Ruth McDonald

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Street-level bureaucrats? heart disease, health economics and policy in a primary care group
    Ruth McDonald
    Department of Applied Social Science, University of Manchester, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 10:129-35. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Practice nurses and the effects of the new general practitioner contract in the English National Health Service: the extension of a professional project?
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Soc Sci Med 68:1206-12. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Rethinking collegiality: restratification in English general medical practice 2004-2008
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 68:1199-205. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Dependence and identity: nurses and chronic conditions in a primary care setting
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Health Organ Manag 22:294-308. 2008
  5. pmc Pay for performance in primary care in England and California: comparison of unintended consequences
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Ann Fam Med 7:121-7. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Incentives and control in primary health care: findings from English pay-for-performance case studies
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Health Organ Manag 22:48-62. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Market reforms in English primary medical care: medicine, habitus and the public sphere
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 31:659-72. 2009
  8. pmc Impact of financial incentives on clinical autonomy and internal motivation in primary care: ethnographic study
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 334:1357. 2007
  9. pmc What patients want from primary care consultations: a discrete choice experiment to identify patients' priorities
    Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre NPCRDC, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Ann Fam Med 6:107-15. 2008
  10. pmc The experience of pay for performance in English family practice: a qualitative study
    Stephen M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Ann Fam Med 6:228-34. 2008

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Street-level bureaucrats? heart disease, health economics and policy in a primary care group
    Ruth McDonald
    Department of Applied Social Science, University of Manchester, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 10:129-35. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Practice nurses and the effects of the new general practitioner contract in the English National Health Service: the extension of a professional project?
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Soc Sci Med 68:1206-12. 2009
    ..The study also raises questions about the role of caring in general practice settings where nurses choose to prioritise other concerns...
  3. doi request reprint Rethinking collegiality: restratification in English general medical practice 2004-2008
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 68:1199-205. 2009
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Dependence and identity: nurses and chronic conditions in a primary care setting
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Health Organ Manag 22:294-308. 2008
    ....
  5. pmc Pay for performance in primary care in England and California: comparison of unintended consequences
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Ann Fam Med 7:121-7. 2009
    ..We undertook an in-depth exploration of the unintended consequences of pay-for-performance programs In England and California...
  6. ncbi request reprint Incentives and control in primary health care: findings from English pay-for-performance case studies
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Health Organ Manag 22:48-62. 2008
    ..The authors' aim was to investigate mechanisms and perceptions of control following the implementation of a new "pay-for-performance" contract (the new General Medical Services, or GMS, contract) in general practice...
  7. doi request reprint Market reforms in English primary medical care: medicine, habitus and the public sphere
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 31:659-72. 2009
    ..At the same time, the habitus constrains action in a way which limits resistance to reforms threatening GPs' interests, with GPs responding by coping, rather than downing tools or engaging in active confrontation...
  8. pmc Impact of financial incentives on clinical autonomy and internal motivation in primary care: ethnographic study
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 334:1357. 2007
    ..To explore the impact of financial incentives for quality of care on practice organisation, clinical autonomy, and internal motivation of doctors and nurses working in primary care...
  9. pmc What patients want from primary care consultations: a discrete choice experiment to identify patients' priorities
    Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre NPCRDC, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Ann Fam Med 6:107-15. 2008
    ..Patients' priorities for these different issues need to be understood, but the optimal methods for assessing priorities are unclear. This study used a discrete choice experiment to assess patients' priorities...
  10. pmc The experience of pay for performance in English family practice: a qualitative study
    Stephen M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Ann Fam Med 6:228-34. 2008
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Governing the ethical consumer: identity, choice and the primary care medical encounter
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 29:430-56. 2007
    ..These anxieties are exacerbated in a context where citizenship is increasingly being defined in terms of consumer identities, and making good (health) choices might be seen as distinguishing the civilised from the marginalised...
  12. ncbi request reprint Making sense of patient priorities: applying discrete choice methods in primary care using 'think aloud' technique
    Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Fam Pract 24:276-82. 2007
    ..Although this technique has significant potential in examining priorities, its use raises practical and conceptual issues. This paper describes the development of a DCE evaluating patient priorities in primary care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Biomedicine, holism and general medical practice: responses to the 2004 General Practitioner contract
    Kath Checkland
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester
    Sociol Health Illn 30:788-803. 2008
    ..We discuss how this disconnection between rhetoric and reality can be maintained, and consider its implications for the future development of GPs' claims to a professional identity...
  14. pmc Experience of contractual change in UK general practice: a qualitative study of salaried GPs
    Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi
    Division of Primary Care, University of Manchester, Manchester
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e282-7. 2012
    ..Although salaried GPs form an increasing proportion of the general practice workforce, little is known of their experiences...
