Ely Bridge Surgery is a very research active practice, and our patients have been taking part in studies for the past 20+ years. We participate in research studies covering a wide variety of medical conditions and have developed an excellent reputation in this field. . These studies may be sponsored by commercial or academic organisations.

As a surgery, we are committed to the conduct of high quality research relevant to the needs of our community. This gives patients the opportunity to participate in studies and allows us to progress and improve care.

The research team is led by Dr John Wakeling, supported by Dr Geraint Williams and two dedicated research nurses Sr Mel Davies and Sr Nicola Phillips.

Trials Currently in Recruitment @ Ely Bridge

The following trials are currently open to new patients. If you fit the criteria for the trial you may be contacted by telephone or post concerning these studies:


To assess if an investigational medication can prevent cardiovascular events (such as heart attacks and strokes)in the future by lowering LDL cholesterol in the blood.


A clinical research study to compare the effects of a study medication in reducing the risk of major cardiovascular events in people who have cardiovascular disease when taken alongside their current medication.

Trials in Progress @ Ely Bridge

The following trials are currently in progress at Ely Bridge Surgery but have closed to recruitment.


The aim of this study is to investigate a possible new treatment in people with cardiovascular disease and a raised Lipoprotein(a) which is found from a blood test.

Elevated levels of Lp(a) is associated with atherosclerosis and increases the risk of Cardiovascular Disease. There are limited treatment options at present for elevated Lp(a).