‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Welcome to the NATTINA trial Website

NATTINA is a national study, in which the NHS research department has invested over £1.75 million in order to achieve better treatment plans for adults like yourself with sore throats. Patients are being recruited in 30 major centers in England, Scotland and Wales.

Sore throats cause many adult hospital admissions in the UK each year. Removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) may be done for severe sore throats but we need more information about this operation. We need to understand more about what sore throats people might continue to have after the operation and which patients stand to gain most from surgery as opposed to using antibiotics and or pain killers.

In the NATTINA study we want to investigate the effectiveness and costs of tonsillectomy compared with conservative management (deferred surgery) in adults with frequent sore throats. We plan to compare the number of sore throat days after each approach which may help us make better NHS guidance about who can benefit most from surgery.

Please feel free to take a look around to find out what NATTINA is, where the research is taking place and who can participate.

NATTINA is led by Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit, Newcastle University.

This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Heath Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme (project number 12/146/06). The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the HTA, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.