The Exchange Surgery supports clinical research and would like to encourage patients to join relevant trails. 

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Would you like to reduce your smoking, but aren’t ready to quit? Why not join a study which
may help? Researchers at St George’s University in Tooting, South London, are looking for
smokers to take part in their trial of physical activity and reduction of smoking (TARS study).
If you enrol and are in the intervention group you will be offered up to 8 sessions with a
health trainer to help you to increase your physical activity and reduce your smoking. We
have had very positive feedback from participants, “activity will curb smoking” and “with
exercise comes less smoking”. You could also receive £40 in shopping vouchers for
completing the study. For more information, please contact Mary on 07896 934108 or email
tars@sgul.ac.uk.

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Message from the Clinical Research Team:

Using Deep LEARNing to Predict MOOD Changes in Patients with Depression (LEARN-MOOD)

We would like to invite you to take part in our study looking at whether we are able to detect mood changes in patients with depression using data collected from wristwatch fitness trackers. 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit people with a diagnosis of depression and who are currently taking a stable dose of an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) antidepressant medication. Potential participants must also be aged between 18 and 65 years old, own a smartphone, have access to the internet and have an active email address.

What does participation involve?

This study will involve taking part in some online video-call assessments where we will ask you about your mental health experiences, completing some online questionnaires throughout the duration of the study and wearing a wristwatch fitness tracker for a period of three months. 

Compensation?

We will give you a £40 Amazon voucher to thank you for your time. 

How can I register my interest?

Please email us at learn-mood@kcl.ac.uk with your mobile number and some times that you are available to be contacted for an initial brief phone conversation (around five minutes).

Retrospective Survey of Prevention, Treatment, Occurrence and Outcomes of Covid-19 in the community (RTO-Covid-19)

Help beat COVID-19!

The study is being run by academic GPs at the Centre for Primary Care Research, University of Southampton, and has been approved by the University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine Research Ethics Committee (reference ERGO 56975) and NHS REC (reference 289510). It is funded by the National Institute of Health Research.

The study aims to provide reliable data on what people have been doing to protect themselves from COVID-19, what they are doing when they have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 illness, and what effects COVID-19 is having on their lives, including the impact of Long COVID. Our findings are likely to provide important insights into the use and effectiveness of preventive behaviours like handwashing and face mask wearing, the use and effects of strategies to manage symptoms, including conventional and alternative therapies, and the incidence, risk factors for, and impacts of Long COVID. We are also linking with international partners in more than ten countries, who are administering the same survey, so that we can make international comparisons and have greater statistical power for our analyses.

Survey participants who provide an email address will be entered into a draw for the chance to win one of 62 vouchers (ranging in value from £5 to £500). 

See www.rtocovid19.com for more details.

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