Recently at Clarence Medical Centre we were given the honour of displaying a range of art from Rhyl High School. In addition to this Vaughan Gething, Health Minister for Wales came to the surgery to meet the research team and also see the art displayed for patients and staff to enjoy. Pictured with one of our GPs, Dr Lisa Williams.
It was a great feeling recently to discover we are the first site in Wales to recruit a patient to CEDAR. Research is such an important step in the development of new interventions. The recruitment process was fairly smooth but the CEDAR team were fantastic and gave us lots of advice and guidance.
For us it was important to support an intervention that could have a huge impact on reducing the amount of antibiotics being prescribed. This was echoed by the parents which is really encouraging. The parents were more than happy to take part and seemed really interested in a different intervention.
We have shared our success with the whole team. Hopefully this has encouraged them to spot our next recruit and embed research further into routine practice.