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The University of Edinburgh | College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine |
Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences | Usher Institute

Centre for Population Health Sciences

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Professor Aziz Sheikh

Professor of Primary Care Research & Development, Co-Director of Centre of Medical Informatics

Tel: +44 (0)131 651 4151
Fax: +44 (0131) 650 9119
Aziz.Sheikh@ed.ac.uk

Role

  • Co-Director of Centre for Medical Informatics
  • Chair, Allergy and Respiratory Research Group
  • Chair, eHealth Strategy Group
  • Co-Chair, Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group

Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate
  • Supervision of Erasmus, Socrates and SSC4 students
Postgraduate
  • Supervision of MSc and PhD students
  • Mentorship of post-doctoral and career scientist award holders
  • Co-Director, Scottish Allergy and Respiratory Academy (SARA)

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology and clinical management of asthma and allergic disorders
  • Exploiting innovations in eHealth to promote patient and population health and to increase the efficiency of care
  • Burden, causes and consequences of medical error and development of strategies and interventions to enhance patient safety
  • Reducing health inequalities

Current Research Involvement

  1. Allergy and Respiratory Medicine
    • Epidemiology and clinical management of anaphylaxis
    • Mapping the respiratory health of the UK
    • Estimating the costs of asthma in the UK
  2. eHealth
    • Implementation, adoption , effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of hospital ePrescribing systems
    • Exploiting the potential of digitised data to transform healthcare
  3. Patient Safety
    • Leading the WHO's Safer Primary Care Expert Working Group
  4. Ethnicity, Religion and Health
    • Developing interventions to reduce ethnic and religious health inequalities

Other Responsibilities/Activities

  • Member, Research Committee, General Practitioners Airways Group (2001-continuing)
  • Research Adviser, West Midlands Ethnic Palliative Care Forum (2002-continuing)
  • Research Adviser, Education for Health, Warwick (2002-continuing)
  • Advisory Panel, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, USA (2002-continuing)
  • Member, Equalities Forum, Scottish Executive (2004-continuing)
  • Working Party, Epidemiology of Anaphylaxis, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2004-continuing)
  • Chairman, British Thoracic Society Research Committee, (2005-continuing)
  • Expert Panel Member, National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development - Personal Awards Scheme (2005-continuing)
  • Member, Review of Allergy Services in Scotland, Scottish Executive (2005-continuing)
  • Member, Scottish Enhanced Functionality for GP Computing, Scottish Executive (2005-continuing)
  • Member, Programme Advisory Group, NHS Connecting for Health (2006-continuing)
  • External Examiner, University of Leeds (2006 - continuing).
  • Editorial Adviser, British Medical Journal (2001-continuing)
  • International Editorial Board, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (2001-continuing)
  • Assistant Editor, Primary Care Respiratory Journal (2001-continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Diversity in Health & Social Care (2004-continuing).
  • Expert Witness, House of Lords Select Committee on Science & Technology

Further Information

Work History

Previous Appointments
1991 Research Assistant, Department of Physiology, University College, London
1997-1998 London Academic Training Scheme, Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London
1998-1999 Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London
1999-2002 NHS R&D National Primary Care Training Fellow, Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London
2002-2003 NHS/PPP National Primary Care Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Public Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
Appointed to University of Edinburgh
2003 Professor of Primary Care Research & Development

Education

1990 BSc Honours Physiology (2.1), University College, London
1993 MB BS University College & Middlesex School of Medicine, London
1995 DRCOG, Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
1996 DCH, Royal College of Physicians
1996 MRCP (Paediatrics), Royal College of Physicians
1997 DFFP, Faculty of Family Planning
1997 MRCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners
2001 MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
2002 MD 'Epidemiology & Primary Care Management of Allergic Disorders', University of London
2004 FRCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners
2006 FRCP, Royal College of Physicians

