Aziz Sheikh

Summary

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Implementation and adoption of nationwide electronic health records in secondary care in England: qualitative analysis of interim results from a prospective national evaluation
    Ann Robertson
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
    BMJ 341:c4564. 2010
  2. pmc Filaggrin gene defects and risk of developing allergic sensitisation and allergic disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rosanne A H M van den Oord
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 339:b2433. 2009
  3. pmc Prevalence of allergic disorders among primary school-aged children in Madinah, Saudi Arabia: two-stage cross-sectional survey
    Mahmoud Nahhas
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e36848. 2012
  4. pmc Vulnerability and access to care for South Asian Sikh and Muslim patients with life limiting illness in Scotland: prospective longitudinal qualitative study
    Allison Worth
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 338:b183. 2009
  5. pmc Global research priorities to better understand the burden of iatrogenic harm in primary care: an international Delphi exercise
    Kathrin M Cresswell
    The School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 10:e1001554. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Approaches to recording drug allergies in electronic health records: qualitative study
    Bernard Fernando
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e93047. 2014
  7. doi request reprint A qualitative exploration of workarounds related to the implementation of national electronic health records in early adopter mental health hospitals
    Gloria Ser
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e77669. 2014
  8. pmc The impact of eHealth on the quality and safety of health care: a systematic overview
    Ashly D Black
    eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 8:e1000387. 2011
  9. pmc Key components of anaphylaxis management plans: consensus findings from a national electronic Delphi study
    Allison Worth
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences General Practice Section, The University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    JRSM Short Rep 1:42. 2010
  10. pmc Evaluating eHealth Interventions: The Need for Continuous Systemic Evaluation
    Lorraine Catwell
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    PLoS Med 6:e1000126. 2009

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  1. pmc Implementation and adoption of nationwide electronic health records in secondary care in England: qualitative analysis of interim results from a prospective national evaluation
    Ann Robertson
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
    BMJ 341:c4564. 2010
    ..To describe and evaluate the implementation and adoption of detailed electronic health records in secondary care in England and thereby provide early feedback for the ongoing local and national rollout of the NHS Care Records Service...
  2. pmc Filaggrin gene defects and risk of developing allergic sensitisation and allergic disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rosanne A H M van den Oord
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 339:b2433. 2009
    ..To investigate whether filaggrin gene defects, present in up to one in 10 western Europeans and North Americans, increase the risk of developing allergic sensitisation and allergic disorders...
  3. pmc Prevalence of allergic disorders among primary school-aged children in Madinah, Saudi Arabia: two-stage cross-sectional survey
    Mahmoud Nahhas
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e36848. 2012
    ..We sought to estimate the prevalence of atopic eczema, allergic rhinitis and asthma in primary school children in Madinah, Saudi Arabia...
  4. pmc Vulnerability and access to care for South Asian Sikh and Muslim patients with life limiting illness in Scotland: prospective longitudinal qualitative study
    Allison Worth
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 338:b183. 2009
    ..To examine the care experiences of South Asian Sikh and Muslim patients in Scotland with life limiting illness and their families and to understand the reasons for any difficulties with access to services and how these might be overcome...
  5. pmc Global research priorities to better understand the burden of iatrogenic harm in primary care: an international Delphi exercise
    Kathrin M Cresswell
    The School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 10:e1001554. 2013
    Using a modified Delphi exercise, Aziz Sheikh and colleagues identify research priorities for patient safety research in primary care contexts. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.
  6. ncbi request reprint Approaches to recording drug allergies in electronic health records: qualitative study
    Bernard Fernando
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e93047. 2014
    ..The objectives of this study were to understand approaches to the recording of drug allergies in electronic health record systems...
  7. doi request reprint A qualitative exploration of workarounds related to the implementation of national electronic health records in early adopter mental health hospitals
    Gloria Ser
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e77669. 2014
    ..To investigate the perceptions and reported practices of mental health hospital staff using national hospital electronic health records (EHRs) in order to inform future implementations, particularly in acute mental health settings...
  8. pmc The impact of eHealth on the quality and safety of health care: a systematic overview
    Ashly D Black
    eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 8:e1000387. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Key components of anaphylaxis management plans: consensus findings from a national electronic Delphi study
    Allison Worth
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences General Practice Section, The University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    JRSM Short Rep 1:42. 2010
    ..We set out to establish consensus among relevant specialist and generalist clinicians on this issue to inform future randomized controlled trials...
