The Severn Deanery is fully committed to medical education research.  The list below contains information about journal articles and other publications produced within the last two years. 

Journal Publications

Coderre,S., Anderson, J. , Rikers, R. , Dunckley, P. , Holbrook, K. , McLaughlin, K (2010) Early Use of Magnetic Endoscopic Imaging in Novice Colonoscopists: Improved Performance without Increase in Workload Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology

Crofts J. F., Bartlett C., Ellis D., Winter C., Donald F., Hunt L. P., et al. (2008) Patient-actor perception of care: a comparison of obstetric emergency training using manikins and patient-actors. Qual Saf Health Care 2008;17(1):20-4.

Crofts J. F., Bartlett C., Ellis D., Winter C., Donald F., Hunt L. P., et al. (2008) Patient-actor perception of care: a comparison of obstetric emergency training using manikins and patient-actors. Qual Saf Health Care 2008;17(1):20-4.

Crofts J, Ellis D, Draycott T, Winter C, Hunt L, Akande V. (2007) Change in knowledge of midwives and obstetricians following obstetric emergency training: a randomised controlled trial of local hospital, simulation centre and teamwork training. British Journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007;114(12):1534-1541.

Draycott TJ and Crofts JF. (2006) Structured team training and its impact on obstetric outcome. Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review. 2006; 17: 229-237

Foster, W. and Freeman, E. (2008) Poetry in general practice education: perceptions of learners. Family Practice, Vol. 25(4): pp. 294-303.

Fox, F., Harris, M., Taylor, G., Rodham, K., Sutton, J., Robinson, B. and Scott, J. (2009) What happens when doctors are patients? Qualitative study of general practitioners. British Journal of General Practice,59 (568), 811-818.

Fox, F.E., Rodham, K., Harris, M.F., Taylor, G.J., Sutton, J., Scott, J. & Robinson, B. (2009) Experiencing "The Other Side": A Study of Empathy and Empowerment in General Practitioners who Have Been Patients. Qualitative Health Research, 19(11), 1580-1588.

Fox, F.E., Taylor, G.J., Harris, M.F., Rodham, K., Sutton, J., Scott, J. Robinson, B. (2010) It's crucial they're treated as patients: Ethical guidance and empirical evidence regarding treating doctor-patients Journal of Medical Ethics, 36(1), 7-11.

Harris, M. (2010) The Nut Island effect - lessons from two case studies. Health Service Review.

Irish, W. and Lake, J. (date TBC 2010) When and Why Do Doctors Decide to Become General Practitioners? Implications for Recruitment into UK General Practice Specialty Training Education for Primary Care.

Irish, W. and Patterson, F. (date TBC 2010) Selecting General Practice Speciality Trainees – Where Next? British Journal of General Practice.

Irish, W., Carr, A., Sowden, D., Douglas, N. and Patterson, P. (date TBC 2010) Recruitment into Speciality Training in the UK; How Far Have we Got? How far Have we Still to Go? British Medical Journal

Irish, W., Munro, N. and Plint, S (date TBC 2010) Medical Careers and Societal Needs; Challenges and Strategies British Medical Journal.

Khistriya, R., Main, P., Curtis A and Irish W (2010). NHS Direct Out-of-hours Service for General Practitioner Registrars: Trainees’ Experiences of a Learning Opportunity. Education for Primary Care, May 2010.

Lees, V., Henley, M. and Sandhu, D. (2010) Interface Specialty Training in the United Kingdom Annual Royal College of Surgeons England (Suppl) 2010: 92:126–128.

Main, P., Curtis, A., Pitts, J. and Irish, W. (2009) Mutually Agreed Statement of Learning’ in General Practice Trainer Appraisal: The Place of Peer Appraisal by Experienced Course Members. Education for Primary Care 2009: 20: 104-110.

Makris, J., Curtis, A., Main, P., and Irish, W. (date TBC 2010) Consultants’ Attitudes to the Assessment of GP Specialty Trainees During Hospital Placements. Education for Primary Care.

Patterson, F., Carr, V., Zibarras, L., Burr, B., Plint, S., Irish, W. and Gregory, S. (2009) New Machine Marked Tests for Selection into Core Medical Training: Findings from Two Validation Studies. Clinical Medicine 2009:9 (5): 417-420A.

Patterson, F., Zibarras, L., Carr, V., Irish, W. and Gregory, S. (date TBC 2010) Evaluating Procedural Justice in Postgraduate Medical Selection. Medical Education.

Pilkingtona P., Grantb, M., Ormea J. (2008) Promoting integration of the health and built environment agendas through a workforce development initiative Journal of the Institute of Public Health 122, 545–551

Remedios, L, Deshpands, A. and Harris, M (2010). Helping International Medical Graduates to Success in the nMRCGP. Education for Primary Care May 2010.

Sabey, A., Feest, K., and Gray, S. (2010) Lessons from the UK: Doctors’ views of changes in postgraduate training Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal – June 2010 Vol 11:3.

Siassakos D, Draycott T, Crofts J, Hunt L, Winter C, Fox R. (2010) More to teamwork than knowledge, skill and attitude. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2010;117:1262–1269

Siassakos D, Crofts JF, Winter C, Weiner CP, Draycott TJ. (2009) The active components of effective training in obstetric emergencies. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2009;116(8):1028-32.

Siassakos D, Crofts J, Winter C, Draycott T. (2008) Multi-professional 'fire-drill' training in labour ward. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Accepted 19 May 2008

Wharton, R. and Pollard, K. (2010) Sessional GPs: Support needed to provide the evidence required for Appraisal and Revalidation. Education for Primary Care September 21:5


Peacock, P. J and Peacock J. L. (2010) Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics. Oxford University Press