Selected grants

  • Endogenous And Exogenous Sex Steroid Hormones For The Primary And Secondary Prevention Of Asthma And Allergy In Women: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis (Chief Scientist Office, 2015-2016) Aziz Sheikh, Bright Nwaru, Ulugbek Nurmatov
  • Electronic medicines management systems in NHS Scotland (Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation, 2014-2014) Cresswell K, Sheikh A, Smith P, Swainson C
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Effectiveness II (SIVE II): Use of a large national primary care and laboratory-linked dataset to evaluate live attenuated and trivalent inactivated influenza vaccination effectiveness (NIHR HTA, 2014-2017) Simpson CR, Lone N, Ehrlich E, McMenamin J, Robertson C, Ritchie LD, Sheikh A
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Asthma (CSO-funded PhD studentship for the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, 2014-2017) Simpson C, Sheikh A, Butler C
  • Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (Asthma UK, 2014-2019) Sheikh A, Griffiths C, Levy M, Lewis S, Pinnock H, Schwarze J, Simpson C, Worth A Website
  • Burden of asthma co-morbidity in the UK: secondary analyses of national databases from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (CSO-funded PhD studentship for the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, 2014-2017) Sheikh A, Griffiths C, Nwaru BI, Davies G
  • Identifying the true cost of asthma in the UK: secondary analyses of national stand-alone and linked databases in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (Asthma UK, 2013-2014) Sheikh A, Phillips C, Strachan D, Davies G, Simpson C, Shields M, Lyons R, Fischbacher C
  • Developing a UK taxonomy and framework for facilitating health policy deliberations on maximising secondary uses of healthcare data: a mixed method study (Chief Scientist Office (CSO), 2013-2014) Sheikh A, Nurmatov UB, Cresswell K, Robertson A, Smith P
  • Investigating the cost-effectiveness of health information technologies: a systematic review (The Commonwealth Fund and the Scottish MRC eHealth Informatics Research Centre , 2013-2014) Sheikh A, Nurmatov UB, Cresswell K, Been JV, Bates D
  • Scottish health and ethnicity linkage study (SHELS): examining inequalities in all-mortality, all-hospitalisation, infectious and parasitic diseases, injury and poisoning, and bowel screening. (CSO, 2013-2016) Bhopal R, Pearce J,Fischbacher C, Povey C, Sheikh A, Simpson C, Hutchinson S, Gruer L, Campbell C, Buchanan D.
  • Developing a UK taxonomy and framework for facilitating health policy deliberations on maximising secondary uses of healthcare data: a mixed methods study (CSO, 2013-2014) Sheikh A, Smith P, Cresswell K, Nurmatov U
  • Early estimation of pandemic influenza Antiviral and Vaccine Effectiveness (EAVE) - use of a unique community and laboratory national linked dataset (National Institute for Health Research – Health Technology Assessment , 2013-2014) Simpson CR, Lone N, Ritchie LD, Robertson C, Sheikh A, McMenamin J Website
  • Can eliciting and addressing health-related goals improve asthma control and asthma-related quality of life? Feasibility Phase II pilot randomised controlled trial of a brief intervention. (Chief Scientist Office, 2012-2013) Hoskins G, Williams B, Donnan P, Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Duncan E, van der Pol M (CI University of Dundee)
  • The impact of smoke-free legislation on fetal, infant, and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Maastricht University Medical Centre; The Thrasher Fund; The International Pediatric Research Foundation, 2012-2013) Been JV, Nurmatov UB, van Schayck CP, Sheikh A
  • Predicting foot ulceration in people with diabetes:An analysis of Individual Patient Data (National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), 2012-2014) Crawford F, Chappell F, Murray G, Price J, Sheikh A, Simpson C, Stansby G, Young M. (CI Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
  • HELPing older people with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) towards the end of their lives: developing, piloting and refining a practical intervention (HELP-COPD) (The Dunhill Medical Trust (DMT), 2012-2013) Pinnock H, Kendall M, Murray S, Worth A, Levack P, Macnee B, Sheikh A, White P, Rabinovich R, Drost E, Stewart J, Nurmatov U
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and risk of asthma and allergy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational and interventional studies (Chief Scientist Office (CSO), 2012-2012) Sheikh A, Devereux, G, Nurmatov U, Tagieva-milne N, Semple S
  • Assessing the appropriateness and accountability of a new multi-level taxonomy of asthma care plans. (Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland, 2011-2011) Ring N, Sheikh A, Wilson C, Hoskins G, Pinnock H, Jepson R, Wyke S
  • A rapid synthesis of the evidence on interventions supporting self management for people with long-term conditions. (Service Delivery and Organisation, 2011-2012) Pinnock H, Taylor S, Sheikh A, Griffiths C, Greenhalgh T, Ribchester J
  • Systematic Literature review and evaluation of existing patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for asthma and related allergic diseases. (NAPP Pharmaceutical Group, 2011-2012) Sheikh A, Worth A, Hammersley V, Nurmatov U
  • Antibiotics versus placebo for acute bacterial conjunctivitis: an updated Cochrane systematic review (Maastricht University The Netherlands, 2011-2011) Sheikh A, Nurmatov U, Hurwitz B, van Schayck CP, McLean S
  • Investigating the implementation, adoption and effectiveness of ePrescribing systems in English hospitals: a mixed methods national evaluation (NIHR, 2011-2014) Sheikh A, Coleman J, Chuter A, Slee A, Avery A, Lilford R, Williams R, Schofield J, Shapiro J, Morrison Z, Cresswell K, Robertson A, Crowe S, Wu J, Zhu S, Bates D
  • Integrating Patient Acquired Telehealthcare-Generated Data With the General Practice Electronic Health Record: Exploring the Views of Primary Care Staff. (Chief Scientist Office, 2011-2012) McKinstry B, Simpson C, Sheikh A, Robertson A.
  • Enhancing the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study (SHELS) by adding respiratory and gastrointestinal mortality/morbidity data and assessing the value of linking primary care risk factor data (CSO, 2011-2012) Bhopal R, Fischbacher C, Sheikh A, Povey C, Pearce J, Buchanan D
  • Establishing the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of oral desensitisation for food allergy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention studies (Chief Scientist Office (CSO), 2010-2011) Sheikh A, Devereux G, Nurmatov U
  • House dust mite avoidance measures for perennial allergic rhinitis: an updated Cochrane systematic review (Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 2010-2010) Sheikh A, van Schayck CP, Hurwitz B, Nurmatov U
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness (SIVE): exploitation of a unique community-based national linked dataset. (NIHR Health Services Research, 2010-2011) Simpson C, Ritchie L, Sheikh A, Lone N, McMenamin J
  • Telehealthcare for asthma: a Cochrane systematic review (NHS Scotland, 2009-2010) McLean, Sheikh A, Nurmatov U
  • Edinburgh Trials Methodology Hub (MRC, 2009-2013) Murray G, Lewis S, Sandercock P, Ralston S, Sheikh A, et al
  • Chief Scientist Office, Scotland Small Grant 2010 Telehealthcare for Asthma (Chief Scientist Office, Scotland, 2009-2010) Sheikh A, McLean S,
  • Vaccine effectiveness In Pandemic influenza - primary carE Reporting - VIPER (National Institute for Health Research, 2009-2010) Simpson CR, Ritchie LD, Robertson C, Sheikh A, McMenamin J
  • Promoting the use of personal action plans in asthma self-management: synthesis of the qualitative evidence and integration of qualitative findings with trial based evidence (Chief Scientist Office, 2009-2009) Hoskins G, Jepson R, Wyke S, Pinnock H, Sheikh A (CI Stirling)
  • Developing record linkage capabilities to facilitate the study of long-term conditions: using respiratory and allergic disorders as exemplar disease areas (Chief Scientist Office, 2009-2011) Sheikh A, Simpson C
  • The Impact of eHealth on the Quality and Safety of Healthcare (NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation Programme (NHS CFHEP 001), 2008-2011) Sheikh A, McLean S, Cresswell K, Pagliari C, Pappas Y, Car J, Black A, Hemmi A, Nurmatov U, Mukherjee M, Anandan C, McKinstry B, Procter R, Majeed A
  • An Investigation of nutrients and foods for the primary prevention of asthma and allergic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological and experimental studies (Chief Scientist Office (CSO), 2008-2009) Sheikh A, Devereux G, Nurmatov U
  • NHS CFHEP 010: An evaluation of the effect of IT on interactions between healthcare workers and patients (NHS CFHEP, 2008-2011) Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Williams R, Cresswell K, Fernando B, Huby G, Elton R
  • Edinburgh Clinical Trials Methodology Hub (Medical Research Council, 2008-2013) Murray G, Sheikh A, Sharpe M
  • An evaluation of the adoption of the NHS Care Record in Secondary Care (NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation Programmes, 2008-2010) Sheikh A, Avery A, Cornford T, Jacklin A, Elliott R, Barber N, Fernando B, Cresswell K Further info
  • Primary care management for people with long-term respiratory disease (Chief Scientist Office, 2008-2013) Sheikh A, Pinnock H
  • An evaluation of the effect of IT on interactions between healthcare workers and patients (NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation Programmes, 2008-2010) Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Williams R, Fernando B
  • Telemetric supported self-monitoring of long-term conditions (Chief Scientist Office: NHS Applied Research Programme Grant, 2008-2012) McKinstry B, Pinnock H, MacNee B, Sheikh A, Padfield P, Hanley J, Pagliari C, McKnight J, Wild S, Auld S, Kelly D, Sudlow C.
  • A mobile phone based structured intervention to achieve asthma control in patients with uncontrolled persistent asthma: pragmatic randomised controlled trial. (Asthma UK, 2008-2009) Ryan D, Pinnock H (co-lead applicants)Tarassenko L, Pagliari C, Sheikh A, Price D (CI Aberdeen)
  • Modifying health promotion interventions to meet the needs of ethnic minority groups (National Institute for Health Research HTA, 2008-2009) Sheikh A, Bhopal R, Johnson M et al
  • Identifying professional barriers and facilitators to discussing future care and preferred place of death with patients who have advanced cancer. (Cancer Research UK, 2008-2009) Murray S, Boyd K, Chinn D, Kendall M, Barclay T, Sheikh A
  • Investigating the impact of IT on the quality and safety of healthcare (extension) (NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation Programme, 2008-2010) Sheikh A, Majeed A, Pagliari C, Car J
  • Understanding the experiences of diagnostic testing for people with perceived allergic problems: an exploratory qualitative study. (Chief Scientist Office, 2008-2008) Sheikh A, Burton C, Irshad T
