Stratified Care - workpackage 3 (TAPS)
|Funder name / reference number:||NIHR Programme grant for applied research (PGfAR)|
|Year||Over 1.5 years|
Internal pilot of a cluster randomised controlled trial involving 8 GP practices
Over a 3 month period, ensure the screening tool, matched treatment options and clinician support packages are feasible for use in routine GP care with engaged GPs.
1. Optimise GP engagement and use of the intervention
2. Test recruitment and questionnaire completion assumptions
3. Test for evidence of selection bias in the sample recruited
The active intervention is stratified care involving the STarT MSK Tool and matched treatment options for patients at low, medium and high risk of persistent disabling pain. The control treatment is usual GP care.