The Medicines Monitoring Unit at the University of Dundee is running a new type of study that aims to improve the effectiveness and safety of commonly prescribed medicines. This is called the EVIDENCE study (EVaulating Diuretics in Normal Care). In this particular study we are comparing two very similar medications used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), BENDROFLUMETHAZIDE and INDAPAMIDE.
The study works by assigning GP practices to follow a prescribing policy regarding which diuretic they use in the treatment of hypertension. Currently either can be prescribed. Doctors in participating practices use the assigned policy to guide their prescribing choices and, where clinically appropriate, patients have their regular medications altered in-line with the policy. Routinely collected NHS data will be used to compare the safety and effectiveness of the medications so that, in future, doctors and patients have all the information they need to make the best treatment choices.
If you would like to know more about the more about the EVIDENCE study, please email email@example.com or call the EVIDENCE team on 01382 383865. If you would like to know more about other trials that we are running please visit us at: www.memoresearch.com
Please see the video below for a short overview of the EVIDENCE study.
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For more detailed information about the study, please click the link below to open the Patient Information Sheet for this study. Please also feel free to visit the NHS "Changing Your Medication" and NICE guidelines links below. On those pages, you will find official NHS policy on changing existing prescriptions for taking part in studies, and the guidelines that we adhere to for this type of reasearch.