Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
03/12/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Richard Byng

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of General Practice
UMDS (Guy's and St Thomas')
80 Kennington Road
London
SE11 6SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7735 8881

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

PSI A-88

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Service level agreements (SLAs) are a means of improving communication and collaboration between primary and secondary care. They reflect local needs and resources and specify the services to be provided, including guidelines for communication, referral and shared care. This study will use a randomised controlled trial to examine the effect of locally negotiated SLAs on the health and quality of care of the long term mentally ill.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Mental and behavioural disorders: Schizophrenia and other psychoses

Intervention

1. Locally negotiated service level agreements
2. Standard care

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The principal outcome measures will include levels of disability, mental ill health, self care and quality of life. Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoNOS), Verona Satisfaction Scales (VECS and VSSS), GHQ for patient carers, Client Service Receipt Interview (CSRI) to assess cost, questionnaires to evaluate staff views on the clarity of roles and attitudes to the primary/secondary care interface.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/02/1997

Overall trial end date

01/10/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Practices: General practices with a majority of their patients within the Mental Health Trust boundaries, with a computerised repeat prescribing system.
Patients: Patients with long term mental illness based on the criteria of duration, diagnosis and disability. Patients with diagnoses of schizophrenia and related disorders and bipolar affective disorder will be included, in addition to those with chronic relapsing depression or on prophylactic antidepressants for more than six months. Those disabled by chronic neurotic disorders will also be included.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/02/1997

Recruitment end date

01/10/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of General Practice
London
SE11 6SP
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHS R&D 'Time-Limited' National Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Primary and Secondary Care Interface National Research and Development Programme (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2004 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15113492

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Byng R, Jones R, Leese M, Hamilton B, McCrone P, Craig T, Exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial of shared care development for long-term mental illness., Br J Gen Pract, 2004, 54, 501, 259-266.

Additional files

Editorial Notes