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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

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

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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Primary Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Comorbidity Medicine & Life Sciences
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
General Practice Medicine & Life Sciences
Cross-Sectional Studies Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality Improvement Medicine & Life Sciences
General Practitioners Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 1993 2019

37 Downloads (Pure)

A balanced approach to identifying, prioritising and evaluating all potential consequences of quality improvement: modified Delphi study

Toma, M., Dreischulte, T., Gray, N. M. . & Guthrie, B., 23 Mar 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 3, p. 1-11 11 p., e023890.

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Delphi Technique
Quality Improvement
Workload
Delivery of Health Care
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A patient-centred intervention to improve the management of multimorbidity in general practice: the 3D RCT

Salisbury, C., Man, M-S., Chaplin, K., Mann, C., Bower, P., Brookes, S., Duncan, P., Fitzpatrick, B., Gardner, C., Gaunt, D. M., Guthrie, B., Hollinghurst, S., Kadir, B., Lee, V., McLeod, J., Mercer, S. W., Moffat, K. R., Moody, E., Rafi, I., Robinson, R. & 2 othersShaw, A. & Thorn, J., Feb 2019, In : Health Services and Delivery Research. 7, 5, 276 p.

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General Practice
Comorbidity
Patient-Centered Care
Quality of Life
Cost of Illness
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Changes in resistance among coliform bacteraemia associated with a primary care antimicrobial stewardship intervention: a population-based interrupted time series study

Hernandez Santiago, V., Davey, P., Nathwani, D., Marwick, C. A. & Guthrie, B., 7 Jun 2019, In : PLoS Medicine. 16, 6, p. 1-19 19 p., e1002825.

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Bacteremia
Primary Health Care
Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination
Fluoroquinolones
Cephalosporins
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Efficiency versus thoroughness in medication review: A qualitative interview study in UK primary care

Duncan, P., Cabral, C., McCahon, D., Guthrie, B. & Ridd, M. J., Mar 2019, In : British Journal of General Practice. 69, 680, p. E190-E198 9 p.

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Pharmacists
Primary Health Care
Interviews
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
England
2 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Identifying care-home residents in routine healthcare datasets: a diagnostic test accuracy study of five methods

Burton, J. K., Marwick, C. A., Galloway, J., Hall, C., Nind, T., Reynish, E. L. & Guthrie, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Age and Ageing. 48, 1, p. 114-121 8 p., afy137.

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Home Care Services
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Delivery of Health Care
Scotland
Health

Press / Media

Better guidelines needed for multimorbidity

Bruce Guthrie & Marion E. T. 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

Primary care antimicrobial stewardship: Impact on prescribing and resistance

Author: Hernandez Santiago, V., 2019

Supervisor: Guthrie, B. (Supervisor) & Marwick, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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. (External person) (Supervisor) & Williams, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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