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Professor Nicky Britten

Professor Nicky Britten

Professor of Applied Health Care Research

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South Cloisters 1.39

Professor Britten is a medical sociologist with particular interests in lay views of prescribed and non-prescribed treatments, patient-doctor communication about prescribing, the management of multiple medications in chronic illness, the synthesis of qualitative research, and user involvement in research. Within the Institute of Health Research at UEMS, she leads the Third Gap research group. She is also a member of the Executive of PenCLAHRC with particular responsibilities for patient and public involvement, person-centred care, and the internal evaluation. Before coming to Exeter, Professor Britten worked at the London School of Economics, Bristol University, the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, and King’s College London.


Professor Britten chairs the University of Exeter Gender Equality Group and the Positive Working Environment Support and Challenge Group. She is a member of the University’s Equality and Diversity Advisory Group, and a member of both the University and the UEMS Athena SWAN working groups. Professor Britten is also a member of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Research Degrees Committee. Within the Institute of Health Research, she leads the Qualitative Research Support Group which has a regular seminar series.

 

Qualifications

  • BA Mathematics, Oxford University, 1975
  • MSc Management Science, Imperial College London, 1976
  • PhD Sociology, London University, 1996

Research

Research interests

Nicky is the lead for The Third Gap. Information about members of her Research Group can be found here.

Research projects

  • The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of telephone triage of patients requesting same day communications in general practice (ESTEEM).
  • What are the impacts of user involvement in health and social care research, and how can they be measured? (MRC Impact Study).
  • Diabetes self-management strategies for long-term biomedical outcomes and quality of life: a synthesis of longitudinal quantitative and qualitative research. (Project Abstract.pdf).
  • ESRC Seminar Series on Knowledge Spaces and Public Social Science
  • Diabetes Intervention for Agenda Trial (DIAT)
  • Rehabilitation enablement in chronic heart failure: REACH-HF. http://www.rcht.nhs.uk/RoyalCornwallHospitalsTrust/WorkingWithUs/TeachingAndResearch/ReachHF/Homepage.aspx
  • PARTNERS2: development and pilot trial of primary care based collaborative care for people with serious mental illness
  • Patient and Public Involvement in PenCLAHRC (PPI).
  • Internal evaluation of PenCLAHRC (PenCLAHRC).
  • Methods of individualising medicine-taking for people with chronic conditions: a Cochrane systematic review protocol.
  • A review of concepts surrounding the term ‘individualisation’
  • Doctors’ understanding of individualised drug treatments: a qualitative interview study
  • A mock decision making panel with members of a patient and public involvement group for the approval of the drug liraglutide
  • Modern implementation of Galen’s advice on healthy lifestyles

Grants/Funding

  • 2009-2013 - NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme £1,887,109
    “The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of telephone triage of patients requesting same day consultations in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing nurse-led and GP-led management systems – the ESTEEM trial” (J Campbell, N Britten, C Green, T Holt, V Lattimer, S Richards, D Richards, C Salisbury, R Taylor)
  • 2011-2013 - Medical Research Council. £829,627
    “What are the impacts of user involvement in health and social care research and how can they be measured?” (J Popay, F Lobban, A Jacoby, K Froggatt, D Mayes, T Rawcliffe, A Gibson, K Wyatt, N Britten, P Williamson)
  • 2011-2013 - NIHR The Research for Patient Benefit Programme. £236,645
    “Diabetes self-management strategies for long-term biomedical outcomes and quality of life: synthesis of longitudinal quantitative and qualitative research” (N Britten, J Frost, R Garside, P Evans, P Brown, V Pearson, B Vaidya)
  • 2011-2013 - Economic and Social Research Council. £16,503
    “Knowledge spaces and public social science” (N Britten, G Williams, J Popay, E Elliott, S Hodges, A Gibson)
  • 2013-2014 - NIHR The Research for Patient Benefit Programme. £149,344
    “Diabetes Intervention for Agenda Trial (DIAT)” (N Britten, J Frost, A Gibson, B Vaidya, C Argyle, F Harris-Golesworthy, J Harris, J Pinkney, M Daly, O Ukoumunne)
  • 2012-2017 - NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research. £1,999,896
    “REACH-HF: Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure” (H Dalal, R Taylor, Geach L, Abraham C, Greaves C, Green C, Austin J, Wingham, J, Packard J, Jolly K, Doherty P, Williams R, Lewin B, van Lingen R, Davis R, Singh S, Britten N)
  • 2013-2018 - NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research £1,997,562
    “PARTNERS2: development and pilot trial of primary care based collaborative care for people with serious mental illness” (H Lester, R Byng, A Roalfe, E England, L Davies, L Gask, M Birchwood, M Calvert, M Clark, N Britten, P Jones, P Huxley, P Lewis, S Love, S Reilly, V Pinfold)

 

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Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Heaton J, Day J, Britten N (2016). Collaborative research and the co-production of knowledge for practice: an illustrative case study. Implement Sci, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Britten N, Maguire K (2016). Lay knowledge, social movements and the use of medicines: Personal reflections. Health (London), 20(2), 77-93. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Frost J, Garside R, Cooper C, Britten N (2016). Meta-Study as Diagnostic: Toward Content over Form in Qualitative Synthesis. Qual Health Res, 26(3), 307-319. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Pope C, Halford S, Richeldi L (2016). What if we made stratified medicine work for patients?. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 4(1), 8-10.
Taylor RS, Hayward C, Eyre V, Austin J, Davies R, Doherty P, Jolly K, Wingham J, Van Lingen R, Abraham C, et al (2015). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in heart failure patients and caregivers: rationale and protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore L, Frost J, Britten N (2015). Context and complexity: the meaning of self-management for older adults with heart disease. Sociol Health Illn, 37(8), 1254-1269. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by category


Books

Britten N (2008). Medicines and Society: Patients, Professionals and the Dominance of Pharmaceuticals. Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan. Author URL.
Collins S, Britten N, Ruusuvuori J, Thompson A (2007). Patient participation in health care consultations. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, Open University Press.
Jones R, Britten N, Culpepper L, Gass DA, Grol R, Mant D, Silagy C (2004). Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care. Oxford, England, Oxford University Press.

