Woolstone Medical Centre is proud to be a Research Ready Accredited Practice. We work collaboratively with the NIHR Clinical Research Network which is the Research arm of the NHS.

Clinical Research is very important to improve care, treatments and ultimately patients’ quality of life.

Woolstone Medical Centre supports several different types of Primary Care studies which have been ethically approved. Our GP Research Lead is Dr Ramesh Babu.

If you are a patient at Woolstone Medical Centre, you may receive invitation letters or text messages to ask if you wish to take part in a research study. Joining in a research study is completely voluntary.

However, if you do not wish to be contacted about research studies please complete the Opt-Out-Form below and hand it to the reception team or send it via post.

If you are able to use a scanned signature, you can email it to the practice email address: (only signed forms will be accepted).

Current Research studies which patients can participate 

Learn Mood Study

Using Deep LEARNing to Predict MOOD Changes in Patients with Depression (LEARN-MOOD)

We would like to invite you to take part in our study looking at whether we are able to detect mood changes in patients with depression using data collected from wristwatch fitness trackers. 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit people with a diagnosis of depression and who are currently taking a stable dose of an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) antidepressant medication. Potential participants must also be aged between 18 and 65 years old, own a smartphone, have access to the internet and have an active email address.

What does participation involve?

This study will involve taking part in some online video-call assessments where we will ask you about your mental health experiences, completing some online questionnaires throughout the duration of the study and wearing a wriswatch fitness tracker for a period of three months. 


We will give you a £40 Amazon voucher to thank you for your time. 

How can I register my interest?

Please email us at with your mobile number and some times that you are available to be contacted for an initial brief phone conversation (around five minutes).

PRINCIPLE-Platform Randomised trial of INterventions against COVID-19 In older people

Patients >50years and comorbidities or >65 years age are eligible to participate

For more information about the study please visit:

SUMMIT- Lung cancer screening study using low dose CT to support the development of blood tests for early cancer detection

For more information about the study please visit: SUMMIT study

OPTYC- Online PTSD Treatment for Young People and Carers – RCT

Specialty: Mental Health

The study is looking for 12-17 year old patients who are suffering from PTSD. Funded by the Medical Research Council, they have developed

a web app which delivers a full course of therapist-supported Cognitive Therapy to young people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

For more information about the study and to register your interest please visit: OPTYC

To find out more information about clinical research studies please visit:

National Institute for Health Research

UK Clinical Trials Gateway

If you would like more information about how your data is used please click here.


Opt out Form

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