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IBS Research Study

***** STUDY IS NOW CLOSED*****

IBS affects millions of people. Are you one of them? Take part today in our IBS treatment research study.

CPS Research has been helping patients by conducting clinical research studies since 1988. We are now conducting a research study on treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which affects nearly 1 in 3 people in the UK.

We know how frustrating IBS can be and how much of an impact it can have on your life, that’s why we want to find out the effect this treatment has on your symptoms. If you suffer from symptoms of IBS such as diarrhoea, constipation or abdominal pain, you could benefit from taking part in this study.

The study treatment comes in the form of an oral gel that is taken regularly over the course of the 4 week study. The study treatment is already available to buy and is safe to take with other medications.

This study will involve 4 weeks of treatment with visits to our Glasgow clinic on week 1 and week 4. There will also be compensation for your inconvenience.

Take part today by taking our short eligibility survey

Facts about IBS

The cause of IBS is often unknown but could be linked to stress, family history of IBS or simply how your gut works.

Symptoms of IBS may include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea.
IBS affects almost 1 in 3 people in the UK and is twice as common in women as in men.
Around 4 in 10 sufferers of IBS regularly have to take time off work due to the symptoms they experience.

If your life is regularly interrupted by symptoms of IBS, such as diarrhoea, constipation or abdominal pain, you could play your part in this important research.

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website

You can also be the first to know about the launch of a new clinical trial by signing up to our Research Register.

Blood Glucose Control Research Study

******STUDY IS NOW CLOSED*****

Newly updated and relaunched… Could you be at risk of diabetes?

CPS Research are conducting research to investigate the effectiveness of a probiotic supplement that has been designed to help maintain healthy levels of blood sugar in the bodies of people most at risk of developing diabetes.

Over 84% of people with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than usual but are not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes could lead to diabetes if left untreated.

Some of the risk indicators include…

If you have a family history of diabetes, there’s a greater chance you may develop diabetes.
Being overweight can increase your risk of unhealthy blood sugar levels and developing diabetes.
Being physically active less than three times a week could lead to weight increase and developing prediabetes.

If you’re not sure if you’re prediabetes, we’ll do a quick check at your first visit to confirm whether you are prediabetic or not!

We know you may not have been to your GP as regularly in this past year and so you may not have had your blood sugar levels checked recently. However, if you have previously been advised by your GP that you have higher blood sugar levels, or believe you are at risk of developing diabetes due to family history, weight or a lack of physical activity, you could be eligible for this study. Find out if you are eligible to take part by filling out our short survey. 

Our study involves taking the supplement once a day for 16 weeks. You will also be required to visit our clinic at the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow for regular check-ups. For completion of all study visits, you will be compensated a total of £450 for your time and travel expenses.

How to take part…

If you are interested in taking part, please complete our survey. Alternatively, give us a call on 0141 946 7888 to find out more and check your eligibility.

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website

You can also be the first to know about the launch of a new clinical trial by signing up to our Research Register.

Foodbank Donations – CPS Research

Once again this year, in the run-up to Christmas, CPS staff held an in-office foodbank collection for two local community foodbanks, Drumchapel Foodbank and St Gregory’s Church in Maryhill. It’s more important than ever to remember those in need so we were delighted to continue helping the local community.

Maryhill foodbank is based in St Gregory’s  church in Wyndford, Maryhill. The foodbank helps so many families in the Maryhill area, specifically the homeless and refugees who have been provided with temporary accommodation in the flats across from the foodbank.

Drumchapel foodbank is based in Ladyloan Place, Drumchapel. In December 2020, the foodbank distributed 1,768 emergency food parcels to people and families in need in their local community.

“CPS Research have been at the heart of the community for over 30 years and consider it a privilege to assist both the Drumchapel Foodbank and St Gregory’s Church in any way that we can”

Craig McCallum, General Manager

This year, we also took part in a children’s toy drive, collecting donations of toys, games and books for children of all ages. The gifts are then sorted, wrapped and donated to children and families who are struggling at this time of year.

We are, as ever, thrilled with the response from our staff and we’re always delighted and humbled to help support community champions like this.

You can stay up-to-date with their incredible efforts and what supplies they are in need on the Drumchapel Foodbank and St Gregory’s Church Facebook pages

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website

Health Checks – When did you last have one?

We know that access to GP surgeries has been difficult during the pandemic and many practices are struggling to provide the routine services they would like to. As a result, many people have not had their blood pressure or blood sugar levels checked recently.

