Primary care consultations

White male GP talks with White male patient in general practice consulting room

Current projects

  • The TIP (Talking in Primary Care) Study. A cluster-randomised controlled trial in primary care to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of communication skills e-learning for practitioners on patients’ musculoskeletal pain and enablement. Bishop F, Everitt H, Ridd M. Funder: NIHR School for Primary Care Research. July 2022-February 2023.

Completed projects

  • Eliciting patients’ ideas, concerns, expectations, and effects on life: an observational study of routine general practice (GP-ICEE). Edwards P (PI). Funder: NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and 2x NIHR SPCR medical student internships (2020-2022)
  • The COAC Study: The Consultation Open and Close study on using health information systems to address patients concerns in general practice: an Intervention Development and Feasibility Study. Murphy M, Salisbury C, Wong G, Morris R, Hancock J.  Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme (2019-2021)
  • Understanding standard care smoking cessation advice from Health Care Assistants, Practice Nurses and GPs in the management of smoking in primary care trial (UnMaSC). Barnes R. Funder: NIHR School for Primary Care Research (April 2020 to March 2021)
  • Investigating the impact of the introduction of a named GP assigned to patients 75 and over on their continuity of care and emergency hospital admission. Tammes P, Morris R, Chalder M, Payne R, Purdy S, Salisbury C. Funder: NIHR School for Primary Care Research (2017-2018)
  • The Alt-Con Project: Alternatives to face to face consultation with GPs. Chris SalisburyHelen AthertonSue Ziebland, John Campbell, Brian McKinstry, Andrew Gibson (Funded by the NIHR, HS&DR Programme) (2015-2016)
  • Footprints in Primary Care: Testing the feasibility of a consultation-level intervention for frequent attenders with clinically inexplicable symptoms in primary care. Rebecca K Barnes, Helen Cramer, Sandra Hollinghurst, Sue Jackson, Charlie Record, Chris Metcalfe and David Kessler. Funded by NIHR RfPB Programme (2015-2016)
  • The Bristol Archive Project: Creating a shared resource of primary care encounters and linked data. Barnes RKRidd M, Metcalfe C, Salisbury C. Funder: NIHR School for Primary Care Research (2014-2016)
  • 'One in a Million' Improving the re-use potential of a new database of primary care consultations and linked data. Barnes RK, Jepson M, Ridd M, Metcalfe C, Proctor S, Salisbury C. Funder: SW GP Trust (2015)
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