Edinburgh Clinical Trials


Early support in primary care for people starting treatment for cancer

Palliative care is usually given towards the end of life but we know many people could be helped earlier. The GI-ACP study will evaluate the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of the provision of early palliative care, including anticipatory care planning, that is coordinated in primary care and is systematically triggered when patients with poor prognosis cancers start palliative oncology treatment.


Chief Investigator: Dr Kirsty Boyd

Number and location of participating sites (by region/ country): UK 2


Funder: Macmillan Cancer Support

Start and End date

Grant award: 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020

Recruitment: From October 2018


Current Status: Awaiting publication


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Sponsor:  University of Edfinburgh www.ed.ac.uk

Chief Investigator: Dr Kirsty Boyd; Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG; Kirsty.Boyd@ed.ac.uk

Trial manager: N/A

Research nurse: N/A


ECTU Involvement: Statistics / Randomisation service