United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary careBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38282.669225.AE (Published 09 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1377
Affiliations of UK BEAM Trial Team members
Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, University of Wales Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2UW
professor of public health and director
Centre for General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Community Health Sciences, Barts and the London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS
professor in general practice
York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD
assistant trial statistician
Spinal Research Unit, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 2SP
professor and director
National Centre for Health Outcomes Development, Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF
School of Healthcare Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9UT
principal research fellow
MRC General Practice Research Framework at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London NW1 2ND
senior research nurse
senior nurse manager
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York YO10 5DD
Institute of Rehabilitation, University of Hull, Hull HU3 2PG
Jennifer Klaber Moffett
professor and deputy director
Department of Gender Studies, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX
graduate teaching assistant
MRC working party that developed the trial: Beurskens S, Breen A, Burton K, Frost H, Garratt A, Godfrey C, van der Heijden G, Klaber Moffett J, Little P, Main C, Meade T, Roland M (chair), Russell I, Smith I, Waddell G, Underwood M, Vickers M.
Trial steering committee:Assendelft W, Croft P, Hughes R (chair), Klaber Moffett J, Lamb S, Russell I, Thompson S, Underwood M, Vickers M, Watt G.
Treatment package development: "Best practice" in primary care—Feder G, Harvey E, Underwood M; exercise classes—Frost H, Klaber Moffett J, Harvey E; spinal manipulation—Breen A, Burton K, Klaber Moffett J, Harvey E.
Trial team: Bark J (administrative support), Brealey S, Burton K, Coulton S, Farrin A, Garratt A, Harvey E, Kane C (administrative support), Letley L, Manca A, Martin J, Klaber Moffett J, Morton V, Russell I, Torgerson D, Underwood M, Vickers M, Whyte K, Williams M.
Belfast: GPRF nurses—Anderson C, Campbell P, Corrie D, Forsythe K, Hogg A, Kane M, Leathem C, Logan L, O’Connor S. GPRF lead GPs—Baird D, Burns G, Corrie P, Durkin J, Glasgow A, Irwin D, Jefferson H, Jones D, Miller R, Ramsay C, Swain K, Trimble W. GPRF regional trainer—Leatham C. Chiropractors—Hamley R, Matthews A, Wey To M. Exercise physiotherapists—McVeigh J, McCarroll P. Manipulating physiotherapists—Macken E, McGookin C, Timoney C. Clinical adviser—Baxter D. Active management trainer—Baxter D. Coordinator—Glasgow P.
East of Scotland: GPRF nurses—Bell L, Cheape A, Cook E, Foreman A, Leslie F, Mason M, Maxwell L, McNair P, Ritchie A, Skene L, Tait A, Tait F, Wilkinson J, Young L. GPRF lead GPs—Bruce D, Burns-Brown I, Cowan J, Crookes D, Dowell J, Easton A, Glendinning S, Gray M, Jones K, MacCallum L, Miller A, Raczkowski R, Ramsay A, Summers G. GPRF regional trainers—Barton A, MacKinnon W. Chiropractors—Arsenault P, Cashley M, Hager A, Waite P. Exercise physiotherapists—Arbuthnot S, Cameron J, Henderson C, Ramsay L, Warren F. Osteopaths—Barratt P, Smith M. Clinical advisers—Campbell J, Sullivan F. Active management trainers—Cameron G, Underwood M. Coordinator—Watson J.
Exeter: GPRF nurses—Adcock J, Ayres A, Baker C, Bond S, Harrill C, St Johnstone J, Stewart J, Wright J. GPRF lead GPs—Davis T, Pereira Gray D, Hamilton W, Harrill G, Marshall M, Reaves C, Straughan P, Woods A. GPRF regional trainer—Fox S. Exercise physiotherapists—Blood Smyth J, Jones C. Osteopaths—Bartlett L, Bury C, Crewdson C, Thompson P. Clinical adviser—Evans P. Active management trainer—Sills R. Coordinator—Carter S.
