Cardiovascular disease

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Current projects

  • NIHR School of Primary Care Research FR  Heart failure and participation in physical activity: Healthcare professional support and availability of community physical activity services. AL Huntley (Co-PI), R Okasheh, J Percival, O Skrobot, R Johnson and V Singh (Co-PI). Awarded December 2023, due to start March 2024. Contact:
  • CORAL: The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of COenzyme Q10 In Heart Failure with reduced ejection fraction: A pragmatic, patient-centred, data-enabled trial In primary care. Contact:
  • Screening for Atrial Fibrillation with ECG to Reduce stroke (SAFER Study). Mant J, Hobbs R, McManus R, Griffin S, Burt J, Fitzmaurice D, Wilson D, Armstrong N, Cowie N, Lobban T, Lip G, Sweeting M, Moore C, Ogborn E, Johnson R, Sutton S. Funder: NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Resarch (2018-2026).


Completed projects

  • Heart failure and fatigue- what are the best approaches to help patients manage it? A systematic review and meta-analysis. PIs: Huntley A and Johnson R: Duncan L, Taylor C (Oxford), Stuart B (Southampton). Funder: NIHR School for Primary Care Research (FR18).
  • Heart failure and Participation in Physical activitY (the HAPPY study). Alyson Huntley (PI), Rachel Johnson, Lorna Duncan, Shoba Dawson, Rosie Essery, Yasmin Ismail, Justine Baird, Emily Whight, Karen Butcher. Funder: NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (2022-2023).

  • Screening for Atrial Fibrillation. Mant J, Hobbs R, Griffin S, Burt J, McManus R, Lown M, Johnson R. Funder: NIHR School for Primary Care Research (2018-2019).

  • NIHR School for Primary Care Research Grant FR17. The impact of musculoskeletal conditions on outcome of hospital care for acute coronary syndrome and stroke: a linked electronic health record study. JJ Edwards (PI), ME Png, KJ Mason, M Marshall, KP Jordan, J Bailey, M Frisker, N Heron, AL Huntley, CD Mallen, MA Mamas, S Tatton, S White, F Achana. Awarded September 2018 £60,000.
  • Establishing research priorities to improve the management of patients with advanced heart failure using the James Lind Alliance methodJohnson RHuntley A, Feder G, Taylor C, Hobbs R, Gadoud A, Lehman R, Brice M. Funder: NIHR School for Primary Care Research. Awarded 2017.

  • Understanding the relationship between chest pain, depression and anxiety and how this impacts on self-caring and health-seeking behaviour in primary and secondary care: a qualitative longitudinal study. Cramer H, Feder G, Horwood J, Kessler D, McManus R. Funder: NIHR School for Primary Care Research. Awarded 2010.

  • Shared decision-making for cardiovascular conditions: How can shared decision-making for patients with hypertension and chronic heart failure be supported? Johnson R (NIHR PhD Fellowship award), Feder G, Cramer H, and Turner K (supervisors). Awarded July 2013.
  • Mixed method review of case management for patients with chronic heart failure. Huntley A, King A, Purdy S, Johnson R, Cramer H, Feder G, Anderson R,  England H. NIHR School for Primary Care Research (2014-2015)
  • Understanding and improving the management of chronic kidney disease in primary care. Horwood J, Simmonds R, Bennert K, Evans J, Blakeman T, Lasserson D. Murray E, Feder G. Funder: NIHR School for Primary Care Research (2011-2015)
  • An evaluation of community outreach to increase uptake of NHS Health Checks. J Horwood, N Coghill, A Montgomery, R Riley, G Feder. Funder: NIHR School for Primary Care Research (2012-2014)
  • Understanding hospital-level variation in outcomes for patients admitted for acute coronary syndrome: a qualitative study. Cramer C, Evans M, Feder G, Featherstone K, Deaton C, Timmis A, Hemingway H. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (2010-2012)


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