  • An exploratory qualitative study to identify the beliefs, experiences and behaviours of GPs and practice nurses to screening for diabetic foot disease in primary care. (Chief Scientist Office Priorities and Needs Funding: NHS Lothian Health Services Research Programme , 2008-2008) Crawford F, Bekker H, Young M, Sheikh A
  • Developing strategies for effective self-management of anaphylaxis in adolescents: in-depth qualitative study of adolescent and parental perceptions of risk, self-management and support needs. (Chief Scientist Office, 2008-2009) Sheikh A, Worth A, Cunningham-Burley S
  • Facilitating effective anaphylaxis management for school children: qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to implementation of a care pathway for anaphylaxis management. (Chief Scientist Office, 2008-2009) Sheikh A, Worth A, Macleod J
  • Physical activity and black and minority ethnic groups: a qualitative study (NHS Health Scotland, 2008-2008) Jepson R, Bowes A, Avan G, Harris F, Robertson R, Sheikh A (CI Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Stirling)
  • Anaphylaxis Management Plans (AMPs) for children and adults in the community in the UK: a systematic review and e-Delphi study (Chief Scientist Office (CSO), 2007-2007) Sheikh A, Worth A, Nurmatov U
  • Assessing the effectiveness of omega 3 and 6 oils for the primary prevention of eczema, allergic rhinitis and asthma in children and adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. (Chief Scientist Office, 2007-2008) Sheikh A, Anandan C
  • The implementation of telemetric supported self monitoring in chronic disease management. (Intel, 2007-2008) McKinstry B, Sheikhy A, Pagliari C, Hanley J
  • Investigating the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies using hydrolysed milk formula and probiotic supplements to prevent allergic disease in high risk infants: pilot factorial randomised controlled trial (Chief Scientist Office, 2007-2008) Sheikh A, Anandan C
  • A mobile phone based structured intervention to achieve asthma control in patients with uncontrolled persistent asthma. (Asthma UK, 2007-2009) Ryan D, Pinnock H, Tarrasenko L, Pagliari C, Sheikh A, Prince D
  • Anaphylaxis Management Plans (AMP) for children and adults in the community in the UK: a systematic review and e-Delphi study (Chief Scientist Office, 2006-2007) Sheikh A, Worth A, Nurmatov U
  • COPD Health Forecasts. Trial of direct-to-patient contact : a feasibility study. (Boeringher Ingelheim/Pfizer, 2006-2007) Levy M, Bryden C, Pagliari C, Marno P, Sachon P, Laing-Morton T, Prigmore S, Kelly C, Halpin D, Sheikh A
  • Investigating the potential and limitations of telephone consultations in delivering accessible, quality and safe patient-centred primary care: the views of patients, clinicians and administrative staff. (Chief Scientist Office, 2006-2007) McKinstry B, Sheikh A, Pinnock H, Heaney D, Dowell J, Slack R.
  • Randomised controlled trial of an educational intervention for healthcare professionals into the management of school-age children with seasonal allergic rhinitis. (CSO Research Training Fellowship, 2006-2009) Sheikh A, Walker S, Hammersley V
  • Access to emergency contraception: a systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions to increase use and research on facilitators and barriers. (Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Executive Health Department, 2006-2007) Fairhurst K, Sheikh A, Ziebland S
  • A questionnaire and diary card based study to predict respiratory health events among patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (P-COPD). (GlaxoSmithKline, 2006-2006) Levy M, Sheikh A
  • A systematic review of the impact of information technology on the quality and safety of health services. (Patient Safety Research Programme., 2006-2007) Sheikh A Majeed A, Pagliari C, Procter R, McKinstry B, Car J,
  • Patient safety in health care professional educational curricula: examining the learning experience. (Patient Safety Research Programme, 2006-2008) Pearson P, Howe A, Sheikh A, Fairhurst K (CI University of Newcastle)
  • A family based intervention for primary prevention of type 2 Diabetes in South Asians: cluster randomised phase iii trial with economic analysis. (National Prevention Research Initiative, 2006-2011) Bhopal R, Sheikh A, Wild S, McKnight J, Wallia S, Lean M, Murray G, Forbes J, Lawton J Further info
  • Weather forecasting for patients with copd: pilot randomised controlled trial (Pfizer, 2006-2008) Sheikh A, Levy M
  • Predicting diabetic foot ulceration in primary care (Chief Scientist Office, 2006-2007) Sheikh A, Crawford F
  • Health burden of allergic disease in Scotland: secondary analysis of databases (Chief Scientist Office, 2006-2007) Sheikh A, Anandan C
  • Pharmacist-led IT-based intervention aimed at reducing rates of clinically important errors (Patient Safety Research Programme, 2006-2010) Avery AJ, Sheikh A, Cantrill J, Murray S (CI University of Nottingham)
  • Strategies to promote recruitment of South Asians (Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis) into UK asthma studies (Asthma UK, 2006-2007) Sheikh A, Bhopal R, Levy M, Car J, Griffiths C et al
  • Promoting the use of personal asthma action plans in Scotland: a systematic review of the evidence. (NHS QIS, 2006-2006) Ring N, Wyke S, Malcolm C, MacGillivray S, Dixon D, Hoskins G, Pinnock H, Sheikh A (CI University of Stirling)
  • The process of planning, development and implementation of a General Practitioner with a Special Interest service in Primary Care Organisations in England and Wales: a comparative prospective case study. (NHS Service Delivery and Organisation, 2006-2007) Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Huby G, Williams S, Price D, Rosen R.
  • How do telephone consultations differ from face to face consultations in content and quality? A pilot comparative study using tape recorded consultations. (CZH/4/303). (Chief Scientist Office, 2006-2007) McKinstry B, Sheikh A, Pinnock H, Dowwel J, Heaney D
  • A breath of fresh air: improving care and services for patients living and dying with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and their carers. (BOFA) (Chief Scientist Office, 2006-2009) Pinnock H, Murray SA, Worth A, Porter M, Kendall M, Sheikh, A, Levack P, MacNee W, Wilkinson D
  • Promoting smoking cessation in Bangladeshi and Pakistani male adults: pilot randomised controlled trial. (NPRI/MRC, 2006-2008) Sheikh A, Aveyard P, Amos A , Bhopal R, Prescott R J, Shackley P, Gill P, Bedi R
  • Is poor educational attainment in white and Bangladeshi children related to asthma? A study linking health, education and social care datasets. (Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry Barts and the London, 2005-2007) Griffiths C, Sheikh A et al
  • The PINCER Trial. (Chief Scientist Office, 2005-2009) Avery AJ, Prescott RJ et al (CI University of Nottingham)
  • Medication errors in primary care: a quantitative and qualitative study. (Department of Health Patient Safety Research Programme, 2005-2007) Avery T, Cantrill J, Sheikh A, Armstrong S, Elliott R, Howard R, Kendrick D, Marshall M, Morris C, Murray SA, Prescott R (CI University of Nottingham)
  • Complex interventions in supportive and palliative care: development, evaluation and implementation (National Cancer Research Institute, 2005-2010) Sharpe M, Richardson A, Ramirez A, Higginson I, Velikova G, Murray SA, Stark D, Weller D, Sheikh A, Brown J, Fallon M
  • Non face to face consultations in primary care: professionals' experiences, interests and concerns (Chief Scientist Office, 2005-2007) Sheikh A, May C
  • The preferred consultation style of adults with asthma and its association with self-reported adherence to medication (Astrazenica UK, 2005-2006) Walker S, Sheikh A, Fletcher M, Coomber J (CI Education for Health, Warwick)
  • Survey of asthma and copd services in uk primary care (Education for Health, 2005-2006) Walker S, Sheikh A, Fletcher M, Upton J (CI Education for Health, Warwick)
  • Describing compliance with and identifying barriers and facilitators to the implementation of SIGN 63 (The British Guideline for the Management of Asthma) in a rural health board. (Chief Scientist Office, 2005-2006) Gillies J, Sheikh A, Wiener-Ogilvie S, Pinnock H, Partridge MR , Huby G (CI NHS Borders)
  • Increasing the potential of mobile phone technology to promote better lung health. (British Lung Foundation, 2005-2006) Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Slack R, Pagliari C, Price D.
  • Developing services to meet end of life care needs of South Asian Sikh and Muslim patients and their families in Scotland (Chief Scientist Office, 2005-2007) Sheikh A, Bhopal R, Murray S, Kendall M, Worth A et al
  • Investigating the potential of limitations of telephone consultations in delivering accessible patient-centred primary care. (CSO Primary Care Research Career Award, 2004-2009) Sheikh A, McKinstry B
  • General Practitioners' views on email specialist advice services (between GPs and specialists): a qualitative study to allow user involvement to inform the developments of email specialist advice services. (Scientific Foundation Board (RCGP), 2004-2005) Prof. Aziz Sheikh, Dr. Helen Kettle
  • Accessibility, clinical effectiveness and practice costs of providing a telephone option for the routine review of people with asthma: controlled before and after study. (Scientific Foundation Board, Royal College of General Practitioners, 2004-2005) Pinnock H, Sheikh A.
  • What are the best ways to seek the views of people affected by cancer about end of life issues? (Macmillan Cancer Relief, 2004-2004) Kendall M, Worth A, Murray S, Kearney N, Sheikh A, Boyd K, Brown D, Mallinson I
  • The potential role, benefits of and barriers to a respiratory GpwSI service: a qualitative study of the views and attitudes of patients, healthcare professionals and managers (General Practice Airways Group, 2004-2006) Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Williams S, Price D, Peel A et al
  • Patients' attitudes towards asthma inhaler devices and self-reported adherence to asthma therapy (Astrazenica UK, 2004-2006) Walker S, Sheikh A, Fletcher M, Coomber J
  • Provision of a respiratory GPwSI service: an e-mail survey of the intentions of Primary Care Trusts. (General Practice Airways Group, 2003-2004) Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Netuveli G, Price D.
  • Does postal administration of the Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire and Asthma Control Questionnaire alter the responses compared to supervised self-completion? (General Practice Airways Group, 2002-2003) Pinnock H, Sheikh A & Juniper E
  • Effectiveness of interventions for reducing the incidence of preventable drug-related admissions to hospital: systematic review. (BUPA Foundation/University of Nottingham, 2001-2001) Prof. Tony Avery, Prof. Brian Hurwitz & Dr Michael Dewey, Dr A Sheikh, Imperial College of Science, Tech & Medicine.
  • A pilot randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of telephone consultations with face-to-face consultations in the management of adult asthmatics in primary care. (TONIC study). (British Lung Foundation, 2001-2002) Pinnock H, Sheikh A

