Research

The Summit Study

Patients in this practice will be invited to join a research study run by University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).

Who will be invited?

People from the practice aged 50 to 77.

What is involved?

A letter will be sent to you by your GP, with a phone number to call.

Depending on your responses to some questions over the phone, you may be invited to attend a Lung Health Check (Where your lung health will be assessed) or you may be invited to attend a study appointment in your local area.

You may be offered a scan of your lungs (called a CT scan) and be asked to give a blood sample as part of the study, or you may be asked to give a blood sample and fill out a questionnaire.

The study if entirely voluntary and you do not have to participate if you do not wish to do so.

Staff ad UCL and UCLH are organising the appointments for the research study

For this to happen, the GP practice will securely share the names and addresses of potentially eligible individuals with the study team.

The study team will invite people and coordinate study appointments. They will keep the details of everyone they invite for a period of up to 10 years, in order to collect important health-related information and help develop health services for the future.

Strict security measures will ensure your information is kept safe and confidential.

Opt Out

Please let the reception staff know if you do not want the study team to have your information. Opting our will not affect any of your future care. You will continue to be invited for other NHS appointments and activities.

Further details are available at: www.summitstudy.co.uk

Using Deep LEARNing to Predict MOOD Changes in Patients with Depression (LEARN-MOOD)

We would like to invite you to take part in our study looking at whether we are able to detect mood changes in patients with depression using data collected from wristwatch fitness trackers.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit people with a diagnosis of depression and who are currently taking a stable dose of an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) antidepressant medication. Potential participants must also be aged between 18 and 65 years old, own a smartphone, have access to the internet and have an active email address.

What does participation involve?

This study will involve taking part in some online video-call assessments where we will ask you about your mental health experiences, completing some online questionnaires throughout the duration of the study and wearing a wristwatch fitness tracker for a period of three months.

Compensation?

We will give you a £40 Amazon voucher to thank you for your time.

How can I register my interest?

Please email us at learn-mood@kcl.ac.uk with your mobile number and some times that you are available to be contacted for an initial brief phone conversation (around five minutes).