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THISTLE: trial of hands-on Interprofessional simulation training for local emergencies: a research protocol for a stepped-wedge clustered randomised controlled trial

  • Erik Lenguerrand1,
  • Catherine Winter2,
  • Karen Innes3,
  • Graeme MacLennan3,
  • Dimitrios Siassakos1, 4,
  • Pauline Lynch5,
  • Alan Cameron6,
  • Joanna Crofts4,
  • Alison McDonald3,
  • Kirsty McCormack3,
  • Mark Forrest3,
  • John Norrie7,
  • Siladitya Bhattacharya8,
  • Tim Draycott9, 4, 2Email author and
  • On behalf of the Thistle group
BMC Pregnancy and ChildbirthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:294

Received: 28 July 2017

Accepted: 16 August 2017

Published: 7 September 2017

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Original Submission
28 Jul 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Erik Lenguerrand
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
7 Sep 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12884-017-1455-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Level 1 Learning and Research, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
PROMPT Maternity Foundation: registered charity in England & Wales, London, UK
Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT), University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
North Bristol Trust, Department of Women’s Health, The Chilterns, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
NHS Tayside, Maternity Unit, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
Ian Donald Fetal Medicine Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, UK
Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Department of Women’s Health, The Chilterns, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK