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Concept: West Country


To identify factors influencing general practitioners' (GPs') decisions about whether or not to remain in direct patient care in general practice and what might help to retain them in that role.

Concepts: Physician, General practitioner, West Country, South West England


Evaluation of a pilot study of an online consultation system in primary care. We describe who used the system, when and why, and the National Health Service costs associated with its use.

Concepts: Health care, West Country, South West England


Around 1 million primary care consultations happen in England every day. Despite this, much of what happens in these visits remains a ‘black box’.Aim To create an archive of videotaped consultations and linked data based on a large sample of routine face-to-face doctor-patient consultations with consent for use in future research and training.Design and setting Cross-sectional study in 12 general practices in the west of England, UK.

Concepts: Database, Cross-sectional study, Million, United Kingdom, England, Native Americans in the United States, Names of large numbers, West Country


To implement parent-oriented discharge planning (Train-to-Home) for preterm infants in neonatal care.

Concepts: West Country, South West England


To determine the proportion of Salmonella cases in children aged <5 years that were reptile-associated salmonellosis (RAS) and to compare the severity of illness.

Concepts: West Country, South West England


Several aspects of school life are thought to be associated with increased risk of self-harm in adolescence, but these have rarely been investigated in prospective studies.

Concepts: Cohort study, Cohort, Study design, Native Americans in the United States, West Country, Bristol, South West England, West of England


Teenage pregnancy has been portrayed as problematic and leading to negative long-term health outcomes. However, this assumption has been questioned. This qualitative study explores the experiences and future aspirations of teenage mothers in North West England.

Concepts: United States, Educational psychology, England, North, Teenage pregnancy, West Country


Patients with TB have diverse and often challenging clinical and social needs that may hamper successful treatment outcomes. Understanding the need for additional support during treatment (enhanced case management, or ECM) is important for workforce capacity planning. North West England TB Cohort Audit (TBCA) has introduced a 4-level ECM classification system (ECM 0-3) to quantify the need for ECM in the region. This study describes the data from the first 2 years of ECM classification.

Concepts: England, North, North West England, West Country


It is recommended that needle and syringe programmes (NSP) distribute low dead space syringes (LDSS) to reduce blood-borne virus transmission. We explored the acceptability of detachable LDSS among people who inject drugs (PWID) and staff who work to support them.

Concepts: Qualitative research, Native Americans in the United States, Hypodermic needle, Syringe, Nevada, West Country


Our aim was to assess the short-term impact of centralization on the outcomes of patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in a vascular network in the South West of England.

Concepts: Cohort study, Aortic aneurysm, Aneurysm, Aortic dissection, Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva, West Country, Bristol