Condition category
Circulatory System
Date applied
15/06/2006
Date assigned
06/07/2006
Last edited
25/01/2016
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

Mr Richard Lowrie

ORCID ID

Contact details

Primary Care Research and Development Directorate
Gartnavel Royal Hospital
1055 Great Western Road
Glasgow
Scotland
G12 OXH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)141 211 3690
Richard.lowrie@gartnavel.glacomen.scot.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

03PH02

Study information

Scientific title

A cluster randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of statin facilitation in primary care

Acronym

Study hypothesis

An intervention involving pharmacists providing a new form of outreach visit to general practitioners and practice nurses is effective and cost effective.

Ethics approval

December 2002, Greater Glasgow Primary Care Local Research Ethics Committee

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

GP practices

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Vascular disease

Intervention

Three educational outreach visits delivered by pharmacists to general practitioners and practice nurses in study practices, with the aim of improving the prescribing of statins for patients with vascular diseases.
Control group receive normal care: annual dissemination of Health Board guideline in paper format. They did not receive pharmacist led prescribing support during the trial.

Intervention type

Drug

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Simvastatin

Primary outcome measures

The proportion of patients with cholesterol in target range

Secondary outcome measures

The proportion of patients prescribed an evidence based dose of statin

Overall trial start date

20/05/2003

Overall trial end date

01/07/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Target: 30 general practices in National Health Service (NHS) Glasgow with patients with vascular diseases (where a statin is indicated).

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

30 General Practices

Participant exclusion criteria

N/A

Recruitment start date

20/05/2003

Recruitment end date

01/07/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Primary Care Research and Development Directorate
Scotland
G12 OXH
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust (UK)

Sponsor details

Primary Care Research and Development Directorate
Gartnavel Royal Hospital
1055 Great Western Road
Glasgow
Scotland
G12 OXH
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Greater Glasgow NHS Primary Care Division

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

2010 protocol in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20348032
2014 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25405478

Publication citations

  1. Protocol

    Lowrie R, Morrison J, McConnachie A, A cluster randomised controlled trial of pharmacist led statin outreach support (SOS) in primary care: design and baseline characteristics., Contemp Clin Trials, 2010, 31, 4, 303-311, doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2010.03.010.

Additional files

Editorial Notes

25/01/2016: Publication reference added.