Research Active Practice

A huge congratulations to our research team, who have been nominated for for Research Delivery Team of the Year at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2022! A very well earned accolade for the incredibly important research the team have been conducting. They have also recently been awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the National Institute for Health and Care Research for their contributions to NHS research studies over the last year!

Lancaster Medical Practice's Nomination for Research Delivery Team of the Year
Clinical Research Network North West Coast Certificate of Achievement awarded to Lancaster Medical Practice

We are a ‘research active’ practice which means we take part in a wide range of studies. As of August 2019, LMP has been officially granted Research Ready accreditation to reflect our commitment to high quality research. Research helps to enhance knowledge on how to treat conditions, prevent illnesses and form the best care across society and within the NHS. Volunteering to get involved may mean filling in questionnaires, surveys, talking to one of the research team, or trialling a new treatment or drug.

Our base is at the University site, but we are active across all sites. We are a small team but growing, and want to get as many patients involved in research as possible.

A strict code of conduct is at the heart of all of our work to make sure data is always confidential.

More information on the GDPR guidelines that we follow.

RCGP Research Ready certificate for Lancaster Medical Practice

If you would like to talk to one of our research nurses about participating in a study, or have a query about research, you can call 01524 518667 or 01524 518669 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

You can also find out more information about research at the National Institute for Health Research website.

The Team

Photo of the LMP research team

Active Studies


Does low-dose aspirin reduce the chance of a first heart attack or stroke in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)?.


Bisoprolol iCOPD study (BICS) is a trial of the effectiveness of the beta-blocker bisoprolol in preventing exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


DaRe2THINK is a transformational project that will test a new way of running clinical trials at General Practices in the NHS.


The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study is a project set up to support studies exploring risk factors for depression and/or anxiety.


PANORAMIC is a national trial sponsored by Oxford University aimed at finding new antiviral treatments for COVID-19.

Please note: The PANORAMIC Trial is now paused until further notice.


Help find treatments for COVID-19 from home.

Sign up to the PRINCIPLE Trial – Lancaster Medical Practice patients only.

Please note: The PRINCIPLE Trial is now paused until further notice.

RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre

Internationally renowned source of information, analysis and interpretation of primary care data.

Published Findings

Here you can see the published findings for the studies that Lancaster Medical Practice have taken part in.


Over 50 LMP patients took part in this study, which looked to determine the 2-year outcomes of patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF), and the effectiveness of oral anticoagulants.

The study concluded: The data support a benefit of anticoagulation in reducing stroke and death, without an increased risk of a major bleed in patients with new-onset AF. Anticoagulation treatment in patients at high risk of stroke who are not receiving anticoagulation may further improve outcomes.

Read the full research article