Research Studies


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Research Lead GP: Dr Sam Moon

Research Nurses: Sister Julie Leach, Sister Elley Sowerby & Sister Sarah Bland

We pride ourselves on being a research active practice


Research is a core function of the NHS, clinical research drives innovation for maintaining and developing high standards of patient care.


Clinical research means patients get access to new treatments, interventions and medicines, investment in research means better, more cost effective care for patients.

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Ways that you might take part in research at Queen Square Medical Practice:

  • A doctor or nurse may talk to you about a particular study and ask whether you would be interesting in taking part
  • You could be sent information if you seem suitable for a study
  • You may see information within the practice, via our practice website or social media channels and wish to find out more information about taking part


 Our practice is part of a network of local practices participating in research activities which are funded by the ‘North West Coast Clinical Research Network’


Your participation is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time without explanation. Your care will not be affected in anyway if you decide not to participate in a research study.

Current Studies:


Speech is the latest research study that we are participating in.  If you are 65+ years and you suffer with two or more long-term conditions, you may be eligible to participate.  Please see the poster below for more details on how to proceed if you are interested.



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Join the PRINCIPLE Trial — PRINCIPLE Trial

We are looking for medicines that can help people with COVID-19 symptoms get better quickly and stop them needing to go to hospital. PRINCIPLE is recruiting participants through this website and also through GP practices across the UK.

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We urgently need to understand more about COVID-19. The more we understand the virus the better equipped we will be to stop its spread and save lives. Current research does a very good job of reporting infection rates and identifying outbreaks. Virus Watch aims to identify how the virus spreads, and, how to stop it. To achieve this we need help from people in every community in England and Wales – 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.


Germ Defence

What is Germ Defence?

Germ Defence is a digital behaviour change intervention to help reduce the spread of viruses like coronavirus (Covid-19).  It is designed to be used by members of the public to protect themselves and the people they live with in the home.

It was developed based on evidence, theory and plenty of feedback from members of the public.

To access Germ Defence, click here:

GLAD Study: The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study is for people 16yrs+ who has experienced clinical anxiety and/or depression during their life

*Please select “Queen Square” for where you saw this study*



We are unable to advertise every study that we are doing as this is sometimes due to the nature of the study design.

Join Dementia Research

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK

The only way to beat the condition is through research

In our attempts to support dementia research we now have a 'Join Dementia Research' Kiosk available to enable more people to be able to register their interest in dementia research. Anyone over 18yrs can sign up

Here's the website link to the Join Dementia Research microsite to get signed up: Join Dementia Research microsite


We are an affiliated ‘Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) ‘Research Ready’ Practice which is a ‘quality assurance programme for all research-active UK GP practices’


All clinical research undertaken at our practice is thoroughly checked and approved by ethical committees, to ensure it is appropriate and safe to perform.


For more information about how your information may be used in research and your rights please visit


Our practice also contributes to the ‘Clinical Practice Research Datalink’. This is a Government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. For more information about how your data is used visit:  


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for more information please visit:


Contact us at:


Twitter: See the source image@QSResearchTeam

Tel: 01524 843333

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Please note: the funding for our research activity does not come out of the

practices own budget and therefore does not affect our patient services

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