Primary Care and Community Based Research

The Acre and Acrefield surgeries are privileged to be part of this organisation as Hub practices for Hillingdon.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.
The NIHR is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation.
Since its establishment in April 2006, the NIHR has transformed research in the NHS. It has increased the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public, driven faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and developed and supported the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 places a statutory duty to promote research, and powers to support it, on the Secretary of State and on all levels of the NHS including the NHS Commissioning Board, and Clinical Commissioning Groups. The NIHR provides a key means through which the Secretary of State discharges this duty. The NIHR plays a key role in the Government’s strategy for economic growth, attracting investment by the life-sciences industries through its world-class infrastructure for health research.

Together, the NIHR people, programmes, centres of excellence, and systems represent the most integrated health research system in the world.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS in England, tasked with supporting the rapid set-up and effective conduct of studies, so that researchers can gather the robust evidence needed to improve treatments for NHS patients.

As a result through the surgery we will where we feel our patients may benefit we will invite you take part in different research projects. The clinical leads for this in the practice are

Dr Thakrar and Dr Patel.
The main admin contact is Payal Thakrar.