  10. pmc Evaluating eHealth Interventions: The Need for Continuous Systemic Evaluation
    Lorraine Catwell
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    PLoS Med 6:e1000126. 2009
    In the first in a series of three articles on evaluating eHealth, Aziz Sheikh and Lorraine Catwell outline the background to the series and discuss the importance of evaluating the widespread investments in and adoption of information ..
  11. doi request reprint Glucocorticosteroids for the treatment and prevention of anaphylaxis
    Aziz Sheikh
    Primary Care Research and Development, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 13:263-7. 2013
    ..To review recent evidence on the effectiveness of glucocorticosteroids in the treatment and prevention of anaphylaxis...
  12. pmc 'Help for Hay Fever', a goal-focused intervention for people with intermittent allergic rhinitis, delivered in Scottish community pharmacies: study protocol for a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial
    Terry Porteous
    Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Trials 14:217. 2013
    ....
  13. pmc Investigating the effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet in pregnant women for the primary prevention of asthma and allergy in high-risk infants: protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial
    Dean A Sewell
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
    Trials 14:173. 2013
    ..This pilot trial in pregnant women aims to establish recruitment, retention and acceptability of a dietary intervention, and to assess the likely impact of the intervention on adherence to a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy...
  14. pmc Developing novel evidence-based interventions to promote asthma action plan use: a cross-study synthesis of evidence from randomised controlled trials and qualitative studies
    Nicola Ring
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
    Trials 13:216. 2012
    ..Our final step was to integrate these two separate studies...
  15. pmc The acute and long-term management of food allergy: protocol for a rapid systematic review
    Debra de Silva
    The Evidence Centre, 126 Central Avenue, London TW3 2RJ, UK
    Clin Transl Allergy 3:12. 2013
    ..As part of the guidelines development process, a systematic review is planned to examine published research about the management of food allergy in adults and children...
  16. pmc Preventing food allergy: protocol for a rapid systematic review
    Debra de Silva
    The Evidence Centre, 126 Central Avenue, London, England, TW3 2RJ, UK
    Clin Transl Allergy 3:10. 2013
    ..The aim of this systematic review will be to assess the effectiveness of approaches for the primary prevention of food allergy...
  17. pmc Living with severe allergy: an Anaphylaxis Campaign national survey of young people
    Allison Worth
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Clin Transl Allergy 3:2. 2013
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  18. pmc EAACI: A European Declaration on Immunotherapy. Designing the future of allergen specific immunotherapy
    Moises A Calderon
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Imperial College, National Heart and Lung Institute, Dovehouse Street, London, SW3 6LY, UK
    Clin Transl Allergy 2:20. 2012
    ....
  19. pmc Protocol for a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis of prognostic factors of foot ulceration in people with diabetes: the international research collaboration for the prediction of diabetic foot ulcerations (PODUS)
    Fay Crawford
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, High Heaton, Newcastle NE7 7DN, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:22. 2013
    ..Can the data from each study be adjusted for a consistent set of adjustment factors?3. Does the model accuracy change when patient populations are stratified according to demographic and/or clinical characteristics?..
  20. pmc We are bitter, but we are better off: case study of the implementation of an electronic health record system into a mental health hospital in England
    Amirhossein Takian
    Division of Health Studies, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:484. 2012
    ..This paper describes the arrival, the process of implementation, stakeholders' experiences and the local consequences of the implementation of an EHR system into a mental health hospital...
  21. pmc Building a house on shifting sand: methodological considerations when evaluating the implementation and adoption of national electronic health record systems
    Amirhossein Takian
    Division of Health Studies, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:105. 2012
    ..These initiatives need to be evaluated to establish if they improve care and represent value for money...
  22. pmc The epidemiology of anaphylaxis in Europe: protocol for a systematic review
    Sukhmeet S Panesar
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Doorway 3, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, UK
    Clin Transl Allergy 3:9. 2013
    ..The aims of this systematic review will be to understand and describe the epidemiology of anaphylaxis, i.e. frequency, risk factors and outcomes of anaphylaxis, and describe how these characteristics vary by person, place and time...
  23. pmc The diagnosis of food allergy: protocol for a systematic review
    Karla Soares-Weiser
    University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, UK
    Clin Transl Allergy 3:18. 2013
    ..The aim of this systematic review will be to assess the diagnostic accuracy of tests aimed at supporting the clinical diagnosis of IgE-mediated food allergy...
