Medical Students from the University of Buckingham
We also have medical students working with our GPs for 7 week blocks throughout the year. They are in the third year of studies and have already spent time in general practice and Milton Keynes Hospital. The appointments are 30 minutes long so the medical student can see patients to gather a history and complete a basic examination then the supervising GP will join the consultation to advise on the appropriate tests and treatment. You will always see a GP for at least 10 minutes of the consultation and the student will ask you if you mind the consultation being recorded.
Research at Asplands Medical Centre
We are proud to be part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), which is the largest funder of health and social care research in the UK. NIHR research helps to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the UK and around the world.
At Asplands Medical Centre, we are involved in a variety of research projects, including:
- Clinical trials of new treatments and medicines
- Research into the causes and prevention of diseases
- Research into how to improve the quality of care that we provide
We believe that research is essential to providing the best possible care for our patients. By participating in research, we can help to develop new and better treatments, and to improve the way that we care for people with all sorts of health conditions.
If you are interested in taking part in research, please talk to your doctor or nurse. They can tell you more about the research projects that we are involved in and whether you may be eligible to participate.
What are the benefits of taking part in research?
There are many benefits to taking part in research, including:
- You may have the opportunity to try a new treatment or medicine before it is available to the general public.
- You can help to improve the health and wellbeing of other people by contributing to research that could lead to new and better treatments and care.
- You can learn more about your own health condition and how to manage it.
- You can meet other people who are living with the same health condition and share your experiences.
What are the risks of taking part in research?
All research projects carry some risks. However, the risks are usually very low and are carefully weighed against the potential benefits.
Before you agree to take part in any research project, you will be given a detailed information sheet that explains the risks and benefits of the project. You will also have the opportunity to ask the researcher any questions that you have.
How do I decide whether or not to take part in research?
Taking part in research is a personal decision. There is no right or wrong answer.
It is important to weigh the potential benefits and risks of the project carefully before making a decision. You should also talk to your doctor or nurse about whether the project is right for you.
If you do decide to take part in a research project, you can withdraw from the project at any time without giving a reason.