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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.

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Research Output

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    Digital interventions for parents of acutely ill children and their treatment-seeking behaviour: a systematic review

    Donovan, E., Wilcox, C. R., Patel, S., Hay, A. D., Little, P. & Willcox, M. L., 1 Mar 2020, In : British Journal of General Practice Open. 70, 692, p. e172-e178 7 p.

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    Economic evaluation of the OSAC randomised controlled trial: oral corticosteroids for non-asthmatic adults with acute lower respiratory tract infection in primary care

    Moure-Fernandez, A., Hollinghurst, S., Carroll, F. E., Downing, H., Young, G., Brookes, S., May, M., Hay, A. D. & al., E., 18 Feb 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 2, 8 p., e033567.

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    • 1 Fellowship awarded competitively

    NIHR Research Professorship - Reducing the burden of paediatric respiratory tract infections to the NHS.

    Alastair D Hay (Recipient)

    1 Jul 20131 Jul 2018

    Activity: Other activity typesFellowship awarded competitively

    Supervised Work

    The influence of digital self-care interventions on health inequality in high burden chronic health conditions

    Author: Turnbull, S., 21 May 2019

    Supervisor: Lucas, P. (Supervisor), Cabral, C. (Supervisor) & Hay, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)