Patients with throat symptoms deserve to know what to expect of treatments prescribed for them. Unfortunately, there is confusion about exactly which symptoms respond to which treatments. This creates uncertainty for doctors who wish to give clear treatment advice. 


The results of this TOPPITS trial, being led and co-ordinated from Newcastle, will go a long way to resolve one of the major uncertainties and I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as the Steering Committee Chairman.


 Bob Heading, Chairman, TOPPITS Trial Steering Committee