M Ashworth

Summary

Affiliation: King's College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Social deprivation and statin prescribing: a cross-sectional analysis using data from the new UK general practitioner 'Quality and Outcomes Framework'
    M Ashworth
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London School of Medicine at Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 29:40-7. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Quality and Outcomes Framework: smoke and mirrors?
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London School of Medicine, London, UK
    Qual Prim Care 18:127-31. 2010
  3. doi request reprint The quality and outcomes framework in the United kingdom: indicators in transition
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Ambul Care Manage 35:200-5. 2012
  4. pmc Measuring psychological change during cognitive behaviour therapy in primary care: a Polish study using 'PSYCHLOPS' (Psychological Outcome Profiles)
    Slawomir Czachowski
    Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
    PLoS ONE 6:e27378. 2011
  5. pmc Cluster randomized trial in the general practice research database: 2. Secondary prevention after first stroke (eCRT study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Alex Dregan
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College, London, UK
    Trials 13:181. 2012
  6. pmc The Public Health Impact score: a new measure of public health effectiveness for general practices in England
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London School of Medicine, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 63:e291-9. 2013
  7. pmc Cluster randomised trial in the General Practice Research Database: 1. Electronic decision support to reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care (eCRT study)
    Martin C Gulliford
    Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London, UK
    Trials 12:115. 2011
  8. pmc Utility of electronic patient records in primary care for stroke secondary prevention trials
    Alex Dregan
    Division of Health and Social Care Research, King s College London, Capital House, Weston Street, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:86. 2011
  9. pmc Prescribing incentive schemes in two NHS regions: cross sectional survey
    Mark Ashworth
    Guy s, King s College, and St Thomas s School of Medicine, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, London
    BMJ 324:1187-8. 2002
  10. pmc Effect of social deprivation on blood pressure monitoring and control in England: a survey of data from the quality and outcomes framework
    Mark Ashworth
    King s College London, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Division of Health and Social Care Research, London
    BMJ 337:a2030. 2008

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Social deprivation and statin prescribing: a cross-sectional analysis using data from the new UK general practitioner 'Quality and Outcomes Framework'
    M Ashworth
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London School of Medicine at Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 29:40-7. 2007
    ..However, our findings suggest under-prescribing of statins to the elderly and possibly also to ethnic minorities...
  2. ncbi request reprint Quality and Outcomes Framework: smoke and mirrors?
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London School of Medicine, London, UK
    Qual Prim Care 18:127-31. 2010
    ..Suggestions for developing QOF are made in the light of its limitations as a public health improvement initiative...
  3. doi request reprint The quality and outcomes framework in the United kingdom: indicators in transition
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Ambul Care Manage 35:200-5. 2012
    ..In 2011, a new policy direction became apparent. New indicators accounting for almost 10% of the Quality and Outcomes Framework will be determined by achievement of targets reflecting the efficient use of health service resources...
  4. pmc Measuring psychological change during cognitive behaviour therapy in primary care: a Polish study using 'PSYCHLOPS' (Psychological Outcome Profiles)
    Slawomir Czachowski
    Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
    PLoS ONE 6:e27378. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine the sensitivity to change throughout therapy, using 'PSYCHLOPS' (Psychological Outcome Profiles), and to determine if new problems appearing during therapy diminish overall improvement...
  5. pmc Cluster randomized trial in the general practice research database: 2. Secondary prevention after first stroke (eCRT study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Alex Dregan
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College, London, UK
    Trials 13:181. 2012
    ..The proposal describes one application, in a less frequent chronic condition of public health importance, secondary prevention of stroke. A related protocol in antibiotic prescribing was reported previously...
  6. pmc The Public Health Impact score: a new measure of public health effectiveness for general practices in England
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London School of Medicine, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 63:e291-9. 2013
    ..Health policy in the UK is increasingly focused on the measurement of outcomes rather than structures and processes of health care...