  24. pmc Disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQL) instruments for food allergy: protocol for a systematic review
    Sarah A Salvilla
    University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Clin Transl Allergy 3:15. 2013
    ..The aim of this systematic review will be to determine which validated instruments can be employed to enable assessment of the impact of, and investigations and interventions for, food allergy on health-related quality of life...
  25. pmc The acute and long-term management of anaphylaxis: protocol for a systematic review
    Sangeeta Dhami
    Medical School, Doorway 3, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Clin Transl Allergy 3:14. 2013
    ..The aims of this systematic review will be to assess the effectiveness of interventions for the acute management of anaphylaxis, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches for the long-term management of anaphylaxis...
  26. doi request reprint Emergency management of anaphylaxis: current pharmacotherapy and future directions
    Aziz Sheikh
    The University of Edinburgh, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Teviot Row, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK 44 0 131 650 8102 44 0 131 650 9119
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 14:827-30. 2013
    ....
  27. pmc The epidemiology of food allergy in Europe: protocol for a systematic review
    Bright I Nwaru
    University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, UK
    Clin Transl Allergy 3:13. 2013
    ..e. frequency, risk factors and outcomes of patients suffering from food allergy, and to describe how these characteristics vary by person, place and time...
  28. doi request reprint Antibiotics versus placebo for acute bacterial conjunctivitis
    Aziz Sheikh
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD001211. 2012
    ..Antibiotic therapy is widely used for the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis. This Cochrane Review was first published in The Cochrane Library in 1999; updated in 2006 and again in 2012...
  29. doi request reprint Adrenaline auto-injectors for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without cardiovascular collapse in the community
    Aziz Sheikh
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8:CD008935. 2012
    ..Adrenaline (epinephrine) auto-injectors are recommended as the initial, potentially life-saving treatment of choice for anaphylaxis in the community, but they are not universally available and have limitations in their use...
  30. doi request reprint Oral immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut allergy: systematic review of six case series studies
    Aziz Sheikh
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 21:41-9. 2012
    ..Natural resolution to peanut allergy occurs in only a few cases, hence the need to find effective interventions. Peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a potentially important new therapeutic development...
  31. pmc Promoting smoking cessation in Pakistani and Bangladeshi men in the UK: pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of trained community outreach workers
    Rachna A Begh
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Trials 12:197. 2011
    ....
  32. pmc Protocol for the adolescent hayfever trial: cluster randomised controlled trial of an educational intervention for healthcare professionals for the management of school-age children with hayfever
    Victoria S Hammersley
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, UK
    Trials 11:84. 2010
    ..This study aims to examine the effectiveness of standardised allergy training for healthcare professionals in improving disease-specific quality of life in adolescents with hayfever...
  33. pmc Protocol for the PINCER trial: a cluster randomised trial comparing the effectiveness of a pharmacist-led IT-based intervention with simple feedback in reducing rates of clinically important errors in medicines management in general practices
    Anthony J Avery
    Division of Primary Care, The Medical School, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK
    Trials 10:28. 2009
    ....
  34. pmc Promoting smoking cessation in Bangladeshi and Pakistani male adults: design of a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of trained community smoking cessation workers
    Rachna A Begh
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Trials 10:71. 2009
    ....
  35. pmc The WHO checklist: a global tool to prevent errors in surgery
    Sukhmeet S Panesar
    National Patient Safety Agency NPSA, Patient Safety Division, 4 8 Maple Street, London, W1T 5HD, UK
    Patient Saf Surg 3:9. 2009
    ..ABSTRACT: In this article, we welcome the adoption of the WHO surgical checklist to prevent errors in surgical practice. We highlight the scale of the problem and discuss the adoption of this tool in the UK...
  36. pmc Can the surgical checklist reduce the risk of wrong site surgery in orthopaedics?--Can the checklist help? Supporting evidence from analysis of a national patient incident reporting system
    Sukhmeet S Panesar
    National Patient Safety Agency, 4 8 Maple Street, London, W1T 5HD, UK
    J Orthop Surg Res 6:18. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate how many incidents of wrong site surgery in orthopaedics that have been reported to the NPSA could have been prevented by the WHO surgical checklist...
