Condition category
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Date applied
30/09/2004
Date assigned
30/09/2004
Last edited
18/07/2016
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 Deborah Kirklin

ORCID ID

Contact details

Royal Free and University College Medical School
Centre for Medical Humanities
Archway Campus
2nd Floor Holborn Union Building
2-10 Highgate Hill
London
N19 5LW
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7288 3467/3597
d.Kirklin@pcps.ucl.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0530128900

Study information

Scientific title

Improving the quality of information dermatologists receive from primary care: a multidisciplinary educational outreach

Acronym

Study hypothesis

This study will investigate whether General Practitioners and Primary Care Nurses who take part in a multidisciplinary educational outreach intervention, designed to foster observational skills, display an increased accuracy of identification of diagnostic features in images of pigmented skin lesions. It will assess the feasibility of delivering such an intervention in primary care. Any improvement in observational skills would have direct implications for the quality of information received by dermatologists from primary care, with the potential to allow for improved prioritisation of out-patient appointments, and shorter waiting times for patients with potentially cancerous skin lesions.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Practice level-randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

GP practices

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use contact details to request a participant information sheet

Condition

Dermatologist training; developing observational skills

Intervention

12 practices will be randomised to either:
1. Intervention group (educational outreach)
2. Control group

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

This pilot project, based in primary care, addresses the national priority of Cancer Service Provision, and focuses on the importance of the flow of good information from primary care to secondary care, when referrals of suspicious skin lesions are made. Whilst this study focuses on one area of clinical practice - dermatology referrals from primary to secondary care, it is anticipated that any improvements in observational skills would have widespread implications for clinical practice. It is anticipated that the clinical area of concern of this work be broadened in further studies.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

13/02/2003

Overall trial end date

12/02/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

12 General Practices in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey

Participant type

Health professional

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

12

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

13/02/2003

Recruitment end date

12/02/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Royal Free and University College Medical School
London
N19 5LW
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Research council

Funder name

North Central London Research Consortium (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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes

18/07/2016: No publications found, verifying study status with principal investigator.