Stone Cross, Pevensey Bay and Westham Medical Centres carry out research in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the NHS. You can find out more about the NIHR on their website.

We are grateful to the patients and carers who can give their time and commitment to help with medical research. Research is important to patients because it can help work out which treatments work better for which patients. Although patients may not directly benefit from taking part in research themselves, they may help inform better healthcare for future patients.

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Would you like to try a practitioner-guided self-help course for depression that you can do at home?

We are running a research project looking at whether self-help books for depression can be helpful. You will be given one of two self-help books and six support sessions with a trained practitioner to help you make the best of the book.

If you are eligible to take part, you will receive three £20 shopping vouchers

Would you like to find out more?

If you think you might be experiencing depression, are at least 18 years old and living in East Sussex please contact a member of the research team by phone on 07391 868694 or by email at

The study has been approved by the London Surrey NHS Research Ethics Committee, and will be recruiting volunteers until July 2019.

Please click on the following link for more information"

Patient Research Experience Survey

Each year the CRN ask patients about their experience of being involved in a research study. This helps us to understand what works best for patients in the way we do research in the NHS and if changes need to be made.

If you would like to complete the online survey follow the link: