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The Research Team within Modality

We have a dedicated Research team within the Modality Partnership. Dr Vijaykumar, Executive Partner for East Surrey as well as National Research Lead has an excellent team with divisional GP leads, Nurses, Physician’s Associates and an administrator. If you need to contact the team, please do so by email to .

In May 2021, Dr Vijaykumar became the National Research Lead for Modality Partnership. His role involves making decisions on which research studies the divisions of the Partnership will be involved in. Research projects are vital in supporting the advancement of medical science and is very important that the right studies are chosen. Many of these studies involve developing diagnostic tests and treatment that would not be available otherwise, and therefore, benefit our patients.

This resource is informative, interesting and helps you in your research work. If there is anything that you would like to be added here, please let the team know at

Any Questions?

If you have any questions regarding our research at modality, take a look at our FAQ's Section Below.



What Is Primary Care Research?

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In primary care, we are actively supporting clinical research studies. Clinical Research is vital for innovation and to maintain and enhance high standards of patient care in the NHS. 

The ultimate benefit of clinical research is to gain access to :
- New Treatments
-Interventions and Medicines

Investment for clinical research leads to faster and more cost-effective care for patients.
A wide range of studies that are supported look at:.......

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The Modality National Research Team

DR. Elango Vijaykumar - National Research lead & Exec Partner East Surrey (Middle)

Amy Kitching - National Research Nurse (Left)

Here at Modality we have a dedicated research team lead by Dr. Elango Vijaykumar, who is supported by an amazing team of divisional GP's, Nurses, Physicians and Administrators.


Current Studies

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Primary Care researchers collaborate with primary care practitioners including GP’s, nurses, pharmacists and dentists to promote the successful delivery of research studies within the NHS. Here are a few examples of research studies we look at:

• Healthy lifestyle promotion
• Detecting and preventing diseases
• Long-term chronic illnesses management such as diabetes or hypertension
• Preventing future illness
• Treating common conditions such as tonsillitis or influenza

How Can You Help and Take Part?

Research and information we hold about you

We may text, email or write to you asking you to participate in a research project. We are often approached to take part in studies where a research team wants us to recruit patients for them.
The information received will clearly outline what the research study would involve, and the researchers will only know about you once you have consented to be part of the project. If you do choose to take part, then there will be opportunities to ask questions and obtain further details about the study.
If you agree to take part in a study, you will be asked to sign a consent form. The consent form clearly states the parts of your notes.......Read More

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Benefits of Primary Care Research

The NHS Constitution stated that research is a core function of the NHS. Clinical Research drives innovation and is central to NHS practice for maintaining a high standard of care. The benefits of GP Practices taking part in Research means:

- Patients get access to new treatments.
- It provides gold-standard research training on a national scale
- It adds new dimensions to practice and helps participants develop new skills  


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National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)

NIHR is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research, spending £1 billion from the Department of Health and Social Care on research every year.

Working with experts across healthcare research and the NHS, NIHR identifies which illnesses and conditions need more research to help improve people’s lives.

NIHR involves patients, members of the public, users of social care services and carers at all stages of its research. This helps to improve research and make it more relevant to the people it’s designed to benefit.

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