Study information for Health Professionals

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my practice get involved?

To take part your practice needs to be registered with the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. If you aren't already registered then we can set this up for you. To take part please contact studysupport@cprd.com

Where do I get study documents?

Copies of all study documents will be sent to you electronically when your site is set up.

The protocol, information sheets and consent forms are also available on this page.
If you need hard copies of information sheets or consent forms please contact: studysupport@cprd.com

I'm having trouble with IRSP, what should I do?

Please contact studysupport@cprd.com who will get back to you as soon as possible to help resolve the problem.

Should I invite children who have only been prescribed SABA?

You can invite children who have only been prescribed SABA so far if, after reviewing the patients notes, you think they have asthma that requires an ICS inhaler too.

What is the maximum daily dose of ICS for children in the symptom driven group?

If SABA has been required, children should take ICS (Beclomethasone, Fluticasone propionate or Budesonide) up to 200 mcg/24 hours for 6-11 year olds, 400 mcg/24hours for 12-16 year olds.

Children and parents could achieve this in the following ways, depending on what they feel works best for their circumstances at the time:

• Each time SABA is used, take ICS inhalation up to four times per calendar day, or over the 24 hours following the SABA dose (50 mcg Beclomethasone, Budesonide or Fluticasone propionate for 6-11 year olds; 100 mcg Beclometasone or Budesonide or Fluticasone propionate for 12-16 year olds).

• If SABA is required overnight, take two puffs of ICS in the morning (50 mcg Beclomethasone or Budesonide or Fluticasone propionate for 6-11 year olds, 100 mcg for 12-16 year olds); take ICS in the evening if SABA was used that day.

Do you have any tips for contacting patients?

You can see some of the top tips shared by ASYMPTOMATIC practices here (opens in a new window):

ASYMPTOMATIC Top Communication Tips

Example SMS messages are available, you can amend these as needed based on the character count allowed in your SMS system: Example SMS Invitations

Help and Support

Getting in contact with us

If you need to contact us for any help or assistance then use the following: asymptomatic@liverpool.ac.uk