- Breast cancer follow-up: could primary care be the right venue?
School for Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care, University of Western Australia, Claremont
Curr Med Res Opin 22:625-30. 2006
..To identify the elements of a follow-up protocol for treated breast cancer patients in primary care with reference to key stakeholders in one region of the UK...
- Pathways to the diagnosis of colorectal cancer: an observational study in three UK cities
Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, The Grange, 1 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1AU, UK
Fam Pract 23:15-9. 2006
..The route that has received most investment in the UK National Health Service is the 2-week clinic, but the proportions of patients taking this and other routes to diagnosis are largely unknown...
- Timely cancer diagnosis and management as a chronic condition: opportunities for primary care
Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
Med J Aust 189:78-82. 2008
- Referring patients to specialists: a structured vignette survey of Australian and British GPs
Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University of Technology, Perth Western Australia, Australia
BMC Fam Pract 9:2. 2008
..In Australia and in the United Kingdom (UK) access to specialists is sanctioned by General Practitioners (GPs). It is important to understand how practitioners determine which patients warrant referral...
- Do older patients feel able to cope with illness following telephone consultations? A multi-practice survey in the UK
Institute of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Sheffield, UK
Curr Med Res Opin 21:339-44. 2005
..Whilst older patients form a significant proportion of callers, this group has expressed reservation about consultations that preclude a physical examination...
- Factors influencing the speed of cancer diagnosis in rural Western Australia: a General Practice perspective
Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
BMC Fam Pract 8:27. 2007
..The aim of this study is to further explore the factors that impact on the speed of diagnosis in rural Western Australia with direct reference to General Practitioners (GPs) working in this setting...
- Refugee health
Aust Fam Physician 35:87. 2006
- Research in general practice
Aust Fam Physician 35:279. 2006
- GI malignancies
Aust Fam Physician 35:569. 2006
- Implementing referral guidelines: lessons from a negative outcome cluster randomised factorial trial in general practice
Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
BMC Fam Pract 7:65. 2006
..Few patients with lower bowel symptoms who consult their general practitioner need a specialist opinion. However data from referred patients suggest that those who are referred would benefit from detailed assessment before referral...
- Will promoting general practitioners with special interests threaten access to primary care?
Med J Aust 187:71-2. 2007
- Fast track referral for cancer
BMJ 335:267-8. 2007
- Research into prostate cancer
Aust Fam Physician 35:7. 2006
- Improving the outcome in colorectal cases
Br J Gen Pract 52:329-30. 2002
- Quality of information on referrals to colorectal surgeons: towards consensus
The University of Sheffield, Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, UK
Curr Med Res Opin 18:72-7. 2002
..To produce a valid, reliable instrument to gauge the extent to which GPs document relevant signs, symptoms and risk factors in referral letters to colorectal surgeons...
- Preventing avoidable hospital admission of older people
Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK
Br J Community Nurs 7:426-31. 2002
- GP letter writing in colorectal cancer: a qualitative study
Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, Community Sciences Centre, North General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
Curr Med Res Opin 18:342-6. 2002
..The content of referral letters from GPs has failed to satisfy specialists responding to a series of surveys. Evidence suggests that GPs who improve their letters to specialists also refer more cases with significant pathology...
- Quality of referral letters
Br J Gen Pract 53:406. 2003
- Older people and the "patient centred" NHS: proactive support in primary care can avert admissions
BMJ 328:350. 2004
- Referral letters to colorectal surgeons: the impact of peer-mediated feedback
Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, Community Sciences Centre, University of Sheffield, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
Br J Gen Pract 54:123-6. 2004
..Referral letters to specialists sometimes provide an inadequate amount of information. The content of referral letters to colorectal surgeons can now be scored based on the views of GPs about the ideal content of referral letters...
- Less haste more speed: factors that prolong the interval from presentation to diagnosis in some cancers
The University of Sheffield, Institute of Primary Care and General Practice, Community Science Centre, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
Fam Pract 21:299-303. 2004
..Recently, the GP is also expected to select cases that warrant 'urgent' as opposed to 'routine' specialist investigation. Failure to refer on the appropriate timetable may have implications for timely diagnosis...
- Satisfying the patient in primary care: a postal survey following a recent consultation
Academic Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Sheffield, UK
Curr Med Res Opin 20:685-9. 2004
..This study aims to explore how views on specific aspects of a general practice service contrast among patients...
- Referral of suspected colorectal cancer: have guidelines made a difference?
Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Sheffield, UK
Br J Gen Pract 54:608-10. 2004
..However, cancers in the earliest stages present with fewer clinical features than advanced disease and a combination of signs and symptoms are more likely to arouse suspicion in the referring agent...
- Fast-track cancer diagnoses
Br J Gen Pract 54:784-5. 2004
- Delays in accessing primary care
BMJ 337:a1435. 2008