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Staff Profile

Prof Nicky Britten

Person Centred Care Theme Lead

Kath Maguire

I am a qualitative researcher and sociologist of health and illness with an interest in the ways in which evidence based treatments and management strategies are used - or not - in patients' everyday lives. My work aims to promote good communication and to enable health professionals in supporting patients more effectively. Projects with other members of the PenCLAHRC Third Gap team include a study of doctors’ understandings of individualised treatments, a concept mapping of terms associated with individualisation, and a study with members of PenPIG about patient involvement in the licensing of new drugs. I lead the Patient and Public Involvement team. I am Principal Investigator for the Diabetes Intervention Agenda Trial (DIAT), which is investigating a question proposed by a patient and also by a Diabetes Specialist Nurse.

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01392 724859

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Qualitative Research, Sociology of Health and Illness, Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Projects

Diabetes App

Diabetes Intervention for Agenda Trial (DIAT)

A new model of prescribing for multi-morbid patients taking multiple prescribed medications

Supporting older people to manage their medicines: a scoping review of medicine self-management tools

PARTNERS2

Person-Centred Coordinated Care (P3C)

Publications

Medication Errors: problems and recommendations from a consensus meeting

Medication errors: the role of the patient

The experience and impact of chronic disease peer support interventions: a qualitative synthesis

The patients experience of holistic care: insights from acupuncture research

Health beliefs before and after participation on an exercised-based rehabilitation programme for chronic knee pain: doing is believing

Negotiating the boundary between medicine and consumer culture: Online marketing of nutrigenetic tests

Cancer patients experiences of using complementary therapies: polarization and integration

The performance of junior doctors in applying clinical pharmacology knowledge and prescribing skills to standardized clinical cases

Qualitative research on health communication: what can it contribute?

Acupuncture for frequent attenders with medically unexplained symptoms: a randomised controlled trial (CACTUS Study)

Traditional acupuncture for people with medically unexplained symptoms: a longitudinal qualitative study of patients experiences

The challenges of evaluating large-scale, multi-partner programmes: the case of NIHR CLAHRCs

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone triage of patients requesting same day consultations in general practice: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing nurse-led and GP-led management systems (ESTEEM)

Investigating interactional competencies in Parkinson's disease: the potential benefits of a conversation analytic approach

Potential causes and consequences of overlap in talk between speakers with Parkinson's disease and their familiar conversation partners

Medicines and Society: Patients, Professionals and the Dominance of Pharmaceuticals

Testing Methodological Guidance on the Conduct of Narrative Synthesis in Systematic Reviews: Effectiveness of Interventions to Promote Smoke Alarm Ownership and Function

Commentary on Series: The research agenda for general practice/family medicine and primary health care in Europe

Qualitative research and the take-up of evidence-based practice

Resisting psychotropic medicines: a synthesis of qualitative studies of medicine-taking

Doctors' understanding of individualisation of drug treatments: A qualitative interview study

Creating Change that Counts: Evidence-led Co-creation as a Pathway to Impact

Involving patients in drug licensing decisions

Values associated with Public Involvement (PI) in Health and Social Care Research: a Narrative Review

Patient involvement in drug licensing: a case study

What if we made stratified medicine work for patients?

Context and complexity: the meaning of self-management for older adults with heart disease

Elaboration of the Gothenburg model of Person-Centred Care

Social movements, lay knowledge and the use of medicines: Two personal reflections

Asking More of Qualitative Synthesis: A Response to Sally Thorne

The experience of heavy menstrual bleeding: A systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies

Cranial osteopathy for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial

Theoretical directions for an emancipatory concept of patient and public involvement

Person-centred medicines optimisation policy in England: An agenda for research on polypharmacy

Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of personcentred care in different healthcare contexts

Theoretical directions for an emancipatory concept of patient and public involvement

“How can anybody be representative for those kind of people?” Forms of patient representation in health research, and why it is always contestable

"How can anybody be representative for those kind of people?" Forms of patient representation in health research, and why it is always contestable.

Identifying enablers and barriers to individually tailored prescribing: a survey of healthcare professionals in the UK

"How can anybody be representative for those kind of people?" Forms of patient representation in health research, and why it is always contestable.

Identifying enablers and barriers to individually tailored prescribing: a survey of healthcare professionals in the UK

Inside the “Black Box” of a Knowledge Translation Program in Applied Health Research

Rapid response: The BMJ's Own Patient Story

What is the nature and value of a risk management tool in a large-scale complex programme of collaborative applied health research?