Harrow: GPRF nurses—Bruce A, Cook H, Dalton L, Dufloux L, Fitkin J, Gate A, James R, Katugampola C, Martin P, May S, Pearce A, Quist E, Sneldon C, Thomas O. GPRF lead GPs—Amin K, Balachandran G, Bhatt R, Curran P, Dalton M, Gosain R, Green R, Jenner C, Justice J, Kaye P, Merali N, Pearce K, Rhodes M, St John J. GPRF regional trainers—Allan P, Glynn V. Chiropractors—Harrison D, Phokou P, Shanahan E. Osteopaths—Cook R, Lock. Exercise physiotherapists—Scholey J, McCarthy C, Hunt L. Clinical adviser—Frank A. Active management trainer—Frank A. Coordinator—Mosley B.
Northampton: GPRF nurses—Fenton H, Hall K, Hanna J, Hill J, Hurrell E, Manser M, Mills T, Titchiner E, Walker A. GPRF lead GPs—Astbury P, Chandarana V, Clark A, Gillam D, Segaren N, Thornton D, Tickle S, Wall I, Willis A. GPRF regional trainer—Hand L. Exercise physiotherapists—Hayes C, Munro L, Slater S. Osteopaths—Bellingham J, Mason P. Manipulating physiotherapists—Mac Jawad M, Scott N. Clinical adviser—Toby J. Active management trainer—Toby J. Coordinator—Patel H.
Norwich: GPRF nurses—Clark J, Davie A, De Las Casas A, Denman G, Dyson S, Hadman G, Hawkins V, Hutchinson J, Lorenzen G, Pac Soo A, Waters J. GPRF lead GPs—Alden D, Bryce D, Buckton C, Burrell M, Dalrymple J, Lawrence M, O’ Neill H, Price D, Robertson D, Scouller F, Stone R, Thomas J. GPRF regional trainer—Hand L. Exercise physiotherapists—Ogden M, Ward C. Manipulating physiotherapists—Calver S, Sutton F, Tomes K. Clinical adviser—Harvey I. Active management trainer—Sills R. Coordinator—Blyth A.
Nottingham: GPRF nurses—Atkin P, Blanchard R, Cater L, Cook M, Dworok A, Finch D, Fleming S, Ingall F, Lott R, Massey I, Richard J, Sayers W, Simpson E, Schofield R, Wilson J. GPRF lead GPs—Bond S, Bowman A, Chahal P, Chaudri M, Eaton M, Gilmore N, Henry I, Ioannou J, Kendrick D, Madeley J, Rao Y, Sayers J, Sharma O, Silcock A, Udenze C. GPRF regional trainer—Elwood J. Chiropractors—Aldred E, Sanders B. Exercise physiotherapists—Almond R, Goodwin R, Hunt A. Osteopath—Glover E. Clinical adviser—Kendrick D. Active management trainer—Kendrick D. Coordinators—Skoles C, Steward H.
Plymouth: GPRF nurses—Bayes S, Bell T, Bordman E, Bunnell B, Critchley S, Hannaford J, Legassick C, Lobb S, Maloney S, Parritt P, Rawlings J, Russell R, Shaw L, Shewring L, Wheeler P. GPRF GPs—Archer-Koranteng E, Chiappe N, Cooper N, Couch J, Critchley J, Evans J, Fletcher C, Gardner R, Hughes C, Kitson M, Webster-Harrison P, Weston-Baker J. GPRF regional trainer—Fox S. Exercise physiotherapists—Trimble E, Lozynska B, Hunter H. Osteopaths—Doddrell J, Oldham J, Mudaliar P. Manipulating physiotherapists—Ray F, Pedler F. Clinical adviser—Barton A. Active management trainer—Sills R. Coordinator—Sullivan S.
Reading: GPRF nurses—Barkus L, Cook M, Cunningham B, Lockett P, Saunders J, Tilley D, Weller S, White G. GPRF lead GPs—Barrow I, Burett G, Clayton D, Dean L, Grover N, Hegarty H, Hill J, Jarman D, Latchford N, Sachdev A. GPRF regional trainers—Fox S, Allen P, Glynn V. Exercise physiotherapists—McGillivray B, Robertson S, Evans H. Osteopaths—Jackson A, Dallison A. Manipulating physiotherapists—Longbottom M, Beamish S. Clinical adviser—Burnett A. Active management trainer—Burnett A. Coordinator—Reed K.
