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Birchwood Medical Practice will be closed for staff training from 12:30pm on Thursday 24th October 2019 until 8:30am Friday 25th October 2019

If you have a medical emergency please call NHS 111 or go to A&E / Walk in clinic



Modality Partnership participates in medical research projects vital in helping to extend the frontiers of medical science and knowledge. Most of the projects we work on are connected to therapeutic interventions.

We are therefore pleased to give suitable patients the opportunity to participate in relevant studies many of which involve diagnostic tests and treatments which would not otherwise be routinely available.

Studies currently available for participation are listed below (note, they maybe only available in certain divisions).

Current studies

Lifestyle Health and wellbeing survey: The aim of this survey is to provide information about the health and wellbeing of people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI). To benchmark current health related behaviours of people with severe mental ill health and to provide a platform for future research with this population.

Clinical Practice Research Datalink

The practice is working with the Medicines & Healthcare products regulatory agency & National Institute for health research contributing anonymised data for the Clinical Practice Research datalink (CPRD).

CPRD data is used for approved medical and public health research including:


    • Investigating side effects of medicines
    • Investigating causes of disease and medical disorders and associated risk factors
    • Looking into the outcomes of treatments
    • Examining areas of unmet medical need
    • Identifying ways of improving screening or diagnosis
    • Evaluating which services or treatments work best

There may be occasions where authorised research facilities would like you to take part in innovations, research, improving services or identifying trends. We work with research companies both academic and commercial for medical research purposes and if a patient does not wish to be involved then they can opt out by letting the practice know either via reception team or emailing the reception email address explaining that they wish to opt out.






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