Oakenhurst Medical Practice

Oakenhurst Medical Practice, Barbara Castle Way Health Centre, Simmons Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AX

Research

We are an accredited research practice involved in a number of trials at present. Dr Ali is the lead researcher and is assisted by Dr Patel, Sister Chris Bond and Sister Gillian Whalley.

We have been involved in trials run by various universities including Oxford, Liverpool and Southampton. We also partake in international trials.

At present we are recruiting patients who suffer from depression, obesity and diabetes.

If you are interested or further information please contact Sister Whalley on 01254 617113 or 617115 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

or email the research nurses:

Gillian.whalley1@nhs.net

Christine.bond6@nhs.net

Research Ongoing Trials – Open to patients

EMPA Kidney – patients with kidney dysfunction are offered a tablet to see if this improves their kidney function. University of Oxford sponsored. If you are interested please click on this link:

PROMDEP – patients with new depression are offered support and an intervention. University of Liverpool sponsored. If you are interested please click on this link:

Back Pain Study – patients advised on normal care or referred to an intervention. University of Southampton sponsored. If you are interested please click on this link:

If you are interested please click on this link: