87 Albion Street,
London, SE16 7JX

Research Studies at Albion Street

We are proud to support NHS Research Studies at Albion Street Group Practice. Here are the studies currently being supported with details of how to enrol.

Coronavirus Studies

Monitoring of Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects

COVID-19 vaccines have been researched thoroughly and they meet all safety requirements, but they need monitoring to ensure the vaccines remain safe and effective.

Let us know your experiences following vaccination, and help us to understand how frequently side effects occur.

Whether you have a reaction or not, your experience provides essential information.


Covid Vaccine Monitor Registration

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Donating Plasma Could Save Lives

NHS Blood and Transplant are asking 18 to 65 year old males who have had COVID to donate plasma for new treatment research that could save lives. Find out how to donate plasma for this trial on the NHS Blood and Transplant website.

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Help the NHS find a coronavirus vaccine


PRINCIPLE is a nationwide clinical study from the University of Oxford to find COVID-19 treatments for the over 50s that can be taken at home.

The PRINCIPLE Trial is entirely remote. You can participate from the comfort of your own home from anywhere in the UK with no face to face visits required. See How to join the PRINCIPLE study.

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Other Research

HepCAPP Study

If you are aged 40 to 64 years old, you may be invited to take part in the HepCAPP Study.

Hepatitis C is a common virus that anyone can catch. It can cause severe liver disease. Some people with Hepatitis C don't know that they have it. It is easy to treat. If you take part in this study you will be offered a free Hepatitis C test.

What is involved?

You will be sent an Oral Swab home testing kit in the post. Taking the test is simple! It involves rubbing a swab along your gum line (not down your throat or up your nose). There will be instructions and a prepaid envelope to send your sample back to us.

Why are we doing this study?

To help us find out how many people can be tested for Hepatitis C in this way and to estimate how many undiagnosed patients there are in the general population.

Do I have to take part?

No. If you would prefer not to be sent an invitation letter, please contact your GP practice.

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Clinical Practice Research Datalink

Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) is a real world research service supporting retrospective and prospective public health and clinical studies. CPRD collects anonymised patient data from a network of GP practices across the UK. Primary care data are linked to a range of other health related data to provide a longitudinal, representative UK population health dataset. The data encompass 60 million patients, including 16 million currently registered patients.

Find out more on the Clinical Practice Research Datalink website.

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Do You Suffer from Lower Back Pain?

Opportunity to take part in the MODULATE-LBP research study, using minimally invasive implant technology in the treatment of lower back pain with no prior surgery:


  • Chronic predominant back pain (for over 12 months)
  • Moderate or severe intensity (over 6 out of 10 pain score)
  • No previous spinal surgery
  • Failed to respond to previous treatment
  • Over 18 years old

For further details:

Please contact the Pain Research Department at St Thomas’ Hospital:
Phone: 02071 883 237
Email: GST-TR.MODULATE-LBP@remove-this.NHS.NET

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Online PTSD Treatment for Young People and Carers (OPTYC)

A team of child psychologists from the NHS National and Specialist CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and King’s College London, who specialise in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are recruiting for a new and timely research study, investigating the effectiveness of:

You can take part if:

  • You are aged 12 to 17 years old
  • Your main problem is symptoms of PTSD after a single traumatic event
  • You can read English to a level that allows you to use the website and App
  • You have access to a smartphone or computer (e.g. laptop, desktop, computer, iPad) with internet access, in a private space
  • If you or someone you know might be suitable or interested, visit the Online PTSD Treatment for Young People and Carers website for more information and to make a self referral

Alternatively, to speak to a member of the OPTYC research team you can email optyc@remove-this.kcl.ac.uk or telephone 0207 848 0580.

Please contact the research team directly if you think you are eligible, NOT the Practice.