Publications

Link to Edinburgh Research Explorer for full publications list

Selected publications

  • Cresswell K, Coleman J, Smith P, Swainson C, Slee A, Sheikh A. Qualitative analysis of multi-disciplinary round-table discussions on the acceleration of benefits and data analytics through hospital electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) systems. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics. 2016 Jul 4;23(2):501-9. DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Sheikh A. Key global developments in health information technology. J R Soc Med OnlineFirst, published on June 20, 2016 as doi:10.1177/0141076816656484 DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Mozaffar H, Shah S, Sheikh A. A systematic assessment of review to promoting the appropriate use of antibiotics through hospital electronic prescribing systems. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2016 May 1. DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Bates D, Sheikh A. Six ways for governments to get value from health IT. Lancet 2016;387(10033):2074–2075. DOI Link
  • Cresswell KM, Mozaffar H, Lee L, Williams R, Sheikh A. Workarounds to hospital electronic prescribing systems: a qualitative study in English hospitals. BMJ Qual Saf 2016. Published Online First. doi:10.1136/ bmjqs-2015-005149 DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Bates DW, Sheikh A. Ten key considerations for the successful optimization of large-scale health information technology. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2016; doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocw037. DOI Link
  • • Cresswell K, Mozaffar H, Lee L, Williams R, Sheikh A. Safety risks associated with the lack of integration and interfacing of hospital health information technologies: a qualitative study of hospital electronic prescribing systems in England. BMJ Quality & Safety 2016. Online first. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004925 DOI Link
  • Mozaffar H, Cresswell1 K, Lee L, Williams R, Sheikh A. Taxonomy of delays in the implementation of hospital computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems for prescribing: a longitudinal qualitative study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016;16:25. DOI 10.1186/s12911-016-0263-x DOI Link
  • Panesar SS, De Silva D, Carson-Stevens A, Cresswell K, Salvilla SA, Javad S, Netuveli G, Larizgoitia I, Donaldson LJ, Bates DW, Sheikh A. How safe is primary care? A systematic review. BMJ Qual Saf 2015. DOI Link
  • Schofield B, Cresswel K, Westbrook J, et al. The impact of electronic prescribing systems on pharmacists’ time and workflow: protocol for a time- and-motion study in English NHS hospitals. BMJ Open 2015;5:e008785. DOI Link
  • Cresswell KM, Lee L, Slee A, Coleman J, Bates DW, Sheikh A. Qualitative analysis of vendor discussions on the procurement of Computerised Physician Order Entry and Clinical Decision Support systems in hospitals. BMJ Open 2015;5:e008313. DOI Link
  • Nwaru, B. I., Mukherjee, M., Gupta, R. P., Farr, A., Heaven, M., Stoddart, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Fitzsimmons, D., Shields, M., Phillips, C., Chamberlain, G., Fischbacher, C., Dibben, C., Aftab, C., Simpson, C. R., Lyons, R., Strachan, D., Davies, G. A., Mckinstry, B. & Sheikh, A. Challenges of harmonising data from UK national health surveys: a case study of attempts to estimate the UK prevalence of asthma. Journal of Royal Society of Medicine 2015; 108 (10) DOI Link
  • McLean S, Barbour V, Wild S, Simpson C, Sheikh A, Models for estimating projections for disease prevalence and burden: a systematic review focusing on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Health Serv Res Policy OnlineFirst DOI Link
  • Mozaffar, H., Williams, R., Cresswell, K., Morrison, Z., Bates, D. W., & Sheikh, A. (2015). The evolution of the market for commercial computerized physician order entry and computerized decision support systems for prescribing. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, ocv095.
  • Liu JJ, Davidson E, Bhopal RS, White M, Johnson MRD, Netto G, Sheikh A. Adapting health promotion interventions for ethnic minority groups: a qualitative study. Health Promotion International 2015 Jan 5. pii: dau105. [Epub ahead of print] DOI Link
  • Bousquet J, Schunemann HJ, Fonseca J, Samolinski Bachert C, Canonica G, Casal T et al. "MACVIA‐ARIA Sentinel NetworK for allergic rhinitis (MASK‐rhinitis): The new generation guideline implementation." Allergy (2015) DOI Link
  • Crawford F, Cezard G, Chappell FM, Murray GD, Price JF, Sheikh A, et al. A systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis of prognostic factors for foot ulceration in people with diabetes: the international research collaboration for the prediction of diabetic foot ulcerations (PODUS). Health Technol Assess 2015;19(57). DOI Link
  • Nwaru BI, Sheikh A. Hormonal contraceptives and asthma in women of reproductive age: analysis of data from serial national Scottish Health Surveys. J R Soc Med. 2015 Jul 7. DOI Link
  • Nwaru BI, Sheikh A. Anaphylaxis in adolescents: a potential tripartite management framework. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015; 15(4):344-9. DOI Link
  • Buckingham S, Kendall M, Ferguson S, MacNee W, Sheikh A, White P, Worth A, Boyd K, Murray SA & Pinnock H. HELPing older people with very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (HELP-COPD): mixed-method feasibility pilot randomised controlled trial of a novel intervention. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 2015;25. Link
  • Cresswell K, Sheikh A. Health information technology in hospitals: current issues and future trends. Future Hosp J 2015; 2(1):50-56.
  • Matui P, Wyatt J C, Pinnock H, Sheikh A, McLean S, Computer decision support systems for asthma: a systematic review. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine Link
  • Nahhas M, Bhopal R, Anandan C, Elton R, Sheikh A. Investigating the association between obesity and asthma in 6- to 8-year-old Saudi children: a matched case-control study. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. 2014 Jun 5;24:14004. doi: 10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.4. DOI Link
  • Nwaru BI, Virtanen SM, Sheikh A. Key considerations for clinical trials of dietary interventions for primary prevention of allergy and asthma in children. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2014 Dec;25(8):730-732. DOI Link
  • Mukherjee M, Gupta R, Farr A, Heaven M, Stoddart A, Nwaru BI, Fitzsimmons D, Chamberlain G, Bandyopadhyay A, Fischbacher C, Dibben C, Shields M, Phillips C, Strachan D, Davies G, McKinstry B, Sheikh A; Burden and True Cost of Asthma in the UK Research Team. Estimating the incidence, prevalence and true cost of asthma in the UK: secondary analysis of national stand-alone and linked databases in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales-a study protocol. BMJ Open. 2014 Nov 4;4(11):e006647. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006647. DOI Link
  • Milne H, Huby G, Buckingham S, Hayward J, Sheikh A, Cresswell K, Pinnock H. Does sharing the electronic health record in the consultation enhance patient involvement? A mixed-methods study using multichannel video recording and in-depth interviews in primary care. Health Expectations 2014.[Epub ahead of print] DOI Link
  • Kotz D, Simpson C, Viechtbauer W, van Schayck O, West R, Sheikh A. Cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric safety of varenicline and bupropion compared with nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation: study protocol of a retrospective cohort study using the QResearch® general practice database. BMJ Open 2014; 4: e005281 DOI Link
  • Lee L, Cresswell K, Slee A, Slight S, Coleman J, Sheikh A. Using stakeholder perspectives to develop an ePrescribing toolkit for NHS Hospitals: a questionnaire study. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open 2014;5(10):1–9.
  • Kotz D, Simpson CR, Viechtbauer W, van Schayck OCP, Sheikh A. Development and validation of a model to predict the 10-year risk of general practitioner-recorded COPD. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 2014; 24: 14011 DOI Link
  • B. I. Nwaru, A. Muraro and A. Sheikh. Charting a research agenda for understanding the epidemiology of food allergy in adults in Europe. Allergy 2014; 69: 975–977 DOI Link
  • Sheikh A, Jha A, Cresswell K, Greaves F, Bates DW (2014). Adoption of electronic health records in UK hospitals: lessons from the USA. The Lancet, 384(9937):8–9. DOI Link
