Research Information

[one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]About Optimum Patient Care[/title][fusion_text]Optimum Patient Care (OPC) is a social enterprise that provides clinical reviews to support best practice for chronic disease management in primary care and tailored support for the delivery of research in primary care.
The OPC Clinical Review Services is guided by a team of leading clinical  and  academic experts including Professor  David  Price, Dr  Dermot  Ryan,  Dr  Iain  Small and Dr Rupert Jones. Our mission is to support patient care and research.[/fusion_text][/one_full][two_third last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

Working with over 540 general practices across the UK, our current focus isto help practices improve care and management of patients with Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), through our respiratory review service and research projects.
Weaim to expand into many other disease areas in the near future. The respiratory review service is funded through ethically approved research conducted on our anonymised database, the Optimum Patient Care Research Database (OPCRD) – gathered aspart of the service. We are not funded by any pharmaceutical companies. The OPCRD has been ethically approved by the NHS Health Research Authority.
The OPCRD is governed by the Anonymised Data Ethics Protocols and Transparency (ADEPT) committee.
All research conducted using anonymous data from the OPCRD must gain approval from the ADEPT committee.
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[/fusion_text][/two_third][one_third last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/one_third][one_full last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Supporting Research in Primary Care[/title][/one_full][one_third last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/one_third][two_third last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

The OPC support model has been proven to double recruitment rates in a number of large scale clinical trials, conducted in UK primary care (table 1). The rate of recruitment is also significantly improved upon full adoption and implementation of the OPC model as illustrated in figure 2.
Please see further information regarding the support package available in the research supportsection of this document.

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We offer practices opportunities to participate in paid ethic ally approved research studies via our partnership with commercial and academic clinical research organisations, who are conducting studies in primary care. OPC encourages and supports general practices to undertake clinical research studies to enhance understanding of all aspects of care and patient outcomes. We offer practices an extensive support package including:
  • Provision of dedicated coordinators to support with arranging/conducting study clinics
  • Identification of potentially eligible patients from your practice clinical system in accordance with NHS information governance
  • Secure NHS – approved mailing of eligible patients to invite them into the study
  • Support with patient follow up to maximise patient recruitment and retention
  • Provision of a research nurse / healthcare professional to conduct your study clinics
  • All research studies offered to our practices are adopted by the Clinical Research Network (CRN).

If you wish to get involved with research or have a study you would like supporting, simply contact our research support team and we will talk you through ongoing research studies, as well as future opportunities and initiatives.[/fusion_text][/one_full][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Clinical Research Studies[/title][one_third last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/one_third][two_third last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

Our Patient Identification & Mailing Service provides a secure process for reviewing and identifying potentially eligible patients for any research study in  line with NHS Information Governance and Research Ethics Committee guidelines. To conduct this, we:
  • Gather practice data in an anonymised format so no patient identifiable information leaves your practice
  • We then review the data based on the study inclusion and exclusion criteria and identify the patients that are potentially eligible to participate in the study
  • The anonymised study eligible patient list is provided to your practice where the list can be de anonymised and printed to reveal the patients
  • The patient list is then reviewed by your practice to exclude any patients you deem unsuitable or inappropria te to be invited into the study
  • Our research support team will then support you to mail study invitation and information to patients We do this through DOCMAIL a NHS approved remote mailing service provider. The process takes approximately 15 minutes

Our patient identification service allows you to select for eligible patients without compromising patient identifiable information. It maximises the number  of potentially eligible patients you can identify from  your practice population. It also offers time and cost savings from your practice staff having to review large patient populations to identify eligible patients, particularly where study inclusion and exclusion criteria are complex. Any practice conducting a research study can use our Patient Identification & Mailing Service at a negotiable fee.[/fusion_text][/two_third][fusion_text]Impact of Our Research Support Model[/fusion_text][two_third last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

Our Patient Identification & Mailing Service provides a secure process for reviewing and identifying potentially eligible patients for any research study in  line with NHS Information Governance and Research Ethics Committee guidelines. To conduct this, we:
  • Gather practice data in an anonymised format so no patient identifiable information leaves your practice
  • We then review the data based on the study inclusion and exclusion criteria and identify the patients that are potentially eligible to participate in the study
  • The anonymised study eligible patient list is provided to your practice where the list can be de anonymised and printed to reveal the patients
  • The patient list is then reviewed by your practice to exclude any patients you deem unsuitable or inappropria te to be invited into the study
  • Our research support team will then support you to mail study invitation and information to patients We do this through DOCMAIL a NHS approved remote mailing service provider. The process takes approximately 15 minutes

Our patient identification service allows you to select for eligible patients without compromising patient identifiable information. It maximises the number  of potentially eligible patients you can identify from  your practice population. It also offers time and cost savings from your practice staff having to review large patient populations to identify eligible patients, particularly where study inclusion and exclusion criteria are complex. Any practice conducting a research study can use our Patient Identification & Mailing Service at a negotiable fee.[/fusion_text][/two_third][one_third last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/one_third]