Kerin L Hannon

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BACKGROUND Quality measures should be subjected to a testing protocol before being used in practice using key attributes such as acceptability, feasibility and reliability, as well as identifying issues derived from actual implementation and unintended consequences. We describe the methodologies and results of an indicator testing protocol (ITP) using data(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of empirical analyses examining how alcohol consumption patterns in children relate to harms. Such intelligence is required to inform parents, children and policy relating to the provision and use of alcohol during childhood. Here, we examine drinking habits and associated harms in 15-16 year olds and explore how this can inform(More)
BACKGROUND Many countries use pay-for-performance schemes to reward family practices financially for achieving quality indicators. The views of patients on pay for performance remain largely unexplored. AIM To gain the views of family practice patients on the United Kingdom pay-for-performance Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). DESIGN AND SETTING(More)
1 Executive summary Approximately a fifth of the population in England are thought to drink at hazardous levels of consumption, and a further 5% at harmful levels. Such levels of consumption are associated with a wide range of health, crime and economic harms. However, neither consumption nor harms are universally experienced, and in order to effectively(More)
BACKGROUND Annual recording of the Royal College of Physicians three questions (RCP3Q) morbidity score is rewarded within the UK 'pay-for-performance' Quality and Outcomes Framework. AIMS To investigate the performance of the RCP3Qs for assessing control in real-life practice compared with the validated Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) administered by(More)
Acknowledgements We greatly appreciate the support of the Regional Director of Public Health, the regional Public Health Group, NHS North West and the NWPHO Steering Group to enable NWPHO to run this lifestyle survey. In addition, the regional working group that devised the core recommended questions for lifestyles surveys were invaluable in helping devise(More)
BACKGROUND NICE guidelines emphasise the need for a confident, early diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalitis (CFS/ME) in Primary Care with management tailored to the needs of the patient. Research suggests that GPs are reluctant to make the diagnosis and resources for management are currently inadequate. This study aimed to develop(More)
(CPH) for their contributions to proofreading. We also wish to thank the organisations and agencies that provided data and intelligence for attempted suicide locations: We greatly appreciate the ongoing input and support from the Greater Manchester Suicide Prevention Group, in particular Simon Layton and Will Blandamer. We thank Sue Dewane (Office for(More)
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