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Primary care is the first point of contact for, and manages the vast majority of, patients with infectious disease. Primary care is also responsible for over 80% of all health service antibiotic use. Antimicrobial resistance is at the top of the international public health agenda and is responsible for over 30,000 premature deaths in Europe annually. The CAPC infection group conducts internationally recognised research to improve the management of acute infections and the use of antibiotics in primary care. We use mixed methods and collaborate with a wide range of disciplinary experts to conduct research in five areas:
1. To develop and evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of interventions promoting self-care of infections at home
2. To improve the targeting and effective use of antibiotics
3. To investigate the relationship between primary care prescribed antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance
4. To develop and evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of interventions to reduce the severity of infection associated symptoms
5. To understand the social and cultural influences on the management of infections by clinicians, patients and carers, including health care utilisation, prescribing practices, and clinician-patient/carer communication.
I lead a 15 strong group, who include two Research Fellows, a Trial Manager, three Research Associates/Assistants, a Research Nurse, a PhD student, an Executive Assistant and five Research Administrators. Together, our success is built on the talent and commitment of our staff; our focus on impactful applied health research with high quality publications; our inter-disciplinary links within the School of Social and Community Medicine and across the University of Bristol; and our collaborative links with like-minded researchers at the Universities of Oxford, Southampton and Cardiff. With these three centres, we have an active multicentre research portfolio of nine studies valued at £14M, three of which are led by Bristol and valued at £4.4M, with a further £1.4M of Bristol-only led research.
- antimicrobial resistance
- primary care
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- 14 Finished
Can the past inform the present? Exploring attitudes and approaches to the management of common infections
1/03/20 → 31/07/21
Helping parents of children with respiratory tract infections decide when to consult primary care: a RAND appropriateness study
Hay, A. D., Campbell, S. & Hayward, G.
1/07/18 → 30/06/19
Accuracy of the NICE traffic light system in children presenting to general practice: a retrospective cohort studyClark, A., Cannings-John, R., Blyth, M., Hay, A. D., Butler, C. C. & Hughes, K., 17 May 2022, In: British Journal of General Practice Open. 72, 719, p. e398-e404 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
Development and external validation of a clinical prediction model to aid coeliac disease diagnosis in primary care: an observational studyElwenspoek, M. M. C., O'Donnell, R., Jackson, J., Everitt, H., Gillett, P., Hay, A. D., Jones, H. E., Robins, G., Watson, J. C., Mallett, S. & Whiting, P. F., 7 Apr 2022, In: EClinicalMedicine. 46, 101376.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Hay, A. D., Bolhuis, A., Huntley, A. L. & Jones, M. D., 10 May 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review
Data from: Adjunctive clindamycin for cellulitis: clinical trial comparing flucloxacillin with or without clindamycin for the treatment of limb cellulitis
Brindle, R. (Contributor), Williams, O. M. (Contributor), Davies, P. (Contributor), Harris, T. (Contributor), Jarman, H. (Contributor), Hay, A. D. (Contributor) & Featherstone, P. (Contributor), Dryad, 10 Mar 2017
- 1 Fellowship awarded competitively
NIHR Research Professorship - Reducing the burden of paediatric respiratory tract infections to the NHS.
Alastair D Hay (Recipient)1 Jul 2013 → 1 Jul 2018
Activity: Other activity types › Fellowship awarded competitively