The Hall Practice is a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) accredited practice for research. We take part in various studies lead by the NIHR, as well as those by the Royal College of General Practitioners, medical charities and local and national academic organisations.


We believe that participating in medical research can help our patients as well as future generations. Research is vital in providing the evidence needed to help prevent, diagnose and cure disease and illnesses, as well as to transform and redesign services. Breakthroughs in medical research can enable earlier diagnosis, more effective treatments, prevention of ill health, better outcomes and faster returns to everyday life.  Participants with an illness or disease participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.


Our research lead is Dr Nicola Turner. 


Recent studies that our patients have taken part in include ones looking at asthma, hip dysplasia in children, domestic violence and abuse, kidney disease, prevention of pain after shingles and prevention of heart disease and diabetes in South Asain patients.


National Institute for Health and Care Research

Research in the NHS in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research (National Institute for Health and Care Research)      


The NHS is committed to the innovation, and to the promotion, conduct and use of research to improve the current and future health and care of the population


Clinical Research is a major driver of innovation and central to NHS practice for maintaining and developing high standards of patient care. Participating in Clinical research allows patients to get access to new interventions, treatments and medicines. Ultimately, investment in research means better and more cost-effective care for patients.


The National Institute for Health Research (National Institute for Health and Care Research) is the nation's largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive. Working in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders, patients and the public, they deliver and enable world-class research that transforms people's lives, promotes economic growth and advances science.


The Hall Practice is part of a network of local practices participating in research activities under the banner of National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Research Network: Thames Valley and South Midlands (National Institute for Health and Care Research CRN TVSM). The CRN TVSM is hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.


Click here to find out more about the work of the National Institute for Health and Care Research

PATIENT PERSPECTIVE: Is research right for me & what do patients taking part in research really think?


Ultimately, our research helps people to access and take part in studies which could potentially make a real difference to their health conditions and quality of life. Click on the links below to hear more from patients who have taken part in research: Click on the links to find out more information:


Health talk: Patient and public involvement in research


Clinical Research Network – Patient Research Experience Survey


Here are a few quotes from patients who have taken part in research:


“I felt being part of the research helped my case, maybe got treatments that I would not have had otherwise”

“I do feel as though I’m contributing to the improved care for future generations”

“With the close monitoring / treatments from everyone, I now feel a lot healthier”

“The process has made me much more aware of my condition and that advice and care was immediately available”