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Rhyl High art display

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.


Pace Study recruitment

Pace Logo

Clarence Medical Centre are delighted to have contributed to the successful recruitment of the  PACE study and would like to give a big thankyou to all patients who participated.  We would also like to thank the PACE study team at Cardiff University, especially Nigel for all his help and support and look forward to working with them again on further studies.

We were sent this as a thankyou for our involvement:

PACE Study – Notice of end of patient recruitment 

We are delighted to share with you the news that we have now reached our target of 650 recruited participant’s to the PACE study!  Naturally, we could not have achieved this without your dedicated support and that of your patients, for which we are very grateful.”

Cardiff University.

Cedar Trial recruitment

untitledIt 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.

Top recruiter

Clarence Medical Centre is once again happy to report that we have been given TOP RECRUITER honours in Wales for the first three months of 2016 with the following figures:

Category Number
Recruited: 27
Samples: 26
Blood: 20
Saliva: 6

The company we have been working with said it was “incredibly impressive that you have a track record of near 100% of collecting samples for every participant and is something everyone here at the study team would love for you to keep up the great work!” – Edward Grinyer Trial Coordinator, CANDID

Primary Care and Population Sciences

Clarence Medical Centre would like to congratulate everyone involved, patients and staff for helping us reach this goal.

Congratulations to Clarence Medical Centre

The Research Team at Clarence Medical Centre is currently involved in the ongoing research being conducted by PACE and are featured in the October edition of their newsletter.

Click on the PACE logo below to read details of Clarence Medical Centre winning the latest patient recruitment competition.

Pace Logo


Dementia and Imagination Study

Clarence Medical Centre is proud to announce that we have been a part of a study scheme into Dementia patients over the last couple of years.  Recently we have received correspondence detailing how our involvement has aided patients into becoming part of this scheme.

The scheme has offered their appreciation for the interest we were able to gain from the Rhyl community.  Two consecutive groups were set up at the library in Rhyl, North Wales and also with the art team in Denbighshire County Council, offering members the opportunity to continue this service after their involvement with the three month Dementia and Imagination art group finished.

The group met for the first time last Thursday (15/01) as the new ‘Lost in Art group’ under the guidance of  local artist Lisa Carter.  The session was well received and proved to be a relaxed and creative experience for all involved.  Clarence Medical Centre feel very proud to have been able to help in bringing this group together and the considerable benefits it will have for those that are involved.

Some images taken on the day:

IMG_20150115_123315245IMG_20150115_123326245You can download a flyer for the art group here: