The tracker is a web-based software application developed by HIC for tracking patient recruitment:

  • From the initial stages of cohort identification.
  • Through enlistment of GP Practices.
  • Sending patient invitation letters and into study participation. 

The research team do not see any participant names/ addresses until a positive response is received at HIC and updated on the tracker, which releases the contact details to the research team.

This automated, web-based system will ensure it is quick and easy for study team members to track progress of their study recruitment, potentially through multiple recruitment channels (e.g. GP practices, clinics), whilst keeping patient data secure).