Sheffield:GPRF nurses—Atkinson D, Evans S, Fowlds T, Gill J, Goddard K, Halliwell S, Larder M, Phoenix J, Rodbard C, Saville L, Saville S, Vasan J, Waller K, Ward A, Weston J. GPRF lead GPs—Critchlow J, Da Silva C, Driscoll P, Goodwin D, Grover A, Hardy P, Jeavons P, Kadarsha M, Okorie N, Pascoe R, Read M, Shirley A, Sloan M, Vasan S. GPRF regional trainers—Elwood J, Marshall E. Exercise physiotherapists—Copley L, Batty H. Chiropractors—Carruthers G, Finemore S. Manipulating physiotherapists—Hattam P, Smeatham A. Clinical adviser—Hattam P. Active management trainer—Hattam P. Coordinators—Fletcher R, McStrafick D.
Stockport:GPRF nurses—Bennett H, Burns J, Gray H, Hallows V, Jones S, Johnston R, Kitteridge K, Munnelly A, Pateman P, Spinks R, Urwin A. GPRF lead GPs—Berry P, Dawson D, Gill R, Gilman A, Miller J, Miller P, Reeve H, Sharma Y, Stone M, Wilkins H. GPRF regional trainer—Marshall E.Chiropractor—Heinonen E. Exercise physiotherapists—Warren A, Jackson S. Osteopaths—Locan M, Lomas C. Clinical adviser—Roland M. Active management trainer—Roland M. Coordinators—Dickson M, Oliver D.
Teesside: GPRF nurses—Ashworth J, Batiste C, Blacklidge M, Catterick E, Conlon J, Cornford H, Elliott H, Harland A , Hewitson C, Hodgson B, Howieson J, van Huet G, Laws P, Lettin J, Long C, Pettit S, Pott B, Russell B, Savage G, Shaw M, Sobolewski K, Tullo I, Wanstall L, Williams A. GPRF lead GPs—Beeby W, Budge E, Cook A, Cornford C, Davidson R, Faulkner M, Geoghegan H, Green P, Hobkirk D, Islam M, Joshi N, Lone I, Marr D, Marshall M, O’ Neill C, Ramaswamy A, Robertson J, Sagoo R, Slade J, Waters H. GPRF regional trainer—Williams A. Chiropractors—Laursen A, Skippings R. Exercise physiotherapists—Arnold P, Gilbert M. Osteopaths—Castleton S, Hastie A. Clinical advisers—Rubin G, Oswald N. Active management trainer—Robertson J. Coordinator—Hannon T.
West Yorkshire: GPRF nurses—Atkinson F, Bruce D, Cloxton C, Dawson H, Harris J, Heaton J, Henry M, James J, McRobbie E, Moreland P, Shilam J, Springman C, Taylor J, Tomlinson E, Watson J, West J. GPRF lead GPs—Bhasin B, Bibby J, Deacon A, Dunbar A, Goldman L, Haslam G, Hindle D, Hodgson J, Hughes D, Livingstone I, Tattersall A, Vesey J, Wallwork M, Warner S. GPRF regional trainer—Williams A.Exercise physiotherapists—Bradley-Higgins K, Duffy K, Dickens W, Wimpenny P. Osteopaths—Burtt R, Mussen J, McLune T. Manipulating physiotherapists—Cook D, Davies K. Clinical adviser—Helliwell P. Active management trainer—Moore H. Coordinator—Waxman R.
Wrexham and Chester: GPRF nurses—Ashfield E, Bradley A, Brownhill S, Cowlishaw J, Dougherty C, Henson J, Hopwood L, Hughes A, Hughes L, Humphreys A, Jones A, Jones Y, Lee A, Powell P, Roberts K, Roscoe J, Scott J, Williams J. GPRF lead GPs—Botham L, Davies C, Davies D, Davies L, Fenner J, Kapur Y, Myres M, Nadra A, Roylance P, Snelling J, Tanner R, Tattersall J, Thompson M, Walters P. GPRF regional trainer—Marshall E. Exercise physiotherapists—Lowry H, Sadler R, Shaw S. Osteopaths—Devereux S, Stubbs D. Manipulating physiotherapists—Hughes A, Seddon J. Clinical adviser—Wilkinson C. Active management trainer—Chakraverty R. Coordinators—France B, Turner J.
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