Journal articles

Gibson A, Boddy K, Maguire K, Britten N (In Press). Exploring the impact of providing evidence-based medicine training to service users. Research Involvement and Engagement, 1, 1-13. Full text.
Eyre V, Lang C, Smith S, Jolly C, Wingham J, Abraham C, Green C, Warren F, Britten N, Greaves C, et al (In Press). Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure-a facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (REACH-HFpEF) and their caregivers: Rationale and protocol for a single centre pilot randomised controlled trial (Protocol). BMJ Open Full text.
Frost J, Grose J, Britten (2016). A qualitative investigation of lay perspectives of diagnosis and self-management strategies employed by people with progressive multiple sclerosis. Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine
Greenhalgh T, Annandale E, Ashcroft R, Barlow J, Black N, Bleakley A, Boaden R, Braithwaite J, Britten N, Carnevale F, et al (2016). An open letter to the BMJ editors on qualitative research. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 352 Author URL.
Moore L, Britten N, Lydahl D, Naldemirci Ö, Elam M, Wolf A (2016). Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of person-centred care in different healthcare contexts. Scand J Caring Sci Abstract.  Author URL.
Heaton J, Day J, Britten N (2016). Collaborative research and the co-production of knowledge for practice: an illustrative case study. Implement Sci, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Britten N, Moore L, Lydahl D, Naldemirci O, Elam M, Wolf A (2016). Elaboration of the Gothenburg model of person-centred care. Health Expect Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Craig P, Rahm-Hallberg I, Britten N, Borglin G, Meyer G, Köpke S, Noyes J, Chandler J, Levati S, Sales A, et al (2016). Erratum to: Researching Complex Interventions in Health: the State of the Art. BMC Health Serv Res, 16(1). Author URL.  Full text.
Britten N, Maguire K (2016). Lay knowledge, social movements and the use of medicines: Personal reflections. Health (London), 20(2), 77-93. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Frost J, Garside R, Cooper C, Britten N (2016). Meta-Study as Diagnostic: Toward Content over Form in Qualitative Synthesis. Qual Health Res, 26(3), 307-319. Abstract.  Author URL.
Heaton J, Britten N, Krska J, Reeve J (2016). Person-centred medicines optimisation policy in England: an agenda for research on polypharmacy. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 1-11. Full text.
(2016). Researching Complex Interventions in Health: the State of the Art : Exeter, UK. 14-15 October 2015. BMC Health Serv Res, 16 Suppl 1 Author URL.  Full text.
Naldemirci Ö, Lydahl D, Britten N, Elam M, Moore L, Wolf A (2016). Tenacious assumptions of person-centred care? Exploring tensions and variations in practice. Health (London) Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Pope C, Halford S, Richeldi L (2016). What if we made stratified medicine work for patients?. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 4(1), 8-10.
Day J, Heaton J, Britten N (2016). What is the nature and value of a risk management tool in a large-scale complex programme of collaborative applied health research?. Health, Risk and Society, 18(1-2), 97-113. Abstract.  Full text.
Taylor RS, Hayward C, Eyre V, Austin J, Davies R, Doherty P, Jolly K, Wingham J, Van Lingen R, Abraham C, et al (2015). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in heart failure patients and caregivers: rationale and protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore L, Frost J, Britten N (2015). Context and complexity: the meaning of self-management for older adults with heart disease. Sociol Health Illn, 37(8), 1254-1269. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Murdoch J, Varley A, Fletcher E, Britten N, Price L, Calitri R, Green C, Lattimer V, Richards SH, Richards DA, et al (2015). Implementing telephone triage in general practice: a process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Heaton J, Day J, Britten N (2015). Inside the "black Box" of a Knowledge Translation Program in Applied Health Research. Qualitative Health Research, 25(11), 1477-1491. Abstract.
Griffiths S, Barnes R, Britten N, Wilkinson R (2015). Multiple repair sequences in everyday conversations involving people with Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 50(6), 814-829. Abstract.  Full text.
Wingham J, Frost J, Britten N, Jolly K, Greaves C, Abraham C, Dalal H, REACH-HF research investigators (2015). Needs of caregivers in heart failure management: a qualitative study. Chronic Illn, 11(4), 304-319. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Britten N, Denford S, Harris-Golesworthy F, Jibson S, Pyart N, Stein K (2015). Patient involvement in drug licensing: a case study. Soc Sci Med, 131, 289-296. Abstract.  Author URL.
Reeve J, Dickenson M, Harris J, Ranson E, Dohnhammer U, Cooper L, Krska J, Byng R, Britten N (2015). Solutions to problematic polypharmacy: learning from the expertise of patients. Br J Gen Pract, 65(635), 319-320. Author URL.  Full text.
Campbell JL, Fletcher E, Britten N, Green C, Holt T, Lattimer V, Richards DA, Richards SH, Salisbury C, Taylor RS, et al (2015). The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone triage for managing same-day consultation requests in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing general practitioner-led and nurse-led management systems with usual care (the ESTEEM trial). Health Technol Assess, 19(13), 1-viii. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gradinger F, Britten N, Wyatt K, Froggatt K, Gibson A, Jacoby A, Lobban F, Mayes D, Snape D, Rawcliffe T, et al (2015). Values associated with public involvement in health and social care research: a narrative review. Health Expect, 18(5), 661-675. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Frost J, Garside R, Cooper C, Britten N (2014). A qualitative synthesis of diabetes self-management strategies for long term medical outcomes and quality of life in the UK. BMC Health Services Research Abstract.  Full text.
Snape D, Kirkham J, Britten N, Froggatt K, Gradinger F, Lobban F, Popay J, Wyatt K, Jacoby A (2014). Exploring perceived barriers, drivers, impacts and the need for evaluation of public involvement in health and social care research: a modified Delphi study. BMJ Open, 4(6). Abstract.
Wingham J, Harding G, Britten N, Dalal H (2014). Heart failure patients' attitudes, beliefs, expectations and experiences of self-management strategies: a qualitative synthesis. Chronic Illn, 10(2), 135-154. Abstract.  Author URL.
Denford S, Frost J, Dieppe P, Cooper C, Britten N (2014). Individualisation of drug treatments for patients with long-term conditions: a review of concepts. BMJ Open, 4(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Welsman J, Gibson A, Heaton J, Britten N (2014). Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research. BMJ (Online), 349
Campbell JL, Fletcher E, Britten N, Green C, Holt TA, Lattimer V, Richards DA, Richards SH, Salisbury C, Calitri R, et al (2014). Telephone triage for management of same-day consultation requests in general practice (the ESTEEM trial): a cluster-randomised controlled trial and cost-consequence analysis. Lancet, 384(9957), 1859-1868. Full text.
Frost J, Anderson R, Argyle C, Daly M, Harris-Golesworthy F, Harris J, Gibson A, Ingram W, Pinkney J, Ukoumunne OC, et al (2013). A pilot randomised controlled trial of a preconsultation web-based intervention to improve the care quality and clinical outcomes of diabetes outpatients (DIAT). BMJ Open, 3(7). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Denford S, Frost J, Dieppe P, Britten N (2013). Doctors' understanding of individualisation of drug treatments: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Open, 3(5). Abstract.  Full text.
MacKichan F, Paterson C, Britten N (2013). GP support for self-care: the views of people experiencing long-term back pain. Family Practice, 30(2), 212-218. Abstract.
Britten N, Denford S, Stein K (2013). INCRETINS AND PANCREATIC CANCER Involving patients in drug licensing decisions. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 347 Author URL.
Britten N, Denford S, Stein K (2013). Involving patients in drug licensing decisions. BMJ, 347 Author URL.
Campbell JL, Britten N, Green C, Holt TA, Lattimer V, Richards SH, Richards DA, Salisbury C, Taylor RS, Fletcher E, et al (2013). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone triage of patients requesting same day consultations in general practice: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing nurse-led and GP-led management systems (ESTEEM). Trials, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Embuldeniya G, Veinot P, Bell E, Bell M, Nyhof-Young J, Sale JEM, Britten N (2013). The experience and impact of chronic disease peer support interventions: a qualitative synthesis. Patient Education and Counseling, 92(1), 3-12. Abstract.  Full text.
Britten N (2012). Adverse Drug Reactions: Societal Considerations. , 573-584. Abstract.
Abraham C, Britten N, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Poltawski L, Wyatt KM (2012). Creating Change that Counts: Evidence-led Co-creation as a Pathway to Impact. European Health Psychologist, 14(3), 64-69.
Britten N, Pope C (2012). Medicine Taking for Asthma: a Worked Example of Meta-Ethnography. , 41-57. Abstract.
Griffiths S, Barnes R, Britten N, Wilkinson R (2012). Potential causes and consequences of overlap in talk between speakers with Parkinson's disease and their familiar conversation partners. Semin Speech Lang, 33(1), 27-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smithson J, Britten N, Paterson C, Lewith G, Evans M (2012). The experience of using complementary therapies after a diagnosis of cancer: a qualitative synthesis. Health (London), 16(1), 19-39. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gibson A, Britten N, Lynch J (2012). Theoretical directions for an emancipatory concept of patient and public involvement. Health (London), 16(5), 531-547. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Taylor R, Griffiths P, Britten N, Rugg S, Bridges J, McCallum B, Kite G (2011). Acupuncture for 'frequent attenders' with medically unexplained symptoms response: a randomised controlled trial (CACTUS study). British Journal of General Practice, 61(589), 383-384. Author URL.
Paterson C, Taylor RS, Griffiths P, Britten N, Rugg S, Bridges J, McCallum B, Kite G, CACTUS study team (2011). Acupuncture for 'frequent attenders' with medically unexplained symptoms: a randomised controlled trial (CACTUS study). Br J Gen Pract, 61(587), e295-e305. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Taylor R, Griffiths P, Britten N, Rugg S, Bridges J, McCallum B, Kite G (2011). Authors' response. British Journal of General Practice, 61(589), 495-496.
Paterson C, Britten N, Rugg S, Taylor RS, Griffiths P, Bridges J, McCallum B, Kite G (2011). Charlotte Paterson and colleagues respond to Margaret McCartney. BMJ (Online), 343(7819).
Edwards V, Wyatt K, Logan S, Britten N (2011). Consulting parents about the design of a randomized controlled trial of osteopathy for children with cerebral palsy. Health Expect, 14(4), 429-438. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wyatt K, Edwards V, Franck L, Britten N, Creanor S, Maddick A, Logan S (2011). Cranial osteopathy for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child, 96(6), 505-512. Abstract.  Author URL.
Campbell R, Pound P, Morgan M, Daker-White G, Britten N, Pill R, Yardley L, Pope C, Donovan J (2011). Evaluating meta-ethnography: Systematic analysis and synthesis of qualitative research. Health Technology Assessment, 15(43). Abstract.  Full text.
Griffiths S, Barnes R, Britten N, Wilkinson R (2011). Investigating interactional competencies in Parkinson's disease: the potential benefits of a conversation analytic approach. Int J Lang Commun Disord, 46(5), 497-509. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2011). Qualitative research on health communication: what can it contribute?. Patient Educ Couns, 82(3), 384-388. Abstract.  Author URL.
MacKichan F, Paterson C, Henley WE, Britten N (2011). Self-care in people with long term health problems: a community based survey. BMC Fam Pract, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Martin GP, Ward V, Hendy J, Rowley E, Nancarrow S, Heaton J, Britten N, Fielden S, Ariss S (2011). The challenges of evaluating large-scale, multi-partner programmes: the case of NIHR CLAHRCs. EVIDENCE & POLICY, 7(4), 489-509. Author URL.
Rugg S, Paterson C, Britten N, Bridges J, Griffiths P (2011). Traditional acupuncture for people with medically unexplained symptoms: a longitudinal qualitative study of patients' experiences. Br J Gen Pract, 61(587), e306-e315. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smithson J, Paterson C, Britten N, Evans M, Lewith G (2010). Cancer patients' experiences of using complementary therapies: polarization and integration. J Health Serv Res Policy, 15 Suppl 2, 54-61. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2010). Commentary on Series: the research agenda for general practice/family medicine and primary health care in Europe. Part 3. Results: person-centred care, comprehensive and holistic approach. Eur J Gen Pract, 16(2), 67-69. Author URL.
Lewith G, Britten N, Paterson C (2010). Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and cancer: the kind face of complementary medicine. Int J Surg, 8(1). Author URL.
Hurley MV, Walsh N, Bhavnani V, Britten N, Stevenson F (2010). Health beliefs before and after participation on an exercised-based rehabilitation programme for chronic knee pain: doing is believing. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.
Saukko PM, Reed M, Britten N, Hogarth S (2010). Negotiating the boundary between medicine and consumer culture: online marketing of nutrigenetic tests. Soc Sci Med, 70(5), 744-753. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2010). Pharmaceuticals and Society: Critical Discourses and Debates. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 32(3), 505-506. Author URL.
Britten N (2010). Qualitative research and the take-up of evidence-based practice. Journal of Research in Nursing, 15(6), 537-544. Abstract.
Britten N, Riley R, Morgan M (2010). Resisting psychotropic medicines: a synthesis of qualitative studies of medicine-taking. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 16(3), 207-218. Abstract.
Harding S, Britten N, Bristow D (2010). The performance of junior doctors in applying clinical pharmacology knowledge and prescribing skills to standardized clinical cases. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 69(6), 598-606. Abstract.  Author URL.
Members of EMERGE, Erice Medication Errors Research Group, Agrawal A, Aronson JK, Britten N, Ferner RE, de Smet PA, Fialová D, Fitzgerald RJ, Likic R, Maxwell SR, et al (2009). Medication errors: problems and recommendations from a consensus meeting. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 67(6), 592-598. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2009). Medication errors: the role of the patient. British Journal of Clincial Pharmacology, 67, 646-650.
Rodgers M, Sowden A, Petticrew M, Arai L, Roberts H, Britten N, Popay J (2009). Testing methodological guidance on the conduct of narrative synthesis in systematic reviews: effectiveness of interventions to promote smoke alarm ownership and function. Evaluation, 15, 49-73.
Garside R, Britten N, Stein K (2008). The experience of heavy menstrual bleeding: a systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies. J Adv Nurs, 63(6), 550-562. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wyatt K, Carter M, Mahtani V, Barnard A, Hawton A, Britten N (2008). The impact of consumer involvement in research: an evaluation of consumer involvement in the London Primary Care Studies Programme. Fam Pract, 25(3), 154-161. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (2008). The patient's experience of holistic care: insights from acupuncture research. Chronic Illn, 4(4), 264-277. Abstract.  Author URL.
Macleod K, Carter M, Asprey A, Britten N, Dean J, Hillson R, Mackie A, Morrish N (2007). A review of the job satisfaction and current practice of consultant diabetologists in England--barriers and successes. Diabet Med, 24(9), 946-954. Abstract.  Author URL.
De Smet PAGM, Kramers C, Britten N (2007). Can drug regimens be adapted to patients, or vice versa?. Lancet, 370(9590), 813-814. Author URL.
Britten N (2007). Concordance in medical consultations: a critical review. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 57(5), 562-562. Author URL.
Cox K, Britten N, Hooper R, White P (2007). Patients' involvement in decisions about medicines: GPs' perceptions of their preferences. Br J Gen Pract, 57(543), 777-784. Abstract.  Author URL.
Asprey AR, Carter MD, Dean J, Hillson R, Mackie ADR, Morrish NJ, Britten N, MacLeod KM (2007). Perceptions of diabetes services in the 21st century. DIABETIC MEDICINE, 24, 93-93. Author URL.
Britten N (2007). Qualitative Interviews. , 12-20.
Arai L, Britten N, Popay J, Roberts H, Pettircrew M, Rodgers M, Sowden A (2007). Testing methodological developments in the conduct of narrative synthesis: a demonstration review of research on the implementation of smoke alarm interventions. Evidence and Policy, 3(3), 361-383.
Hamilton W, Russell D, Stabb C, Seamark D, Campion-Smith C, Britten N (2007). The effect of patient self-completion agenda forms on prescribing and adherence in general practice: a randomized controlled trial. Fam Pract, 24(1), 77-83. Abstract.  Author URL.
O'Flynn N, Britten N (2006). Does the achievement of medical identity limit the ability of primary care practitioners to be patient-centred? a qualitative study. Patient Educ Couns, 60(1), 49-56. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hamilton W, Britten N (2006). Patient agendas in primary care. BMJ, 332(7552), 1225-1226. Author URL.
Benson J, Britten N (2006). What effects do patients feel from their antihypertensive tablets and how do they react to them? Qualitative analysis of interviews with patients. Family Practice, 23(6), 80-87. Abstract.
Paterson C, Britten N (2005). A narrative review shows the unvalidated use of self-report questionnaires for individual medication as outcome measures. J Clin Epidemiol, 58(10), 967-973. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kooiker SE, Britten N, Kragstrup J, Hansen EH, Oltarzewska AM (2005). Attitudes towards health, medicine, and doctor/patient relationships in 25 European countries. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 15, 130-131. Author URL.