  37. pmc The case study approach
    Sarah Crowe
    Division of Primary Care, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:100. 2011
    ..The paper concludes with key pointers to aid those designing and appraising proposals for conducting case study research, and a checklist to help readers assess the quality of case study reports...
  38. pmc Handheld computers and the 21st century surgical team: a pilot study
    Omer Aziz
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College London, UK
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 5:28. 2005
    ..This pilot study aimed to look at how one such device compared with the current pager system in facilitating inter-professional communication in a hospital clinical team...
  39. pmc Facilitating the recruitment of minority ethnic people into research: qualitative case study of South Asians and asthma
    Aziz Sheikh
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 6:e1000148. 2009
    ..We investigated approaches to bolster recruitment of South Asians into UK asthma studies through qualitative research with US and UK researchers, and UK community leaders...
  40. pmc Ramadan fasting and diabetes
    Aziz Sheikh
    Division of Community Health Sciences, GP Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 335:613-4. 2007
  41. pmc Incidence and prevalence of multiple allergic disorders recorded in a national primary care database
    Colin R Simpson
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen UK
    J R Soc Med 101:558-63. 2008
    ..Analysis of primary healthcare data-sets offers the possibility to advance understanding about the changing epidemiology of multiple allergic disorders...
  42. pmc Consultations for people from minority groups
    Aziz Sheikh
    Division of Community Health Sciences, GP Section, University of Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 337:a273. 2008
  43. pmc Implementation and adoption of nationwide electronic health records in secondary care in England: final qualitative results from prospective national evaluation in "early adopter" hospitals
    Aziz Sheikh
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
    BMJ 343:d6054. 2011
    ..To evaluate the implementation and adoption of the NHS detailed care records service in "early adopter" hospitals in England...
  44. pmc Should Muslims have faith based health services?
    Aziz Sheikh
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 334:74. 2007
  45. pmc Why are ethnic minorities under-represented in US research studies?
    Aziz Sheikh
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 3:e49. 2006
  46. pmc Love sickness and the healing of Rumi
    Aziz Sheikh
    Division of Community Health Sciences, GP Section, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    J R Soc Med 98:240-3. 2005
  47. pmc Comparison of reporting of ethnicity in US and European randomised controlled trials
    Aziz Sheikh
    GP Section, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 329:87-8. 2004
  48. ncbi request reprint Exploiting the potential of routine data to better understand the disease burden posed by allergic disorders
    C Anandan
    Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:866-71. 2006
    ..Ideally, this should include investment in central data repositories staffed by teams with the necessary technical and statistical expertise, which would also take responsibility for progressing data linkage capabilities...
  49. pmc Anaphylaxis
    Aziz Sheikh
    Division of Community Health Sciences, GP Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 331:330. 2005
  50. ncbi request reprint The hygiene theory: fact or fiction?
    Aziz Sheikh
    Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 12:232-6. 2004
    ..The "hygiene hypothesis" offers a potentially credible and parsimonious explanation for the increasing prevalence of allergy noted in many westernized populations. The authors review recent evidence both for and against this hypothesis...
  51. pmc Making cycle helmets compulsory: ethical arguments for legislation
    Aziz Sheikh
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    J R Soc Med 97:262-5. 2004
  52. pmc Trends in national incidence, lifetime prevalence and adrenaline prescribing for anaphylaxis in England
    Aziz Sheikh
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh
    J R Soc Med 101:139-43. 2008
    ..Aim: To investigate recent trends in the recorded incidence, lifetime prevalence and prescribing of adrenaline for anaphylaxis in England...
  53. pmc Topical antibiotics for acute bacterial conjunctivitis: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis update
    Aziz Sheikh
    Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh
    Br J Gen Pract 55:962-4. 2005
    ..While topical antibiotics are associated with significantly improved rates of early (days 2-5) clinical remission, this benefit is marginal for later remission (days 6-10)...
  54. doi request reprint Systems for the management of respiratory disease in primary care--an international series: United Kingdom
    Allison Worth
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences General Practice Section, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Prim Care Respir J 20:23-32. 2011
    ..PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY SERVICES IN THE UK: Primary care is the first point of contact with services. Most respiratory conditions are managed here, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and palliative care...
  55. pmc Effectiveness of telemonitoring integrated into existing clinical services on hospital admission for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: researcher blind, multicentre, randomised controlled trial
    Hilary Pinnock
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    BMJ 347:f6070. 2013
    ..To test the effectiveness of telemonitoring integrated into existing clinical services such that intervention and control groups have access to the same clinical care...