  • Morrison Z, Fernando B, Kalra D, Cresswell K, Robertson A, Sheikh A. The collection and utilisation of patient ethnicity data in general practices and hospitals in the United Kingdom: a qualitative case study. Inform Prim Care. 2014;21(3):118–131.
  • A. Muraro, T. Werfel, K. Hoffmann-Sommergruber, G. Roberts, K. Beyer, C. Bindslev-Jensen, V. Cardona, A. Dubois, G. duToit, P. Eigenmann, M. Fernandez Rivas, S. Halken, L. Hickstein, A. Høst, E. Knol, G. Lack, M. J. Marchisotto, B. Niggemann, B. I. Nwaru, N. G. Papadopoulos, L. K. Poulsen, A. F. Santos, I. Skypala, A. Schoepfer, R. Van Ree, C. Venter, M. Worm, B. Vlieg–Boerstra, S. Panesar, D. de Silva, K. Soares-Weiser, A. Sheikh, B. K. Ballmer-Weber, C. Nilsson, N. W. de Jong, C. A. Akdis and on behalf of EAACI Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines Group. EAACI Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines: diagnosis and management of food allergy. 9 JUN 2014. DOI: 10.1111/all.12429 DOI Link
  • Nwaru BI, Hickstein L, Panesar SS, Roberts G, Muraro A, Sheikh A; the EAACI Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines Group. Prevalence of common food allergies in Europe: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Allergy. 2014. 10.1111/all.12423. DOI Link
  • Fernando B, Morrison Z, Kalra D, Cresswell K, Sheikh A (2014) Approaches to Recording Drug Allergies in Electronic Health Records: Qualitative Study. PLoS ONE 9(4): e93047. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093047 DOI Link
  • Mozaffar H, Williams R, Cresswell K, Morison Z, Slee A, Sheikh A. Product Diversity and Spectrum of Choice in Hospital ePrescribing Systems in England. PLOS ONE 2014; 9(4): e92516. DOI Link
  • Cresswell KM, Sheikh A. Undertaking sociotechnical evaluations of health information technologies. Informatics in Primary Care 2014;21(2).
  • Been JV, Nurmatov UB, Cox B, Nawrot TS, Schayck CP, Sheikh A. Impact of smoke-free legislation on perinatal and child health: systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet www.thelancet.com Published online March 28, 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60082-9
  • Nurmatov UB, Rathigan E, Simons FER, Sheikh A. H2-antihistamines for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without shock: a systematic review. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2014;112:126-131
  • Nurmatov U,Devereux G, Worth A, Healy L, Sheikh A. Effectiveness and safety of orally administered immunotherapy for food allergies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Nutrition 2014;111: 12-22 DOI Link
  • Kristiansen M, Irshad T, Worth A, Bhopal R, Lawton J, Sheikh A. The practice of hope: a longitudinal, multi-perspective qualitative study among South Asian Sikhs and Muslims with life-limiting illness in Scotland. Ethn Health 2014 February 1;19(1):1-19. DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Williams R, Morrison Z, Slee A, Coleman J, Robertson A, Sheikh A. Evaluation of medium-term consequences of implementing commercial computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support prescribing systems in two 'early adopter' hospitals. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014, doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002252
  • Nwaru BI, Hickstein L, Panessar SS, Muraro A, Wefel T, Cardona V, Dubois AEJ, Halken S, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Poulsen LK, Roberts G, Van Ree R, Vlieg-Boerstra B, Sheikh A, and the EAACI Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Guidelines Group. Epidemiology of food allergy in Europe: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Allergy. 2014 69(1):62-75 DOI Link
  • Gibbison B, Griggs K, Mukherjee M, Sheikh A. Ten years of asthma admissions to adult critical care units in England and Wales. BMJ Open 2013;3 (9) doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003420 DOI Link Link
  • Linehan M, Nurmatov U, Frank TL, Niven RM, Baxter DN, Sheikh A. Does BCG vaccination protect against childhood asthma? Final results from MANCAS retrospective cohort study and updated systematic review and meta-analysis. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013 Sep 28. pii: S0091-6749(13)01265-7 DOI Link
  • McLean S, Sheikh A, Cresswell K, Nurmatov U, Mukherjee M, Hemmi A, Pagliari C. The impact of telehealthcare on the quality and safety of care: a systematic overview. PLoS ONE 2013;8(8): e71238 DOI Link
  • Douglas A, Bhopal RS, Bhopal R, Forbes JF, Gill JMR, McKnight J, et al. Design and baseline characteristics of the PODOSA (Prevention of Diabetes & Obesity in South Asians) trial: a cluster, randomised lifestyle intervention in Indian and Pakistani adults with impaired glycaemia at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open 2013 Jan 1;3(2) DOI Link
  • Davidson EM, Liu JJ, Bhopal RS, White M, Johnson MR, Netto G, et al. Behavior Change Interventions to Improve the Health of Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations: A Tool Kit of Adaptation Approaches. The Milbank quarterly 2013;91(4):811-51. DOI Link
  • Bhopal RS, Douglas A, Wallia S, Forbes JF, Lean MEJ, Gill JMR, et al. Effect of a lifestyle intervention on weight change in south Asian individuals in the UK at high risk of type 2 diabetes: a family-cluster randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2013 Dec 23. DOI Link
  • Davidson E, Simpson C, Demiris G, Sheikh A, McKinstry B. Integrating telehealthcare-generated data with the family practice electronic medical record: a qualitative exploration of the views of primary care staff. Interact J Med Res 2013;2:e29 DOI Link
  • Simpson CR, Lone N, Kavanagh K, Ritchie LD, Robertson C, Sheikh A, McMenamin J. Seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness (SIVE): an observational retrospective cohort study- exploitation of a unique community-based national-linked database to determine the effectiveness of the seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine. Health Serv Deliv Res 2013; 1(10) DOI Link
  • Sheikh A, Nurmatov U, Cresswell K, Bates D. Investigating the cost-effectiveness of health information technologies: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open 2013;3(12):e003737. DOI Link
  • Panessar SS, Javad S, De Silva D, Nwaru BI, Hickstein L, Muraro A, Roberts G, Worm M, Bilo MB, Cardona V, Dubois AEJ, Dunn Galvin A, Eigenmann P, Fernandez-Rivas M, Halken S, Lack G, Niggemann B, Santos AF, Vlieg-Boerstra B, Zolkipli Q, Sheikh A, and the EAACI Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Guidelines Group. The epidemiology of anaphylaxis in Europe: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Allergy 2013; 68:1353-1361
  • Nwaru BI, Panessar SS, Hickstein L, Rader T, Werfel T, Muraro A, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Roberts G, Sheikh A. The epidemiology of food allergy in Europe: protocol for a systematic review. Clinical and Translational Allergy 2013; 3: 13
  • Panessar SS, Nwaru BI, Hickstein L, Rader T, Hamadah H, Ali DF, Patel B, Muraro A, Roberts G, Worm M, Sheikh A, Wierzoch A. The epidemiology of anaphylaxis in Europe: protocol for a systematic review. Clinical and Translational Allergy 2013; 3: 9
  • Cresswell KM, Slee A, Coleman J, Williams R, Bates DW, et al. (2013) Qualitative Analysis of Round-Table Discussions on the Business Case and Procurement Challenges for Hospital Electronic Prescribing Systems. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79394. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079394
  • Cresswell KM, Panesar SS, Salvilla SA, Carson-Stevens A, Larizgoitia I, et al. (2013) Global Research Priorities to Better Understand the Burden of Iatrogenic Harm in Primary Care: An International Delphi Exercise. PLoS Med 10(11): e1001554. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001554 DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Coleman J, Slee A, Morrison Z, Sheikh A. A toolkit to support the implementation of electronic prescribing systems into UK hospitals: preliminary recommendations. J R Soc Med published online 9 October 2013. DOI: 10.1177/0141076813502955 DOI Link
  • Morrison Z, Fernando B, Kalra D, Cresswell K, Sheikh A. National evaluation of the benefits and risks of greater structuring and coding of the electronic health record: exploratory qualitative investigation. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001666 DOI Link