O'Keefe M, Britten N (2005). Lay participation in medical school curriculum development: whose problem is it?. Med Educ, 39(7), 651-652. Author URL.
Britten N (2005). Making sense of qualitative research: a new series. Med Educ, 39(1), 5-6. Author URL.
Barber N, Bradley C, Barry C, Stevenson F, Britten N, Jenkins L (2005). Measuring the appropriateness of prescribing in primary care: are current measures complete?. J Clin Pharm Ther, 30(6), 533-539. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Morgan M, Pound P, Yardley L (2005). Resisting medicines: a synthesis of qualitative studies of medicine taking. Social Science & Medicine, 61(1), 133-155.
O'Flynn N, Britten N, Cohen C, McLean K, Barton S (2005). Use of chaperones in general practice [4] (multiple letters). British Medical Journal, 330(7495), 846-847.
O'Flynn N, Britten N (2005). Use of chaperones in general practice: GPs try to balance doctors' and patients' needs. BMJ, 330(7495). Author URL.
Stevenson FA, Cox K, Britten N, Dundar Y (2004). A systematic review of the research on communication between patients and health care professionals about medicines: the consequences for concordance. Health Expect, 7(3), 235-245. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (2004). Acupuncture As a Complex Intervention: a Holistic Model. Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New york), 10(5), 791-801.
Paterson C, Symons L, Britten N, Bargh J (2004). Developing the Medication Change Questionnaire. J Clin Pharm Ther, 29(4), 339-349. Abstract.  Author URL.
O'Flynn N, Britten N (2004). Diagnosing menstrual disorders: a qualitative study of the approach of primary care professionals. Br J Gen Pract, 54(502), 353-358. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gafaranga J, Britten N (2004). Formulation in general practice consultations. Text, 24(2), 147-170. Abstract.
Barry CA, Stevenson F, Britten N, Barber N, Bradley CP (2004). Giving voice to the lifeworld. More humane, more effective medical care? a qualitative study of doctor-patient communication in general practice.
Britten N (2004). Patients' expectations of consultations. BMJ, 328(7437), 416-417. Author URL.
Britten N, Barry C, Garfaranga J, Stevenson F (2004). The expression of aversion to medicines in general practice consultations. Social Science & Medicine, 59(7), 1495-1503.
Walter FM, Emery JD, Rogers M, Britten N (2004). Women's views of optimal risk communication and decision making in general practice consultations about the menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Patient Educ Couns, 53(2), 121-128. Abstract.  Author URL.
Elwyn G, Edwards A, Britten N (2003). "Doing prescribing": How doctors can be more effective. British Medical Journal, 327(7419), 864-867. Abstract.
Elwyn G, Edwards A, Britten N (2003). "Doing prescribing": how might clinicians work differently for better, safer care. Qual Saf Health Care, 12 Suppl 1, i33-i36. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gafaranga J, Britten N (2003). "Fire away": the opening sequence in general practice consultations. Fam Pract, 20(3), 242-247. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (2003). Acupuncture for people with chronic illness: combining qualitative and quantitative outcome assessment. J Altern Complement Med, 9(5), 671-681. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2003). Clinicians' and patients' roles in patient involvement. Qual Saf Health Care, 12(2). Author URL.
Britten N (2003). Commentary: Does a prescribed treatment match a patient's priorities?. British Medical Journal, 327(7419).
Britten N, Jenkins L, Barber N, Bradley C, Stevenson F (2003). Developing a measure for the appropriateness of prescribing in general practice. Qual Saf Health Care, 12(4), 246-250. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jenkins L, Britten N, Stevenson F, Barber N, Bradley C (2003). Developing and using quantitative instruments for measuring doctor-patient communication about drugs. Patient Educ Couns, 50(3), 273-278. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2003). Does a prescribed treatment match a patient's priorities?. BMJ, 327(7419). Author URL.
Britten N, Campbell R, Pope C, Pound P (2003). Evaluating meta-ethnography: a synthesis of qualitative research on lay experiences of diabetes and diabetes care. Social Science & Medicine, 56(4), 671-684.
Benson J, Britten N (2003). Patients' views about taking antihypertensive drugs: Questionnaire study. BMJ, 326(7402), 1314-1315.
Benson J, Britten N (2003). Patients' views about taking antihypertensive drugs: questionnaire study. BMJ, 326(7402), 1314-1315. Author URL.
Stevenson FA, Britten N, Barry CA, Bradley CP, Barber N (2003). Self-treatment and its discussion in medical consultations: how is medical pluralism managed in practice?. Soc Sci Med, 57(3), 513-527. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Ewings P, Brazier JE, Britten N (2003). Treating dyspepsia with acupuncture and homeopathy: reflections on a pilot study by researchers, practitioners and participants. Complement Ther Med, 11(2), 78-84. Abstract.  Author URL.
Elwyn G, Edwards A, Britten N (2003). What information do patients need about medicines? "Doing prescribing": how doctors can be more effective. BMJ, 327(7419), 864-867. Author URL.
Cohen H, Britten N (2003). Who decides about prostate cancer treatment? a qualitative study. Fam Pract, 20(6), 724-729. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kumar S, Little P, Britten N (2003). Why do general practitioners prescribe antibiotics for sore throat? Grounded theory interview study. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 326(7381), 138-141. Author URL.
Jenkins L, Britten N, Barber N, Bradley CP, Stevenson FA (2002). Consultations do not have to be longer. BMJ, 325(7360). Author URL.
Morgan M, Gibbs S, Maxwell K, Britten N (2002). Hearing children's voices: Methodological issues in conducting focus groups with children aged 7-11 years. Qualitative Research, 2(1), 5-20. Abstract.
Morgan M, Gibbs S, Maxwell K, Britten N (2002). Hearing children's voices: methodological issues in conducting focus groups. Qualitative Research, 2(1), 5-20.
Erwin J, Morgan M, Britten N, Gray K, Peters B (2002). Pathways to HIV testing and care by black African and white patients in London. Sex Transm Infect, 78(1), 37-39. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Ukoumunne OC, Boulton MG (2002). Patients' attitudes to medicines and expectations for prescriptions. Health Expect, 5(3), 256-269. Abstract.  Author URL.
Benson J, Britten N (2002). Patients' decisions about whether or not to take antihypertensive drugs: qualitative study. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 325(7369), 873-876A. Author URL.
Walter FM, Britten N (2002). Patients' understanding of risk: a qualitative study of decision-making about the menopause and hormone replacement therapy in general practice. Fam Pract, 19(6), 579-586. Abstract.  Author URL.
Stevenson FA, Britten N, Barry CA, Bradley CP, Barber N (2002). Perceptions of legitimacy: the influence on medicine taking and prescribing. Health, 6(1), 85-104. Abstract.
Britten N, Campbell R, Pope C, Donovan J, Morgan M, Pill R (2002). Using meta ethnography to synthesise qualitative research: a worked example. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 7(4), 209-215.
Lam F, Stevenson FA, Britten N, Stell IM (2001). Adherence to antibiotics prescribed in an accident and emergency department: the influence of consultation factors. Eur J Emerg Med, 8(3), 181-188. Abstract.  Author URL.
Raynor DK, Britten N (2001). Medicine information leaflets fail concordance test. BMJ, 322(7301). Author URL.
Britten N (2001). Prescribing and the defence of clinical autonomy. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 23(4), 478-496. Author URL.
Chen J, Britten N (2000). 'Strong medicine': an analysis of pharmacist consultations in primary care. Fam Pract, 17(6), 480-483. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Campbell J, Field S, Ruben A, Snadden D (2000). Collaboration between undergraduate and postgraduate departments of general practice in the UK. Education for General Practice, 11, 157-164.
Stevenson FA, Barry CA, Britten N, Barber N, Bradley CP (2000). Doctor-patient communication about drugs: the evidence for shared decision making. Soc Sci Med, 50(6), 829-840. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (2000). In pursuit of patient-centred outcomes: a qualitative evaluation of the 'Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile'. J Health Serv Res Policy, 5(1), 27-36. Abstract.  Author URL.
O'Flynn N, Britten N (2000). Menorrhagia in general practice--disease or illness. Soc Sci Med, 50(5), 651-661. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Stevenson FA, Barry CA, Barber N, Bradley CP (2000). Misunderstandings in prescribing decisions in general practice: qualitative study. BMJ, 320(7233), 484-488. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (2000). Organising primary health care for people with asthma: the patient's perspective. Br J Gen Pract, 50(453), 299-303. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bradley CP, Crowley M, Barry C, Stevenson FA, Britten N, Barber N (2000). Patient-centredness and outcomes in primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 50(451). Author URL.
Barry CA, Bradley CP, Britten N, Stevenson FA, Barber N (2000). Patients' unvoiced agendas in general practice consultations: qualitative study. BMJ, 320(7244), 1246-1250. Abstract.  Author URL.
Stevenson FA, Britten N, Barry CA, Barber N, Bradley CP (2000). Qualitative methods and prescribing research. J Clin Pharm Ther, 25(5), 317-324. Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (1999). 'Doctors can't help much': the search for an alternative. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 49(445), 626-629. Author URL.
Britten N (1999). Doctors talking. BMJ, 318(7200). Author URL.
Calvert G, Britten N (1999). The United Medical and Dental School of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals' MSc in general practice: graduates' perspectives. Med Educ, 33(2), 130-135. Abstract.  Author URL.
Barry CA, Britten N, Barber N, Bradley C, Stevenson F (1999). Using reflexivity to optimize teamwork in qualitative research. Qual Health Res, 9(1), 26-44. Abstract.  Author URL.
Eisner M, Britten N (1999). What do general practice receptionists think and feel about their work?. Br J Gen Pract, 49(439), 103-106. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ukoumunne OC, Britten N (1998). Pressure on doctors to prescribe needs measuring directly. BMJ, 317(7161). Author URL.
Britten N (1998). Psychiatry, stigma, and resistance. Psychiatrists need to concentrate on understanding, not simply compliance. BMJ, 317(7164), 963-964. Author URL.
Green J, Britten N (1998). Qualitative research and evidence based medicine. BMJ, 316(7139), 1230-1232. Author URL.
Calvert G, Britten N (1998). The UMDS MSc in general practice: attainment of intended outcomes. Br J Gen Pract, 48(436), 1765-1768. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones I, Britten N (1998). Why do some patients not cash their prescriptions?. Br J Gen Pract, 48(426), 903-905. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hunter MS, O'Dea I, Britten N (1997). Decision-making and hormone replacement therapy: a qualitative analysis. Soc Sci Med, 45(10), 1541-1548. Abstract.  Author URL.
Erwin J, Britten N, Jones R (1997). General practitioners' views on the over-the-counter availability of H2-antagonists. Br J Gen Pract, 47(415), 99-102. Abstract.  Author URL.
Macfarlane J, Holmes W, Macfarlane R, Britten N (1997). Influence of patients' expectations on antibiotic management of acute lower respiratory tract illness in general practice: questionnaire study. BMJ, 315(7117), 1211-1214. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Ukoumunne O (1997). The influence of patients' hopes of receiving a prescription on doctors' perceptions and the decision to prescribe: a questionnaire survey. BMJ, 315(7121), 1506-1510. Abstract.  Author URL.
Erwin J, Britten N, Jones R (1996). General practitioners' views on over the counter sales by community pharmacists. BMJ, 312(7031), 617-618. Author URL.
Erwin J, Britten N, Jones R (1996). Over-the-counter medicines. Br J Gen Pract, 46(403), 121-122. Author URL.
Erwin J, Britten N, Jones R (1996). Pharmacists and deregulation: the case of H2-antagonists. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 13, 150-158.
Britten N (1996). Qualitative research - Reply. LANCET, 348(9020), 128-128. Author URL.
Behague DP, Ogden JA, Macnaughton J, Fitzpatrick R, Boulton M, Britten N (1996). Qualitative research [6]. Lancet, 348(9020), 127-128.
Britten N (1996). Qualitative research. Lancet, 348(9020). Author URL.
Benson J, Britten N (1996). Respecting the autonomy of cancer patients when talking with their families: qualitative analysis of semistructured interviews with patients. BMJ, 313(7059), 729-731. Abstract.  Author URL.
Carman D, Britten N (1995). Confidentiality of medical records: the patient's perspective. Br J Gen Pract, 45(398), 485-488. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Brant S, Cairns A, Hall WW, Jones I, Salisbury C, Virji A, Herxheimer A (1995). Continued prescribing of inappropriate drugs in general practice. J Clin Pharm Ther, 20(4), 199-205. Abstract.  Author URL.
Law SA, Britten N (1995). Factors that influence the patient centredness of a consultation. Br J Gen Pract, 45(399), 520-524. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (1995). Patients' demands for prescriptions in primary care. BMJ, 310(6987), 1084-1085. Author URL.
Britten N, Bartley M, Blane D (1995). Proposed new deprivation index. Has major flaws in its derivation and validation. BMJ, 310(6986), 1067-1068. Author URL.
BRITTEN N (1995). QUALITATIVE RESEARCH. 4. QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS IN MEDICAL-RESEARCH. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 311(6999), 251-253. Author URL.
Britten N, Jones R, Murphy E, Stacy R (1995). Qualitative research methods in general practice and primary care. Fam Pract, 12(1), 104-114. Author URL.
Herxheimer A, Britten N (1994). Formulary for self-care. Br J Gen Pract, 44(385), 339-340. Author URL.
Britten N (1994). Patient demand for prescriptions: a view from the other side. Fam Pract, 11(1), 62-66. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Shaw A (1994). Patients' experiences of emergency admission: how relevant is the British government's Patients Charter?. J Adv Nurs, 19(6), 1212-1220. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (1994). Patients' ideas about medicines: a qualitative study in a general practice population. Br J Gen Pract, 44(387), 465-468. Abstract.  Author URL.
BRITTEN N (1993). POWER AND DEPENDENCE - SOCIAL AUDIT ON THE SAFETY OF MEDICINES - MEDAWAR,C. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 15(2), 264-266. Author URL.
Fisher B, Britten N (1993). Patient access to records: expectations of hospital doctors and experiences of cancer patients. Br J Gen Pract, 43(367), 52-56. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Fisher B (1993). Qualitative research and general practice. Br J Gen Pract, 43(372), 270-271. Author URL.
Hall W, Evans A, Britten N (1993). Teaching social science in general practice. Postgraduate Education for General Practice, 4, 92-98.
Britten N, Gallagher K, Gallagher H (1992). Patients' views of computerised pharmacy records. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 1, 206-209.
BRITTEN N (1992). THE POLITICS OF MEDICAL ENCOUNTERS - HOW PATIENTS AND DOCTORS DEAL WITH SOCIAL-PROBLEMS - WAITZKIN,H. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 14(1), 140-141. Author URL.
Virji A, Britten N (1991). A study of the relationship between patients' attitudes and doctors' prescribing. Fam Pract, 8(4), 314-319. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Bartholomew J, Morris R, Zander L (1991). Consultants' and patients' views about patient access to their general practice records. J R Soc Med, 84(5), 284-287. Abstract.  Author URL.
BRITTEN N (1991). HOSPITAL CONSULTANTS VIEWS OF THEIR PATIENTS. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 13(1), 83-97. Author URL.
Armstrong D, Britten N, Grace J (1988). Measuring general practitioner referrals: patient, workload and list size effects. J R Coll Gen Pract, 38(316), 494-497. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (1988). Personal View. British Medical Journal, 296
Britten N (1988). Validity of claims to lifelong non-smoking at age 36 in a longitudinal study. Int J Epidemiol, 17(3), 525-529. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Davies JM, Colley JR (1987). Early respiratory experience and subsequent cough and peak expiratory flow rate in 36 year old men and women. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed), 294(6583), 1317-1320. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Morgan K, Fenwick PB, Britten H (1986). Epilepsy and handicap from birth to age 36. Dev Med Child Neurol, 28(6), 719-728. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Wadsworth J (1986). Long term respiratory sequelae of whooping cough in a nationally representative sample. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed), 292(6518), 441-444. Abstract.  Author URL.
BRITTEN N, HAMBLETON R (1985). WHO CARES ABOUT RESEARCHERS. NEW SOCIETY, 71(1154), 222-223. Author URL.
BRITTEN N (1984). CLASS IMAGERY IN a NATIONAL SAMPLE OF WOMEN AND MEN. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 35(3), 406-434. Author URL.
Britten H, Britten N, Fenwick P (1984). People with epilepsy achieving independence: a study of a rehabilitation hostel. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 47(1), 7-10.
Britten N, Wadsworth ME, Fenwick PB (1984). Stigma in patients with early epilepsy: a national longitudinal study. J Epidemiol Community Health, 38(4), 291-295. Abstract.  Author URL.
HEATH A, BRITTEN N (1984). WOMENS JOBS DO MAKE a DIFFERENCE - a REPLY. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 18(4), 475-490. Author URL.
BRITTEN N (1981). MODELS OF INTERGENERATIONAL CLASS MOBILITY - FINDINGS FROM THE NATIONAL-SURVEY-OF-HEALTH-AND-DEVELOPMENT. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 32(2), 224-238. Author URL.

