Research at Ash Trees

We are a ‘Research active’ practice here at Ash Trees, which means we take part in a wide range of studies. As of August 2019, Ash Trees has been granted Research Ready accreditation, to reflect our commitment to high quality research. Research helps to enhance knowledge on how to treat conditions, prevent illnesses, and form the best care across society and within the NHS. Volunteering to get involved may mean filling in questionnaires, surveys, talking to one of the research team, or trialling a new treatment or drug.

A strict code of conduct is at the heart of all of our work to make sure data is always confidential.

You can find more information on the GDPR guidelines that we follow here.

You can also find out more information about research at the National Institute for Health Research website: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/

The Team

Dr Harinder Mehta – Principal Investigator

Charlotte Bentham – Practice and Research Nurse

Current Studies

GLAD Study

Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health disorders worldwide

In the UK, 1 in 3 people will experience symptoms during their lifetime. The GLAD (Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression) Study aims to better understand depression and anxiety in order to find effective treatments and improve the lives of people experiencing these disorders.

To take part you must be aged 16 years and above experiencing anxiety or depression currently or in the past.

Join the study