An evaluation study to validate the RECAP V0 early warning score for use in GP-patient consultations

The RECAP study is part of a programme led by Professor Trisha Greenhalgh (Oxford) and Professor Brendan Delaney (Imperial), as part of the COVID-19 scheme, on Remote-by-default care. This 18-month study aims to explore and support the rapid shift from face-to-face to remote consultations in primary care with a view to understanding what works, when and how and offering insight for policy making and support for infrastructure and digital innovation in the NHS.

We want to validate the RECAP V0 early warning score for use in GP-patient consultations (mainly by phone or video) in the context of COVID-19, as quickly as possible, followed by development and validation of a data-driven score (RECAP V1). We plan to do this via practices, using data linkage, to follow cohorts of patients.

GPs and Practices can take part in this data linkage evaluation study by virtue of their membership of a Primary Care Organisation (PCO) (CCG, PCN) that is using the RECAP templates as part of their locality COVID-19 management plan OR by registering to be a part of a research network (RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre).

We are currently evaluating

  • Admission to hospital AND
  • Admission to ITU and Death.

If you would like to find out more about the study, its aims and how to join please click here.

Alternatively, you can email us at:  [email protected]

RECAP website (Imperial College)

Study documents

  • Letter to GP practices
  • Organisational information documents
  • Case report form
  • Patient information leaflet
  • Ethics approval
  • Study protocol
  • Sponsor letter
  • Summary for practice – July 2020
Remote by Default is funded by UK Research and Innovation and the Department of Health and Social Care through the National Institute for Health Research.


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