Chapters

Rickles NM, Britten N, Morgall TJ, Bissell P (2010). Patient decision-making: responses to illness and treatment. In Rickles NM, Wertheimer AI, Smith MC (Eds.) Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care, Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Britten N (2007). Understanding medicine taking in context. In Dowell J, Williams B (Eds.) Patient-centred prescribing: seeking concordance in practice, Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing.
Collins S, Britten N (2006). Conversation analysis. In Pope C, Mays N (Eds.) Qualitative Research in Health Care Third Edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Britten N (2006). Qualitative interviews in medical research. In Pope C, Mays N (Eds.) Qualitative Research in Health Care Third Edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Gafaranga J, Britten N (2005). Talking an institution into being: the opening sequence in general practice consultations. In Richards K, Seedhouse P (Eds.) Applying Conversation Analysis, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Britten N, Weiss M (2004). What is concordance?. In Bond C (Ed) Concordance: a partnership in medicine taking, London: Pharmaceutical Press.
Britten N (2003). Concordance and compliance. In Jones R, Britten N, Culpepper L, Gass D, Grol R, Mant D, Silagy C (Eds.) Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Scambler G, Britten N (2001). System, lifeworld and doctor-patient interaction: issues of trust in a changing world. In Scambler G (Ed) Critical Theory and Health, London: Routledge.
Britten N, Calvert G (1999). UMDS MSc in General Practice. In Carter Y, Thomas C (Eds.) Research Opportunities in Primary Care, Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press.
Britten N (1996). Lay views of drugs and medicines: orthodox and unorthodox accounts. In Williams SJ, Calnan M (Eds.) Modern medicine: lay perspectives and experiences, London: UCL Press.
Britten N, Heath A (1996). Women, men and social class. In Holmwood J (Ed) Social Stratification, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Britten N (1994). Record keeping an the professionalisation of community pharmacy. In Harding G, Nettleton S, Taylor K (Eds.) Social pharmacy: innovation and development, London: Pharmaceutical Press.
Britten N, Wadsworth MEJ, Fenwick PBC (1986). Sources of stigma following early-life epilepsy: evidence from a national birth cohort study. In Whitman S, Hermann BP (Eds.) Psychopathology in Epilepsy: Social Dimensions, New York: Oxford University Press.