  7. pmc Cluster randomised trial in the General Practice Research Database: 1. Electronic decision support to reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care (eCRT study)
    Martin C Gulliford
    Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King s College London, UK
    Trials 12:115. 2011
    ..The protocol describes one application: a study of antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection; a second protocol outlines an intervention in a less frequent chronic condition of public health importance, stroke...
  8. pmc Utility of electronic patient records in primary care for stroke secondary prevention trials
    Alex Dregan
    Division of Health and Social Care Research, King s College London, Capital House, Weston Street, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:86. 2011
    ..The study also evaluated achievement of recommended standards of care; variation between family practices; and changes in risk factor values from before to after stroke...
  9. pmc Prescribing incentive schemes in two NHS regions: cross sectional survey
    Mark Ashworth
    Guy s, King s College, and St Thomas s School of Medicine, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, London
    BMJ 324:1187-8. 2002
  10. pmc Effect of social deprivation on blood pressure monitoring and control in England: a survey of data from the quality and outcomes framework
    Mark Ashworth
    King s College London, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Division of Health and Social Care Research, London
    BMJ 337:a2030. 2008
    ..To determine levels of blood pressure monitoring and control in primary care and to determine the effect of social deprivation on these levels...
  11. ncbi request reprint Motivating general practitioners to change their prescribing: the incentive of working together
    M Ashworth
    GKT Department of General Practice, Kings College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, U K
    J Clin Pharm Ther 25:119-24. 2000
    ..Setting: General practice covering a geographical locality within inner-city south London. Subjects: All 72 general practitioners who had joined a GP Commissioning Group. Main outcome measures: questionnaire responses...
  12. ncbi request reprint Achievement of metabolic targets for diabetes by English primary care practices under a new system of incentives
    M C Gulliford
    Division of Health and Social Care Research, King s College London, UK
    Diabet Med 24:505-11. 2007
    ..To analyse achievement of metabolic targets by English general practices following the introduction of a new system of incentives...
  13. ncbi request reprint The effects on GP prescribing of joining a commissioning group
    M Ashworth
    GKT Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Kings College London, London, UK
    J Clin Pharm Ther 27:221-8. 2002
    ..The opportunity to study potential prescribing change arose with the formation of a limited number of Primary Care Commissioning Groups (PCCGs), a precursor of Primary Care Groups (PCGs) and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs)...
  14. doi request reprint Outreach and Support in South London (OASIS). Outcomes of non-attenders to a service for people at high risk of psychosis: the case for a more assertive approach to assessment
    C E L Green
    King s College London, King s Health Partners, Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychosis Studies, and Outreach and Support in South London OASIS, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, London, UK
    Psychol Med 41:243-50. 2011
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  15. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in consultations and antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections, 1995-2000. Data from the UK General Practice Research Database
    M Ashworth
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London School of Medicine at Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals, London, UK
    J Clin Pharm Ther 31:461-7. 2006
    ..The occurrence of different respiratory infections varies widely at different ages but we do not know whether prescribing has reduced equally in all age groups...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sphygmomanometer calibration: a survey of one inner-city primary care group
    M Ashworth
    GKT Department of General Practice, King's College London, 80 Kennington Road, London SE11 6SP, UK
    J Hum Hypertens 15:259-62. 2001
    ..Surprisingly, inaccurate machines did not cluster in the less well developed practices. The implication is that all practices need to have procedures in place for the regular calibration of their sphygmomanometers...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prescribing indicators and their use by primary care groups to influence prescribing
    M Ashworth
    GKT Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London, Lambeth Walk, London, UK
    J Clin Pharm Ther 27:197-204. 2002
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  18. pmc The development of prescribing incentive schemes in primary care: a longitudinal survey
    Mark Ashworth
    Guy s King s and St Thomas Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London, 5, Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP
    Br J Gen Pract 53:468-70. 2003
    ..Quality improvements may be hampered in those PCOs offering financial rewards to underspent general practices that fail to achieve any prescribing quality targets...
