Research

Get involved Case studies Current research studies Useful links

Did you know we are a research-active organisation?

Beacon Medical Group is proud to be involved in clinical research studies within primary care.

We are part of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network for the South West Peninsula. Its aim is to improve the care for all patients by obtaining evidence for better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in Primary Care and we are actively involved in recruiting for a number of studies currently taking place.

Dr Tim Bray, research lead for Beacon Medical Group, said: “Research is a core function of the NHS and integral to continuing to advance treatments and care for patients. Beacon has decided to offer research opportunities to its patients because, put simply, evidence shows that patients cared for in a research-active organisation have better outcomes.

“Ultimately, clinical research means patients get access to new treatments, interventions and medicines. Investment in research means better, more cost effective care for patients.”

Many of the research studies we currently offer to patients focus around areas such as disease diagnosis and prevention, management of long-term illnesses such as diabetes, prevention of future ill-health, and treating common conditions such as heartburn.