  56. pmc Can a GP be a generalist and a specialist? Stakeholders views on a respiratory General Practitioner with a special interest service in the UK
    Mandy A Moffat
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB41 6ST, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:62. 2006
    ..The objective of the current study is to explore the attitudes and views of stakeholders to the provision of a respiratory GPwSI service within the six PCTs in Leicester, UK...
  57. pmc Practice organisational characteristics can impact on compliance with the BTS/SIGN asthma guideline: qualitative comparative case study in primary care
    Sharon Wiener-Ogilvie
    General Practice Unit, NHS Education Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 9:32. 2008
    ..Building on extensive earlier descriptive work, we sought to explore the way teamwork and inter-professional relationships impact on the implementation of the BTS-SIGN guideline on asthma in general practice...
  58. pmc Mind the gap between policy imperatives and service provision: a qualitative study of the process of respiratory service development in England and Wales
    Sonya Hamilton
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre of Population Health Sciences GP Section, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond St, Edinburgh EH89DX, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:248. 2008
    ..We aimed to investigate how PCOs in England and Wales are reconfiguring their workforce to develop respiratory services, and the background factors influencing service redesign...
  59. doi request reprint From support to boundary: a qualitative study of the border between self-care and professional care
    Tara Kielmann
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 79:55-61. 2010
    ..Our qualitative study explored how organisation of care shaped patients' perceptions and experiences of self-care in dealing with their respiratory illnesses...
  60. ncbi request reprint From awareness to involvement? A qualitative study of respiratory patients' awareness of health service change
    Tara Kielmann
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences GP Section University of Edinburgh, UK
    Health Expect 14:321-33. 2011
    ..Although practical obstacles remain, our findings should encourage the ongoing search for effective models of promoting patient engagement in health-care services...
  61. ncbi request reprint Behavior change interventions to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations: a tool kit of adaptation approaches
    Emma M Davidson
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh
    Milbank Q 91:811-51. 2013
    ....
  62. doi request reprint Confidentiality and the telephone in family practice: a qualitative study of the views of patients, clinicians and administrative staff
    Brian McKinstry
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Fam Pract 26:344-50. 2009
    ..However, the telephone, previously used mainly to negotiate appointments, has become increasingly employed as a means of consultation and may pose new problems in respect to maintaining confidentiality...
  63. doi request reprint Service evaluation of a UK primary care-based allergy clinic: quality improvement report
    Mark L Levy
    Clinical Research Fellow, Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 18:313-9. 2009
    ..We report an evaluation of a novel, UK NHS-funded primary care-based allergy service in North West London...
  64. pmc An embedded longitudinal multi-faceted qualitative evaluation of a complex cluster randomized controlled trial aiming to reduce clinically important errors in medicines management in general practice
    Kathrin M Cresswell
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Trials 13:78. 2012
    ....
  65. pmc Telemonitoring based service redesign for the management of uncontrolled hypertension: multicentre randomised controlled trial
    Brian McKinstry
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    BMJ 346:f3030. 2013
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Recruitment of South Asians into asthma research: qualitative study of UK and US researchers
    Lucy Stirland
    Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 20:282-90, 8 p following 290. 2011
    ..There is increasing international concern about the persistent under-representation of ethnic minority patients in research...
  67. pmc Key challenges and ways forward in researching the "good death": qualitative in-depth interview and focus group study
    Marilyn Kendall
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9DX
    BMJ 334:521. 2007
    ..To understand key challenges in researching end of life issues and identify ways of overcoming these...
  68. pmc Ethnic variations in incidence of asthma episodes in England & Wales: national study of 502,482 patients in primary care
    Gopalakrishnan Netuveli
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
    Respir Res 6:120. 2005
    ....
  69. doi request reprint Piloting tele-monitoring in COPD: a mixed methods exploration of issues in design and implementation
    Jenny Ure
    Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University School of Nursing, Edinburgh, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 21:57-64. 2012
    ..Data were transmitted by secure broadband link to a call centre where trained workers monitored data and contacted clinicians according to an agreed algorithm...
  70. doi request reprint Follow-up survey of general practitioners' perceptions of UK allergy services
    Michael Hazeldine
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 19:84-6, 7p following 86. 2010
    ..A UK survey of general practitioners (GPs) in 2002 found that they perceived allergy care throughout the UK National Health Service (NHS) to be poor. We conducted a follow-up survey in 2009 to see if GPs' perceptions had changed...
