Pocklington Group Practice

The Beckside Centre, 1 Amos Drive, Pocklington, York YO42 2BS
Tel: 01759 302500


Pocklington Group Practice is a ‘RCGP Research Ready’ practice!

Pocklington Group Practice takes part in effective medical research through the Primary Care Research Network within the NHS National Institute for Health Research.  NHS medical research helps to improve the health and  well-being of the nation.

The Practice is currently involved in the following research trials:

TUDOR (http://www.isrctn.com/ISRCTN38877516?q=&filters=conditionCategory:Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases&sort=&offset=7&totalResults=208&page=1&pageSize=10&searchType=basic-search)

To find out whether diagnosing psoriaris related health complications earlier leads to an improvement in the physical health of a patient.

PANDA (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/research/panda)

Randomised controlled trial to investigate the severity and duration of depressive symptoms that are associated with a clinically important response to SSRI antidepressants in people with depression.

TIME (https://www.timestudy.co.uk)

Purpose to monitor and compare evening doses of antihypertensive therapy with the conventional morning dose.


Helicobacter eradication aspirin trial; to test the hypothesis that a one week course of H.Pylori eradication in patients using 325mg aspirin daily will reduce the incidence of subsequent peptic ulcer bleeding that results in hospitalisation.

STILTS (please click here for further information)

STILTS is a study examining the common and rare genetic variants associated with thinness.

The Research Team for Pocklington Group Practice are:

  • Dr James Laing
  • Dr Nigel Robinson
  • Lisa Schofield

Speak to your GP for more information on how to volunteer for a research trial.  Patients often find our research trials to be an interesting and enjoyable experience.

Additional Information

Other websites which may be of interest are:

Find out more about Joint Dementia Research https://www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk/

Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Trials


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