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Watton Medical Practice is research ready
and is active in doing research

Current studies we are recruiting to


ESMA -  pre testing a face to face intervention by text messaging service or smart phone app to support adherence to medications prescribed for high blood pressure


METNA RA – using an electronic survey to validate a new methotrexate treatment adherence tool in rheumatoid arthritis


IPCAS-  to evaluate a new model of care for stroke survivors living in the community


CLASP 5/Renewed - Aims to evaluate an online intervention offering lifestyle and wellbeing support for cancer survivors, called Renewed.

USP - To explore what happens during the diagnostic journey of patients with urological symptoms, and how, why and then missed diagnostic opportunities might occur during the testing process.

POST STROKE FATIGUE – not enough is known about feeling tired after having a stroke and the study team want to learn more and how the health care team can support stroke patients better

VIRTUAL REHAB PHYSIO PROGRAMME – looking at a 12 week exercise programme for people who have had a stroke and one arm is affected. The programme is looking at developing a physio programme which you can do at home via a TV or Xbox.

Letters have gone out to people we think are suitable, but if you did not get a letter or you have lost it and you are interested contact the surgery or research team – details below.

 If you are interested in taking part in any future studies then please contact the research team on 07342 373042 or to add your name to our waiting list.




The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.  The regulation applies from 25 May 2018 and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.

Please click on the link below to view our Fair Processing Notice.

Fair Processing Notice for patients May 2018.pdf

Care Quality Commission Report "GOOD"

Our GP Practice has recently undergone a CQC inspection and the results are now freely available on the CQC Website.  You can access the report below:

As part of the NHS Improved Access to General Practices service for evening and weekend appointments; this surgery currently offers (within our extended hours service), pre-bookable appointments only, on Wednesday evenings after 6.30 pm. Only Wednesday evenings are offered at this surgery at this time for the Improved Access service.

Additionally, as part of our Extended Hours service only, we also offer early Tuesday morning pre-booked appointments between 7.00 am and 8.30am.

As of March 2019  everyone will benefit from access to general practice appointments some evenings and weekends as specified by the individual practice.  This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patiends. 


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