Primary care

Doctor checking a pulseThese are projects currently recruiting or in follow up at BCTU. 

  • CBT-AT - A two-arm, multi-centre, un-blinded randomised controlled trial which aims to investigate whether or not a bespoke CBT intervention helps to reduce anxiety and/or depression among patients with atrial fibrillation compared to people who receive usual care. We are recruiting patients who have been diagnosed with an irregular heart rhythm, called atrial fibrillation, within the last 12 months. The primary objective of the trial is to assess the effectiveness of CBT compared to usual care for reducing anxiety and/or depression in patients with atrial fibrillation.
  • Colour COPD - A two arm, multi-centre, open label, parallel-group, individually randomised designed trial, recruiting patients with COPD who have had ≥2 AECOPD or ≥1 hospital admission for AECOPD in the preceding year, from approximately 80 GP practices in Birmingham and Greater Manchester. The main aim is to assess whether use of the 5 point sputum colour chart, adapted from Bronkotest® alongside a SM plan and rescue pack containing 5 days of antibiotic and steroid treatment (the intervention) is safe, as defined by non-inferiority compared to use of the plan and pack alone (best usual care) for rate of hospital admission for AECOPD at 12 months
  • Snacktivity - A two arm, multi-centre, open label, parallel-group, individually randomised designed pilot and main RCT, testing the use of an app that will promote activity ‘snacks’ (snacktivity) as a way to increase physical activity over a 12 month period compared to usual care which will be current guidance for physical activity. Recruiting inactive adults from Primary Care settings.