Trial News

  • SAFER-AUS Trial announced (7th June, 2021) - We are delighted to report that our colleagues in Australia have secured funding to run the SAFER Trial in Australia. The SAFER-AUS Trial will run in 36 GP practices and will provide additional data to the UK Trial. Follow this link to see a news piece from Australian TV announcing the funding award and to […]
  • Press release – SAFER Trial starts in East Anglia (1st March, 2021) - Please see the Cambridge Primary Care Unit’s main website for full details : https://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/pcu/research-to-test-screening-for-common-heart-condition-will-involve-2100-people-in-east-anglia/
  • Pilot trial starts (21st February, 2021) - We are excited to announce that we are starting the SAFER pilot trial. Following the successful feasibility studies we are now expanding the pilot trial into 4 regions across England: East Anglia, North West coast, East Midlands and the South West. Practices in these areas are joining the trial and will be sending invitations to […]
  • Second feasibility study starts (21st February, 2021) - We are delighted to have started the new ‘remote delivery of screening’ feasibility study. Our three practices (in Thetford, Suffolk and Royston) have invited eligible patients, and screening for AF is about to start. Patients requesting AF screening will not need to attend their GP practice to be screened – the process is managed entirely by […]
  • Adapting AF screening for remote delivery – a second feasibility study…and a blog (21st February, 2021) - Since we paused the start of the pilot trial back in March as COVID-19 struck we have been working on adapting the AF screening intervention for remote delivery at home. This will mean that patients do not have to attend their GP practice to be screened, and is the most sensible way to continue the […]
  • COVID-19 pandemic delays start of next stage of SAFER Trial (16th April, 2020) - It will come as no surprise that we (like so many research studies and trials) have halted recruitment. Having successfully completed the feasibility study, we were in the process of recruiting practices to the next stage (the internal pilot trial) when the coronavirus pandemic hit. We are keeping a close eye on developments and will […]
  • Update on SAFER Feasibility Study (16th April, 2020) - A big thank you to all the patients and practices that took part in the SAFER feasibility study. With your help we completed the study, and found that screening for AF in GP practices is feasible to do. This means that we are moving to the next stage in the research programme – the internal […]
  • SAFER Study on BBC Look East (16th August, 2019) - Please see the BBC Look East piece about the study here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOV9B4Epj2c
  • SAFER Study in the news (13th March, 2019) - Please see the BBC news online article about the study https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-47540741
  • Press release – Could screening for a common heart condition called atrial fibrillation help prevent strokes? (13th March, 2019) - Please see the Cambridge University Primary Care Unit’s main website for full details: https://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/pcu/could-screening-for-a-common-heart-condition-called-atrial-fibrillation-help-prevent-strokes/