Medical Research

Chew Medical Practice takes part in a number of medical research studies each year. The Practice is a member of the Primary Care Research Network (South West) and works within their strict ethical and clinical requirements. Appropriate patients are identified and asked whether they are interested in participating. No patients are ever involved in research studies without explicit consent.

Recent studies include:


The study is looking to recruit patients over 50, with comorbidities, or over 65, with or without comorbidities, who present with symptoms of coronavirus.

  Research ear pic

This study is for patients aged 65-74 years of age with a reduced kidney function


DECIDE - this project is for patients aged 18 - 75 with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus with uncontrolled first line metformin


A Diet and Exercise Programme to Improve Blood Sugar Control

This study is investigating the effects of diet and exercise on the body's ability to process sugar for people that are pre-diabetic. 

If you would like more information or would like to take part in this study, please speak to a member of our Nursing team.


FAST - Chew Medical Practice and patients have recently been involved in the FAST research project which has now concluded.  The research team have sent out a participants newsletter click here to view.  The project was regarding exacerbation of Asthma and alternative drug treatments.

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