Shared medical appointments in GP practices for patients with long term health conditions: do they work, are they acceptable and can they be delivered?
About this research
The overall programme of research comprises four work packages (WP). WP1 is a review of published studies that have trialled SMAs in practice to examine the effectiveness SMA compared to usual care. WP2 is a review of literature that reports patient and healthcare practitioners’ views and experiences of SMAs for long-term conditions in general practice. WP3 involves interviews with patient and healthcare practitioners in the NENC to explore their views and experiences of SMAs for long term conditions in general practice. Interviews will also be held with a sample of practices to examine resource requirements for SMAs delivered in primary care in the NENC.
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Professor Eileen Kaner (Chief Investigator, NIHR PRU BehSci), Dr Fiona Graham (Research Associate, NIHR PRU BehSci), Dr Mei Yee Tang (Research Associate, NIHR PRU BehSci), Helen Martin, (Co-Investigator, NECS), Dr Kat Jackson (Research Fellow, Durham University), Jan Lecouturier (Senior Research Associate, NIHR PRU BehSci), Amy O’Donnell, (Research Fellow, NIHR PRU BehSci), Helen Riding (Research Manager, NECS), Dr Shona Haining (Head of Research & Evidence, NECS), Louis Goffe (Research Associate, NIHR PRU BehSci), Stephen Rice (Senior Research Associate, NIHR PRU BehSci), Fiona Beyer (Senior Research Associate, NIHR PRU), Catherine Richmond (Research Assistant, Population Health Sciences) Clare Bambra (Co-Investigator, NIHR PRU Behsci), and Professor Falko Sniehotta (Director of NIHR PRU BehSci).
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