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Sarah leads a research programme exploring predictors of, and interventions for, unscheduled care use and avoidable hospital admissions. Unplanned hospital admissions are one of the biggest challenges facing the NHS. They represent around 65 % of hospital bed days in England (34m bed days and 5 million emergency admissions in 2009/10) and despite the implementation of a large number of programmes aimed at reducing these admissions the numbers are growing rapidly year on year. Sarah's programme of research focuses on predicting and reducing risk factors for unplanned hospital admission and on the effectiveness of interventions to reduce admission. These projects include systematic reviews, qualitative studies, case studies and observational studies. The population and patient groups included vary from children with respiratory conditions to people at the end of life.
Sarah also collaborates on research projects in the areas of multi-morbidity, patient safety and the management of dermatological conditions. She is the author of a systematic review of interventions for acne.
Sarah is a member of a number of national research funding and related committees and an advisor to several national bodies.
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1/09/12 → 30/09/15
Developing, testing and implementing the NSPCR Patient Safety Toolkit in general practices in England.
1/10/11 → 31/07/15
UNPLANNED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS: DEFINING A SET OF PRIMARY CARE SENSITIVE ADMISSIONS AND PREDICTING PATEINTS RISK
1/10/06 → 1/04/11
A diagnostic test accuracy study investigating GP clinical impression and brief cognitive assessments for dementia in primary care, compared to specialised assessmentCreavin, S. T., Lawton, M. A., Cullum, S., Purdy, S. & Ben-Shlomo, Y., 20 Jul 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review
Barriers to students opting-in to universities notifying emergency contacts when serious mental health concerns emerge: A UK mixed methods analysis of policy preferencesLinton, M-J., Biddle, L. A., Bennett, J., Gunnell, D. J., Purdy, S. & Kidger, J. L., 1 Jan 2022, In: Journal of Affective Disorders Reports. 7, 9 p., 100289.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)62 Downloads (Pure)
Clinical judgement by primary care physicians for the diagnosis of all‐cause dementia or cognitive impairment in symptomatic peopleCreavin, S. T., Noel-Storr, A. H., Langdon, R. J., Richard, E., Creavin, A. L., Cullum, S., Purdy, S. & Ben-Shlomo, Y., 16 Jun 2022, In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 6, 6, 76 p., CD012558.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Citations (Scopus)341 Downloads (Pure)
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student mental health and wellbeing in UK university students: a multiyear cross-sectional analysis