GP Retirement News

It is with regret that the Partners at The Health Centre Practice announce that Dr John Wright is semi-retiring at the end of March 2021. He will continue to be in the Practice for 2 days a week (Monday and Wednesday) until he fully retires at the end of September. Current patients of Dr Wright will be allocated a new GP in due course.

Research - Updated June 2021

This medical practice is research active.


Do you want to know more about being part of research?

The NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) has a new initiative 'Be part of Research' to encourage patients to become involved in research.

For further information please use the following link:

The website provides information, aimed at patients, about health and social care research taking place across the UK.

May 2021

SAFER Trial – Screening for Atrial Fibrillation with ECG to Reduce stroke

Thank you to all our patients who consented to take part in the above study.

We have been randomised to control therefore there will be no screening.

May 2021

GLoW Study – Glucose Lowering through Weight Management

We are taking part in the GLoW study and some of our patients may already have received an invitation to take part.

However if you are interested and would like to hear more please contact the research team for more information and to find out if you are able to take part. Please have your height and weight details to hand as this will help the team to check if you are eligible to take part. They can be contacted on 0800 783 4611 or email to:

Please see attached leaflet by clicking here.

If you are suitable and wish to take part you will be randomly allocated to either:

A diabetes education programme called DESOND which involves attending a group diabetes education session which are run over one day or two half days or

A diabetes education and behaviour change programme called “Live Well with Diabetes”. This involves two phone calls for individual diabetes education with a registered dietician and the opportunity to attend weekly group meetings of Weight Watchers free of charge for 6 months.


June 2020

Do you want to join a COVID-19 clinical trial?

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:

  • New continuous cough or high temperature or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell

  • OR have a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 infection with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days

  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness

  • You are aged 65 and above

  • Find out more by visiting



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