That’s why CPS Research is pleased to be offering free, quick health checks to our valued participants on our research register. 

We’ll check your BMI, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar levels

Watch what’s involved in our health check here: https://youtu.be/KwDZra-R-WQ

One of our nurses will:

– Take your information – prior to screening with your consent

– Check your blood pressure

– Check your blood sugar

– Check your BMI

– Discuss values that need further evaluation by your GP practice

– You will receive a written record of these values

We are running several studies at the moment looking at raised blood sugar, cardiovascular disease and prediabetes and our team will be able to advise you on this and provide further information if you are interested.

These studies are important for developing new treatment options and often have financial remuneration.

We hope this information will prove useful in supporting the health of our community while taking some of the pressure off the NHS at this difficult time.

For any further details please contact us on
0141 946 7888 or email info@cpsresearch.co.uk  


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website

You can also be the first to know about the launch of a new clinical trial by signing up to our Research Register.

Partnering with CPS

Based in Glasgow and established in 1988, CPS Research has over 30 years of clinical research experience in a wide range of fields, including Pharmaceuticals, Food Supplements and Medical Devices.

We’re very aware of the pressures GP practices are under at the moment. Participating in research can be an effective way to boost income and enhance patient care. We have designed our recruitment process to minimise the time and input required by participating GP practices whilst also ensuring generous payment for your efforts. 

If you sign up to become a partner site with CPS Research, your practice will receive £500. In addition to this, you will receive an additional £500 for every new partner site that you refer to CPS Research. Your GP practice can also receive:

  • £400 if your practice runs a search on CPS’ behalf for potentially eligible patients.
  • £10 for every text message sent out to potentially eligible patients.
  • £25 for every phone call made to potentially eligible patients.
  • £5 for every letter sent out by your practice.
  • £50 – £300 for every randomised patient into our studies referred by your practice.

In addition to the financial benefits you may receive, your patients will also receive additional care. Study participants can often benefit from additional scans, bloods and examinations throughout the study. Many patients feel that this is helpful in assisting them to deal with their conditions.

Some of our studies that we are currently recruiting for, that your patients may be eligible for include:

Diabetic Heart Disease Research Study – https://diabetes.cpsresearch.scot/

Cardiovascular Disease Research Study – https://heart.cpsresearch.scot/

Glucose Control Research Study – https://glucose.cpsresearch.scot/

We hope that working in partnership with you will offer your patients an opportunity to take part in relevant clinical studies, help develop better treatments and of course offer an additional income stream to the practice. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact CPS Research by emailing gillian.mckenzie@cpsresearch.co.uk or phoning 0141 946 7888

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website

We appreciate your interest in CPS Research.

World Diabetes Day

Today, November 14th, is World Diabetes Day and to raise awareness, some of the team at CPS Research have spent this week discussing all things Diabetes.

First up… One of our Research Physicians, Karen, talks about Diabetes.

Next up, Karen sits down with Carol, one of our research nurses, to discuss some of the symptoms of diabetes to be aware of, such as frequent urination, tiredness and weight-loss.

Have you heard of Prediabetes? Karen sits down with Fiona, one of our Research Nurses, who explains just what Prediabetes exactly is and what some of the risk factors of Prediabetes are.

Next up, Karen sits down with Lorna, one of our Research Nurses, who discusses our Glucose Control Research Study, what’s involved in the study and just who might be eligible to take part in this study. Click on the image below to watch the full video. To find out more about this study, visit this link.

Our next research study that focuses on Diabetes is our Diabetic Heart Disease Research Study. Carol joins Karen again, this time to discuss what’s involved in this study and who might be eligible. To find out more about this study, visit this link.

Clinical research is so important. If you have the opportunity to take part in clinical research, please do consider taking part and help shape the future of healthcare.

For an example of how important clinical research is, read our post on the HPV vaccine here.

You can help play your part in research and be the first to know about the launch of a new clinical trial by signing up to our Research Register.

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website

CPS Research – Awaz FM

A few weeks ago,Tuesday the 19th of October, CPS took to the airwaves! Dr Karen Hopkins, one of our clinical research physicians, and Rosie, one of our research nurses, were live on Awaz FM!

Karen and Rosie were live on air with Shabnum to discuss clinical trials, how important participation in clinical trials is, why it’s important the Asian community participate and what clinical trials CPS have ongoing at the moment!

Awaz FM is Glasgow’s Asian Radio Station and serves the people of Glasgow, broadcasting in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Paharhi and Swahili.