  • Ainsworth H, Shah S, Ahmed F, Amos A, Cameron I, Fairhurst C, Kind R, Mir G, Parrott S, Sheikh A, Torgerson D, Thomson H, Siddiqi K. Muslim communities learning about second-hand smoke (MCLASS): study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials 2013; 14:295
  • Hoskins G, Abhyankar P, Taylor AD, Duncan E, Sheikh A, Pinnock H, van der Pol M, Donnan PT, Williams B. Goal-setting intervention in patients with active asthma: protocol for a pilot cluster-randomised controlled trial. Trials 2013; 14:289
  • Pinnock H, Hanley J, McCloughan L, Todd A, Krishan A, Lewis S, Stoddart A, van der Pol M, MacNee W, Sheikh A, Pagliari C, McKinstry B. Effectiveness of telemonitoring integrated into existing clinical services on hospital admission for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: researcher blind, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2013;347:f6070
  • Morrison Z, Marsden K, Cresswell K, Fernando B, Sheikh A. Utilizing a Discourse-Based Understanding of Organizational Change to Explore the Introduction of National Electronic Health Records in England. Journal of Change Management 2013;13(3).
  • Sewell D, Hammersley V, Devereux G, Robertson A et al. Investigating the effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet in pregnant women for the primary prevention of asthma and allergy in high-risk infants: protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials 2013; 14: 173
  • Stoddart A, Hanley J, Wild S, Pagliari C, Paterson M, Lewis S, Sheikh A, Krishan A, Padfield P, McKinstry B. Telemonitoring-based service redesign for the management of difficult-to-control hypertension (HITS): A cost and cost-effectiveness analysis. BMJ Open 2013;3:e002681
  • McKinstry B, Hanley J, Wild S, Pagliari C, Paterson M, Lewis S, Sheikh A, Krishan A, Stoddart A, Padfield P. Telemonitoring-based service redesign for the management of difficult-to-control hypertension (HITS): a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2013;346:f3030
  • McLean S, Wild SH, Simpson CR, Sheikh A. Models for estimating projections for the prevalence and disease burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): systematic review protocol. Primary Care Respiratory Journal. 2013;22:PS8-PS21 DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Howe A, Steven A et al. Patient safety in healthcare preregistration educational curricula: multiple case study-based investigations of eight medicine, nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy university courses. BMJ Qual Saf 2013;0:1–12. DOI Link
  • Cresswell KM, Bates DW, Sheikh A. Ten key considerations for the successful implementation and adoption of large-scale health information technology. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2013; doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001684. DOI Link
  • Nurmatov UB, Tagiyeva N, Semple S, Devereux G, Sheikh A. Volatile Organic Compounds and risk of asthma and allergy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational and interventional studies. Prim Care Respir J 2013;22(1):PS9-PS15
  • Been JV, Nurmatov U, van Schayck CP, Sheikh A. The impact of smoke-free legislation on fetal, infant and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol.BMJ Open 2013;3:e002261 DOI Link
  • Hayward J, Thomson F, Milne H, Buckingham S, Sheikh A, Fernando B, Cresswell K, Huby G, Williams R, Pinnock H. "Too much, too late": mixed methods multi-channel video recording study of computerised decision support systems and GP prescribing. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2013; doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001484. DOI Link
  • Crawford F, Anandan C, Chappell FM, Murray GD, Price FJ, Sheikh A, Simpson CR, Maxwell M, Stansby GP, Young MJ, Abbott CA, Boulton AJM, Boyko EJ, Kastenbauer T, Leese GP, Monami M, Monteiro-Soares M, Rith-Najarian SJ, Veves A, Coates N, Jeffcoate WJ, Leech N, Fahey T, Tierney J. Protocol for a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis of prognostic factors of foot ulceration in people with diabetes: the international research collaboration for the prediction of diabetic foot ulcerations (PODUS). BMC Medical Research Methodology 2013; 13:22 DOI Link Link
  • Worth A, Regent L, Levy M, Ledford C, East M, Sheikh A. Living with severe allergy: an Anaphylaxis Campaign national survey of young people. Clin Trans Allergy 2013; 3:2 Link
  • Ntala C, Birmpili P, Worth A, Anderson NH, Sheikh A. The quality of reporting of randomised controlled trials in asthma: systematic review protocol. Prim Care Resp J 2013; 22 DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Coleman J, Slee A, Williams R, Sheikh A, et al. Investigating and Learning Lessons from Early Experiences of Implementing ePrescribing Systems into NHS Hospitals: A Questionnaire Study. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(1): e53369. DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Sheikh A. Organizational issues in the implementation and adoption of health information technology innovations: an interpretative review. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2013;82:e73–e86. DOI Link
  • Ryan D, Price D, Musgrave S, Malhotra S, Lee A, Ayansina D.Sheikh A,Tarassenko L, Pagliari C, Pinnock, H. (2012). Clinical and cost effectiveness of mobile phone supported self monitoring of asthma: multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMj, 344, e1756 DOI Link
  • Nwaru BI, Sheikh A. Risk factors for the development of egg allergy: progress to date and future directions (invited editorial). Allergy 2012; 67: 1325-1326
  • Robertson A, Cornford T, Barber N et al. The NHS IT nightmare: more than just a bad dream. The Lancet 2012; 379(9810): 29-30
  • Cresswell K, Majeed A, Bates D, Sheikh A. Computerised decision support systems for healthcare professionals: an interpretative review. Informatics in Primary Care 2012;20:115.
  • Ryan D, Price D, Musgrave S, Malhotra S, Lee AJ, Ayansina D, Sheikh A, Tarassenko L, Pagliari C, Pinnock H. Clinical and cost effectiveness of mobile phone supported self-monitoring of asthma: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2012; 344:e1756 DOI Link
  • Fairbrother P, Pinnock H, Janet Hanley J, McCloughan L, Sheikh A, Pagliari C, McKinstry B, on behalf of the TELESCOT programme group. Continuity, but at what cost? The impact of telemonitoring COPD on continuities of care: a qualitative study. Prim Care Respir J 2012;21: 322-328 DOI Link
  • Ring N, Jepson R, Pinnock H, Wilson C, Hoskins G, Wyke S, Sheikh A. Developing novel evidence-based interventions to promote asthma action plan use: a cross-study synthesis of evidence from randomised controlled trials and qualitative studies. Trials 2012, 13:216 Link
  • Choo KJ, Nurmatov U, Sheikh A. Emergency action plans for people at risk of anaphylaxis (major allergy). (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 4.Art.No:CD009773
  • Nurmatov U, Bright I Nwaru, Devereux G, Sheikh A. Confounding and effect modification in studies of diet and childhood asthma and allergies. Allergy 2012;67(8):1041-59
  • Sheikh A, Hurwitz B, van Schayck CP, McLean S, Nurmatov U. Antibiotics versus placebo for acute bacterial conjunctivitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue9.Art.No:CD001211
  • Nurmatov U, Venderbosch I, Devereux G, Simons FER, Sheikh A. Allergen-specific oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9.Art.No:CD009014
  • McLean S, Nurmatov U,Liu JLY, Pagliari C, Car J, Sheikh A. Telehealthcare for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. BJGP 2012;62(604):576-577
  • Bedard A, Dumas O, Kauffmann F, Garcia-Aymerich J, Siroux V, Varraso R, Nwaru BI, Nurmatov U, Devereux G, Sheikh A. Potential confounders in the asthma-diet association: how casual approach could help? Allergy 2012;67(11):1461-1463 DOI Link
  • Worth A, Hammersley V, Nurmatov U, Sheikh A. Systematic literature review and evaluation of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for asthma and related allergic diseases. Prim Care Resp J 2012; 21:455-458 DOI Link
  • Gallagher M, Worth A, Cunningham-Burley S, Sheikh A. Strategies for living with the risk of anaphylaxis in adolescence: qualitative study of young people and their parents. Prim Care Resp J 2012; 21: 392-397 DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Worth A, Sheikh A. Comparative case study investigating sociotechnical processes of change in the context of a national electronic health record implementation. Health Informatics Journal 2012;18:251-270. DOI Link