  15. ncbi request reprint Autonomy and modernisation: the management of change in an English primary care trust
    Ruth McDonald
    Department of Applied Social Science, University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 12:194-201. 2004
    ..However, the study suggests that the outcome of attempts by such methods as programmes to increase employee autonomy may be very different from those intended...
  16. ncbi request reprint Individual identity and organisational control: empowerment and modernisation in a primary care trust
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester
    Sociol Health Illn 26:925-50. 2004
    ..The paper suggests that the outcome of attempts to manufacture particular forms of subjectivity by such methods as 'empowerment' programmes may be very different from those intended...
  17. ncbi request reprint Shifting care from hospitals to the community: a review of the evidence on quality and efficiency
    Bonnie Sibbald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 12:110-7. 2007
    ..Our aim was to review published research into the effectiveness of strategies for achieving this objective...
  18. ncbi request reprint Rules, safety and the narrativisation of identity: a hospital operating theatre case study
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care R and D Centre, University of Manchester, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 28:178-202. 2006
    ....
  19. pmc The present state and future direction of primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' views
    Helen Lester
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester
    Br J Gen Pract 59:908-15. 2009
    ..This has been accompanied by the introduction of mechanisms to facilitate the entry of other providers into the primary care market...
  20. ncbi request reprint What benefits will choice bring to patients? Literature review and assessment of implications
    Marianna Fotaki
    Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 13:178-84. 2008
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Shifting the balance of power? Culture change and identity in an English health-care setting
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care R and D Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Health Organ Manag 19:189-203. 2005
    ..This paper seeks to focus on an initiative aimed ostensibly at "empowering" staff in an English Primary Care Trust as a means of changing organisational culture...
  22. doi request reprint Reduced mortality with hospital pay for performance in England
    Matt Sutton
    Centre for Health Economics, Institute of Population Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 367:1821-8. 2012
    ..8 million)...
  23. doi request reprint Paying for the wrong kind of performance? Financial incentives and behaviour changes in National Health Service dentistry 1992-2009
    Martin Tickle
    School of Dentistry, Oxford Road, University of Manchester, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, UK
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 39:465-73. 2011
    ..This study examined the impact of changes to financial incentive structures on the behaviour of dentists working in the English National Health Service (NHS) as a result of a new national contract...
  24. pmc Determining the optimal model for role-substitution in NHS dental services in the United Kingdom
    Paul Brocklehurst
    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
    BMC Oral Health 13:46. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to examine the barriers and enablers that exist for role-substitution in general dental practices in the NHS and to determine the most technically efficient model for role-substitution...
  25. ncbi request reprint What are the key attributes of primary care for patients? Building a conceptual 'map' of patient preferences
    Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Health Expect 9:275-84. 2006
    ..Responding effectively to patient preferences requires a clear understanding of the way in which patients assess primary care services...
  26. doi request reprint Should pay-for-performance schemes be locally designed? Evidence from the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) Framework
    Søren Rud Kristensen
    Research Fellow, Manchester Centre for Health Economics, Institute of Population Health, University of Manchester, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 18:38-49. 2013
    ..We assess the extent to which local design achieved these objectives...
  27. ncbi request reprint Whither British general practice after the 2004 GMS contract? Stories and realities of change in four UK general practices
    Guro Huby
    School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    J Health Organ Manag 22:63-78. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to provide answers to two questions: what has been the impact of nGMS on practice organisation and teamwork; and how do general practice staff perceive the impact?..
  28. ncbi request reprint Care closer to home. Moving care
    Martin Roland
    Health Serv J 117:suppl 6-8. 2007
    ..Relocating specialists in primary care or developing joint working between primary and secondary clinicians is of more doubtful value. Investigation facilities should be community based...
  29. ncbi request reprint Issues arising from the use of qualitative methods in health economics
    Joanna Coast
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 9:171-6. 2004
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint A culture of safety or coping? Ritualistic behaviours in the operating theatre
    Justin Waring
    School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 12:S1-3-9. 2007
    ..This paper investigates how the ritualistic behaviours of surgeons and anaesthetists serve to normalize risks within the operating theatre, thereby inhibiting organizational learning and enabling such risks to recur...
  31. ncbi request reprint Acute coronary syndrome nurses: perceptions of other members of the health care team
    Maria Dunckley
    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry, CV1 5FB, UK
    Accid Emerg Nurs 14:204-9. 2006
    ..Communication and problem solving were identified as key elements of the ACS nurse role. Findings in this study show support for the integration of an ACS nurse role as a way to provide improved care to ACS patients...