Jacky Williams

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The high prevalence of childhood obesity has led to questions about the influence of 'obesogenic' environments on children's health. Public health interventions targeting the retail food environment around schools have been proposed, but it is unclear if they are evidence based. This systematic review investigates associations between food outlets near(More)
OBJECTIVES To review current understanding of the knowledge and information needs of informal caregivers in palliative settings. DATA SOURCES Seven electronic databases were searched for the period January 1994--November 2006: Medline, CINAHL, PsychINFO, Embase, Ovid, Zetoc and Pubmed using a meta-search engine (Metalib). Key journals and reference lists(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to explore patients' pain-beliefs and emotions at the point of referral to a pain clinic, their expectations of the clinic and their priorities for improvement in aspects of their lives affected by pain. BACKGROUND Chronic pain is a common experience and, although the percentage of people with pain referred to pain(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare job satisfaction and stress levels of general practitioners (GPs) employed on salaried contracts with GPs on a 'standard' performance-related contract paid by fee-for-service and capitation. METHODS Job satisfaction and stress levels were assessed using data from two postal surveys of GPs: a national survey of 'standard' contract GPs(More)
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