributes pseudonymised data for monitoring infection and diseases in the community. It helps to provide Public health England with the prediction of outbreaks of influenza and other pandemics.

We have undertaken clinical research for over 18 months, with six 'open' research studies, and all of the practice GP’s are research trained and lead on different studies. In addition we have a dedicated clinical research nurse, Stephanie Duncan-Noke, to support this work. It is an important area for patients in General Practice to have the opportunity to take part in and we are working very hard to improve access to research for all patients in this area.

When visiting the practice you may see leaflets and posters about the research we are doing or we may write to you to invite you to take part. Please take the time to read the information as you may find you want to take part too.

Research is about finding new knowledge that can lead to changes and improvements in treatments and patient care it is an important aspect of NHS work.The research we are involved with is carried out under the banner of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) North West Coast Clinical Research Network, we do also take part in commercial trials.

If you would like to find out more about research in the NHS please go to

To visit the RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) website please click here.

Clinical Research Poster

Eric Moore Partnership is supporting vital COVID-19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study called PRINCIPLE.


If you have symptoms of COVID-19, are aged 65 or over OR are aged 50-64 and have an existing health condition, you may be eligible to join this important study.


If you'd like to discuss taking part in PRINCIPLE, please contact us on 01925 303199.


Please see for full details of this study.


If you'd like to know more about COVID 19 research and how you can contribute, please visit the Be Part of Research site,, which is run by the National Institute for Health Research.

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