Studies Recruiting

We are looking for people to take part in the following research studies:

Early diagnosis

  • CANDID (CANcer Diagnosis Decision rules study)
    If you are aged 35 years or older and have symptoms which you are worried could be due to bowel or lung cancer, you may be interested in taking part in this study. The CANDID study is aiming to find out which symptoms are most useful in helping doctors detect cancer at an early stage. Your doctor may invite you to join this study if you have certain symptoms which are sometimes found in people who develop bowel cancer or lung cancer. Taking part will not affect anything to do with your medical care, but may help us learn which symptoms to look out for in future. If you are interested in taking part, please tell your doctor or nurse.

Heart and Kidney

  • OxREN (Oxford RENal cohort study)
    This study is aiming to find out more about kidney disease in the general population and its long-term consequences. You may receive a letter in the post inviting you to take part in this study. For more information, please see the OxREN study website.
  • BARACK-D (Benefits of Aldosterone Receptor Antagonism in Chronic Kidney Disease)
    This study is aiming to find out whether a tablet commonly used to treat raised blood pressure can be beneficial for people with chronic kidney disease by reducing the onset of cardiovascular disease. Please click here for more information.


  • DARE (Diabetes Alliance for Research in England)
    This study is aiming to improve our understanding of diabetes and its complications. If you have diabetes, you may be invited to take part. If you decide to take part, we will arrange for you to see one of your usual diabetes nurses at the surgery. Your nurse will ask you some questions about your diabetes and collect blood and urine samples from you. We would need to take these samples as part of your usual diabetes check-ups anyway. For more information, please see the DARE study website.


  • CONDUCT study 
    This study will compare different ways of collecting urine samples from women with symptoms of urinary tract infection to find the best way of avoiding these samples becoming contaminated. More details are available on the study website.
  • MERMAIDS study 
    This study is looking at how people respond to different types of respiratory infections and why some people become more unwell than others. More details are available on the study website.
  • ARCHIE (early use of Antibiotics for at risk children with Influenza)
    This study is aiming to find out whether giving an antibiotic called co-amoxiclav to ‘at risk’ children early on when they have flu or flu-like illness might help them get better more quickly and stop them from developing further infections, such as chest, ear or throat infections. ‘At risk’ children are children who are more prone to developing further infections and becoming more unwell if they get flu or flu-like illness. These may include children with certain medical conditions, such as asthma or diabetes, as well as some children who have previously had bronchiolitis or viral wheeze, or were born prematurely. Please click here for more information.