Research and Development

You can keep up to date with the research studies we are involved with via the research section on the BMG website and also, via our dedicated social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

           

Please do get in touch with any queries or for further information about any of the studies we are currently running via lnccg.researchbmg@nhs.net 


RCGP & SSC Serology Surveillance for COVID-19

Bay Medical Group is taking part in the RCGP & RSC serology surveillance for COVID-19.  We are collecting blood samples to look at the background immunity of the population to COVID-19.  COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease and we are still learning about how it spreads and its effect on humans. analysing the blood samples will help us better understand the virus. If you attend an appointment for a prescheduled blood test you may be asked for an extra sample of blood, it is entirely voluntary and you do not have to take part. 

 

Understanding of  antibody response to COVID-19 is in its early stages and there is currently very little experience regarding use of antibody tests.  As this virus is new, there is not enough information about what levels of antibodies would mean adequate protection.  The results from the lab will not provide any information on whether you are protected from COVID-19 or not. Hence it is not possible to give either antibody result or interpretation of antibody result for COVID-19 to practices or patients. 

Further information here PIS Serology Serveillance


PRINCIPLE STUDY- Urgent Public Health Study

Bay Medical Group is supporting vital COVID 19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study called PRINCIPLE.

 If you have symptoms of COVID 19, are aged 65 or over, OR are aged 50-64 and have an existing health condition, you may be eligible to join this important study.

 If you'd like to discuss taking part in PRINCIPLE, please contact us.

 Please see www.phctrials.ox.ac.uk/principle-trial for full details  of this study.

 If you'd like to know more about COVID 19 research and how you can contribute, please visit the Be Part of Research site, www.bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk, which is run by the National Institute for Health Research.

Or watch the youtube clip 


 Virus Watch Study

The Virus Watch Study is an Urgent Public Health Study they are looking for households to join and help them understand  how Covid-19 acts and spreads.  Follow the link below to register or click here https://ucl-virus-watch.net/

Virus Watch aims to identify how the virus spreads, and, how to stop it and prevent a second wave. To achieve this we need help from people in every community in the UK – from you and your family. Join thousands of households already taking part in our Virus Watch study and together we can help beat the virus.

You and your household can help us beat a second wave of Covid-19 by telling us each week whether you are all well or have any symptoms. It takes 10 mins per household member to sign up.

Chosen participants will receive antibody tests to see if they have had COVID-19 and might now have resistance against the virus. As we gather the results from our study you’ll be able to see them on our website. In this way, your family will have the very latest COVID-19 information.

Register for the study here

If you have registered for the study in the last few hours please ignore this email as our system may not have updated to reflect that yet. 


GLAD STUDY

Bay Medical are happy to be supporting this important study The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study is for people 16yrs+ who have experienced clinical anxiety and/or depression during their life.

FIND OUT MORE

*if you decide to take part please select “Bay Medical Group” for where you saw this study*