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Essential prescribing tips for GP Associates-in-Training (2018)
Journal Article
Gookey, G., Knox, R., Salema, N., Marsden, K., Bell, B., Bassi, M., …Avery, A. (in press). Essential prescribing tips for GP Associates-in-Training. InnovAiT, 11(2), doi:10.1177/1755738017738271. ISSN 1755-7380

Prescribing is an essential role in general practice but it is also, at times, a high risk activity. GP Associates-in-Training (GP AiTs) have been highlighted as needing further support to reduce the risk of prescribing errors. This article highlight... Read More

A patient safety toolkit for family practices (2018)
Journal Article
Campbell, S. M., Bell, B. G., Marsden, K., Spencer, R., Kadam, U., Perryman, K., …Avery, A. J. (2018). A patient safety toolkit for family practices. Journal of Patient Safety, doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000471

Objectives: Major gaps remain in our understanding of primary care patient safety. We describe a toolkit for measuring patient safety in family practices. Methods: Six tools were used in 46 practices. These tools were: NHS Education for Scotlan... Read More

Professional, structural and organisational interventions in primary care for reducing medication errors (2017)
Journal Article
Khalil, H., Bell, B., Chambers, H., Sheikh, A., & Avery, A. J. (2017). Professional, structural and organisational interventions in primary care for reducing medication errors. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(10), doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003942.pub3. ISSN 1469-493X

Background: Medication-related adverse events in primary care represent an important cause of hospital admissions and mortality. Adverse events could result from people experiencing adverse drug reactions (not usually preventable) or could be due to... Read More

Patients’ evaluations of patient safety in English general practices: a cross-sectional study (2017)
Journal Article
Ricci-Cabello, I., Marsden, K. S., Avery, A. J., Bell, B., Kadam, U., Reeves, D., …Valderas, J. M. (in press). Patients’ evaluations of patient safety in English general practices: a cross-sectional study. British Journal of General Practice, 67(660), doi:10.3399/bjgp17X691085. ISSN 0960-1643

Background: The frequency and nature of safety problems and harm in general practices has previously relied on information supplied by health professionals, and scarce attention has been paid to experiences of patients. Aim: To examine patient-repor... Read More

Building a patient safety toolkit for use in general practice (2016)
Journal Article
Bell, B., Spencer, R., Marsden, K., Perryman, K., Cambeth, S., & Avery, A. (in press). Building a patient safety toolkit for use in general practice. InnovAiT, doi:10.1177/1755738016650468. ISSN 1755-7380

Despite 340 000 000 primary care consultations annually in the UK, most of the literature on patient safety has focused on hospital-based services. To improve safety in primary care settings, we must know what methods, tools and indicators are availa... Read More