We were delighted to be invited on to provide more information about clinical research and answer some commonly asked questions about clinical trials. To watch the full interview, click on the image below!

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website

You can also be the first to know about the launch of a new clinical trial by signing up to our Research Register.

CPS Research – HPV Vaccine

Last week, everyone at CPS was delighted to read this BBC news article about the success of the HPV vaccine.

CPS Research were one of the research sites involved in conducting clinical trials to assess the HPV vaccine. In fact, one of our research nurses, Lindsey, delivered the first vaccination to a patient in the UK! The hope was that this study would be effective in reducing the incidence of cancer of the cervix.

The study started way back in 2002 and thousands of young women were recruited worldwide, with over 400 being recruited by CPS Research. Participation in the study lasted for over a period of 4 years.

Lindsey said:

“Before working with CPS, I was nursing in a hospice and cared for grandmothers, mothers and daughters of all ages with cervical cancer. I was so happy vaccinate the first person in the UK and I can remember feeling very emotional and hopeful that day – in fact, I cried! When the strongly positive interim study results were revealed, we were all celebrating! We had got to know the girls on the study so well over the time and we all felt so proud to have been part of this amazing trial, which has now been proven to have saved so many lives!”

News reports like this are fantastic to see and this is just another great example of just how important participating, when possible, in clinical trials is in helping to shape the future of healthcare!

You can help play your part in research and be the first to know about the launch of a new clinical trial by signing up to our Research Register.

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website

CPS Research – Refuweegee

Last Thursday, 16th September, the team at CPS Research were delighted to donate a host of Welcome Packs to Refuweegee.

Refuweegee is a community-led charity that was set up to ensure that all refugees arriving in Glasgow are welcomed to the city in true Glaswegian style! 

As part of Refuweegee’s Welcome Pack Appeal, everyone at CPS brought in welcome packs, made up of some essential items to help refugees get settled into their new homes.

To find out how you can get involved, visit Refuweegee’s website

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website

You can also be the first to know about the launch of a new clinical trial by signing up to our Research Register.

Diabetic Heart Disease Research

Every year 17,000 people in Scotland are diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. For many, this disease goes unrecognized for years as people show no symptoms.

If you do have a diagnosis of diabetes, you will likely be aware that this is a disease that can affect nearly every organ in the body. It can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, nerve problems, vision loss and kidney disease. Again, a major problem is that the consequences of high blood sugar on different parts of the body are often silent. In other words, you generally won’t recognize a lot of the changes caused by diabetes until they start to cause symptoms.

Diabetic heart disease is no exception and it is estimated to affect up to about 1 in 4 people with diabetes. The condition, also known as diabetic cardiomyopathy, progressively gets worse over time and ultimately leads to heart failure. This is caused by damage to the heart muscle due to excess blood sugar.

Current management of diabetes often involves lifestyle measures and different medications to help regulate the levels of glucose in the blood. It may be that taking a new different type of medicine that interferes with the way sugar is broken down by the body could also help slow down the dangerous effects that it has on the heart. We are looking to find out if taking this study medication regularly can help keep the heart fitter for longer and delay the development of heart failure in those who are at risk.

As part of the screening process, you would undergo an investigation to find out if you show early signs of diabetic heart disease and might be eligible to take part. There is a 2 in 3 chance of being given the active medication and a 1 in 3 chance of getting a placebo. Participation would last up to around 30 months and include 14 visits to our Glasgow clinic. You will be compensated for related travel expenses and inconvenience so that you are not out of pocket.

HOW TO TAKE PART…

If you are interested in taking part, please complete our survey. Alternatively, give us a call on 0141 946 7888 to find out more and check your eligibility.

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest news, developments and clinical trial updates on our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and, of course, on our website

You can also be the first to know about the launch of a new clinical trial by signing up to our Research Register.

We appreciate your interest in this research.

Your Health and Wellbeing

Our Safety Procedures

Temperature checks

Everyone is required to have a temperature check as they enter the clinic.

Hand Sanitising

Multiple hand sanitisation stations are located throughout the clinic. Frequent hand cleaning is followed by all of our staff.

PPE (PERSONAL protective equipment)

All staff will be equipped with personal protective equipment to keep you and them as safe as possible.

CLINIC DEEP CLEANING

Every consultation room and visiting area is deep cleaned between visits to ensure your safety.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Social distancing of 2M will be in effect at all times within the clinic.

CLEAN AIR FILTERS

Each clinical room is fitted with a 0.1 micron HEPA air filtration system which filters the air removing viral particles.