Collaborative research and the co-production of knowledge for practice: an illustrative case study

Multiple repair sequences in everyday conversations involving people with Parkinson’s Disease

A qualitative investigation of lay perspectives of diagnosis and self-management strategies employed by people with progressive multiple sclerosis

Tenacious assumptions of person-centred care? Exploring tensions and variations in practice

Exploring perceived barriers, drivers, impacts and the need for evaluation of public involvement in health and social care research: a modified Delphi study

Can Agent Based Simulation be used as a tool to support polypharmacy prescribing practice?

Evaluating Patient and Public Involvement in Health Research: From Theoretical Model to Practical Workshop

Behind the smile: qualitative study of caregivers' anguish and management responses while caring for someone living with heart failure

Does funded research reflect the priorities of people living with Type 1 diabetes? A secondary analysis of research questions

A comparison of results of empirical studies of supplementary search techniques and recommendations in review methodology handbooks: a methodological review

Consulting parents about the design of a randomized controlled trial of osteopathy for children with cerebral palsy

A qualitative synthesis of diabetes self-management strategies for long term medical outcomes and quality of life in the UK

Exploring the impact of providing evidence-based medicine training to service users

Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research

Meta-Study as Diagnostic: Toward Content Over Form in Qualitative Synthesis

Adapting QOF to focus on wellbeing and health

Systematic review identifies six metrics and one method for assessing literature search effectiveness but no consensus on appropriate use

Systematic review identifies six metrics and one method for assessing literature search effectiveness but no consensus on appropriate use

An implementation science perspective on deprescribing

Defining the process to literature searching in systematic reviews: a literature review of guidance and supporting studies

Defining the process to literature searching in systematic reviews: a literature review of guidance and supporting studies

Individualisation of drug treatments for patients with long-term conditions: a review of concepts

N of 1 trials and the optimal individualisation of drug treatments: a systematic review protocol

Clarifying the roles of patients in research

Deliberate and emergent strategies for implementing person-centred care: a qualitative interview study with researchers, professionals and patients.

The realities of partnership in person-centred care: a qualitative interview study with patients and professionals

Antibiotic prescribing for actute respiratory tract infections in primary care: an updated and expanded meta-ethnography.

Deliberate and emergent strategies for implementing person-centred care: a qualitative interview study with researchers, professionals and patients.

Antibiotic prescribing for actute respiratory tract infections in primary care: an updated and expanded meta-ethnography.

Solutions to problematic polypharmacy: learning from the expertise of patients

Rehabilitation Enablement in ChronicHeart Failure - a facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (REACH-HFpEF) and their caregivers: rationale and protocol for a single-centre pilot ran

A randomised controlled trial of a facilitated home-based rehabilitation intervention in pateints with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and their caregivers: the REACH-HFpEF Pilot Study

A randomised controlled trial of a facilitated home-based rehabilitation intervention in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and their caregivers: the REACH-HFpEF Pilot Study

A pilot randomised controlled trial of a preconsultation web-based intervention to improve the care quality and clinical outcomes of diabetes outpatients (DIAT)

The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in heart failure patients and caregivers: rationale and protocol for a multicentre rand

A pre-consultation web-based tool to generate an agenda for discussion in diabetes outpatient clinics to improve patient outcomes (DIAT): a feasibility study

Upcoming Events

Oct
30

Searching and Review Clinic

Room 1.47, South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Nov
06

PPI Advice Clinics

Exeter (South Cloisters, St Luke’s)

Do you need to involve service users in your work? Whatever your query, from finding out...
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News

Research shows weight loss can be boosted fivefold thanks to novel mental imagery technique

24 September 2018

Overweight people who used a new motivational intervention called Functional Imagery Training (FIT) lost an...
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PenCHORD teach at international summer school focused on economic modelling in healthcare

20 September 2018

This August saw the first International Summer School Riga (ISSR), which was hosted and organised...
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Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

31 August 2018

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according...
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News

Research Projects

D-PACT: Dementia - Person Aligned Care Team

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

The Dementia – PACT (D-PACT) programme is a five-year project, funded by a National Institute...
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PenCHORD - Optimising the location of urgent care sites in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD

This project aimed to assess the optimal number and location of sites for patients to...
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Research Projects