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Dr Rupert Payne joins CAPC

23 March 2016

Dr Rupert Payne has joined the Centre for Academic Primary Care as a senior clinical lecturer.

Dr Payne trained in Edinburgh in both Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and General Practice. He joins CAPC after five years as a clinical lecturer at the University of Cambridge. His interests include pharmacoepidemiology, electronic health records and data linkage, and cardiovascular risk management. He is particularly interested in polypharmacy, including the factors which drive it and adverse outcomes associated with it, and in the development and evaluation of measures of prescribing quality. He is also involved in a number of pieces of work on multimorbidity.

Dr Payne is involved in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is involved with the new Prescribing and Therapeutics helical theme. He is consultant editor of Prescriber journal, an associate editor for BMC Family Practice, and works with the CQC and NICE. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Pharmacological Society.

He said: "Everyone has been very welcoming since I arrived in Bristol. I'm really looking forward to continuing my work on safe and rational medicines use in the primary care setting, and would be delighted to chat to anyone in CAPC, or the wider University who wants to discuss potential work around therapeutics or prescribing."

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