Condition category
Signs and Symptoms
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
08/12/2010
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 Chau Shum

ORCID ID

Contact details

Walderslade Village Surgery
62a Robin Hood Lane
Walderslade
Chatham
ME5 9LD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1634 687250
cmshum@blueyonder.co.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

SPGS585

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To assess formally whether practice nurse care for minor illness is acceptable and safe.

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

GP practices

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Patient management

Intervention

Usual practice nurse, with 3 months extra training versus GP.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The key outcome is patient satisfaction.

Secondary outcome measures

Other outcomes include patient-reported health outcome, process measure (e.g. treatment, referral, consultation length), and outcome relating to health education.

Overall trial start date

31/12/1998

Overall trial end date

31/12/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1060 patients requesting same day appointments in general practice; agreement to randomisation to doctor or nurse.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

1060

Participant exclusion criteria

Children <1 yr, pregnant women, those presenting with chest pain, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, fitting, significant bleeding, stroke, collapse, severe abdominal pain, psychiatric problem, not fluent in English.

Recruitment start date

31/12/1998

Recruitment end date

31/12/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Walderslade Village Surgery
Chatham
ME5 9LD
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

NHS R&D Regional Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Executive South East (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

2000 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10764365

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Shum C, Humphreys A, Wheeler D, Cochrane MA, Skoda S, Clement S, Nurse management of patients with minor illnesses in general practice: multicentre, randomised controlled trial., BMJ, 2000, 320, 7241, 1038-1043.

Additional files

Editorial Notes