Research: ELSA

Friday 27th October 2023 Clinic

Following our successful uptake with the ELSA study, we have arranged an additional screening clinic on Friday 27th October 2023  between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

If you would like for your child to take part in this study, please read the information on this page and complete the application form below.


Please note, this research project will be undertaken in the Practice's Car Park. As a result, you do not need to check in to the Practice on the day, please go directly to the Research team in the Car Park.

To assist on the day, please can you complete the ELSA Consent Form as soon as possible.

We also kindly ask that you do not use the Practice's Car Park when attending. This is due to the car park being utilised for other patients attending the Practice. If you need to drive to the Practice we kindly ask that you park elsewhere.

Thank you.



The ELSA study is screening children for Type 1 Diabetes. 

Any child aged 3-13 years can do a simple finger stick blood test (much like the one they had when they were a baby) to find out their risk of developing type 1 diabetes in the future.


For more information, please see the ELSA Research website.


The ELSA study aims to find children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes because the sooner we screen, the sooner we can intervene.

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong and serious condition. Around the world, research studies are screening children for type 1 diabetes, so that we can find children at risk of the condition before they become unwell. This gives us the opportunity to test new treatments that could delay the start of type 1 diabetes.


A copy of the ELSA Patient information sheets can be found on the ELSA Research website.



This page was last updated: Friday 13th October 2023