Research Practice Of The Year
Staff at Claremont Medical Practice, Exmouth, can now deliver more research studies to their patients following delivery of a brand new state of the art spirometer. The GP Practice was recognised as ‘Research Practice of the Year’ by the NIHR Clinical Research Network and RCGP Scientific Foundation Board for ‘demonstrating great examples of innovation and outstanding research delivery.’
The award of £1,000 was used last year to update existing equipment used to diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions by measuring how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath. The new kit allows the team to deliver research studies with greater efficiently. Previously the old spirometer needed calibration before every use and the training was complex, but now the team can perform the test in a matter of minutes.