The TARGET study is now closed to recruitment and follow up in all four study centres (Bristol, London, Oxford and Southampton). Analysis of the study results is now in progress. The study results and conclusions are due to be submitted for publication in scientific and medical journals in 2015. Each participating GP practice will receive a summary of the results in poster format to put up in their surgeries.

The TARGET team are extremely grateful to the children, parents/carers and families who have participated in the study, all GP practices including recruiting clinicians, administrative and research contacts and all other staff whose participation made this study possible. We thank colleagues from the TARGET Programme, Management Group and Steering Committee for their time, expertise and support. We are grateful to all the individuals who have helped with the study in some way.

We thank the UK Clinical Research Networks involved in the study for their support, specifically the Primary Care Research Network and Co-ordinator and the Medicines for Children's Research Network.

Further details of The TARGET Programme can be found on The University of Bristol's School of Social and Community Medicine and Centre for Academic Primary Care websites.

Ethics, Research Governance, Funding and Sponsorship

The TARGET study has full ethical approval from South West Southmead Ethics Committee and research governance approvals were granted across all participating areas.

The TARGET study is funded by a grant from the Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research, awarded to Professor Alastair Hay, Chief Investigator of the Programme, and colleagues.

The TARGET study is sponsored by Research & Enterprise Development, University of Bristol and is governed by an independent Steering Committee.

For information about any aspect of the study, please contact the study manager Niamh Redmond by calling 0117 331 4523 or by e-mailing