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Emer Brangan

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Co-producing knowledge in health and social care research: Reflections on the challenges and ways to enable more equal relationships (2021)
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Farr, M., Davies, P., Andrews, H., Bagnall, D., Brangan, E., & Davies, R. (2021). Co-producing knowledge in health and social care research: Reflections on the challenges and ways to enable more equal relationships. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-021-00782-1

Researchers are increasingly encouraged to co-produce research, involving members of the public, service users, policy makers and practitioners in more equal relationships throughout a research project. The sharing of power is often highlighted as a... Read More about Co-producing knowledge in health and social care research: Reflections on the challenges and ways to enable more equal relationships.

Management of chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections diagnosed in primary care using a centralised nurse-led telephone-based service: mixed methods evaluation (2020)
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Horwood, J., Brangan, E., Manley, P., Horner, P., Muir, P., North, P., & Macleod, J. (2020). Management of chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections diagnosed in primary care using a centralised nurse-led telephone-based service: mixed methods evaluation. BMC Family Practice, 21, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-020-01329-0

Background: Up to 18% of genital Chlamydia infections and 9% of Gonorrhoea infections in England are diagnosed in Primary Care. Evidence suggests that a substantial proportion of these cases are not managed appropriately in line with national guideli... Read More about Management of chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections diagnosed in primary care using a centralised nurse-led telephone-based service: mixed methods evaluation.

Real-world ethics in palliative care: A systematic review of the ethical challenges reported by specialist palliative care practitioners in their clinical practice (2020)
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Schofield, G., Dittborn, M., Huxtable, R., Brangan, E., & Selman, L. E. (2021). Real-world ethics in palliative care: A systematic review of the ethical challenges reported by specialist palliative care practitioners in their clinical practice. Palliative Medicine, 35(2), 315-334. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216320974277

Background: Ethical issues arise daily in the delivery of palliative care. Despite much (largely theoretical) literature, evidence from specialist palliative care practitioners about day-to-day ethical challenges has not previously been synthesised.... Read More about Real-world ethics in palliative care: A systematic review of the ethical challenges reported by specialist palliative care practitioners in their clinical practice.

Uncovering the processes of knowledge transformation: The example of local evidence-informed policy-making in United Kingdom healthcare (2020)
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Gabbay, J., le May, A., Pope, C., Brangan, E., Cameron, A., Klein, J. H., & Wye, L. (2020). Uncovering the processes of knowledge transformation: The example of local evidence-informed policy-making in United Kingdom healthcare. Health Research Policy and Systems, 18, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-020-00587-9

Background Healthcare policy-makers are expected to develop ‘evidence-based’ policies. Yet, studies have consistently shown that, like clinical practitioners, they need to combine many varied kinds of evidence and information derived from divergent... Read More about Uncovering the processes of knowledge transformation: The example of local evidence-informed policy-making in United Kingdom healthcare.

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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.

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)
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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)
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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.