Practice News

Armed Forces
7th May

Armed Forces

We are pleased to announce we are Armed Forces Veteran friendly accredited GP Practice.

24th Apr

Clinical Research

At Crocus Medical Practice, we are actively engaged in clinical research. We work in partnership with the Luton, Essex and Herts Valley (LEH) Primary and Community Care Research Team, who are part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) North Thames clinical Research Network (CRN). This is the research arm of the NHS and helps community services, including GP practices to be involved in research.

This means that we can keep up to date with new and emerging thinking, and sometimes allows us to offer treatments to patients, that otherwise might not be available.

We only involve individual patients in research after a careful process to ensure the individual fully understands the study and gives informed consent.

The lead for research at Crocus Medical practice is Scott Downham who is currently in the last stages of his PhD.   

"Patients are at the centre of our work. We ensure that the research we support is relevant to and benefit those who use primary care services by involving patients and the public at all stages of the research process."

Are you interested in Dementia Research?

As long as you are over the age of 18, you can sign up to Join Dementia Research and the information you provide will then be matched with studies for you to take part in online, locally or nationally.

This service connects registered volunteers with dementia research across the UK who are looking for people to join their studies.

Just because you have registered, doesn't mean you have to take part. You will be able to review any matches before making that decision. Click here for more information -