Data Collection and Research Projects
We participate in a number of data collection and research projects. This means that medical records may be used, in a strictly anonymised way, for medical research purposes and that nobody outside of the practice can identify you from the information released.
Research has had to have been approved by a Research Ethics Committee. You have the right to prevent the release of your anonymised data from the practice. If you wish to exercise this right then please let the Practice Manager know.
Occasionally, you may receive a letter in the Practice’s name, asking if you would like to participate in a research project. Similarly a doctor or nurse may ask you during a consultation if you would like to participate in research. This may mean that non-anonymised information may be released from the practice. Whilst we hope you would be willing to help, you are not under any obligation, and you may refuse with no adverse effect on your care. We will only release the information with your written consent.
Symptom Patterns and Life with Longer Term Covid-19 in Children and Young People (SPLaT-19)
Wolstanton Medical Centre has teamed up with researchers at Keele University School of Medicine to help study the longer term effects of COVID-19 infection in children and young people (aged 8 to 17 years).
You don’t have to have had covid to take part.
We will send a text to all children and young people who might be eligible, in the near future. Please check your details are up to date and watch out for it! The study will involve answering online questionnaires every 3 months for 1 year.
Some children may be invited to take part in interviews, but this is not essential. Thank you for taking part!
If you have any questions or would like any further information please contact the SPLaT 19 Research Team at Keele Clinical Trials Unit (CYU) on 01782 732 950 or
The MIDAS Population Study
Do you want to help improve local healthcare for people who need it?
Do you want to help to improve ways to promote better health for everyone?
Wolstanton Medical Centre will be sending out invitations to complete a questionnaire between October and November 2022.
If you receive an invitation we would be grateful if you could complete the questionnaire either online or send the questionnaire back to us in the post.
For more information visit the MIDAS Population Study website
The MIDAS GP Study
“Real world” pain outcomes and experiences of care
Keele University Research Team are working with GPs to find out how to improve treatment for people with painful conditions, like back or neck pain and osteoarthritis (musculoskeletal conditions). We need your help to collate accurate information about your treatment. If you attend the practice with any musculoskeletal conditions, you may be invited to take part in the study.