  19. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of psychological content in the GP consultation--the role of practice, personal and prescribing attributes
    Mark Ashworth
    GKT Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, UK
    Fam Pract 20:373-5. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between the characteristics of general practices and the perceptions of the psychological content of consultations by GPs in those practices...
  20. ncbi request reprint Demand, appropriateness and prescribing of 'lifestyle drugs': a consultation survey in general practice
    Mark Ashworth
    GKT Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Kings College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, UK
    Fam Pract 19:236-41. 2002
    ..Partly in response to these concerns, tight prescribing guidelines and licensed indications, for sildenafil and orlistat, respectively, were issued...
  21. doi request reprint Quality improvement in UK primary care: the role of financial incentives
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London School of Medicine at Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals, London, United Kingdom
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:220-5. 2008
  22. pmc The relationship between social deprivation and the quality of primary care: a national survey using indicators from the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework
    Mark Ashworth
    Honorary Senior Lecturer, King s College London School of Medicine at Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals, London
    Br J Gen Pract 57:441-8. 2007
    ..The existence of health inequalities between least and most socially deprived areas is now well established...
  23. ncbi request reprint Why has antibiotic prescribing for respiratory illness declined in primary care? A longitudinal study using the General Practice Research Database
    Mark Ashworth
    GKT Department of General Practice, King s College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 26:268-74. 2004
    ..We aimed to investigate changes in consultation rates and the proportion of consultations with antibiotics prescribed for different types of respiratory tract infections...
  24. ncbi request reprint How are primary care organizations using financial incentives to influence prescribing?
    Mark Ashworth
    GKT Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP
    J Public Health (Oxf) 26:48-51. 2004
    ..We conclude that larger prescribing incentive scheme payments may have contributed to prescribing cost control but their effect on prescribing quality is uncertain...
  25. pmc The relationship between general practice characteristics and quality of care: a national survey of quality indicators used in the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework, 2004-5
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London School of Medicine at Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals, London, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 7:68. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the relationship between the quality of primary care, as judged by the total QOF score, social deprivation and practice characteristics...
  26. pmc Partnership effects in general practice: identification of clustering using intra-class correlation coefficients
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, King s College London, 5 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6SP
    Br J Gen Pract 53:863-5. 2003
    ..The ICC statistic is a useful tool for exploring homogeneity and heterogeneity within general practice partnerships...
  27. ncbi request reprint Pay for performance systems in general practice: experience in the United Kingdom
    Mark Ashworth
    Med J Aust 189:60-1. 2008
  28. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of the pressure scale of sphygmomanometers in clinical use within primary care
    Andrew J Coleman
    Medical Physics Department, Division of Reproductive Health, Endocrinology and Development, Kings College School of Medicine, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London SE1 7EH cGKT, UK
    Blood Press Monit 10:181-8. 2005
    ..This paper describes a survey of the accuracy of the absolute static pressure scale of aneroid, mercury and automated sphygmomanometers in clinical use in primary care...
  29. ncbi request reprint Which general practices have higher list inflation? An exploratory study
    Mark Ashworth
    STaRNet, GKT Department of General Practice, Kings College London, UK
    Fam Pract 22:529-31. 2005
    ..GP income under the 2004 new contract will be based on registered patient populations but a national 'de-ghosting' exercise will ensue, aiming to eliminate list inflation...
  30. pmc Psychiatric referral rates and the influence of on-site mental health workers in general practice
    Mark Ashworth
    Guy s, King s and St Thomas s Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London
    Br J Gen Pract 52:39-41. 2002
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  31. pmc Performance for health
    Yvonne Doyle
    J R Soc Med 98:47-8. 2005
  32. pmc Variations in antibiotic prescribing and consultation rates for acute respiratory infection in UK general practices 1995-2000
    Mark Ashworth
    STaRNet lead general practitioner and honorary senior lecturer, King s College London
    Br J Gen Pract 55:603-8. 2005
    ..Antibiotic prescribing by GPs in the UK has declined since 1995...