Table 2

Baseline characteristics of practices.

Practice characteristicsIntervention arm n = 20Control arm n = 22
Median (IQR)Median (IQR)
List size4615 (2969–7056)5593 (2475–6834)
Number of WTE GPs3.0 (1.4–3.7)2.8 (1.0–3.3)
Number of WTE nurses1.5 (1.1–2.0)1.5 (1.0–2.0)
Number of patients with diabetes134 (68–196)127 (73–183)
Practice Townsend score [1]0.06 (−0.73–2.85)−0.19 (−1.49–2.87)
Percentage of practice population from non-white ethnic group [1]6.3 (3.1–8.2)6.8 (2.7–10.2)
n (%)n (%)
Practice has agreed BP target14 (70.0)21 (95.5)
BP target agreed by practice, mmHg
 <140/8013 (92.9)17 (81.0)
  140/80–160/951 (7.1)4 (19.1)
Practice negotiates targets with
 Almost all or many patients12 (60.0)11 (50.0)
 A few or hardly any patients8 (40.0)11 (50.0)
  • [] = missing values. BP = blood pressure. IQR = interquartile range. WTE = whole time equivalent.