  71. pmc Trends in the epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England: a national study of 51 804 patients
    Colin R Simpson
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School Doorway 3, Teviot Place, Edinburgh
    Br J Gen Pract 60:277-84. 2010
    ..Analysis of national healthcare datasets offers the possibility to advance understanding about the changing epidemiology of COPD...
  72. pmc Telephone consulting in primary care: a triangulated qualitative study of patients and providers
    Brian McKinstry
    Centre of Population Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Br J Gen Pract 59:e209-18. 2009
    ..Internationally, there is increasing use of telephone consultations, particularly for triaging requests for acute care. However, little is known about how this mode of consulting differs from face-to-face encounters...
  73. pmc Accessibility, clinical effectiveness, and practice costs of providing a telephone option for routine asthma reviews: phase IV controlled implementation study
    Hilary Pinnock
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
    Br J Gen Pract 57:714-22. 2007
    ....
  74. doi request reprint Helping people with very severe copd: feasibility study of a novel holistic intervention
    Marilyn Kendall
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    BMJ Support Palliat Care 4:A9. 2014
    ..Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide. Research shows that people with severe COPD have unmet needs and that the traditional palliative care model is not appropriate...
  75. pmc The impact of telehealthcare on the quality and safety of care: a systematic overview
    Susannah McLean
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e71238. 2013
    ..It is timely to scrutinise the evidence regarding the benefits, risks and costs of telehealthcare...
  76. ncbi request reprint Patterns of social, psychological, and spiritual decline toward the end of life in lung cancer and heart failure
    Scott A Murray
    St Columba s Hospice, and Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, UK
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:393-402. 2007
    ..An appreciation of common patterns of social, psychological, and spiritual well-being may assist clinicians as they discuss the likely course of events with patients and carers and try to minimize distress as the disease progresses...
  77. ncbi request reprint Ethnic variations in UK asthma frequency, morbidity, and health-service use: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Gopalakrishnan Netuveli
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Lancet 365:312-7. 2005
    ..We sought evidence of such ethnic variations in the UK for asthma frequency, morbidity, and health-services use, and to understand possible reasons for any differences...
  78. ncbi request reprint National evaluation of the benefits and risks of greater structuring and coding of the electronic health record: exploratory qualitative investigation
    Zoe Morrison
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 21:492-500. 2014
    ..We aimed to explore stakeholder views, attitudes, needs, and expectations regarding likely benefits and risks resulting from increased structuring and coding of clinical information within electronic health records (EHRs)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Professional and patient attitudes to using mobile phone technology to monitor asthma: questionnaire survey
    Hilary Pinnock
    Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond St, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 15:237-45. 2006
    ..We aimed to explore the attitudes of patients and primary care professionals to using mobile technology in order to monitor asthma...
  80. ncbi request reprint Computer-assisted history-taking systems (CAHTS) in health care: benefits, risks and potential for further development
    Yannis Pappas
    Imperial College London, London, UK
    Inform Prim Care 19:155-60. 2011
    ..Despite the many possible applications and even though CAHTS have been available for nearly three decades, these remain underused in routine clinical practice...
  81. pmc Telehealthcare for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Cochrane Review and meta-analysis
    Susannah McLean
    Allergy and Respiratory Research and eHealth Research Groups, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e739-49. 2012
    ..Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common. Telehealthcare, involving personalised health care over a distance, is seen as having the potential to improve care for people with COPD...
  82. pmc General practitioners with a special interest in respiratory medicine: national survey of UK primary care organisations
    Hilary Pinnock
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 20, West Richmond St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9DX, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:40. 2005
    ....
  83. doi request reprint Comparative case study investigating sociotechnical processes of change in the context of a national electronic health record implementation
    Kathrin M Cresswell
    The University of Edinburgh, UK
    Health Informatics J 18:251-70. 2012
    ..This should involve the allocation of sufficient time for individual users and organisations to adjust to the complex changes that often accompany such service re-design initiatives...
  84. ncbi request reprint Continuity, but at what cost? The impact of telemonitoring COPD on continuities of care: a qualitative study
    Peter Fairbrother
    eHealth Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 21:322-8. 2012
    ..New services that integrate telemonitoring into care pathways have potential to change aspects of continuity in both positive and negative ways...
