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Telephone outreach by community workers to improve uptake of NHS Health Checks in more deprived localities and minority ethnic groups: A qualitative investigation of implementation (2019)
Journal Article
Harrison, V., Chappell, A., Stone, T. J., Horwood, J., Stone, T., Brangan, E., …Horwood, J. (2020). Telephone outreach by community workers to improve uptake of NHS Health Checks in more deprived localities and minority ethnic groups: A qualitative investigation of implementation. Journal of Public Health, 42(2), e198-e206. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdz063

BACKGROUND: NHS Health Checks is a national cardiovascular risk assessment and management programme in England. To improve equity of uptake in more deprived, and Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, a novel telephone outreach interven... Read More about Telephone outreach by community workers to improve uptake of NHS Health Checks in more deprived localities and minority ethnic groups: A qualitative investigation of implementation.

Real-world ethics in palliative care: Protocol for a systematic review of the ethical challenges reported by specialist palliative care practitioners in their clinical practice (2019)
Journal Article
Schofield, G., Brangan, E., Dittborn, M., Huxtable, R., & Selman, L. (2019). Real-world ethics in palliative care: Protocol for a systematic review of the ethical challenges reported by specialist palliative care practitioners in their clinical practice. BMJ Open, 9, e028480. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028480

Introduction Ethical issues arise daily in the delivery of palliative care. Despite much (largely theoretical) literature, evidence from specialist palliative care practitioners (SPCPs) about real-world ethical challenges has not previously been syn... Read More about Real-world ethics in palliative care: Protocol for a systematic review of the ethical challenges reported by specialist palliative care practitioners in their clinical practice.

Patient experiences of telephone outreach to enhance uptake of NHS Health Checks in more deprived communities and minority ethnic groups: A qualitative interview study (2018)
Journal Article
Brangan, E., Stone, T., Chappell, A., Harrison, V., & Horwood, J. (2019). Patient experiences of telephone outreach to enhance uptake of NHS Health Checks in more deprived communities and minority ethnic groups: A qualitative interview study. Health Expectations, 22(3), 364-372. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12856

Background: The NHS Health Checks preventative programme aims to reduce cardiovascular morbidity across England. To improve equity in uptake, telephone outreach was developed in Bristol, involving community workers telephoning patients amongst commun... Read More about Patient experiences of telephone outreach to enhance uptake of NHS Health Checks in more deprived communities and minority ethnic groups: A qualitative interview study.

Using the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) outside acute hospital settings: A qualitative study of staff experiences in the West of England (2018)
Journal Article
Brangan, E., Banks, J., Brant, H., Pullyblank, A. M., Le Roux, H., & Redwood, S. (2018). Using the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) outside acute hospital settings: A qualitative study of staff experiences in the West of England. BMJ Open, 8(10), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022528

© 2018 Author(s) (or their employer(s)). Objectives Early warning scores were developed to improve recognition of clinical deterioration in acute hospital settings. In England, the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) is increasingly being recommended... Read More about Using the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) outside acute hospital settings: A qualitative study of staff experiences in the West of England.

Exploring the relationship between general practice characteristics and attendance at Walk-in Centres, Minor Injuries Units and Emergency Departments in England 2009/10-2012/2013: A longitudinal study (2017)
Journal Article
Morris, R. W., Tammes, P., Morris, R., Brangan, E., Checkland, K., England, H., …Purdy, S. (2017). Exploring the relationship between general practice characteristics and attendance at Walk-in Centres, Minor Injuries Units and Emergency Departments in England 2009/10-2012/2013: A longitudinal study. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2483-x

© 2017 The Author(s). Background: The UK National Health Service Emergency Departments (ED) have recently faced increasing attendance rates. This study investigated associations of general practice and practice population characteristics with emergen... Read More about Exploring the relationship between general practice characteristics and attendance at Walk-in Centres, Minor Injuries Units and Emergency Departments in England 2009/10-2012/2013: A longitudinal study.

Discourses of joint commissioning (2017)
Journal Article
Cameron, A., Brangan, E., Gabbay, J., Klein, J. H., Pope, C., & Wye, L. (2018). Discourses of joint commissioning. Health and Social Care in the Community, 26(1), 65-71. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12462

Increasing attention has focused on the role of joint commissioning in health and social care policy and practice in England. This paper provides an empirical examination of the three discourses of joint commissioning developed from an interpretative... Read More about Discourses of joint commissioning.

Opportunistic trial recruitment during routine primary care consultations for acute conditions: a mixed methods evaluation of recruitment performance and barriers (2017)
Journal Article
Horwood, J., Redmond, N., Cabral, C., Brangan, E., Manley, P., Turnbull, S., …Macleod, J. (2017). Opportunistic trial recruitment during routine primary care consultations for acute conditions: a mixed methods evaluation of recruitment performance and barriers. Trials, 18(Supp. 1), 235. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-1902-y

Background: Evaluating the effectiveness of interventions for acute conditions in primary care often necessitates clinicians opportunistically recruiting patient during time-pressured consultations. Aim: To describe the performance of, barriers to, a... Read More about Opportunistic trial recruitment during routine primary care consultations for acute conditions: a mixed methods evaluation of recruitment performance and barriers.

