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Karen Norcott - research nurse   

Karen qualified as a RN in 1987 from the Royal Free in London. She has worked in the NHS and private sectors and even spent a short time nursing in Munich.

Karen moved to East Anglia in 1997 and has specialised in research since 2000, working in GP surgeries and hospitals across the region.  Karen has worked on a wide range of research studies.

Karen now lives in Norfolk and joined the Breckland Alliance in January 2018. Karen will be working on research studies in School Lane, Grove and Watton surgeries.



Current studies include:

BEST 3 - The investigation of patient presenting with reflux symptoms for the early detection of diagnosis.

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.

MAPS - Aims to develop a new service to support and improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes and/or hypertension by providing additional information on how to best take their prescribed medications.

PSOREAL - Learn more about how psoriasis is managed in real life, in patient who are prescribed topical treatments. Based on the answers provided by you, your study doctor will learn about how psoriasis affects patients and how to best keep the symptoms under control we are looking for patients who are looking to change their treatment or have had no treatment in the  past 3 months and are willing to fill in some questionnaires on line over the course of a year. This study finishes 31 December 2018.

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.


Staff will contact you via letter or telephone if you meet the criteria for these research studies.

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


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