MRC/BHF Heart Protection Study Collaborative Group
Writing Committee-Jane Armitage, Rory Collins, Louise Bowman, Sarah Parish, Peter Sleight and Richard Peto.
JA was involved in data collection, analysis and interpretation, and drafted the manuscript; RC conceived and designed the study and was involved in data collection, analysis and interpretation, and drafting of the manuscript; LB was involved in data collection and drafting of the manuscript; SP was involved in data collection, analysis, validation and interpretation; RP conceived and designed the study, and was involved in analysis and interpretation; PS was involved in the study design and interpretation. All authors provided comments on and approved the final manuscript.
Steering Committee-R Collins (principal investigator), T Meade (chairman), P Sleight (vice-chairman), J Armitage (clinical coordinator), S Parish and R Peto (statisticians), L Youngman (laboratory director), M Buxton, D de Bono (deceased), C George, J Fuller, A Keech, A Mansfield, B Pentecost, D Simpson, C Warlow; J McNamara and L O'Toole (MRC observers).
Data Monitoring Committee-R Doll (chairman), L Wilhelmsen (vice-chairman), K M Fox, C Hill, P Sandercock.
Collaborators- (doctors; nurses; receptionists): Aberdeen Royal: N Benjamin, J Webster; J Jamieson; L Donald. Bassetlaw Hospital: R Blandford; L Carrington, H McMahon; D Cheetham. Royal United, Bath: J Reckless; L Brice, R Carpenter, J Christmas; C Flower. Bedford: I Cooper; S Frampton, E Pickerell; J Wells. Belfast City: M Scott; V Crowe, A Shaw; L Shannon. Birmingham City: S Jones; G Faulkner, A Lavery, H O'Leary, R Watson; C Capewell, S Hughes. Birmingham Heartlands: S Bain, A Jones; G Holmes, C Jewkes; T Bellamy, P Harrison. Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham: N Buller; J Hooks, H Jones, E Smith, P Vint, R Watson; P Crook, J Williams. Bishop Auckland General: M Bateson; P Cawley, P Gill; L Hawkeswell, K Simpson. Royal Bournemouth: M Armitage; C Cope, J Tricksey, M Wilson; S Cottrell. Princess of Wales, Bridgend: C Jones; M Llewellyn, P Smith; T Woodsford. Royal Sussex County, Brighton: R Vincent; E Joyce, N Skipper; P Peters. Bristol Royal Infirmary: M Lemon (late), D Stansbie; A Hagos Kidan, M Halestap; A Gibbons, J Meredith. Frenchay, Bristol: C Dawkins, M Papouchado; L Baker, K Boulton, C Dawe; A Lewis, J Wisby. Addenbrooke's, Cambridge: M Brown; J Emeny, W Smith, D Thurston, D Trutwein; M Cornwell, D Lloyd. Castleford & Normanton: C White; M Hudson, M Khalifa, N MacKereth, J Woolford; G Martin. St Peter's, Chertsey: M Baxter; R Chambers, S Glenn, J Kerr; G Golesworthy, A Watts. Corby Community: G Baines; J Groom, L Price; I Barlow. Leighton, Crewe: S Mallya; J Maiden, M Nash; V Lowe. Derbyshire Royal Infirmary: M Millar-Craig, A Scott; S Cozens, J Hannah, M Hinwood, S. Hopcroft, M Margetts, H Waterhouse; J Millward. Darlington Memorial: J Murphy; M Charters, B Graham; M Banks, M Boon, C Cassidy, R Nobbs, Dewsbury District: T Kemp; P Turner; S Sheldrake. Russells Hall, Dudley: M Labib; R Pearson, J Sidaway; P Davies, M Hodgkiss. Queen Margaret, Dunfermline: D MacLeod; R Stuart; J Albrock, J Fisher, F Stuart. Edinburgh Royal Infirmary: C Swainson; S Glenn, J Johnston, S Sadler; M Curren, S Feirnie, L Stenhouse. Western General, Edinburgh: R Lindley, C Warlow; A Kenny, F Waddell; M Brownlie, I Guilar. Derriford, Plymouth: A Marshall, J Went; S Clarke, A Inman, J Simmonds; B Duook, G Mortimore, A Pascoe. Glasgow Royal Infirmary: S Cobbe; C Campbell, H Young; M Keeble. James Paget, Great Yarmouth: S Absalom; L Baillie, N Bracey; L Falco, D Stone. Hartlepool General: G Tildesley; B Carr, G Longstaff, A Turner, H Wilkinson; S Wilkinson. Hillingdon: R Hillson; D Brookes, B Capper, N. Mahabir, K Price; V Badrick. Huddersfield Royal Infirmary: H Griffiths; J Fitzgerald, S Lewis; P Campbell. Kettering General: G Baines; J Cullen, G Claypole, J Lomas; A Rogers. Royal Lancaster Infirmary: A Brown; J Cheshire; J Rowley. Leeds General Infirmary: S Ball, C Prentice, A Hall; P Atha, K Caffrey, W Currie, K Drury, C Hague, S Hall, P Maguire, C Rose, R Watson; A Buxton, A Wedgwood. St James University, Leeds: S Gilbey; W Currie, K Drury, S Hall, C Rose, J Wilson; M Vaughan. Walton Centre, Liverpool: P Humphrey; J Blocksage, R McSloy, K Ost, L Owen, S Saminaden, D Watling, J Wiseman; J Davies. Ealing General, London: