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The Christchurch General Practice Research Group focuses on clinical research, where the results can be directly translated into clinical practice.

The two central research themes underpinning this are rational use of medicines and innovative models of primary care.

The research group does not receive funding from pharmaceutical companies.  Refer to the Conflict Of Interest Statement.

Current research

BLIS-OM study

Young child with hand on ear thumbnailWe are collaborating with colleagues in Wellington on a randomised controlled trial of daily probiotics to reduce ear infections and colds in babies and young children.

NortIKA study

logo - NortIKA studyA randomised controlled trial of nortriptyline in knee osteoarthritis

SSRI Study

Stable primary care depression: maintenance vs gradual withdrawal of fluoxetine

Diabetes Study

Investigation of the association between antipsychotics and type 2 diabetes development

Infant Iron Study

A study of the dose response association between infant iron status and later cognitive functioning.

Current collaborations


Professor Dee ManginDirector


Pain relief

Ben Hudson thumbnail Every week Christchurch general practitioner Dr Ben Hudson sees patients with severe pain from osteoarthritis, but with few options for relief.

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