  • Nurmatov U, Buckingham S, Kendall M, Murray SA, White P, Sheikh A, Pinnock H. Effectiveness of holistic interventions for people with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review of controlled clinical trials. PLoS ONE 2012;7(10):e46433 Link
  • Deckers I, McLean S, Linssen S, Mommers M, van Schayck O C P, Sheikh A. Time Trends in the Incidence and Prevalence of Atopic Eczema 1990 – 2010: a Systematic Review of Epidemiological Studies, PLoSOne 2012
  • Sheikh A, Hurwitz B, van Shayck C, McLean S, Nurmatov U. Topical antibiotics for acute bacterial conjunctivitis, Updated review and meta-analysis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012 DOI Link
  • Fernando B, Kalra D, Morrison Z, Byrne E, Sheikh A. (2012) Benefits and risks of structuring and/or coding the presenting patient history in the electronic health record: systematic review. BMJ Qual Saf. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000450 DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Morrison Z, Kalra D, Sheikh A. "There Are Too Many, but Never Enough": Qualitative Case Study Investigating Routine Coding of Clinical Information in Depression. PLoS ONE 2012;7(8):e43831. DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Morrison Z, Crowe S, Roberston A, Sheikh A (2012). Anything but...engaged: user involvement in the context of a national electronic health record implementation. Informatics in Primary Care 19(4):191-206.
  • Nahhas M, Bhopal R, Anandan C, Elton R, Sheikh A. Prevalence of Allergic Disorders among Primary School-Aged Children in Madinah, Saudi Arabia: Two-Stage Cross-Sectional Survey. PLoS ONE 2012 May 17;7(5):e36848. DOI Link
  • Mir G, Salway S, Kai J, Karlsen S, Bhopal R, Ellison GT, et al. Principles for research on ethnicity and health: the Leeds Consensus Statement. Eur J Public Health 2012 May 2. DOI Link Link
  • Liu JJ, Davidson E, Bhopal RS, White M, Johnson MRD, Netto G, et al. Adapting health promotion interventions to meet the needs of ethnic minority groups: mixed methods evidence synthesis. Health Technology Assessment Monograph Series 2012, In Press. Link
  • Nahhas M, Bhopal R, Anandan C, Elton R, Sheikh A (2012) Prevalence of Allergic Disorders among Primary School-Aged Children in Madinah, Saudi Arabia: Two-Stage Cross-Sectional Survey. PLoS ONE 7(5): DOI Link
  • Simpson CR, Ritchie LD, Robertson C, Sheikh A, McMenamin J. Effectiveness of H1N1 vaccine for the prevention of pandemic influenza in Scotland, UK: a retrospective observational cohort study. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2012 DOI Link
  • Lone N, Simpson CR, Ritchie LD, Robertson C, Sheikh A, McMenamin J. Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in the community (SIVE): exploitation of a unique national linked dataset. BMJ Open. 2012; 15:e001019 DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Sadler S, Rodgers S, Avery A, Cantrill J, Murray S, Sheikh A (2012). An embedded longitudinal multi-faceted qualitative evaluation of a complex cluster randomised controlled trial aiming to reduce clinically important errors in medicines management in general practice. Trials; 13:78. DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Sheikh A (2012). Effective integration of technology into health care needs adequate attention to sociotechnical processes, time and a dose of reality. Letter to the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association;307(21):2255-2255. DOI Link
  • Thomson F, Milne H, Hayward J, Pinnock H, Cresswell K, Fernand B, Huby G, Williams R, Sheikh A (2012). Understanding the impact of information technology on interactions between patients and healthcare professionals: the INTERACT-IT study. Health Services Journal: 46-51. Link
  • Kathrin M. Cresswell, Ann Robertson, Aziz Sheikh: Lessons learned from England's national electronic health record implementation: implications for the international community. IHI '12 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium: 685-690. Link
  • Cresswell K, Worth A, Sheikh A. Integration of a nationally procured electronic health record system into user work practices. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012; 12: 15 DOI Link
  • Avery A, Rodgers S, Cantrill J, Armstrong S, Cresswell K, Eden M, Elliott R, Howard R, Kendrick D, Morris C, Prescott R, Swanwick G, Turner T, Sheikh A. Pharmacist-led information technology-enabled intervention for reducing medication errors: multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis (PINCER Trial). Lancet 2012; doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61817-5 DOI Link
  • Sheikh A, Nurmatov U, Venderbosch I, Bishoff E. Oral immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut allergy: systematic review of six case studies. Prim Care Respir J 2012; 21(1):41-49 DOI Link
  • Nurmatov U, van Schayck CP, Hurwitz B, Sheikh A. House dust mite avoidance measures for perennial allergic rhinitis: an updated Cochrane Systematic Review. Allergy 2012; 67: 158-165
  • Robertson A, Bates D, Sheikh A. The rise and fall of England's National Programme for IT. Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine 2011; 104(11): 433
  • Kielmann T, Huby G, Powell A, Sheikh A, Price D, Williams S, Pinnock H. From awareness to involvement? A qualitative study of respiratory patients’ awareness of health service change. Health Expectations 2011;14:321-33 DOI Link
  • Hammersley V, Flint R, Pinnock H, Sheikh A. Developing and testing search strategies to identify patients with active seasonal allergic rhinitis managed in general practice. Prim Care Respir J 2011; 20: 71-74 DOI Link
  • Ring N, Pinnock H, Wilson C, Hoskins G, Jepson R, Wyke S, Sheikh A. Asthma plans: Understanding what we mean. Linguistic analysis of terminology as used in published texts. Prim Care Respir J 2011; 20: 170-177 DOI Link
  • Ure J, Hanley J, Pinnock H, Kidd G, McCall Smith E, Tarling A, Pagliari C, Sheikh A, MacNee W, McKinstry B. Piloting tele-monitoring in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: a mixed methods exploration of issues in design and implementation. Prim Care Respir J 2011;21:57-64 DOI Link
  • Ring N, Jepson R, Hoskins G, Wilson C, Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Wyke S. Understanding what helps or hinders asthma action plan use: a systematic review and synthesis of the qualitative literature. Pat Ed Counsel 2011; 85: e131–e143 DOI Link
  • Black AD, Car J, Pagliari C, Anandan C, Cresswell K, Bokun T, McKinstry B, Procter R, Majeed A, Sheikh A. The impact of eHealth on the quality and safety of healthcare: a systematic review of systematic reviews. PLoS Medicine 2011 Jan 8;8(1):e1000387
  • Pappas Y, Anandan C, Liu J, Car J, Sheikh A, Majeed A Computer-assisted history-taking systems (CAHTS) in health care: benefits, risks and potential for further development. Inform Prim Care. 2011;19(3):155-60
  • Gallagher M, Worth A, Cunningham-Burley S, Sheikh A. Epinephrine auto-injector use in adolescents at risk of anaphylaxis: a qualitative study in Scotland, UK. Clin Exp Allergy 2011; 41: 869-877
  • Stirland L, Halani L, Bhopal R, et al. Recruitment of South Asians into asthma research: qualitative study of UK and US researchers. Prim Care Respir J 2011 Sep;20(3):282-90. DOI Link Link
  • McLean S, Chandler D, Nurmatov U, Liu J, Pagliari C, Car J, Sheikh A. Telehealthcare for asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2011. DOI Link
  • Nurmatov U, Venderbosch I, Devereux G, Simons FER, Sheikh A. Allergen-specific oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No: CD009014 DOI Link
  • Nurmatov U, Devereux G, Sheikh A. Nutrients and foods for the primary prevention of asthma and allergy: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2011; 127: 724-33
  • Begh R, Aveyard P, Upton P, Bhopal RS, White M, Amos A, Prescott R, Bedi R, Barton P, Fletcher M, Gill P, Zaidi Q and Sheikh A. Promoting smoking cessation in Pakistani and Bangladeshi men in the UK: pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of trained community outreach workers. Trials 2011; 12: 197. Link
  • Kesselheim AS, Cresswell KM, Phansalkar S, Bates DW, Sheikh A. Clinical decision support systems could be modified to reduce 'alert fatigue' while still minimizing the risk of litigation 2011; Health Affairs 2011:30(12):2310-17. DOI Link
  • Buckley BS, Lapitan MC, Simpson CR, Sheikh A. Diagnosis of prostate cancer in men with and without previous diagnosis of benign prostatic disease in a primary care population: a case-control analysis. British Journal of General Practice. 2011; 61:e684-e691 DOI Link
