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Nicotine preloading for smoking cessation: the Preloading RCT (2018)
Journal Article
Aveyard, P., Lindson, N., Tearne, S., Adams, R., Ahmed, K., Alekna, R., …Pokhrel, S. (2018). Nicotine preloading for smoking cessation: the Preloading RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 22(41), doi:10.3310/hta22410. ISSN 1366-5278

Background: Nicotine preloading means using nicotine replacement therapy prior to a quit date while smoking normally. The aim is to reduce the drive to smoke, thereby reducing cravings for smoking after quit day, which are the main cause of early rel... Read More

Lung cancer CT screening: psychological responses in the presence and absence of pulmonary nodules (2018)
Journal Article
Clark, M. E., Bedford, L. E., Young, B., Robertson, J. F., das Nair, R., Vedhara, K., …Kendrick, D. (2018). Lung cancer CT screening: psychological responses in the presence and absence of pulmonary nodules. Lung Cancer, 124, (160-167). doi:10.1016/j.lungcan.2018.08.001. ISSN 0169-5002

Objectives: To determine the psychological response (thoughts, perceptions and affect) to a diagnosis of pulmonary nodules following a novel antibody blood test and computed tomography (CT) scans within a UK population. Materials and methods: This... Read More

Variation in geographical treatment intensity affects survival of non-small cell lung cancer patients in England. (2018)
Journal Article
Tataru, D., Spencer, K., Bates, A., Wieczorek, A., Jack, R. H., Peake, M. D., …Lüchtenborg, M. (2018). Variation in geographical treatment intensity affects survival of non-small cell lung cancer patients in England. Cancer Epidemiology, 57, (13-23). doi:10.1016/j.canep.2018.09.001. ISSN 1877-7821

Objectives: We aimed to determine the geographical variation in the proportion of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients undergoing curative treatment and assess the relationship between treatment access rates and survival outcomes. Methods:... Read More

Keeping active: maintenance of physical activity after exercise programs for older adults (2018)
Journal Article
Kendrick, D., Orton, E., Lafond, N., Audsley, S., Maula, A., Morris, R., …Iliffe, S. (2018). Keeping active: maintenance of physical activity after exercise programs for older adults. Public Health, 164, (118-127). doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2018.08.003. ISSN 0033-3506

Objectives: To explore factors associated with maintenance of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in community-dwelling adults aged ≥65 years after completing a 24-week exercise programme. Study design: Cohort study nested within a randomi... Read More

School-based educational intervention to improve children’s oral health-related knowledge (2014)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Dawett, B., Leighton, P., Rose-Brady, L., & Deery, C. (2015). School-based educational intervention to improve children’s oral health-related knowledge. Health Promotion Practice, 16(4), (571-582). doi:10.1177/1524839914560568. ISSN 1524-8399

Objective. To evaluate a brief oral health promotion intervention delivered in schools by a primary care dental practice, aimed at changing oral health care knowledge and oral health–related behaviors in children. Design. Cohort study with pretest–po... Read More

Lung cancer screening: does pulmonary nodule detection affect a range of smoking behaviours? (2018)
Journal Article
Clark, M. E., Young, B., Bedford, L. E., Robertson, J. F., das Nair, R., Vedhara, K., …Kendrick, D. (2018). Lung cancer screening: does pulmonary nodule detection affect a range of smoking behaviours?. Journal of Public Health, doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdy158. ISSN 1741-3842

Background Lung cancer screening can reduce lung cancer mortality by 20%. Screen-detected abnormalities may provide teachable moments for smoking cessation. This study assesses impact of pulmonary nodule detection on smoking behaviours within the fi... Read More

Developing a learning health system: insights from a qualitative process evaluation of a pharmacist-led electronic audit and feedback intervention to improve medication safety in primary care. (2018)
Journal Article
Jeffries, M., Keers, R. N., Phipps, D. L., Williams, R., Brown, B., Avery, A. J., …Ashcroft, D. M. (2018). Developing a learning health system: insights from a qualitative process evaluation of a pharmacist-led electronic audit and feedback intervention to improve medication safety in primary care. PLoS ONE, 13(10), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205419

Introduction: Developments in information technology offer opportunities to enhance medication safety in primary care. We evaluated the implementation and adoption of a complex pharmacist-led intervention involving the use of an electronic audit and... Read More

SMASH! The Salford medication safety dashboard (2018)
Journal Article
Williams, R., Keers, R., Gude, W. T., Jeffries, M., Davies, C., Brown, B., …Peek, N. (2018). SMASH! The Salford medication safety dashboard. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics, 25(3), 183-193. doi:10.14236/jhi.v25i3.1015

Background: Patient safety is vital to well-functioning health systems. A key component is safe prescribing, particularly in primary care where most medications are prescribed. Previous research demonstrated that the number of patients exposed to pot... Read More

Screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care: time for general practice to play its part (2018)
Journal Article
Brett, T., Qureshi, N., Gidding, S., & Watts, G. F. (2018). Screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care: time for general practice to play its part. Atherosclerosis, 277, 399-406. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.08.019

Fifty per cent of first-degree relatives of index cases with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) inherit the disorder. Despite cascade screening being the most cost-effective method for detecting new cases, only a minority of individuals with FH are c... Read More