Bruce Guthrie

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Professor of Primary Care Medicine and Honorary Consultant NHS Fife

Bio

Biography

I am Professor of Primary Care Medicine at the University of Dundee Medical School where I carry out applied research to translate basic and clinical research into effective and reliable clinical practice. I am additionally an Honorary Consultant in NHS Fife and a General Practitioner in Cardenden in Fife. I was previously a Medical Research Council Health Services Research Fellow at University of Edinburgh, an National Institute for Health Research post-doctoral research fellow at University of Dundee, and a 2006/7 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy at University of California San Francisco where I was also a Visiting Professor in 2010. I regularly review for various grant-making bodies and journals, contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching, and supervise and examine MSc and PhD students in Dundee and other universities. As well as conducting research, I serve or have served on a number of National Health Service advisory bodies, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Quality and Outcomes Framework Indicators Advisory Committee (which recommended which quality indicators should be included in the UK primary care pay for performance programme) where I chaired the Thresholds, Review and Retiral Sub-committee, and the Scottish Government Polypharmacy Working Group. I was the chair of the guideline development group of the NICE Multimorbidity Clinical Guideline published in late 2016. 

Research

My main research interests are the quality and safety of healthcare, particularly in primary care and currently focused on prescribing quality and safety, multimorbidity the organisation of healthcare. I am a mixed methods researcher and collaborate with researchers from a wide range of disciplines and institutions. The methods I use include quantitative analysis of large, routine datasets; cluster randomised trials with mixed methods parallel process evaluations; and qualitative analysis of interview and observational data. My recent and current work includes development and evaluation of interventions to improve polypharmacy, examination of the implications of competing mortality risk for single disease risk prediction, and examination of the applicability of trial evidence to clinical populations. 

Publications

Correction to : Methods for identifying 30 chronic conditions: application to administrative data
9/2019, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Impact of medicines regulatory risk communications in the United Kingdom on prescribing and clinical outcomes : systematic review, time series analysis and meta-analysis
8/2019, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Changes in resistance among coliform bacteraemia associated with a primary care antimicrobial stewardship intervention : a population-based interrupted time series study
6/2019, PLoS Medicine
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

A balanced approach to identifying, prioritising and evaluating all potential consequences of quality improvement : modified Delphi study
3/2019, BMJ Open
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Efficiency versus thoroughness in medication review : A qualitative interview study in UK primary care
3/2019, British Journal of General Practice
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Multimorbidity in middle age predicts more subsequent hospital admissions than in older age : A nine-year retrospective cohort study of 121,188 discharged in-patients
3/2019, European Journal of Internal Medicine
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

The impact of quality and accessibility of primary care on emergency admissions for a range of chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) in Scotland : longitudinal analysis
2/2019, BMC Family Practice
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

A patient-centred intervention to improve the management of multimorbidity in general practice : the 3D RCT
2/2019, Health Services and Delivery Research
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Sex-specific intergenerational trends in morbidity burden and multimorbidity status in Hong Kong community : An age-period-cohort analysis of repeated population surveys
1/2019, BMJ Open
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Multimorbidity and patient-centred care in the 3D trial – Authors' reply
1/2019, The Lancet
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Letter

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Press

Better guidelines needed for multimorbidity

Bruce Guthrie & Marion E. T. McMurdo

9/10/12

1 item of Media coverage

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Study calls for reviews of psychotropic medication

Colin McCowan, Bruce Guthrie & Stella Clark

13/09/12

1 item of Media coverage

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http://www.dundee.ac.uk/pressreleases/2012/september12/psychotropic.htm

Bruce Guthrie

13/09/12

1 item of Media coverage

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New research on multiple medical conditions

Karen Barnett, Bruce Guthrie & Michael Norbury

18/05/12

1 item of Media coverage

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60,000 Scots prescribed 'high risk' drugs

Bruce Guthrie

22/06/11

1 item of Media coverage

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