Frome Valley is one of the practices in South Glos that participates in approved NHS research studies through the NHS National Institute for Health Studies. As part of the National Institute for Health Research, we help to provide the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments, and we can learn how to improve NHS healthcare for the future. Dr Jane Goram is our lead research GP. 

Please look out for details of research studies the Practice is part of on this page and for information about how to become involved.

We are committed to the Department of Health’s national strategy which puts patients at the centre of all NHS related activity. To ensure that ‘patient benefit’ is not simply based on the views and options of research professionals and clinicians, the national strategy highlights the importance of involving patients, carers and the public at all stages of the research process.

Patients and public can be involved:

  • As patients/participants voluntarily taking part in clinical or other well designed studies.
  • As patients and public members working with research professionals and clinicians (e.g. doctors, nurses) and getting actively involved in the different stages of research and related activities.

For more info see

Please follow this link to help monitor the safety of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: DSRU AZ COVID study.

Flourishing and Adolescent Chronic Pain Study

Please follow the link below for information about a research project you may be interested in if you know or are a young person suffering from chronic pain.

Flourishing and Adolescent Chronic Pain Study Poster Hard Link NEW.pdf


The surgery is participating in a survey to investigate if using a tablet called amitriptyline helps people suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. For more information, please follow this link:

The Principle Study

Please follow link below for information about this study:

PRINCIPLE Study Information

Or visit the website:

PIPA Trial

Please follow the links below for information about a research trial exploring the effectiveness of an online resource for parents/carers to help reduce depression and anxiety in young people.

The PIPA Trial info for bulletins.docx.pdf