As part of this feasibility study we are running a qualitative study to evaluate the processes surrounding the delivery of treatments to help us to understand the important components of the treatments, how the treatments are delivered, and what local factors might influence outcomes. This evaluation will include interviews with patients and their friends or family, and with staff members, and will help us to prepare any future definitive trial.
The process evaluation is being run by Dr Emma Phelps (University of Oxford) and overseen by Prof Janis Baird (University of Southampton) and Dr Liz Tutton (University of Oxford).
We are keen to hear feedback from anybody involved in the research, so watch out for questionnaires and interview invitations from Emma! The feedback we get now will help up to develop a better definitive trial.