  85. ncbi request reprint Anything but engaged: user involvement in the context of a national electronic health record implementation
    Kathrin Cresswell
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Inform Prim Care 19:191-206. 2011
    ..In 2002, the National Health Service (NHS) embarked on a so-called 'top-down' national implementation strategy aimed at introducing commercial, centrally procured, EHRs into hospitals throughout England...
  86. doi request reprint Anaphylaxis management plans for the acute and long-term management of anaphylaxis: a systematic review
    Ulugbek Nurmatov
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:353-61, 361.e1-3. 2008
    ..A recent systematic review investigating their effectiveness failed to identify any randomized controlled trial evidence to guide clinical decision making...
  87. pmc Archetypal trajectories of social, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing and distress in family care givers of patients with lung cancer: secondary analysis of serial qualitative interviews
    Scott A Murray
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 340:c2581. 2010
    ..To assess if family care givers of patients with lung cancer experience the patterns of social, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing and distress typical of the patient, from diagnosis to death...
  88. doi request reprint The impact of ethnicity on asthma care
    Emma Davidson
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences GP Section, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 19:202-8. 2010
    ..We conclude by suggesting research priorities for asthma and ethnicity, along with practical actions within a collaborative care model...
  89. ncbi request reprint Do practices comply with key recommendations of the British Asthma Guideline? If not, why not?
    Sharon Wiener-Ogilvie
    Department of Public Health, NHS Borders, Newstead, Melrose, TD6 9DB, Scotland, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 16:369-77. 2007
    ....
  90. pmc Trends in the epidemiology and prescribing of medication for eczema in England
    Colin R Simpson
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
    J R Soc Med 102:108-17. 2009
    ..Analysis of primary healthcare data-sets offers the possibility to advance understanding about the changing epidemiology of eczema...
  91. doi request reprint Allergen-specific oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy
    Ulugbek Nurmatov
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD009014. 2012
    ..However, at present there is still considerable uncertainty about the effectiveness and safety of this approach...
  92. doi request reprint Comparison of the accuracy of patients' recall of the content of telephone and face-to-face consultations: an exploratory study
    Brian McKinstry
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK
    Postgrad Med J 87:394-9. 2011
    ..Clinicians should compensate for situations where recall is poorer such as patients presenting multiple problems or with brain injury. Patients might be advised to restrict the number of problems they present in any one consultation...
  93. pmc Is multidisciplinary teamwork the key? A qualitative study of the development of respiratory services in the UK
    Hilary Pinnock
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences GP Section, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond St, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
    J R Soc Med 102:378-90. 2009
    ..We aimed to explore the current and planned respiratory services and the roles of people responsible for change...
  94. doi request reprint Exploring telemonitoring and self-management by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study embedded in a randomized controlled trial
    Peter Fairbrother
    E health Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 93:403-10. 2013
    ..To explore patient and professional views on self-management in the context of telemonitoring in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  95. pmc "There are too many, but never enough": qualitative case study investigating routine coding of clinical information in depression
    Kathrin Cresswell
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e43831. 2012
    ....
  96. doi request reprint Benefits and risks of structuring and/or coding the presenting patient history in the electronic health record: systematic review
    Bernard Fernando
    Professor of Primary Care Research and Development, Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:337-46. 2012
    ..Structuring and/or coding make patient histories potentially computable...
  97. pmc Actor-Network Theory and its role in understanding the implementation of information technology developments in healthcare
    Kathrin M Cresswell
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 10:67. 2010
    ..We argue that health services research, and in particular evaluations of complex IT systems in health service organisations, may benefit from being informed by Actor-Network Theory perspectives...
  98. pmc Impact of the pay-for-performance contract and the management of hypertension in Scottish primary care: a 6-year population-based repeated cross-sectional study
    Colin R Simpson
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 61:e443-51. 2011
    ..The 2004 introduction of the pay-for-performance contract has increased the proportion of income that GPs are able to earn by targeting quality care to patients with chronic diseases such as hypertension...
  99. pmc Trends in the epidemiology of asthma in England: a national study of 333,294 patients
    Colin R Simpson
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School Doorway 3 Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    J R Soc Med 103:98-106. 2010
    ..However, it has been reported that the number of new cases of asthma presenting to general practice has declined, especially among younger children. Aim To study national trends in the epidemiology of asthma...