Table 1.

Information extracted from the interviews mapped onto the domains considered for analysis

DomainEvaluation measurePractice APractice BPractice CPractice DPractice EPractice F
POCT platformPlatform locationMobile trolleyDedicated roomDedicated roomDedicated roomMobile trolleyDesk in reception area
Clinical pathway and staff trainingTrainingTraining provided by study investigator. Additional training organised locally by practice lead for studyTraining provided by study investigator. Additional training organised locally by practice lead for studyTraining provided by study investigator. Additional training organised locally by practice lead for studyTraining provided by study investigator. Additional training organised locally by practice lead for studyTraining provided by study investigator. Additional training organised locally by practice lead for studyTraining provided by study investigator. Additional training organised locally by practice lead for study
Clinical algorithm used for patient identificationTriaged and swab taken by nurse practitionersCandidates identified by clinician and swabbed in consultation room. Swab taken to POCT room within 2 hoursCandidates selected during regular appointmentsEMIS template developed locally that opens when eligible patient presentNo specific method usedCandidates selected during regular appointments
Dissemination of clinical algorithmNo specific disseminationDuring practice clinical meetingEmail/face-to-faceDissemination by being incorporated into the clinical systemIntroduction email/weekly email remindersDaily email reminders
Home visits considered?YesNoYesYesNoYes
ConsentNurse practitionerClinicianNurse practitioner/clinicianClinicianNurse managerClinician
Result reportingAction of the resultsResults coded in the medical record by nurse practitionerPOCT results coded in the medical record by nurse practitionerResults coded in the medical record by clinician/nurse practitionerPOCT results coded in the medical record by HCAPOCT results coded in the medical record by HCA. The lead has created a protocol with codes to standardised recordingPOCT results coded in the medical record by HCA
Results communication to clinicianPOCT results are shared with the clinicianPOCT results are shared with the clinicianPOCT results are shared with the clinicianPOCT results are shared with the clinicianPOCT results are shared with the clinicianPOCT results are shared with the clinician
Clinical governanceRole of practice lead for studyNurse practitionerClinicianClinicianResearch administratorNurse managerPractice manager
Role of machine operatorNurseHCAHCAResearch administratorPractice managerPractice manager
Quality controlNurseHCAHCAResearch administratorPractice managerPractice manager
Stock supply managementStock replenishment by machine operatorStock replenishment by machine operatorStock replenishment by machine operatorStock replenishment by machine operatorStock replenishment by machine operatorStock replenishment by machine operator
CostsDomain not assessed
Monitoring of effectivenessPlanned to conduct local audit of POCT useNo plans for monitoring effectivenessNo plans for monitoring effectivenessNo plans for monitoring effectivenessNo plans for monitoring effectivenessNo plans for monitoring effectiveness
  • EMIS = Egton Medical Information Systems. HCA = healthcare assistant. POCT = point-of-care testing.