Nick A Francis

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Affiliation: Cardiff University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The management of acne vulgaris in primary care: a cohort study of consulting and prescribing patterns using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink
    N A Francis
    Division of Population Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS, U K
    Br J Dermatol 176:107-115. 2017
  2. pmc Understanding flucloxacillin prescribing trends and treatment non-response in UK primary care: a Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) study
    Nick A Francis
    Division of Population Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, 3rd Floor, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 71:2037-46. 2016
  3. pmc General practitioners' views on the acceptability and applicability of a web-based intervention to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute cough in multiple European countries: a qualitative study prior to a randomised trial
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Centre for General Practice, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute VAXINFECTIO, Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 13:101. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Variation in family physicians' recording of auscultation abnormalities in patients with acute cough is not explained by case mix. A study from 12 European networks
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    Eur J Gen Pract 19:77-84. 2013
  5. pmc Antibiotics for acute cough: an international observational study of patient adherence in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e429-37. 2012
  6. pmc Delayed antibiotic prescribing and associated antibiotic consumption in adults with acute cough
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e639-46. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Severity assessment for lower respiratory tract infections: potential use and validity of the CRB-65 in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 21:65-70. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Missed opportunities for earlier treatment? A qualitative interview study with parents of children admitted to hospital with serious respiratory tract infections
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:154-9. 2011
  9. pmc Effect of using an interactive booklet about childhood respiratory tract infections in primary care consultations on reconsulting and antibiotic prescribing: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN
    BMJ 339:b2885. 2009
  10. pmc Parents' and clinicians' views of an interactive booklet about respiratory tract infections in children: a qualitative process evaluation of the EQUIP randomised controlled trial
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 14:182. 2013

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Publications17

  1. doi request reprint The management of acne vulgaris in primary care: a cohort study of consulting and prescribing patterns using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink
    N A Francis
    Division of Population Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS, U K
    Br J Dermatol 176:107-115. 2017
    ..However, consulting and prescribing patterns for acne in primary care are not well described...
  2. pmc Understanding flucloxacillin prescribing trends and treatment non-response in UK primary care: a Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) study
    Nick A Francis
    Division of Population Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, 3rd Floor, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 71:2037-46. 2016
    ..We aimed to describe UK primary care flucloxacillin prescribing and factors associated with subsequent antibiotic prescribing as a proxy for non-response...
  3. pmc General practitioners' views on the acceptability and applicability of a web-based intervention to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute cough in multiple European countries: a qualitative study prior to a randomised trial
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Centre for General Practice, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute VAXINFECTIO, Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 13:101. 2012
    ..We explored GPs' views on the initial version of INTRO to test acceptability and potentially increase applicability for use in multiple countries before the start of a randomised trial...
  4. doi request reprint Variation in family physicians' recording of auscultation abnormalities in patients with acute cough is not explained by case mix. A study from 12 European networks
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    Eur J Gen Pract 19:77-84. 2013
    ..Conflicting data on the diagnostic and prognostic value of auscultation abnormalities may be partly explained by inconsistent use of terminology...
  5. pmc Antibiotics for acute cough: an international observational study of patient adherence in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e429-37. 2012
    ..Non-adherence to acute antibiotic prescriptions is poorly described and may impact on clinical outcomes, healthcare costs, and interpretation of research. It also results in leftover antibiotics that could be used inappropriately...
  6. pmc Delayed antibiotic prescribing and associated antibiotic consumption in adults with acute cough
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e639-46. 2012
    ..Delayed antibiotic prescribing is promoted as a strategy to reduce antibiotic consumption, but its use and its effect on antibiotic consumption in routine care is poorly described...
  7. doi request reprint Severity assessment for lower respiratory tract infections: potential use and validity of the CRB-65 in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 21:65-70. 2012
    ..To explore the potential use of the CRB-65 rule (based on Confusion, Respiratory rate, Blood pressure and age >65 years) in adults with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in primary care...
  8. doi request reprint Missed opportunities for earlier treatment? A qualitative interview study with parents of children admitted to hospital with serious respiratory tract infections
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:154-9. 2011
    ..To identify potential opportunities for earlier intervention among children who develop a complicated respiratory tract infection (RTI)...
  9. pmc Effect of using an interactive booklet about childhood respiratory tract infections in primary care consultations on reconsulting and antibiotic prescribing: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN
    BMJ 339:b2885. 2009
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  10. pmc Parents' and clinicians' views of an interactive booklet about respiratory tract infections in children: a qualitative process evaluation of the EQUIP randomised controlled trial
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 14:182. 2013
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  11. pmc The effect of using an interactive booklet on childhood respiratory tract infections in consultations: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    South East Wales Trials Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 9:23. 2008
    ..This paper outlines the protocol for a study designed to evaluate the use of a booklet on respiratory tract infections in children within primary care consultations...
  12. doi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing in UK general dental practice: a cross-sectional study
    Anwen L Cope
    Applied Clinical Research and Public Health, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 44:145-53. 2016
    ..To assess the extent to which antibiotic prescribing in general dental practice conforms to clinical guidelines and to describe factors associated with antibiotic prescription in the absence of spreading infection or systemic involvement...
  13. pmc A randomised placebo-controlled trial of oral and topical antibiotics for children with clinically infected eczema in the community: the ChildRen with Eczema, Antibiotic Management (CREAM) study
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Health Technol Assess 20:i-xxiv, 1-84. 2016
    ..Secondary skin infection is common during eczema exacerbations and many children are treated with antibiotics when this is suspected, although there is little high-quality evidence to justify this practice...
  14. doi request reprint Parental views on childhood vaccination against viral gastroenteritis-a qualitative interview study
    Fiona V Lugg
    Institute of Primary Care and Public Health and South East Wales Trials Unit, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK and
    Fam Pract 32:456-61. 2015
    ..A vaccine against rotavirus, a common cause of viral GE (vGE), was added to the childhood immunization schedule in the UK in July 2013 and further related vaccines are under development...
  15. pmc Key stakeholder perceptions about consent to participate in acute illness research: a rapid, systematic review to inform epi/pandemic research preparedness
    Nina H Gobat
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Neaudd Meirionnydd, Heath Park Campus, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 4YS, UK
    Trials 16:591. 2015
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  16. pmc General practitioners' attitudes towards the management of dental conditions and use of antibiotics in these consultations: a qualitative study
    Anwen L Cope
    Applied Clinical Research and Public Health, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    BMJ Open 5:e008551. 2015
    ..This study aimed to produce an account of the attitudes of general practitioners (GPs) towards the management of dental conditions in general practice, and sought to explore how GPs use antibiotics in the treatment of dental problems...
  17. pmc Reducing uncertainty in managing respiratory tract infections in primary care
    Naomi Stanton
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 60:e466-75. 2010
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