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Dr Ian Bennett-Britton BSc, MBChB, DRCOG, DCH, Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Fellow in Primary Care

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I am a GP and Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Fellow in Primary Care with an interest in exploring ways to make general practice even safer, and even more effective. 

My research interest is in exploring ways to make general practice even safer, and even more effective

Brief Biography 
I am a GP and Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Fellow in Primary Care with an interest in exploring ways to make general practice even safer, and even more effective. 
 
I trained as a researcher alongside learning to be a GP through an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship at the University of Bristol. During this time, I developed an interest in quality and safety assurance in general practice (https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X702629). I was subsequently awarded an SPCR GP Progression Fellowship to further develop this research area, undertaking a study to understand the benefits and limitations of a structured peer-review intervention which aimed to identify and reduce unwarranted variation in clinician practice in out-of-hours primary care (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVNSuqz43BQ). This study suggested numerous potential benefits of such a system, and I have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Fellowship to develop this methodology of continuous, risk-based, consultation peer-review for testing in the in-hours general practice setting. My PhD will use the “Person Based Approach” to complex intervention development pioneered by academics at Southampton University.  
 
I am fortunate to be supervised by a fantastic multidisciplinary and cross-institutional supervision team from Southampton University (Professor Geraldine Leydon and Dr Leanne Morrison), Cardiff University (Dr Andrew Carson Stevens) and the University of Bristol (Professor Chris Salisbury).  
 
I have developed collaborations with other researchers interested in primary care quality and safety, supporting a recent study into the factors affecting the documentation of spoken safety-netting advice in routine GP consultations (https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2021.0195) and an ongoing national study exploring the use of blood tests in primary care. 
 
Alongside my research activities, I have a leadership role as the secretary, and one of the founding committee members of the Primary Care Academic Collaborative (PACT), which seeks to support all those working in primary care to have the opportunity to get involved in research (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=4m70mFA2sTI). 

Qualifications

Appointments Held

Research interests

General Practice, Patient Safety, Peer Review, Workforce, Referral and Consultation, Health Services Research.

PhD Title

Developing a methodology of continuous, risk-based, consultation peer-review to identify and minimise unwarranted variation in clinician practice in in-hours general practice 
 
Supervisors
Professor Geraldine Leydon – Professor of Medical Sociology & Healthcare interaction, Southampton University 
Dr Leanne Morrison – Lecturer in Health Psychology, Southampton University  
Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens – Clinical Reader of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Cardiff University  
Professor Chris Salisbury – Professor in Primary Health Care, University of Bristol 
 
Funding
Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Fellowship 

Research group

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

Secretary of the Primary Care Academic Collaborative (April 2019 – Present).

Dr Ian Bennett-Britton
Faculty of Medicine, Room AB215, Mailpoint 801, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

Room Number : 9590 AHC/Rm 125, Aldermoor Health Centre/S2


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