Recruitment and participating centres

The ABA-feed trial aims to recruit up to 2730 women over a period of 1 year 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


Recruitment table

The trial is currently open to recruitment. We have now 11 Trust recruiting participants into the ABA-FEED study.