Recruitment and Participating Centres

The ABA-FEED trial is now closed to recruitment. ABA-FEED trial has recruited 2475 participants.

The ABA-feed trial aimed to recruit up to 2500 women over a period of 2 years from NHS Trusts across the UK. 

The trial is collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Stirling, Central Lancashire and Cardiff.

University logos for Birmingham, Bristol, Stirling, Central Lancashire & CardiffThere will be 10-15 participating sites across the UK; each site is an English local authority area or NHS health board (Wales & Scotland). Within these areas NHS 'recruiting centres' will recruit participants who attend antenatal/ultrasound appointments. Social media & a dedicated public engagement website will also be optimised to recruit participants.

Recruiting Trusts within Study Site

  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid-Cheshire NHS Trust (Leighton Hospital)
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust (Macclesfield Hospital)
  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
  • University Hospitals Plymouth
  • Powys teaching Health Board
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Swansea Bay University Health Board
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • Torbay
  • Dudley
  • Sefton
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Scottish Borders
  • Lanarkshire


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