Why do patients seek primary medical care in emergency departments? An ethnographic exploration of access to general practice (2017)
Journal Article
MacKichan, F., Brangan, E., Wye, L., Checkland, K., Lasserson, D., Huntley, A., …Purdy, S. (2017). Why do patients seek primary medical care in emergency departments? An ethnographic exploration of access to general practice. BMJ Open, 7(4), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013816

Objectives: To describe how processes of primary care access influence decisions to seek help at the emergency department (ED).Design: Ethnographic case study combining non-participant observation, informal and formal interviewing.Setting: Six genera... Read More about Why do patients seek primary medical care in emergency departments? An ethnographic exploration of access to general practice.

Exploring the relationship between general practice characteristics, and attendance at walk-in centres, minor injuries units and EDs in England 2012/2013: A cross-sectional study (2016)
Journal Article
Tammes, P., Morris, R., Brangan, E., Checkland, K., England, H., Huntley, A., …Purdy, S. (2016). Exploring the relationship between general practice characteristics, and attendance at walk-in centres, minor injuries units and EDs in England 2012/2013: A cross-sectional study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 33(10), 702-708. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2015-205339

© 2016 Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. Background: For several years, EDs in the UK NHS have faced considerable increases in attendance rates. Walk-in centres (WiCs) and minor injuries units (MIUs) have been suggested as solutions. We... Read More about Exploring the relationship between general practice characteristics, and attendance at walk-in centres, minor injuries units and EDs in England 2012/2013: A cross-sectional study.

Staying Well in a South African Township: Stories from Public Health and Sociology (2016)
Book Chapter
Brangan, E. (2016). Staying Well in a South African Township: Stories from Public Health and Sociology. In S. White, & C. Blackmore (Eds.), Cultures of wellbeing, (95-117). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature). https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137536457_4

The current approach to preventing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low and middle-income countries draws heavily on the disciplines of public health and biomedicine, which construct health as a dominant normative goal, and a central component of w... Read More about Staying Well in a South African Township: Stories from Public Health and Sociology.

Integration of research and practice to improve public health and healthcare delivery through a collaborative 'Health Integration Team' model - A qualitative investigation (2016)
Journal Article
Redwood, S., Brangan, E., Leach, V. A., Horwood, J., & Donovan, J. (2016). Integration of research and practice to improve public health and healthcare delivery through a collaborative 'Health Integration Team' model - A qualitative investigation. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1445-z

© 2016 The Author(s). Background: Economic considerations and the requirement to ensure the quality, safety and integration of research with health and social care provision have given rise to local developments of collaborative organisational forms... Read More about Integration of research and practice to improve public health and healthcare delivery through a collaborative 'Health Integration Team' model - A qualitative investigation.

Evidence based policy making and the 'art' of commissioning - How English healthcare commissioners access and use information and academic research in 'real life' decision-making: An empirical qualitative study (2015)
Journal Article
Pope, C., Klein, J. H., Cameron, A., Wye, L., Brangan, E., Cameron, A. M., …Pope, C. J. (2015). Evidence based policy making and the 'art' of commissioning - How English healthcare commissioners access and use information and academic research in 'real life' decision-making: An empirical qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1091-x

© 2015 Wye et al. Background: Policymakers such as English healthcare commissioners are encouraged to adopt 'evidence-based policy-making', with 'evidence' defined by researchers as academic research. To learn how academic research can influence poli... Read More about Evidence based policy making and the 'art' of commissioning - How English healthcare commissioners access and use information and academic research in 'real life' decision-making: An empirical qualitative study.

Knowledge exchange in health-care commissioning:: case studies of the use of commercial, not-for-profit and public sector agencies, 2011-14 (2015)
Journal Article
Wye, L., Brangan, E., Cameron, A. M., Gabbay, J., Klein, J., & Pope, C. (2015). Knowledge exchange in health-care commissioning:: case studies of the use of commercial, not-for-profit and public sector agencies, 2011-14. Health Services and Delivery Research, 3(19), https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr03190

BackgroundEnglish health-care commissioners from the NHS need information to commission effectively. In the light of new legislation in 2012, new ‘external’ organisations were created such as commissioning support units (CSUs), public health departme... Read More about Knowledge exchange in health-care commissioning:: case studies of the use of commercial, not-for-profit and public sector agencies, 2011-14.

What do external consultants from private and not-for-profi t companies offer healthcare commissioners? A qualitative study of knowledge exchange (2015)
Journal Article
Cameron, A., Wye, L., Brangan, E., Cameron, A. M., Gabbay, J., Klein, J. H., …Pope, C. (2015). What do external consultants from private and not-for-profi t companies offer healthcare commissioners? A qualitative study of knowledge exchange. BMJ Open, 5(2), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006558

Objectives: The use of external consultants from private and not-for-profit providers in the National Health Service (NHS) is intended to improve the quality of commissioning. The aim of this study was to learn about the support offered to healthcare... Read More about What do external consultants from private and not-for-profi t companies offer healthcare commissioners? A qualitative study of knowledge exchange.

Articulating global prescriptions for health with local conceptions of well-being and risk: The case of physical activity and the world health organisation (2013)
Journal Article
Brangan, E. (2013). Articulating global prescriptions for health with local conceptions of well-being and risk: The case of physical activity and the world health organisation. Journal of International Development, 25(6), 866-879. https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.2935

If there is one thing that policy makers at the World Health Organisation and residents of the South African township of Langa are likely to agree on, it is that 'just sitting' is not good for you. The positions from which they approach this conclusi... Read More about Articulating global prescriptions for health with local conceptions of well-being and risk: The case of physical activity and the world health organisation.


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