Commitment to Innovation, Research and Teaching

Stowhealth is committed to developing and supporting the advancement of medical technologies, knowledge and practice. This takes the form of our participation and implementation of innovative work practices such as our Beacon Award winning LTMC clinic or Mclaren Gym exercise programme, as well as our active involvement in clinic research and the development of Stowhealth as a Teaching Medical Practice working in partnership with the University of East Anglia Medical School. 


Primary Care Research Facts

Stowhealth is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians to undertake research up to 2018. 

We are also an active member of the Primary Care Research Network

Stowhealth practice is actively involved in clinical research and always recruiting patients to participate. Research is important because it helps to improve your healthcare by finding out which treatments work best, and by discovering new ways of treating illness.

Over 500,000 people took part in research in England last year.

Research is carried out in different formats:

  • Completing a questionnaire
  • Requesting the use of your anonymised data
  • Taking part in an interview
  • Testing new treatments, interventions or devices
  • Experiencing new combinations of treatment

Who are the Primary Care Research Network East of England

The mission of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the NHS, is to maintain a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.

The Primary Care Research Network East of England (PCRN EoE) is one of eight national research networks working together with the Comprehensive Local Research Networks (CLRN) to provide a wide range of support to the local research community.  Our Practice participates in research activity and works closely with the Primary Care Research Network East of England , allowing more opportunities for more patients to be involved in research should they wish.

By building on and extending existing academic and service partnerships, research collaboration across the East of England is further strengthened.

The PCRN EoE also helps our practice by supporting us to recruit and take part in clinical studies through their locally based research nurses and network coordinators.