|PROJECT TITLE||EVALUATING EFFECTIVENESS, SAFETY, PATIENT EXPERIENCE AND SYSTEM IMPLICATIONS OF DIFFERENT MODELS OF USING GPS IN OR ALONGSIDE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS (GPS IN EDS)|
|Funding body||National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HS&DR) Programme|
|Overarching aim||Our aim is to evaluate using realist methods the effectiveness, safety, patient experience and system implications of different models of using GPs in or alongside Emergency Departments understanding the effects and the mechanisms by which they are brought about in different contexts.|
|Methods||Realist evaluation using mixed methods|
|Outcomes||Effectiveness of GPs in ED models in terms of what works, for whom and in what circumstances.|
|Outputs||Peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and recommendations for services.
Peer reviewed publications:
Price D, Edwards M, Carson-Stevens A, Cooper A, Davies F, Evans B, Hibbert P, Hughes T, Rainer T, Siriwardena AN, Edwards A. Challenges of recruiting emergency department patients to a qualitative study: a thematic analysis of researchers’ experiences. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2020 20:151.
Cooper A, Davies F, Edwards M, Anderson P, Carson-Stevens A,Cooke M, Donaldson L, Dale J, Evans B, Hibbert P, Hughes T, Porter A, Rainer T, Siriwardena AN, Snooks H, Edwards A. The impact of general practitioners working in or alongside emergency departments: a rapid realist review. BMJ Open 2019 2019;9:e024501.
Cooper A, Edwards M, Brandling J, Carson-Stevens A, Cooke M, Davies F, Hughes T Morton K, Siriwardena AN Voss S, Benger J, Edwards A (2019). A taxonomy of the form and function of primary care services in or alongside emergency departments: concepts paper. EMJ; 36: 625-630.
Cooper A, Carson-Stevens A, Hughes T Edwards A. Is streaming patients in emergency departments to primary care services effective and safe? BMJ 2020;368:m462
Conference presentations and abstracts:
|Impact||This study will provide new information on GP-ED models in terms of impact on service provision, patient experience and the effectiveness and safety of clinical care delivery.|