Personal profile

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. 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Keywords

  • R Medicine (General)
  • Primary Care Medicine
  • Prescribing Quality and Safety
  • Mixed quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Community based trials
  • Quality of healthcare
  • Organisation of healthcare

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Research Output 1993 2018

28 Citations

Safer Prescribing: A Trial of Education, Informatics, and Financial Incentives

Dreischulte, T., Donnan, P., Grant, A., Hapca, A., McCowan, C. & Guthrie, B. 17 Mar 2016 In : New England Journal of Medicine. 374, 11, p. 1053-1064 12 p.

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Informatics
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Education
Drug Prescriptions
Primary Health Care
1429 Citations

Epidemiology of multimorbidity and implications for health care, research, and medical education: a cross-sectional study

Barnett, K., Mercer, S. W., Norbury, M., Watt, G., Wyke, S. & Guthrie, B. 2012 In : Lancet. 380, 9836, p. 37-43 7 p.

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Medical Education
Comorbidity
Epidemiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
9 Citations

Data feedback and behavioural change intervention to improve primary care prescribing safety (EFIPPS): multicentre, three arm, cluster randomised controlled trial

Guthrie, B., Kavanagh, K., Robertson, C., Barnett, K., Treweek, S., Petrie, D., Ritchie, L. D. & Bennie, M. 18 Aug 2016 In : BMJ. 354, p. 1-9 9 p., i4079

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Randomized Controlled Trials
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Intention to Treat Analysis
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Drug-disease and drug-drug interactions: systematic examination of recommendations in 12 UK national clinical guidelines

Dumbreck, S., Flynn, A., Nairn, M., Wilson, M., Treweek, S., Mercer, S. W., Alderson, P., Thompson, A., Payne, K. & Guthrie, B. 11 Mar 2015 In : BMJ. 350, 8 p., h949

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Drug Interactions
Guidelines
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
4 Citations
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Delirium
General Hospitals
Dementia
Epidemiology
Cohort Studies

Press / Media

Better guidelines needed for multimorbidity

Bruce Guthrie & Marion McMurdo

9/10/12

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Study calls for reviews of psychotropic medication

Colin McCowan, Bruce Guthrie & Stella Clark

13/09/12

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

New research on multiple medical conditions

Karen Barnett, Bruce Guthrie & Michael Norbury

18/05/12

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

60,000 Scots prescribed 'high risk' drugs

Bruce Guthrie

22/06/11

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Thesis

Quantifying the Risk of Beta-Blockers and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Asthma

Author: Morales, D., 2014

Supervisor: Guthrie, B. (Supervisor), Donnan, P. (Supervisor) & Jackson, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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The impact and use of patient feedback in general practice: A realist review

Author: Baldie, D., 2014

Supervisor: Guthrie, B. (Supervisor), Kroll, T. (Supervisor), Entwistle, V. A. (Supervisor) & Williams, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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