A Kehely, J Kooner; I Corbett, J Peters, K Price, S Trainor; M Van Goethem. Guy's & St Thomas', London: J Chambers; M Crawshaw, A Jones, J O'Sullivan, S Powell, M Reoch, J Sanders; M-F Beament, B Fangrad, Y Williams. North Middlesex, London: S Banim, T Crake; B Ford, V Glynn; S Ismail. Royal Brompton, London: N Buller, A Coats; L Aitken, E Cruddas, K Serup-Hansen; D Nosworthy, N Reilly. Whittington, London: S Coppack, J Malone-Lee; P Clifton, A Holmes; L Camplin. Luton & Dunstable: D Peterson, C Travill; S Gent, A Hunter, C Stroud; K Griffiths. Macclesfield District General: E Davies; M Mason, A Robinson; S Belfield. Maidstone: J Chambers; L Bispham, J Massey, A Mercer, J Sheppard; S Burrage. Manchester Diabetes Centre: K Cruickshank; KL Chan, V Wharfe, J Woodward; F Alexander, Y Williams. Manchester Royal Infirmary: M Walker; P Campbell, J Day, S Edwards, B Kelly, P Nicholson; S Barrett, S Gleeson. North Manchester General: M Savage, J Swan; D McSorland, Gillian Thompson, C Waywell; C O'Neill, L Wharton. Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: P Adams, R Lindley, N Cartilidge; M Mace, M Thompson; J Hulmes. Radcliffe Infirmary/John Radcliffe, Oxford: J Armitage, R Collins, P Sleight; S Beebe, M Campbell, J Godden, S Goodwin, A Lawson, H Lochhead, P Whitbread; S Knight, A Taylor, S Turner; Royal Alexandra, Paisley: I Findlay; C Campbell, J Hunter, H Young; E McNally. Whiteabbey, Newtownabbey: P Crowe; V Crowe, B Hunter, A Shaw; L Shannon. North Tyneside Health Care Centre, North Shields: R Curless, R Lindley, P McKenna, S Roberts; A Black, J Martin; M Burt. Northampton General: J O'Donnell; T Burdett, S Marsh, J Woodward; R O'Hare, C Owen. Poole General: A McLeod; M Richardson; C Reeves. Halton General, Runcorn: R Mallya; J Forshaw, J Hodson; H Lenden, G Osborn. St Helier: J Barron; A Ballard, B Docherty, M McDonnell, S Ritson, D Tyler; S Carter, C Rigney. Conquest, St Leonard's-on-Sea: R Wray; K Gaughan, J Sinclair; J Burleigh, J MacDonald. Royal Hallamshire, Sheffield: G Venables; C Doyle, M Fox, L Mundey; D Thompson, S Rowley. King's Mill Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield: R Lloyd-Mostyn; D Bailey, I McKenzie; R Bamford. Singleton, Swansea: P Thomas; R Thomas; C Alexander, R Chohan, K Wood. Princess Royal, Telford: N Capps; D Donaldson, C Stiles, L Tonks; S Crank. Manor, Walsall: A Cunnington, P Giles; N Groves, E Walton; W Dance. Watford General: M Clements; C Feben, A Hunter, E Walker; L Atkins, R Kaiser, R Williats. Sandwell District General, West Bromwich: E Hughes; J Elson-Whitaker, S Sumara, C. Verow; G Banks, R Glover, K Hall. Worcester Royal Infirmary: A Munro, C Pycock, D Tibbutt; J Cadwell, M Greenwood; M Betts. Worthing: M Signy; E Joyce, C Wrapson; G McCourt, R Moore. Wycombe General: S Price, R Regan; M Aldersley; P Pendry. Coordinating Centre administration and computing, Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford: J Barton, C Bray, and K Jayne (administrative coordinators), V Booker, H Bojowsky, R Brooker, M Corbett, J Crowther, A Grantham, C Harwood, D Haywood, J Heineman, C Hope, C Indge, R Jones, S Jones, R Kanahan, K Kidney, M King, S Knight, H Lang, C Mardsen, C Mathews, G Meade (deceased), H Monaghan, K Murphy, A Naughton, A Owers, A Peto, S Pickworth, G Pocklington, A Radley, S Southren, K Szumczyk, R Tong, E Wincott; Clinical support and outcome adjudication: J Armitage and R Collins (study coordinators), A Keech and S MacMahon (piloting and planning), C Baigent, L Bowman, K Burbury, Z Chen, R Clarke, S Dunachie, V Frigi, M Landray, E Lau, C Sudlow, C Turnbull; Statistics and computing: S Parish and R Peto (statisticians), P Harding, M Lay, and K Wallendszus (computing coordinators), N Bruce, A Charles, A Cody, N Goodwin, R Greenlaw, B Hauer, P McCabe, A Palmer, C Peto, A Rowe, S Wilson, A Young, A Young; Coordinating Centre laboratory, Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford: L Youngman (director), K Kourellias, S Clark, and M Radley (laboratory coordinators), K Bhamra, L Buckingham, M Bradley, T Chavagnon, B Chukwarah, C Colominas, S Crowley, K Emmens, S Edwards, J Gordon, J Hill, A Lee, C Lennon, M McAteer, N Miller, S Norris, H Priestley, J Taylor, J Wintour, M Yeung; Nurse Monitors and trainers: S Beebe, M Campbell, J Fitzgerald, J Godden, A Lawson, S Lewis, H Lochhead, M McDonnell, M Nash, P Whitbread.