IDEA trial

Improving type 2 Diabetes management through Examining, Advising and prescribing (IDEA) trial

New clinical research findings may require clinicians to change their behaviour in order to provide high quality care to people with diabetes. The present study builds upon findings from our recently completed UK-wide study of theory-based behavioural and organisational factors associated with high quality diabetes care.

We have developed a workshop for primary care clinicians to help to support their provision of high quality type 2 diabetes care. We will conduct a two-armed cluster randomised controlled trial in 44 general practices in the North of England. We will focus on improvement in six clinical actions highlighted in NICE’s quality standards for type 2 diabetes which our previous work has shown have scope for improvement: prescribing for hypertension and glycaemic control, providing physical activity and nutrition advice, and on-going diabetes-related education, and examination of feet.

This website provides background information about the study, the research team and workshop facilitators