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Using the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) outside acute hospital settings: A qualitative study of staff experiences in the West of England (2018)
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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.

The potential of alternatives to face-to-face consultation in general practice, and the impact on different patient groups: a mixed-methods case study (2018)
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Atherton, H., Brant, H., Ziebland, S., Bikker, A., Campbell, J., Gibson, A., …Salisbury, C. (2018). The potential of alternatives to face-to-face consultation in general practice, and the impact on different patient groups: a mixed-methods case study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(20), 1-200. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr06200

Background: There is international interest in the potential role of different forms of communication technology to provide an alternative to face-to-face consultations in health care. There has been considerable rhetoric about the need for general... Read More about The potential of alternatives to face-to-face consultation in general practice, and the impact on different patient groups: a mixed-methods case study.

Receptionists' role in new approaches to consultations in primary care: A focused ethnographic study (2018)
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Brant, H. D., Atherton, H., Bikker, A., Porqueddu, T., Salisbury, C., McKinstry, B., …Ziebland, S. (2018). Receptionists' role in new approaches to consultations in primary care: A focused ethnographic study. British Journal of General Practice, 68(672), e478-e486. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X697505

© British Journal of General Practice. Background The receptionist is pivotal to the smooth running of general practice in the UK, communicating with patients and booking appointments. Aim The authors aimed to explore the role of the receptionist in... Read More about Receptionists' role in new approaches to consultations in primary care: A focused ethnographic study.

Alternatives to the face-to-face consultation in general practice: Focused ethnographic case study (2018)
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Atherton, H., Brant, H., Ziebland, S., Bikker, A., Campbell, J., Gibson, A., …Salisbury, C. (2018). Alternatives to the face-to-face consultation in general practice: Focused ethnographic case study. British Journal of General Practice, 68(669), e293-e300. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X694853

© British Journal of General Practice. Background NHS policy encourages general practices to introduce alternatives to the face-to-face consultation, such as telephone, email, e-consultation systems, or internet video. Most have been slow to adopt th... Read More about Alternatives to the face-to-face consultation in general practice: Focused ethnographic case study.

Conducting a team-based multi-sited focused ethnography in primary care (2017)
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Bikker, A. P., Atherton, H., Brant, H., Porqueddu, T., Campbell, J. L., Gibson, A., …Ziebland, S. (2017). Conducting a team-based multi-sited focused ethnography in primary care. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-017-0422-5

© 2017 The Author(s). Focused ethnography is an applied and pragmatic form of ethnography that explores a specific social phenomenon as it occurs in everyday life. Based on the literature a problem-focused research question is formulated before the d... Read More about Conducting a team-based multi-sited focused ethnography in primary care.

Not all waits are equal: An exploratory investigation of emergency care patient pathways (2017)
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Swancutt, D., Joel-Edgar, S., Allen, M., Thomas, D., Brant, H., Benger, J., …Pinkney, J. (2017). Not all waits are equal: An exploratory investigation of emergency care patient pathways. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), 436. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2349-2

© 2017 The Author(s). Background: Increasing pressure in the United Kingdom (UK) urgent care system has led to Emergency Departments (EDs) failing to meet the national requirement that 95% of patients are admitted, discharged or transferred within 4-... Read More about Not all waits are equal: An exploratory investigation of emergency care patient pathways.

Refinement of the Distress Management Problem List as the basis for a holistic therapeutic conversation among UK patients with cancer (2012)
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Brennan, J., Gingell, P., Brant, H., & Hollingworth, W. (2012). Refinement of the Distress Management Problem List as the basis for a holistic therapeutic conversation among UK patients with cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 21(12), 1346-1356. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.2045

Objective Originally devised in the USA, the Distress Thermometer is being deployed in many cancer settings in the UK. It is commonly used with a Problem List (PL), which has never been validated with a UK population. This study aimed to refine the P... Read More about Refinement of the Distress Management Problem List as the basis for a holistic therapeutic conversation among UK patients with cancer.

Maternal Mood and Neuroendocrine Programming: Effects of Time of Exposure and Sex (2012)
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Crown, A., Brant, H., Vedhara, K., Metcalfe, C., Brant, H., Crown, A., …Smith, G. D. (2012). Maternal Mood and Neuroendocrine Programming: Effects of Time of Exposure and Sex. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 24(7), 999-1011. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2826.2012.02309.x

Adverse exposures that influence growth in prenatal and early postnatal periods are considered to influence vulnerability to chronic diseases via their effects on the neuroendocrine system. In humans, the assessment of the underlying mechanisms has b... Read More about Maternal Mood and Neuroendocrine Programming: Effects of Time of Exposure and Sex.

A preliminary investigation into whether attentional bias influences mood outcomes following emotional disclosure (2010)
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Pennebaker, J. W., Brant, H., Vedhara, K., Brant, H., Adamopoulos, E., Byrne-Davis, L., …Pennebaker, J. W. (2010). A preliminary investigation into whether attentional bias influences mood outcomes following emotional disclosure. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17(3), 195-206. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-009-9072-2

Background There is considerable interest in factors which may influence the efficacy of emotional disclosure. To date, a range of demographic and psychological variables have been considered. However, consideration has not yet been given to cognitiv... Read More about A preliminary investigation into whether attentional bias influences mood outcomes following emotional disclosure.

An investigation into the effects of social evaluation on cardiovascular and endocrine responses to the CO2 stress test in humans (2010)
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Miles, J. N., Brant, H., Vedhara, K., Brant, H., Alexiou, A., Petrie, K. J., …Lightman, S. L. (2010). An investigation into the effects of social evaluation on cardiovascular and endocrine responses to the CO2 stress test in humans. Stress, 13(3), 195-202. https://doi.org/10.3109/10253890903191440

The present study examined whether social evaluation could heighten individuals' physiological responses to the CO2 stress test, and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) response in particular. Twenty-five healthy volunteers undertook the CO2 tes... Read More about An investigation into the effects of social evaluation on cardiovascular and endocrine responses to the CO2 stress test in humans.

An exploration into physiological and self-report measures of stress in pre-registration doctors at the beginning and end of a clinical rotation (2010)
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Brant, H., Wetherell, M. A., Lightman, S., Crown, A., & Vedhara, K. (2010). An exploration into physiological and self-report measures of stress in pre-registration doctors at the beginning and end of a clinical rotation. Stress, 13(2), 155-162. https://doi.org/10.3109/10253890903093778

The first year practising medicine, pre-registration, is considered to be a stressful time for junior doctors. The aims of this study were to explore how levels of psychological distress were affected by changes in the working environment and to exam... Read More about An exploration into physiological and self-report measures of stress in pre-registration doctors at the beginning and end of a clinical rotation.


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