Conferences

Frost J, Britten N (2016). Do Our Answers Fit Their Questions? Critical Humility in Patient-led Research.  Author URL.
Bell MJ, Veinot P, Embuldeniya G, Nyhof-Young J, Sale J, Sargeant J, Tugwell P, Brooks S, Ross S, Tonon R, et al (2012). PEER TO PEER MENTORING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH EARLY INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS: PEER MENTOR TRAINING.  Author URL.
Bell M, Veinot P, Embuldeniya G, Nyhof-Young J, Sale J, Sergeant J, Tugwell P, Brooks S, Ross S, Tonon R, et al (2012). Peer to Peer Mentoring for Individuals with Early Inflammatory Arthritis: Feasibility Pilot.  Author URL.
Bell MJ, Veinot P, Embuldeniya G, Nyhof-Young J, Sale J, Sargeant J, Tugwell P, Brooks S, Ross S, Tonon R, et al (2012). Peer to Peer Mentoring for Individuals with Early Inflammatory Arthritis: Feasibility Pilot.  Author URL.
Bhavnani V, Hurley M, Stevenson F, Britten N (2005). Patient's negative perceptions of chronic knee pain are improved by participation on an integrated rehabilitation programme.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Gibson A, Boddy K, Maguire K, Britten N (In Press). Exploring the impact of providing evidence-based medicine training to service users. Research Involvement and Engagement, 1, 1-13. Full text.
Eyre V, Lang C, Smith S, Jolly C, Wingham J, Abraham C, Green C, Warren F, Britten N, Greaves C, et al (In Press). Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure-a facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (REACH-HFpEF) and their caregivers: Rationale and protocol for a single centre pilot randomised controlled trial (Protocol). BMJ Open Full text.

2016

Frost J, Grose J, Britten (2016). A qualitative investigation of lay perspectives of diagnosis and self-management strategies employed by people with progressive multiple sclerosis. Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine
Greenhalgh T, Annandale E, Ashcroft R, Barlow J, Black N, Bleakley A, Boaden R, Braithwaite J, Britten N, Carnevale F, et al (2016). An open letter to the BMJ editors on qualitative research. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 352 Author URL.
Moore L, Britten N, Lydahl D, Naldemirci Ö, Elam M, Wolf A (2016). Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of person-centred care in different healthcare contexts. Scand J Caring Sci Abstract.  Author URL.
Heaton J, Day J, Britten N (2016). Collaborative research and the co-production of knowledge for practice: an illustrative case study. Implement Sci, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Frost J, Britten N (2016). Do Our Answers Fit Their Questions? Critical Humility in Patient-led Research.  Author URL.
Britten N, Moore L, Lydahl D, Naldemirci O, Elam M, Wolf A (2016). Elaboration of the Gothenburg model of person-centred care. Health Expect Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Craig P, Rahm-Hallberg I, Britten N, Borglin G, Meyer G, Köpke S, Noyes J, Chandler J, Levati S, Sales A, et al (2016). Erratum to: Researching Complex Interventions in Health: the State of the Art. BMC Health Serv Res, 16(1). Author URL.  Full text.
Britten N, Maguire K (2016). Lay knowledge, social movements and the use of medicines: Personal reflections. Health (London), 20(2), 77-93. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Frost J, Garside R, Cooper C, Britten N (2016). Meta-Study as Diagnostic: Toward Content over Form in Qualitative Synthesis. Qual Health Res, 26(3), 307-319. Abstract.  Author URL.
Heaton J, Britten N, Krska J, Reeve J (2016). Person-centred medicines optimisation policy in England: an agenda for research on polypharmacy. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 1-11. Full text.
(2016). Researching Complex Interventions in Health: the State of the Art : Exeter, UK. 14-15 October 2015. BMC Health Serv Res, 16 Suppl 1 Author URL.  Full text.
Naldemirci Ö, Lydahl D, Britten N, Elam M, Moore L, Wolf A (2016). Tenacious assumptions of person-centred care? Exploring tensions and variations in practice. Health (London) Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Pope C, Halford S, Richeldi L (2016). What if we made stratified medicine work for patients?. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 4(1), 8-10.
Day J, Heaton J, Britten N (2016). What is the nature and value of a risk management tool in a large-scale complex programme of collaborative applied health research?. Health, Risk and Society, 18(1-2), 97-113. Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Taylor RS, Hayward C, Eyre V, Austin J, Davies R, Doherty P, Jolly K, Wingham J, Van Lingen R, Abraham C, et al (2015). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in heart failure patients and caregivers: rationale and protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore L, Frost J, Britten N (2015). Context and complexity: the meaning of self-management for older adults with heart disease. Sociol Health Illn, 37(8), 1254-1269. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Murdoch J, Varley A, Fletcher E, Britten N, Price L, Calitri R, Green C, Lattimer V, Richards SH, Richards DA, et al (2015). Implementing telephone triage in general practice: a process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Heaton J, Day J, Britten N (2015). Inside the "black Box" of a Knowledge Translation Program in Applied Health Research. Qualitative Health Research, 25(11), 1477-1491. Abstract.
Griffiths S, Barnes R, Britten N, Wilkinson R (2015). Multiple repair sequences in everyday conversations involving people with Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 50(6), 814-829. Abstract.  Full text.
Wingham J, Frost J, Britten N, Jolly K, Greaves C, Abraham C, Dalal H, REACH-HF research investigators (2015). Needs of caregivers in heart failure management: a qualitative study. Chronic Illn, 11(4), 304-319. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Britten N, Denford S, Harris-Golesworthy F, Jibson S, Pyart N, Stein K (2015). Patient involvement in drug licensing: a case study. Soc Sci Med, 131, 289-296. Abstract.  Author URL.
Reeve J, Dickenson M, Harris J, Ranson E, Dohnhammer U, Cooper L, Krska J, Byng R, Britten N (2015). Solutions to problematic polypharmacy: learning from the expertise of patients. Br J Gen Pract, 65(635), 319-320. Author URL.  Full text.
Campbell JL, Fletcher E, Britten N, Green C, Holt T, Lattimer V, Richards DA, Richards SH, Salisbury C, Taylor RS, et al (2015). The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone triage for managing same-day consultation requests in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing general practitioner-led and nurse-led management systems with usual care (the ESTEEM trial). Health Technol Assess, 19(13), 1-viii. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gradinger F, Britten N, Wyatt K, Froggatt K, Gibson A, Jacoby A, Lobban F, Mayes D, Snape D, Rawcliffe T, et al (2015). Values associated with public involvement in health and social care research: a narrative review. Health Expect, 18(5), 661-675. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Frost J, Garside R, Cooper C, Britten N (2014). A qualitative synthesis of diabetes self-management strategies for long term medical outcomes and quality of life in the UK. BMC Health Services Research Abstract.  Full text.
Snape D, Kirkham J, Britten N, Froggatt K, Gradinger F, Lobban F, Popay J, Wyatt K, Jacoby A (2014). Exploring perceived barriers, drivers, impacts and the need for evaluation of public involvement in health and social care research: a modified Delphi study. BMJ Open, 4(6). Abstract.
Wingham J, Harding G, Britten N, Dalal H (2014). Heart failure patients' attitudes, beliefs, expectations and experiences of self-management strategies: a qualitative synthesis. Chronic Illn, 10(2), 135-154. Abstract.  Author URL.
Denford S, Frost J, Dieppe P, Cooper C, Britten N (2014). Individualisation of drug treatments for patients with long-term conditions: a review of concepts. BMJ Open, 4(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Welsman J, Gibson A, Heaton J, Britten N (2014). Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research. BMJ (Online), 349
Campbell JL, Fletcher E, Britten N, Green C, Holt TA, Lattimer V, Richards DA, Richards SH, Salisbury C, Calitri R, et al (2014). Telephone triage for management of same-day consultation requests in general practice (the ESTEEM trial): a cluster-randomised controlled trial and cost-consequence analysis. Lancet, 384(9957), 1859-1868. Full text.

2013

Frost J, Anderson R, Argyle C, Daly M, Harris-Golesworthy F, Harris J, Gibson A, Ingram W, Pinkney J, Ukoumunne OC, et al (2013). A pilot randomised controlled trial of a preconsultation web-based intervention to improve the care quality and clinical outcomes of diabetes outpatients (DIAT). BMJ Open, 3(7). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Denford S, Frost J, Dieppe P, Britten N (2013). Doctors' understanding of individualisation of drug treatments: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Open, 3(5). Abstract.  Full text.
MacKichan F, Paterson C, Britten N (2013). GP support for self-care: the views of people experiencing long-term back pain. Family Practice, 30(2), 212-218. Abstract.
Britten N, Denford S, Stein K (2013). INCRETINS AND PANCREATIC CANCER Involving patients in drug licensing decisions. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 347 Author URL.
Britten N, Denford S, Stein K (2013). Involving patients in drug licensing decisions. BMJ, 347 Author URL.
Campbell JL, Britten N, Green C, Holt TA, Lattimer V, Richards SH, Richards DA, Salisbury C, Taylor RS, Fletcher E, et al (2013). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone triage of patients requesting same day consultations in general practice: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing nurse-led and GP-led management systems (ESTEEM). Trials, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Embuldeniya G, Veinot P, Bell E, Bell M, Nyhof-Young J, Sale JEM, Britten N (2013). The experience and impact of chronic disease peer support interventions: a qualitative synthesis. Patient Education and Counseling, 92(1), 3-12. Abstract.  Full text.

