Project Name
Pre-Empt: Preventing disease through opportunistic, rapid engagement by primary care teams using behaviour change counselling.


MRC/National Prevention Research Initiative

Principal Investigator
Professor Chris Butler

D. Cohen, A. Edwards, K. Hood, C. Lane, J. McCambridge, L. Moore, S. Rollnick, S. Simpson, J. Strang, F. Wood

Type of study
Cluster Randomised Trial

Lay summary
The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of training primary care health professionals (in Behaviour Change Counselling) on the proportion of patients showing subsequent, important self reported change in one or more of the four behaviours (smoking, alcohol use, exercise and healthy eating) at 3 months.

Group role / contribution

Start date
December 2006  

End date
September 2010