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 Buttercross Health Centre and Ilchester surgery are research practices.


We collaborate with other Symphony practices, Yeovil District Hospital, the National Institute of Health Research, and academic units across the United Kingdom.

Our aim is to support and generate research with the aim of improving our knowledge about and management of conditions presenting in primary care.

Rachael Wilkinson and Helen Clough are our Research Nurses, and Dr Chris Krasucki our GP Research Lead.

We are currently recruiting to a national study called Early Arthritis, and may ask you if you would like to take part.

We are also starting to approach people about the SELECT clinical trial, working in partnership with the Clinical Research Unit at Yeovil District Hospital where Dr Krasucki is an Honorary Research GP.

The practices will be taking part in the CHICO trial, and we hope to be inviting people to take part in the ATTACK and MERIT trials soon.

We are also working on new systems for doing reviews, accessing results, and managing prescriptions, as well as developing the clinical use of a POCT (point of care testing) device.

Please feel free to contact us about any questions you may have about research.

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