News

Practice Randomisation Closed

As of 30/4/2108 GP practice randomisation is now closed. Because of the practices in the pipeline, having completed almost all of the tasks for randomisation at the point of closing down the randomisation process, and also concerns to address a small number of practices...

Recruitment update

Thanks to all the hard work from practices and UKCRN, we have  randomised a total of 241 practices so far, and are now moving into the final stages of recruitment. We’re still looking to boost ours numbers in Scotland, so if you know of any Scottish practices (particularly those using...

Confirmation that ARRISA is still recruiting

We have heard from sources in 2 different regions of the country that they have heard that the ARRISA study has filled its recruitment target.  This is not at all true , but it is an interpretation that can arise from an incomplete look at our data from the UKCRN ODP platform. The problem...

Practice Recruitment continues

The study has now randomised 143 practices.  -We anticipate that we will continue to recruit and randomise practice into the study until early 2018.  By Stanley Musgrave

Practice Recruitment over halfway complete!

The ARRISA-UK Trial has recruited over half of the target of 262 practices for the study. The magic halfway point of 131 was passed today.  By Stanley Musgrave

Webinars Started

The first Webinar for intervention practices has been successfully held by Dr Mike Noble of the Acle Medical Practice via the Cisco Webex platform. It is an opportunity for intervention practices to have a chance to review and discuss the training, asking any questions about the...

ARRISA Online Training Starts

The first intervention practices in ARRISA have been given their links to the online training website. By Stanley Musgrave

The ARRISA-UK study has begun randomisation of GP practices.

Practice randomisation has begun in the ARRISA-UK study among the practices which had previously expressed an interest in the study, completed the  GP Survey have recently done the searches to identify patients with increased at risk for severe asthma events. This has started in the Norfolk...

Practice recruitment has resumed. We will be in touch with interested practices as soon as possible.

Practice recruitment has resumed. We will be in touch with interested practices as soon as possible. By Lee Kitchman

OPC contracted for anonymous data extraction

The company Optimum Patient Care Ltd. a social enterprise supporting medical research and services to improve the diagnosis, treatment and care of chronic diseases within Primary Care, has been contracted to provide data extraction services for the ARRISA-UK study. By Lee Kitchman

Study Extension

Our funder the HTA, has agreed to an extension of the study for 9 months. This was the result of the substantial additional work and time required when we found that our original anonymous data extraction provider (CPRD) would not be able to provide all of the service required. We then...

Study Launch

We have just started our work and are busy with getting the relevant permissions and setting up our office and processes. See our  press release  for details. By Stanley Musgrave