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Hand Osteoarthritis Drug Trial – request for support

Are you seeing someone with painful hand osteoarthritis? Would they be eligible for the HOPE-e study? HOPE-e is a 28-week feasibility study of a randomised placebo-controlled trial testing the effects of a once daily form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), (conjugated estrogens + bazedoxifene) on hand pain in postmenopausal women with hand OA.  Study sites are Oxford and London, so eligible participants would need to be prepared to travel to either centre (travel would be re-imbursed).

Please contact Dr Fiona Watt (Chief Investigator),, or the study office on 01865 612661,

Further information including a patient information leaflet, can be found on the study website -  Individuals can self-refer if they interested. 

Moving Forward - Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing

Check out this new review from the NIHR and others on why MSK research matters. OT's this is super-relevant to hand therapy, so please ignore the physiotherapy in the title!

Check our the new Royal College of Surgeons CRPS Guidelines 

Many thanks to BAHT members Miriam Parkinson and Sharon Gillespie for their involvement in this latest update - you can read their summary here

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
Free to use education packages on subjects related to clinical audit and healthcare quality improvement in general:  View Details
For specific statistics resources, they have a HQIP Statistics Guide for those new to data analysis and presentations. 
This guide is broken down into section including types of data, methods of statistical analysis, data presentation and guidance on sampling:  View Details