2012

Britten N (2012). Adverse Drug Reactions: Societal Considerations. , 573-584. Abstract.
Abraham C, Britten N, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Poltawski L, Wyatt KM (2012). Creating Change that Counts: Evidence-led Co-creation as a Pathway to Impact. European Health Psychologist, 14(3), 64-69.
Britten N, Pope C (2012). Medicine Taking for Asthma: a Worked Example of Meta-Ethnography. , 41-57. Abstract.
Bell MJ, Veinot P, Embuldeniya G, Nyhof-Young J, Sale J, Sargeant J, Tugwell P, Brooks S, Ross S, Tonon R, et al (2012). PEER TO PEER MENTORING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH EARLY INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS: PEER MENTOR TRAINING.  Author URL.
Bell M, Veinot P, Embuldeniya G, Nyhof-Young J, Sale J, Sergeant J, Tugwell P, Brooks S, Ross S, Tonon R, et al (2012). Peer to Peer Mentoring for Individuals with Early Inflammatory Arthritis: Feasibility Pilot.  Author URL.
Bell MJ, Veinot P, Embuldeniya G, Nyhof-Young J, Sale J, Sargeant J, Tugwell P, Brooks S, Ross S, Tonon R, et al (2012). Peer to Peer Mentoring for Individuals with Early Inflammatory Arthritis: Feasibility Pilot.  Author URL.
Griffiths S, Barnes R, Britten N, Wilkinson R (2012). Potential causes and consequences of overlap in talk between speakers with Parkinson's disease and their familiar conversation partners. Semin Speech Lang, 33(1), 27-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smithson J, Britten N, Paterson C, Lewith G, Evans M (2012). The experience of using complementary therapies after a diagnosis of cancer: a qualitative synthesis. Health (London), 16(1), 19-39. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gibson A, Britten N, Lynch J (2012). Theoretical directions for an emancipatory concept of patient and public involvement. Health (London), 16(5), 531-547. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Paterson C, Taylor R, Griffiths P, Britten N, Rugg S, Bridges J, McCallum B, Kite G (2011). Acupuncture for 'frequent attenders' with medically unexplained symptoms response: a randomised controlled trial (CACTUS study). British Journal of General Practice, 61(589), 383-384. Author URL.
Paterson C, Taylor RS, Griffiths P, Britten N, Rugg S, Bridges J, McCallum B, Kite G, CACTUS study team (2011). Acupuncture for 'frequent attenders' with medically unexplained symptoms: a randomised controlled trial (CACTUS study). Br J Gen Pract, 61(587), e295-e305. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Taylor R, Griffiths P, Britten N, Rugg S, Bridges J, McCallum B, Kite G (2011). Authors' response. British Journal of General Practice, 61(589), 495-496.
Paterson C, Britten N, Rugg S, Taylor RS, Griffiths P, Bridges J, McCallum B, Kite G (2011). Charlotte Paterson and colleagues respond to Margaret McCartney. BMJ (Online), 343(7819).
Edwards V, Wyatt K, Logan S, Britten N (2011). Consulting parents about the design of a randomized controlled trial of osteopathy for children with cerebral palsy. Health Expect, 14(4), 429-438. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wyatt K, Edwards V, Franck L, Britten N, Creanor S, Maddick A, Logan S (2011). Cranial osteopathy for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child, 96(6), 505-512. Abstract.  Author URL.
Campbell R, Pound P, Morgan M, Daker-White G, Britten N, Pill R, Yardley L, Pope C, Donovan J (2011). Evaluating meta-ethnography: Systematic analysis and synthesis of qualitative research. Health Technology Assessment, 15(43). Abstract.  Full text.
Griffiths S, Barnes R, Britten N, Wilkinson R (2011). Investigating interactional competencies in Parkinson's disease: the potential benefits of a conversation analytic approach. Int J Lang Commun Disord, 46(5), 497-509. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2011). Qualitative research on health communication: what can it contribute?. Patient Educ Couns, 82(3), 384-388. Abstract.  Author URL.
MacKichan F, Paterson C, Henley WE, Britten N (2011). Self-care in people with long term health problems: a community based survey. BMC Fam Pract, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Martin GP, Ward V, Hendy J, Rowley E, Nancarrow S, Heaton J, Britten N, Fielden S, Ariss S (2011). The challenges of evaluating large-scale, multi-partner programmes: the case of NIHR CLAHRCs. EVIDENCE & POLICY, 7(4), 489-509. Author URL.
Rugg S, Paterson C, Britten N, Bridges J, Griffiths P (2011). Traditional acupuncture for people with medically unexplained symptoms: a longitudinal qualitative study of patients' experiences. Br J Gen Pract, 61(587), e306-e315. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Smithson J, Paterson C, Britten N, Evans M, Lewith G (2010). Cancer patients' experiences of using complementary therapies: polarization and integration. J Health Serv Res Policy, 15 Suppl 2, 54-61. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2010). Commentary on Series: the research agenda for general practice/family medicine and primary health care in Europe. Part 3. Results: person-centred care, comprehensive and holistic approach. Eur J Gen Pract, 16(2), 67-69. Author URL.
Lewith G, Britten N, Paterson C (2010). Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and cancer: the kind face of complementary medicine. Int J Surg, 8(1). Author URL.
Hurley MV, Walsh N, Bhavnani V, Britten N, Stevenson F (2010). Health beliefs before and after participation on an exercised-based rehabilitation programme for chronic knee pain: doing is believing. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.
Saukko PM, Reed M, Britten N, Hogarth S (2010). Negotiating the boundary between medicine and consumer culture: online marketing of nutrigenetic tests. Soc Sci Med, 70(5), 744-753. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rickles NM, Britten N, Morgall TJ, Bissell P (2010). Patient decision-making: responses to illness and treatment. In Rickles NM, Wertheimer AI, Smith MC (Eds.) Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care, Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Britten N (2010). Pharmaceuticals and Society: Critical Discourses and Debates. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 32(3), 505-506. Author URL.
Britten N (2010). Qualitative research and the take-up of evidence-based practice. Journal of Research in Nursing, 15(6), 537-544. Abstract.
Britten N, Riley R, Morgan M (2010). Resisting psychotropic medicines: a synthesis of qualitative studies of medicine-taking. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 16(3), 207-218. Abstract.
Harding S, Britten N, Bristow D (2010). The performance of junior doctors in applying clinical pharmacology knowledge and prescribing skills to standardized clinical cases. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 69(6), 598-606. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Members of EMERGE, Erice Medication Errors Research Group, Agrawal A, Aronson JK, Britten N, Ferner RE, de Smet PA, Fialová D, Fitzgerald RJ, Likic R, Maxwell SR, et al (2009). Medication errors: problems and recommendations from a consensus meeting. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 67(6), 592-598. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2009). Medication errors: the role of the patient. British Journal of Clincial Pharmacology, 67, 646-650.
Rodgers M, Sowden A, Petticrew M, Arai L, Roberts H, Britten N, Popay J (2009). Testing methodological guidance on the conduct of narrative synthesis in systematic reviews: effectiveness of interventions to promote smoke alarm ownership and function. Evaluation, 15, 49-73.

2008

Britten N (2008). Medicines and Society: Patients, Professionals and the Dominance of Pharmaceuticals. Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan. Author URL.
Garside R, Britten N, Stein K (2008). The experience of heavy menstrual bleeding: a systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies. J Adv Nurs, 63(6), 550-562. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wyatt K, Carter M, Mahtani V, Barnard A, Hawton A, Britten N (2008). The impact of consumer involvement in research: an evaluation of consumer involvement in the London Primary Care Studies Programme. Fam Pract, 25(3), 154-161. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (2008). The patient's experience of holistic care: insights from acupuncture research. Chronic Illn, 4(4), 264-277. Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

Macleod K, Carter M, Asprey A, Britten N, Dean J, Hillson R, Mackie A, Morrish N (2007). A review of the job satisfaction and current practice of consultant diabetologists in England--barriers and successes. Diabet Med, 24(9), 946-954. Abstract.  Author URL.
De Smet PAGM, Kramers C, Britten N (2007). Can drug regimens be adapted to patients, or vice versa?. Lancet, 370(9590), 813-814. Author URL.
Britten N (2007). Concordance in medical consultations: a critical review. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 57(5), 562-562. Author URL.
Collins S, Britten N, Ruusuvuori J, Thompson A (2007). Patient participation in health care consultations. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, Open University Press.
Cox K, Britten N, Hooper R, White P (2007). Patients' involvement in decisions about medicines: GPs' perceptions of their preferences. Br J Gen Pract, 57(543), 777-784. Abstract.  Author URL.
Asprey AR, Carter MD, Dean J, Hillson R, Mackie ADR, Morrish NJ, Britten N, MacLeod KM (2007). Perceptions of diabetes services in the 21st century. DIABETIC MEDICINE, 24, 93-93. Author URL.
Britten N (2007). Qualitative Interviews. , 12-20.
Arai L, Britten N, Popay J, Roberts H, Pettircrew M, Rodgers M, Sowden A (2007). Testing methodological developments in the conduct of narrative synthesis: a demonstration review of research on the implementation of smoke alarm interventions. Evidence and Policy, 3(3), 361-383.
Hamilton W, Russell D, Stabb C, Seamark D, Campion-Smith C, Britten N (2007). The effect of patient self-completion agenda forms on prescribing and adherence in general practice: a randomized controlled trial. Fam Pract, 24(1), 77-83. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2007). Understanding medicine taking in context. In Dowell J, Williams B (Eds.) Patient-centred prescribing: seeking concordance in practice, Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing.

2006

Collins S, Britten N (2006). Conversation analysis. In Pope C, Mays N (Eds.) Qualitative Research in Health Care Third Edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
O'Flynn N, Britten N (2006). Does the achievement of medical identity limit the ability of primary care practitioners to be patient-centred? a qualitative study. Patient Educ Couns, 60(1), 49-56. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hamilton W, Britten N (2006). Patient agendas in primary care. BMJ, 332(7552), 1225-1226. Author URL.
Britten N (2006). Qualitative interviews in medical research. In Pope C, Mays N (Eds.) Qualitative Research in Health Care Third Edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Benson J, Britten N (2006). What effects do patients feel from their antihypertensive tablets and how do they react to them? Qualitative analysis of interviews with patients. Family Practice, 23(6), 80-87. Abstract.

