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Referral to Pharmacists - Ambulance Clinician Experience Survey (REPLACES)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04085939
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 11, 2019
Last Update Posted : November 25, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Brief Summary:

Falls in people aged 65 years and over are a common reason for calling the emergency ambulance service. Falls can be serious, with about 1 in 20 people having to be taken to hospital because they have been injured. Thankfully, in more than 4 out of 10 cases, people are not seriously injured and can be left at home. However, it is important that the reason for the fall is found and future falls are prevented where possible.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service can already make a referral to another local service to get specialist practical help for falls prevention when people are left at home after a fall. Research has shown that the safe use of medicines can prevent future falls, but that did not form. Now a new service has been set up for Yorkshire Ambulance Service to refer patients to the Leeds General Practice (GP) Confederation. A pharmacist working in the patients GP surgery will undertake a review of the patient's use of their medicines.

However, it is unknown how ambulance staff identify patients who may be at risk of future falls due to medicines being taken or issues with medicines management at home. This data is not currently collected in any ambulance patient records. It is also not known what their current practice is when a patient who is not managing their medicines well is identified. A literature search has revealed no papers on this topic. This research survey seeks to understand how ambulance clinicians identify and assist patients who are having difficulty in managing their medicines. Therefore, the results of this study are likely to provide new knowledge which will be generalisable to United Kingdom (UK) ambulance service practice.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Pharmacist-Patient Relations Fall Patients Other: Online survey

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 330 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Referral to Pharmacists - Ambulance Clinician Experience Survey
Actual Study Start Date : September 30, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 30, 2020

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Online survey
    Anonymous survey using the online survey tool, JotForm


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Weighted average of factors that identify patients having difficulty managing their medicines, ranked in order of importance by ambulance clinicians [ Time Frame: Baseline ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Clinical staff working operationally, providing frontline ambulance care in Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust during the PREFACES project (24th May, 2019 to 31st May 2020)
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical staff working operationally, providing frontline ambulance care in Yorkshire Ambulance Service National Health Service (NHS) Trust during the PREFACES project (24th May, 2019 to 31st May 2020)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical staff NOT working operationally, providing frontline ambulance care in Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Non-clinical staff

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04085939


Contacts
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Contact: Richard Pilbery +447463734823 r.pilbery@nhs.net
Contact: Fiona Bell +441924584224 fiona.bell7@nhs.net

Locations
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United Kingdom
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Recruiting
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, WF2 0XQ
Contact: Jane Shewan    +441924584224    jane.shewan1@nhs.net   
Principal Investigator: Rebecca McLaren         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Responsible Party: Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04085939    
Other Study ID Numbers: YASRD123
First Posted: September 11, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 25, 2019
Last Verified: November 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No