News and Updates

[We will keep you posted on any important study news or updates about the TOPPITS Study via these pages.]

August 2017:

Welcome to this update for the TOPPITS trial.

A final total of 346 participants was recruited overall, up until the extended end of recruitment date of 28 February 2017.  The trial progresses in follow-up until 28 February 2018.

Congratulations are due to all staff at all the trial sites: in Newcastle, Sunderland, Nottingham, Brighton, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Stockport, for exceeding the original recruitment target; you can see this from the graph below.  This will ensure that the required number reach the critical point in the trial – the four-month visit – so that the research question can be answered fully.  We are grateful to all the trial investigators for their continuing efforts to trial end.




If you are a trial participant, we would like to thank you for your contribution to clinical research, and hope that you have found it a worthwhile experience.

Thank you to everyone involved!

From Janet and the study team


If you have any news you would like to share via these pages please do not hesitate to contact the trial management team.