2005

Paterson C, Britten N (2005). A narrative review shows the unvalidated use of self-report questionnaires for individual medication as outcome measures. J Clin Epidemiol, 58(10), 967-973. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kooiker SE, Britten N, Kragstrup J, Hansen EH, Oltarzewska AM (2005). Attitudes towards health, medicine, and doctor/patient relationships in 25 European countries. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 15, 130-131. Author URL.
O'Keefe M, Britten N (2005). Lay participation in medical school curriculum development: whose problem is it?. Med Educ, 39(7), 651-652. Author URL.
Britten N (2005). Making sense of qualitative research: a new series. Med Educ, 39(1), 5-6. Author URL.
Barber N, Bradley C, Barry C, Stevenson F, Britten N, Jenkins L (2005). Measuring the appropriateness of prescribing in primary care: are current measures complete?. J Clin Pharm Ther, 30(6), 533-539. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bhavnani V, Hurley M, Stevenson F, Britten N (2005). Patient's negative perceptions of chronic knee pain are improved by participation on an integrated rehabilitation programme.  Author URL.
Britten N, Morgan M, Pound P, Yardley L (2005). Resisting medicines: a synthesis of qualitative studies of medicine taking. Social Science & Medicine, 61(1), 133-155.
Gafaranga J, Britten N (2005). Talking an institution into being: the opening sequence in general practice consultations. In Richards K, Seedhouse P (Eds.) Applying Conversation Analysis, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
O'Flynn N, Britten N, Cohen C, McLean K, Barton S (2005). Use of chaperones in general practice [4] (multiple letters). British Medical Journal, 330(7495), 846-847.
O'Flynn N, Britten N (2005). Use of chaperones in general practice: GPs try to balance doctors' and patients' needs. BMJ, 330(7495). Author URL.

2004

Stevenson FA, Cox K, Britten N, Dundar Y (2004). A systematic review of the research on communication between patients and health care professionals about medicines: the consequences for concordance. Health Expect, 7(3), 235-245. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (2004). Acupuncture As a Complex Intervention: a Holistic Model. Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New york), 10(5), 791-801.
Paterson C, Symons L, Britten N, Bargh J (2004). Developing the Medication Change Questionnaire. J Clin Pharm Ther, 29(4), 339-349. Abstract.  Author URL.
O'Flynn N, Britten N (2004). Diagnosing menstrual disorders: a qualitative study of the approach of primary care professionals. Br J Gen Pract, 54(502), 353-358. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gafaranga J, Britten N (2004). Formulation in general practice consultations. Text, 24(2), 147-170. Abstract.
Barry CA, Stevenson F, Britten N, Barber N, Bradley CP (2004). Giving voice to the lifeworld. More humane, more effective medical care? a qualitative study of doctor-patient communication in general practice.
Jones R, Britten N, Culpepper L, Gass DA, Grol R, Mant D, Silagy C (2004). Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care. Oxford, England, Oxford University Press.
Britten N (2004). Patients' expectations of consultations. BMJ, 328(7437), 416-417. Author URL.
Britten N, Barry C, Garfaranga J, Stevenson F (2004). The expression of aversion to medicines in general practice consultations. Social Science & Medicine, 59(7), 1495-1503.
Britten N, Weiss M (2004). What is concordance?. In Bond C (Ed) Concordance: a partnership in medicine taking, London: Pharmaceutical Press.
Walter FM, Emery JD, Rogers M, Britten N (2004). Women's views of optimal risk communication and decision making in general practice consultations about the menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Patient Educ Couns, 53(2), 121-128. Abstract.  Author URL.

2003

Elwyn G, Edwards A, Britten N (2003). "Doing prescribing": How doctors can be more effective. British Medical Journal, 327(7419), 864-867. Abstract.
Elwyn G, Edwards A, Britten N (2003). "Doing prescribing": how might clinicians work differently for better, safer care. Qual Saf Health Care, 12 Suppl 1, i33-i36. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gafaranga J, Britten N (2003). "Fire away": the opening sequence in general practice consultations. Fam Pract, 20(3), 242-247. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (2003). Acupuncture for people with chronic illness: combining qualitative and quantitative outcome assessment. J Altern Complement Med, 9(5), 671-681. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2003). Clinicians' and patients' roles in patient involvement. Qual Saf Health Care, 12(2). Author URL.
Britten N (2003). Commentary: Does a prescribed treatment match a patient's priorities?. British Medical Journal, 327(7419).
Britten N (2003). Concordance and compliance. In Jones R, Britten N, Culpepper L, Gass D, Grol R, Mant D, Silagy C (Eds.) Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Britten N, Jenkins L, Barber N, Bradley C, Stevenson F (2003). Developing a measure for the appropriateness of prescribing in general practice. Qual Saf Health Care, 12(4), 246-250. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jenkins L, Britten N, Stevenson F, Barber N, Bradley C (2003). Developing and using quantitative instruments for measuring doctor-patient communication about drugs. Patient Educ Couns, 50(3), 273-278. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (2003). Does a prescribed treatment match a patient's priorities?. BMJ, 327(7419). Author URL.
Britten N, Campbell R, Pope C, Pound P (2003). Evaluating meta-ethnography: a synthesis of qualitative research on lay experiences of diabetes and diabetes care. Social Science & Medicine, 56(4), 671-684.
Benson J, Britten N (2003). Patients' views about taking antihypertensive drugs: Questionnaire study. BMJ, 326(7402), 1314-1315.
Benson J, Britten N (2003). Patients' views about taking antihypertensive drugs: questionnaire study. BMJ, 326(7402), 1314-1315. Author URL.
Stevenson FA, Britten N, Barry CA, Bradley CP, Barber N (2003). Self-treatment and its discussion in medical consultations: how is medical pluralism managed in practice?. Soc Sci Med, 57(3), 513-527. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Ewings P, Brazier JE, Britten N (2003). Treating dyspepsia with acupuncture and homeopathy: reflections on a pilot study by researchers, practitioners and participants. Complement Ther Med, 11(2), 78-84. Abstract.  Author URL.
Elwyn G, Edwards A, Britten N (2003). What information do patients need about medicines? "Doing prescribing": how doctors can be more effective. BMJ, 327(7419), 864-867. Author URL.
Cohen H, Britten N (2003). Who decides about prostate cancer treatment? a qualitative study. Fam Pract, 20(6), 724-729. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kumar S, Little P, Britten N (2003). Why do general practitioners prescribe antibiotics for sore throat? Grounded theory interview study. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 326(7381), 138-141. Author URL.

2002

Jenkins L, Britten N, Barber N, Bradley CP, Stevenson FA (2002). Consultations do not have to be longer. BMJ, 325(7360). Author URL.
Morgan M, Gibbs S, Maxwell K, Britten N (2002). Hearing children's voices: Methodological issues in conducting focus groups with children aged 7-11 years. Qualitative Research, 2(1), 5-20. Abstract.
Morgan M, Gibbs S, Maxwell K, Britten N (2002). Hearing children's voices: methodological issues in conducting focus groups. Qualitative Research, 2(1), 5-20.
Erwin J, Morgan M, Britten N, Gray K, Peters B (2002). Pathways to HIV testing and care by black African and white patients in London. Sex Transm Infect, 78(1), 37-39. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Ukoumunne OC, Boulton MG (2002). Patients' attitudes to medicines and expectations for prescriptions. Health Expect, 5(3), 256-269. Abstract.  Author URL.
Benson J, Britten N (2002). Patients' decisions about whether or not to take antihypertensive drugs: qualitative study. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 325(7369), 873-876A. Author URL.
Walter FM, Britten N (2002). Patients' understanding of risk: a qualitative study of decision-making about the menopause and hormone replacement therapy in general practice. Fam Pract, 19(6), 579-586. Abstract.  Author URL.
Stevenson FA, Britten N, Barry CA, Bradley CP, Barber N (2002). Perceptions of legitimacy: the influence on medicine taking and prescribing. Health, 6(1), 85-104. Abstract.
Britten N, Campbell R, Pope C, Donovan J, Morgan M, Pill R (2002). Using meta ethnography to synthesise qualitative research: a worked example. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 7(4), 209-215.

2001

Lam F, Stevenson FA, Britten N, Stell IM (2001). Adherence to antibiotics prescribed in an accident and emergency department: the influence of consultation factors. Eur J Emerg Med, 8(3), 181-188. Abstract.  Author URL.
Raynor DK, Britten N (2001). Medicine information leaflets fail concordance test. BMJ, 322(7301). Author URL.
Britten N (2001). Prescribing and the defence of clinical autonomy. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 23(4), 478-496. Author URL.
Scambler G, Britten N (2001). System, lifeworld and doctor-patient interaction: issues of trust in a changing world. In Scambler G (Ed) Critical Theory and Health, London: Routledge.

2000

Chen J, Britten N (2000). 'Strong medicine': an analysis of pharmacist consultations in primary care. Fam Pract, 17(6), 480-483. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Campbell J, Field S, Ruben A, Snadden D (2000). Collaboration between undergraduate and postgraduate departments of general practice in the UK. Education for General Practice, 11, 157-164.
Stevenson FA, Barry CA, Britten N, Barber N, Bradley CP (2000). Doctor-patient communication about drugs: the evidence for shared decision making. Soc Sci Med, 50(6), 829-840. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (2000). In pursuit of patient-centred outcomes: a qualitative evaluation of the 'Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile'. J Health Serv Res Policy, 5(1), 27-36. Abstract.  Author URL.
O'Flynn N, Britten N (2000). Menorrhagia in general practice--disease or illness. Soc Sci Med, 50(5), 651-661. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Stevenson FA, Barry CA, Barber N, Bradley CP (2000). Misunderstandings in prescribing decisions in general practice: qualitative study. BMJ, 320(7233), 484-488. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paterson C, Britten N (2000). Organising primary health care for people with asthma: the patient's perspective. Br J Gen Pract, 50(453), 299-303. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bradley CP, Crowley M, Barry C, Stevenson FA, Britten N, Barber N (2000). Patient-centredness and outcomes in primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 50(451). Author URL.
Barry CA, Bradley CP, Britten N, Stevenson FA, Barber N (2000). Patients' unvoiced agendas in general practice consultations: qualitative study. BMJ, 320(7244), 1246-1250. Abstract.  Author URL.
Stevenson FA, Britten N, Barry CA, Barber N, Bradley CP (2000). Qualitative methods and prescribing research. J Clin Pharm Ther, 25(5), 317-324. Author URL.

1999

Paterson C, Britten N (1999). 'Doctors can't help much': the search for an alternative. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 49(445), 626-629. Author URL.
Britten N (1999). Doctors talking. BMJ, 318(7200). Author URL.
Calvert G, Britten N (1999). The United Medical and Dental School of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals' MSc in general practice: graduates' perspectives. Med Educ, 33(2), 130-135. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Calvert G (1999). UMDS MSc in General Practice. In Carter Y, Thomas C (Eds.) Research Opportunities in Primary Care, Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press.
Barry CA, Britten N, Barber N, Bradley C, Stevenson F (1999). Using reflexivity to optimize teamwork in qualitative research. Qual Health Res, 9(1), 26-44. Abstract.  Author URL.
Eisner M, Britten N (1999). What do general practice receptionists think and feel about their work?. Br J Gen Pract, 49(439), 103-106. Abstract.  Author URL.

