Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
18/11/2009
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

Ms Eleanor Roaf

ORCID ID

Contact details

Bury & Rochdale Health Authority
21 Silver Street
Bury
BL9 0EN
United Kingdom
+44 (0)161 7623188

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

PSI A-98

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Government policy is to increase the number of drug users receiving shared care between primary health care teams and secondary services. In Stockport a primary care liaison worker has been appointed to increase the number of drug users in shared care arrangements. The study will evaluate the effect of this appointment by means of a RCT and the study aims to demonstrate whether this approach is increasing shared care is effective.

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

Other

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Addiction

Intervention

1. Services of a primary care liaison worker
2. Normal CDT services offered

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The comparison between two groups (practices offered the services of a primary care liaison worker and those not) of the proportion of drug users in contact with the Community Drug Team who are in shared care arrangements with primary care teams 12 and 18 months post-randomisation. Hospital admissions and A&E attendances.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/06/1997

Overall trial end date

30/11/1998

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Drug misusers who are in contact with the CDT and registered with a Stockport general practitioner. Participants must be opiate users of have used opiates more than once in the last 12 months.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/06/1997

Recruitment end date

30/11/1998

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Bury & Rochdale Health Authority
Bury
BL9 0EN
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

2002 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11939381

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Dey P, Roaf E, Collins S, Shaw H, Steele R, Donmall M, Randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a primary health care liaison worker in promoting shared care for opiate users., J Public Health Med, 2002, 24, 1, 38-42.

Additional files

Editorial Notes