The ACUTE Trial feasibility study is designed to investigate whether a definitive pragmatic randomised controlled trial, comparing prehospital continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to standard oxygen therapy for acute respiratory failure is feasible, acceptable and cost-effective.

The feasibility study is taking place across the West Midlands, working in collaboration with the West Midalnds Ambulance Service (WMAS), utilising 4 of their ambulance hubs, which in turn take patients to 9 Hospitals in the region.

The Trial has now received all the regulatory approvals and we are in the final stages of organising the Launch Day/Training seminar (to be held on 21st July at the North Staffs Conference Centre) and hope to open the Trial for recruitment in August 2017.

For further information please contact the Trial Manager, Sam Keating, at, or visit the website.