Integrate is looking for NW England GPs to take part in study

The Integrate project is currently recruiting General Practices in the North West of England to take part in their study.

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) invites practices in North West England to be involved in a programme whose objective is to create an enhanced surveillance system for gastrointestinal illness which will include veterinary surveillance and much more advanced and rapid identification of organisms responsible for vomiting and diarrhoea.

The syndromic surveillance system will use health data in real-time to manage people with symptoms and detect community outbreaks sooner, enabling faster intervention.

Integrate are looking to obtain stool samples from patients reporting symptoms to GPs, and for all GPs to complete short 20-minute e-learning modules aimed at ensuring data quality. Practices will receive payment for each module completed by each GP and the information will be included in the GP’s revalidation portfolio. There may also be the potential for additional payments for practices associated with their participation.

Data is automatically extracted, so that there would be no extra administrative work required for GPs who can rest assured that any sensitive health data is securely transferred and stored using encryption processes ensuring patients can’t be identified from records.


If you are a General Practice and would like more information or would be happy to take part in this important research then please contact:

Lucy CM Jones (Project Manager)

Or feel free to email the study at