1998

Ukoumunne OC, Britten N (1998). Pressure on doctors to prescribe needs measuring directly. BMJ, 317(7161). Author URL.
Britten N (1998). Psychiatry, stigma, and resistance. Psychiatrists need to concentrate on understanding, not simply compliance. BMJ, 317(7164), 963-964. Author URL.
Green J, Britten N (1998). Qualitative research and evidence based medicine. BMJ, 316(7139), 1230-1232. Author URL.
Calvert G, Britten N (1998). The UMDS MSc in general practice: attainment of intended outcomes. Br J Gen Pract, 48(436), 1765-1768. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones I, Britten N (1998). Why do some patients not cash their prescriptions?. Br J Gen Pract, 48(426), 903-905. Abstract.  Author URL.

1997

Hunter MS, O'Dea I, Britten N (1997). Decision-making and hormone replacement therapy: a qualitative analysis. Soc Sci Med, 45(10), 1541-1548. Abstract.  Author URL.
Erwin J, Britten N, Jones R (1997). General practitioners' views on the over-the-counter availability of H2-antagonists. Br J Gen Pract, 47(415), 99-102. Abstract.  Author URL.
Macfarlane J, Holmes W, Macfarlane R, Britten N (1997). Influence of patients' expectations on antibiotic management of acute lower respiratory tract illness in general practice: questionnaire study. BMJ, 315(7117), 1211-1214. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Ukoumunne O (1997). The influence of patients' hopes of receiving a prescription on doctors' perceptions and the decision to prescribe: a questionnaire survey. BMJ, 315(7121), 1506-1510. Abstract.  Author URL.

1996

Erwin J, Britten N, Jones R (1996). General practitioners' views on over the counter sales by community pharmacists. BMJ, 312(7031), 617-618. Author URL.
Britten N (1996). Lay views of drugs and medicines: orthodox and unorthodox accounts. In Williams SJ, Calnan M (Eds.) Modern medicine: lay perspectives and experiences, London: UCL Press.
Erwin J, Britten N, Jones R (1996). Over-the-counter medicines. Br J Gen Pract, 46(403), 121-122. Author URL.
Erwin J, Britten N, Jones R (1996). Pharmacists and deregulation: the case of H2-antagonists. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 13, 150-158.
Britten N (1996). Qualitative research - Reply. LANCET, 348(9020), 128-128. Author URL.
Behague DP, Ogden JA, Macnaughton J, Fitzpatrick R, Boulton M, Britten N (1996). Qualitative research [6]. Lancet, 348(9020), 127-128.
Britten N (1996). Qualitative research. Lancet, 348(9020). Author URL.
Benson J, Britten N (1996). Respecting the autonomy of cancer patients when talking with their families: qualitative analysis of semistructured interviews with patients. BMJ, 313(7059), 729-731. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Heath A (1996). Women, men and social class. In Holmwood J (Ed) Social Stratification, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

1995

Carman D, Britten N (1995). Confidentiality of medical records: the patient's perspective. Br J Gen Pract, 45(398), 485-488. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Brant S, Cairns A, Hall WW, Jones I, Salisbury C, Virji A, Herxheimer A (1995). Continued prescribing of inappropriate drugs in general practice. J Clin Pharm Ther, 20(4), 199-205. Abstract.  Author URL.
Law SA, Britten N (1995). Factors that influence the patient centredness of a consultation. Br J Gen Pract, 45(399), 520-524. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (1995). Patients' demands for prescriptions in primary care. BMJ, 310(6987), 1084-1085. Author URL.
Britten N, Bartley M, Blane D (1995). Proposed new deprivation index. Has major flaws in its derivation and validation. BMJ, 310(6986), 1067-1068. Author URL.
BRITTEN N (1995). QUALITATIVE RESEARCH. 4. QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS IN MEDICAL-RESEARCH. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 311(6999), 251-253. Author URL.
Britten N, Jones R, Murphy E, Stacy R (1995). Qualitative research methods in general practice and primary care. Fam Pract, 12(1), 104-114. Author URL.

1994

Herxheimer A, Britten N (1994). Formulary for self-care. Br J Gen Pract, 44(385), 339-340. Author URL.
Britten N (1994). Patient demand for prescriptions: a view from the other side. Fam Pract, 11(1), 62-66. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Shaw A (1994). Patients' experiences of emergency admission: how relevant is the British government's Patients Charter?. J Adv Nurs, 19(6), 1212-1220. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (1994). Patients' ideas about medicines: a qualitative study in a general practice population. Br J Gen Pract, 44(387), 465-468. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (1994). Record keeping an the professionalisation of community pharmacy. In Harding G, Nettleton S, Taylor K (Eds.) Social pharmacy: innovation and development, London: Pharmaceutical Press.

1993

BRITTEN N (1993). POWER AND DEPENDENCE - SOCIAL AUDIT ON THE SAFETY OF MEDICINES - MEDAWAR,C. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 15(2), 264-266. Author URL.
Fisher B, Britten N (1993). Patient access to records: expectations of hospital doctors and experiences of cancer patients. Br J Gen Pract, 43(367), 52-56. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Fisher B (1993). Qualitative research and general practice. Br J Gen Pract, 43(372), 270-271. Author URL.
Hall W, Evans A, Britten N (1993). Teaching social science in general practice. Postgraduate Education for General Practice, 4, 92-98.

1992

Britten N, Gallagher K, Gallagher H (1992). Patients' views of computerised pharmacy records. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 1, 206-209.
BRITTEN N (1992). THE POLITICS OF MEDICAL ENCOUNTERS - HOW PATIENTS AND DOCTORS DEAL WITH SOCIAL-PROBLEMS - WAITZKIN,H. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 14(1), 140-141. Author URL.

1991

Virji A, Britten N (1991). A study of the relationship between patients' attitudes and doctors' prescribing. Fam Pract, 8(4), 314-319. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Bartholomew J, Morris R, Zander L (1991). Consultants' and patients' views about patient access to their general practice records. J R Soc Med, 84(5), 284-287. Abstract.  Author URL.
BRITTEN N (1991). HOSPITAL CONSULTANTS VIEWS OF THEIR PATIENTS. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 13(1), 83-97. Author URL.

1988

Armstrong D, Britten N, Grace J (1988). Measuring general practitioner referrals: patient, workload and list size effects. J R Coll Gen Pract, 38(316), 494-497. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N (1988). Personal View. British Medical Journal, 296
Britten N (1988). Validity of claims to lifelong non-smoking at age 36 in a longitudinal study. Int J Epidemiol, 17(3), 525-529. Abstract.  Author URL.

1987

Britten N, Davies JM, Colley JR (1987). Early respiratory experience and subsequent cough and peak expiratory flow rate in 36 year old men and women. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed), 294(6583), 1317-1320. Abstract.  Author URL.

1986

Britten N, Morgan K, Fenwick PB, Britten H (1986). Epilepsy and handicap from birth to age 36. Dev Med Child Neurol, 28(6), 719-728. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Wadsworth J (1986). Long term respiratory sequelae of whooping cough in a nationally representative sample. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed), 292(6518), 441-444. Abstract.  Author URL.
Britten N, Wadsworth MEJ, Fenwick PBC (1986). Sources of stigma following early-life epilepsy: evidence from a national birth cohort study. In Whitman S, Hermann BP (Eds.) Psychopathology in Epilepsy: Social Dimensions, New York: Oxford University Press.

1985

BRITTEN N, HAMBLETON R (1985). WHO CARES ABOUT RESEARCHERS. NEW SOCIETY, 71(1154), 222-223. Author URL.

1984

BRITTEN N (1984). CLASS IMAGERY IN a NATIONAL SAMPLE OF WOMEN AND MEN. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 35(3), 406-434. Author URL.
Britten H, Britten N, Fenwick P (1984). People with epilepsy achieving independence: a study of a rehabilitation hostel. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 47(1), 7-10.
Britten N, Wadsworth ME, Fenwick PB (1984). Stigma in patients with early epilepsy: a national longitudinal study. J Epidemiol Community Health, 38(4), 291-295. Abstract.  Author URL.
HEATH A, BRITTEN N (1984). WOMENS JOBS DO MAKE a DIFFERENCE - a REPLY. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 18(4), 475-490. Author URL.

1981

BRITTEN N (1981). MODELS OF INTERGENERATIONAL CLASS MOBILITY - FINDINGS FROM THE NATIONAL-SURVEY-OF-HEALTH-AND-DEVELOPMENT. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 32(2), 224-238. Author URL.

Awards

Resident, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Rockefeller Foundation, Italy 2006

Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners 2004

British Academy Senior Research Fellow 2000-2001


Committee/panel activities

Trustee of the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness

Scientific Advisory Board, Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care


Editorial responsibilities

Editorial board member, Health Expectations


Invited lectures

European Academy of Nursing Sciences Summer School Conference, Nijmegen, 2013

Pro*Doc School on Adaptivity in Communication and Health, Institute of Communication and Health, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano 2013

Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford 2012

Medical Grand Round, Galway University Hospitals, National University of Ireland, Galway 2012

School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham 2012

Third International Conference on Conversation Analysis and Clinical Encounters, University of York, 2011

The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, 2011

Department of Health and Care Sciences, University of Tromso, 2012

Academic tutor to first year medical students

MPhil and PhD Supervision

  • Parkinson’s Disease in everyday conversation: exploring patterns in interaction. Sarah Griffiths, Rebecca Barnes, Nicky Britten, Ray Wilkinson.
  • An analysis of the experience and impact of Public and Patient Involvement on the patients and members of the public involved in health research and health research funding. Kath Maguire, Nicky Britten, Andy Gibson.
  • Healing within modern Western health care: insights from patients, professionals and the placebo response. Paul Dieppe, Nicky Britten, Richard Byng.
  • Process and outcomes of patient and public involvement in research: a natural experiment conducted through PenCLAHRC. Claire Falck, Andy Gibson, Christabel Owens, Nicky Britten.
  • Utilising qualitative research to inform systematic reviews: assessing current practice and developing appropriate methods for fuller integration (University of Plymouth). Laura Harris, Ross Coomber, Nicky Britten.
  • GP and patient perspectives on direct patient reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions (University of Kent) Anna Allford, Janet Krska, Nicky Britten, Jenny Billings

 

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