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Primary care genetics education and clinic location: a cluster randomised trial
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN68167690
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
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Public title Primary care genetics education and clinic location: a cluster randomised trial
Scientific title
Acronym N/A
Serial number at source SUHT R&D ref: RHM CHI 0250 - UoS ref: 3348
Study hypothesis Primary care genetics education will increase the referral rate to clinical genetics and nurse counsellor genetics clinics in primary care will be acceptable to patients seen.
Lay summary
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment United Kingdom
Disease/condition/study domain Family history of a genetic condition
Participants - inclusion criteria All patients referred to the Wessex Clinical Genetics Service (WCGS) registered with a trial GP practice. All patients of all ages. If a child is referred one parent/guardian will complete the questionnaire, both sexes, all ethic groups.
Participants - exclusion criteria 1. Any patient who has previously been seen by the WCGS
2. Non GP referrals will be excluded from the education comparison
3. Urgent and ward referrals will be excluded from the location comparison
4. Patients receiving a home visit as a pre-clinic contact will be excluded from the location comparison
Anticipated start date 01/07/2002
Anticipated end date 01/05/2005
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants Referral rate 0.0003 per 18 months from a population of 523,262
Interventions Randomised GP practices to receive genetics education and patients referred with trial GP practices to receive a genetics clinic appointment in primary or secondary care
Primary outcome measure(s) Education: GP referral rate to clinical genetics
Location: clinic attendance rate
Secondary outcome measure(s) Education: referral type, referral practice and attitudes to clinical genetics
Location: Patient satisfaction, patient clinic travel costs, NHS clinic costs, clinic waiting times, patients remaining in primary care
Sources of funding Genetics Policy Unit, Department of Health (UK)
Trial website
Publications Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16499680
Contact name Ms  Greta  Westwood
  Address Wessex Clinical Genetics Service
Princess Anne Hospital
  City/town Southampton
  Zip/Postcode SO16 5YA
  Country United Kingdom
  Tel +44 (0)2380 796168
  Fax +44 (0)2380 794346
  Email greta.westwood@suht.swest.nhs.uk
Sponsor Southampton University Hospitals Trust and University of Southampton (UK)
  Address Research Governance Office
Legal Services
Rm 4033, Building 37
University Road
  City/town Southampton
  Zip/Postcode SO17 1BJ
  Country United Kingdom
  Tel +44 (0)2380 598848
  Fax +44 (0) 2380 595781
  Email greta.westwood@suht.swest.nhs.uk
Date applied 23/08/2005
Last edited 08/01/2009
Date ISRCTN assigned 16/09/2005
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