Clinical Research

In order to help the NHS keep improving the surgery team are very keen to promote research into which treatments work best . In conjunction with the University of Southampton we are becoming increasingly involved in clinical trials and now have a highly experienced research nurse called Lucy Clack working alongside our GP research lead, Dr Anna Lalonde.
If you would like to discuss any trails please contact Lucy at the surgery.

We will sometimes use electronic records to perform searches for specific conditions and you may be identified as a potential study candidate by this method which means that you may be approached to participate in a clinical trial.  Your participation in a clinical trial is going to be greatly appreciated and make a difference, however, should you choose not to after being approached, we apologise in advance and thank you for giving it some consideration. If you let us know of your decision not to participate a code can be added to your medical record to avoid us approaching you again in the future.
We assure you that participating is voluntary and you can withdraw at any point during the trial.

Most Clinical trials require the collection and storage of personal data, so just to reassure you, all identifiable study data such as signed consent forms are stored in a secure place. Your confidentiality is also ensured by the use of initials and numbers only on research material.  Any other documentation that is required to leave the practice is anonymised to remove any information that could identify you personally.

Current projects include:

  • Personalised medicine for Asthma control
  • Life affirming cancer survivorship support in Primary Care
  • The best Emollient for Eczema trials
  • A randomised control trial to investigate the effectiveness of long term maintenance antidepressant treatment on the prevention and relapse of depression


The RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) is an internationally renowned source of information, analysis and interpretation of primary care data.
Liphook & Liss Surgery is proud to contribute to the a national monitoring network that contributes medical information to an electronic database. All information is collected anonymously and is used for the surveillance of a range of common infections and diseases that doctors regularly diagnose.

The current focus is on spotting changes in infections and other diseases. It also researches vaccine benefits. It is involved in other research, including diabetes. All research will be ethically approved by the relevant research ethics committee.

The information is extremely important for protecting the whole population but please inform the surgery if you do not want your information to be included in the anonymised database.