The PAINTED Study

Pandemic Influenza Triage in the Emergency Department

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research

NB: Field staff and Trust research nurses, and any other individuals who may for whatever reason be involved in PAINTED and who may be required to send data to the University-based PAINTED research team from Trust premises, will be expressly forbidden from moving data by means of file attachments (whether encrypted or not) via e-mail messages. Data will only ever be accepted when it is transmitted, by duly approved staff, direct to the PROSPECT database.

Manual for the Operation of Painted (MOP) Part 1

Manual for the Operation of Painted (MOP) Part 2

Manual for the Operation of Painted (MOP) Part 3

Research objectives

We aim to identify the most accurate triage method for predicting severe illness among patients attending the emergency department with suspected pandemic influenza.

Our specific objectives are:

1. To determine the discriminant value of emergency department triage methods for predicting severe illness in patients
    presenting with suspected pandemic influenza
2. To determine the discriminant value of presenting clinical characteristics and routine tests for identifying severe illness
3. To determine the independent predictive value of presenting clinical characteristics and routine tests for severe illness
4. To develop two new triage methods based upon
    (a) presenting clinical characteristics alone and
    (b) presenting clinical characteristics, electrocardiogram (ECG), chest X-ray and routine blood test results

Project Management Team

Name Site Role Phone Email
Professor Steve Goodacre ScHARR Chief Investigator +44 (0)114 222 0842 s.goodacre@sheffield.ac.uk
Professor Mike Campbell ScHARR Statistician +44 (0)114 222 0839 m.j.campbell@sheffield.ac.uk
Dr Andrew Lee ScHARR Public Health Expertise +44 (0)114 222 0872 andrew.lee@sheffield.ac.uk
Andrew Irving ScHARR Researcher +44 (0)114 222 4292 a.d.irving@sheffield.ac.uk
Dan Beever ScHARR Research Assistant +44 (0)114 222 0820 painted@sheffield.ac.uk
Heather Dakin ScHARR Trials Support Officer +44 (0)114 222 6385 h.dakin@sheffield.ac.uk

Co Investigators

Name Site Role Phone Email
Dr Kirsty Challen Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Consultant in Emergency Medicine kirstychallen@hotmail.com
Dr Andrew Bentley University Hospital of South Manchester Critical Care Expertise +44 (0)161 291 6420 andrew.bentley@manchester.ac.uk
Dr Darren Walter University Hospital of South Manchester Expert in Pandemic Emergency Planning +44 (0)161 291 6047 darren.walter@manchester.ac.uk
Dr Ian Maconochie St Mary's Hospital, London Expert in Paediatric Emergency Medicine +44 (0)207 886 6139 i.maconochie@imperial.ac.uk
Dr Chris Fitzsimmons Sheffield Children's Hospital Expert in Paediatric Emergency Medicine +44 (0)114 271 7431 chris.fitzsimmons@sch.nhs.net

Sites

Hospital Principal Investigator
Sheffield Teaching Hospital Professor Steve Goodacre
Sheffield Children's Hospital Dr Chris Fitzsimmons
Salford Royal Drew Norwood-Green

York Teaching Hospital

Scarborough General Hospital

Joanne Ingham

Dr Richard Smith 

The Royal London Dr Tim Harris
South Manchester Dr Darren Walter
Barnsley Dr Julian Humphrey
Northampton Dr Tristan Dyer
Hull Will Townend

Bristol

(Royal & Children's)

Professor  Johnathan Benger
Plymouth Dr Jason Smith
Milton Keynes Dr Peter Thomas
Reading Dr Liza Keating
Wirral Dr Andrea Wootten
Dorset Dr Tamsin Ribbons
Gloucestershire Tanya De Weymarn
Wolverhampton Dr Andrew MacDuff
Shrewsbury Dr Adrian Marsh
Northumbria Dr Mark Harrison
North Staffordshire Dr Richard Hall
Southend Bernard Hadebe
Oxford Dr Melanie Darwent
Harrogate Alison Walker
Edinburgh (Scotland) Dr Alasdair Gray
Chelmsford Dr Steve Jenkins
Newcastle Dr John Wright
Paisley (Scotland) Dr Alasdair Corfield
Central Manchester Dr Rick Body
Aintree Dr Abdo Sattout
Coventry Dr Ed Hartley
Cambridge Adrian Boyle
Nottingham Dr Frank Coffey

Craigavon

(Northern Ireland)

TBC
Wexham Park Dr Sarah Wilson
Newport (Wales) Dr Ashkok Vaghela
Swindon Dr Stephen Haig
Kings Lynn Dr Nam Tong
Kings College Hospital, London Dr Rob Pinate
Ashford and St Peters Dr Claire Atkinson
Norfolk and Norwich Dr Frank Sutherland
Lancashire Dr Kirsty Challen