CHAMP-1 is a National Institute for Health Research funded five year research programme to design and evaluate in a definitive RCT, an intervention that helps incorporate discussion of alcohol within medication consultations.
The overarching aims of this research programme are to:
The study objectives are to undertake:
The programme is organised into three phases:
The intervention will be developed from a preliminary version informed by qualitative interviews with patients and existing pharmacist consultation practice, and also based on theoretical, modelling and literature review work. It will then be refined through feasibility and acceptability studies including co-design workshop discussions with patients and pharmacists, and a study of implementation in practice.
A preliminary evaluation of the intervention in a pilot RCT will be undertaken in 8 community pharmacies with approximately 80 participants. This will be followed by the main trial where we plan to recruit 820 participants in 41 pharmacies, with cluster randomisation by pharmacy, and collect outcome data after 6 and 12 months. Four participant-centred qualitative studies will be undertaken as an integrated process evaluation within the main trial.
Dissemination of findings is based on ongoing policy engagement initiated early in the programme to support translation of study findings into NHS policy and practice. The research team will work closely with advisory groups of patients, pharmacists and policy makers to shape the conduct of the research and the resulting outputs.
|Start date:||01 Jan 18|
|End date:||31 Dec 22|