  • Simpson CR, Hannaford P, Ritchie LD, Sheikh A, Williams D. The impact of the General Practice pay-for-performance contract and the management of hypertension in Scottish general practice: a five-year population-based repeated cross-sectional study. British Journal of General Practice 2011; 61: 443-51 DOI Link
  • Cresswell K, Worth A, Sheikh A. Implementing and adopting electronic health record systems: How actor-network theory can support evaluation. Clinical Governance: An International Journal 2011; 16(4): 320-336 DOI Link
  • Zachariah M, Phansalkar S, Seidling HM, Neri PM, Cresswell KM, Duke J, Bloomrosen M, Volk LA, Bates DW. Development and preliminary evidence for the validity of an instrument assessing implementation of human-factors principles in medication-related decision-support systems--I-MeDeSA. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Link
  • Sheikh A, Cornford T, Barber N, Avery A, Takian A, Lichtner V, Petrakaki D, Crowe S, Marsden K, Robertson A, Morrison Z, Klecun E, Prescott R, Quinn C, Jani Y, Ficociello M, Voutsina K, Paton J, Fernando B, Jacklin A, Cresswell K. Implementation and adoption of nationwide electronic health records in secondary care in England: final qualitative results from a prospective national evaluation in "early adopter" hospitals. BMJ 2011;343:d6054 DOI Link
  • McLean S, Protti D, Sheikh A Telehealthcare for long term conditions BMJ 2011;342: 374-378 DOI Link
  • McLean S Liu J, Pagliari C, Car J, Sheikh A. Telehealthcare for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011 Issue 7. Art. No.: CD007718. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007718.pub2 DOI Link
  • Crowe C, Cresswell K, Robertson R, Huby G, Avery A, Sheikh A. The case study approach. BMC Research Methodology 2011; 11:100 Link
  • Cresswell K, Bates D, Phansalkar S, Sheikh A. Opportunities and challenges in creating an international centralised knowledge base for clinical decision support systems (CDSS) in ePrescribing. BMJ Qual Saf 2011; doi:10.1136/bmjqs.2010.048934.
  • Black AD, Car J, Pagliari C, Anandan C, Cresswell K, et al. The Impact of eHealth on the Quality and Safety of Health Care: A Systematic Overview. PLoS Med 2011; 8(1).
  • Morrison Z, Robertson A, Cresswell K , Crowe S, Sheikh A. Understanding contrasting approaches to nationwide implementations of electronic health record systems: England, the USA and Australia. Journal of Healthcare Engineering. 2011; 2(1): 25-41.
  • McKinstry B, Watson P, Elton R, Pinnock H, Kidd G, Meyer B, Logie R & Aziz S (2011). The accuracy of patients' recall of the content of telephone and face-to-face consultations: a comparison with audio-recordings. Postgraduate Medical Journal. DOI Link
  • Pinnock H, Kendall M, Murray SA, Worth A, Levack P, Porter M, MacNee W & Sheikh A. Living and dying with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: multi-perspective longitudinal qualitative study. BMJ 2011;342:d142 Link
  • Crawford F, Bekker HL, Young M, Sheikh A. GPs and nurses experience of using computerised decision-support in screening for diabetic foot disease: Implementing Scottish Clinical Information - Diabetes Care in routine clinical practice. Informatics in Primary Care 2011;18:259-71
  • Davidson EM, Liu JJ, Sheikh A. The impact of ethnicity on asthma care. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 2010; 19(3): 202-208
  • Kielmann T, Huby G, Powell A, Sheikh A, Price D, Williams S, Pinnock H. From support to boundary: a qualitative study of the border between self care and professional care. Pat Ed Counsel 2010; 79: 55-61 DOI Link
  • McKinstry B, Hammersley V, Burton C, Pinnock H, Elton RA, Dowell J, Sawdon N, Heaney DJ, Elwyn G; Sheikh A. The quality, safety and content of telephone and face-to-face consultations: a comparative study. Qual Safety Healthcare 2010; 19: 298-303 DOI Link
  • Sheikh A, Venderbosch I, Nurmatov U. Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy. BMJ 2010; 340: c2938
  • Sheikh A, Hurwitz B, Nurmatov U, van Schayck CP. House dust mite avoidance measures for perennial allergic rhinitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010; (7): CD001563
  • Susannah McLean, Aziz Sheikh, Effectiveness, tolerability and safety of azithromycin 1% in DuraSite
  • McLean S, Sheikh A. Does avoidance of peanuts in early life reduce the risk of peanut allergy? BMJ. 2010 Mar 11;340:c424. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c424. DOI Link
  • McLean S, Chandler D, Nurmatov U, Liu J, Pagliari C, Car J, Sheikh A. Telehealthcare for asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD007717. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007717.pub2 DOI Link
  • Crowe S, Cresswell K, Avery A, Slee A, Coleman J, Sheikh A. Planned implementations of ePrescribing systems in NHS hospitals in England: A questionnaire study. JRSM Short Reports 2010; 1(4): 33.
  • Robertson A, Cresswell K, Takian A, Petrakaki D, Crowe S, Cornford T, Barber N, Avery A, Fernando B, Jacklin A, Prescott R, Klecun E, Paton J, Lichtner V, Quinn C, Ali M, Morrison Z, Jani Y, Waring J, Marsden K, Sheikh A. Implementation and adoption of nationwide electronic health records in secondary care in England: qualitative analysis of interim results from a prospective national evaluation. British Medical Journal 2010; 341.
  • Buckley B, Simpson CR, McLernon DJ, Murphy AW, Hannaford PC. Baseline and survival differences between prevalent and incident myocardial infarction cohorts from the same primary care population. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2010; 63:1351-1357
  • Simpson CR, Ritchie LD, Robertson C, Sheikh A, McMenamin J. Vaccine effectiveness in pandemic influenza - primary care reporting (VIPER): an observational study to assess the effectiveness of the pandemic influenza A (H1N1)v vaccine. Health Technology Assessment. 2010;14:313-46
  • Simpson CR, Hippisley-Cox J, Sheikh A. Trends in the epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England: a national study of 51,804 patients. British Journal of General Practice. 2010; 60:483-488
  • Simpson CR, Sheikh A. Trends in the epidemiology of asthma in England: a national study of 333,294 patients. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2010; 103:98-106
  • Simpson CR, Hippisley-Cox J, Sheikh A. Trends in the epidemiology of smoking recorded in UK general practice. British Journal of General Practice 2010; 60: 187-192.
  • Boyd K,Mason B,Kendall M,Barclay S,Chinn D,Thomas K,Sheikh A,Murray SA. Advance care planning for cancer patients in primary care: a feasibility study. BJGP 2010; doi:10.3399/bjgp10X544032. DOI Link Link
  • Cresswell K, Worth A, Sheikh A. Actor-Network Theory and its role in understanding the implementation of information technology developments in healthcare. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010; 10:67 www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6947/10/67 DOI Link
  • Worth A, Pinnock H, Fletcher M, Levy M, Hoskins G, Sheikh A. Systems for the management of respiratory disease in primary care - an international series: United Kingdom. Prim Care Resp J 2010; 19: doi 10.4104/pcrj.2010.00070 DOI Link
  • Worth A, Nurmatov U, Sheikh A. Key components of anaphylaxis management plans: consensus findings from a national electronic Delphi study. J R Soc Med Sh Rep 2010;1:42. DOI Link
  • Anandan C, Nurmatov U, van Schayck OC, Sheikh A (2010) Is the prevalence of asthma declining? Systematic review of epidemiological studies. Allergy. Feb; 65 (2):152-67 Link
  • Grant L, Murray SA, Sheikh A. Spiritual dimensions of dying in pluralist societies. BMJ 2010;341:659-662 Link
  • Worth A, Soar J, Sheikh A. Management of anaphylaxis in the emergency setting. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2010; 6 (1): 89-100
  • Worth A, Sheikh A. Food allergy and atopic eczema. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2010;10:226-30
  • Hazeldine M, Worth A, Levy ML, Sheikh A. Follow-up survey of GPs' perceptions of UK allergy services. Prim Care Resp J 2010; 19: 84-86 DOI Link
  • McLean S, Sheikh A, Does telehealthcare offer a patient-centred way forward for the community-based management of long-term respiratory disease? Primary Care Respiratory Journal Vol 18 Jan 2009
  • Cresswell K, Sheikh A. The NHS Care Record Service: recommendations from the literature on successful implementation and adoption. Inform Primary Care. 2009; 17: pp.153-60.
  • Pinnock H, Hanley J, Lewis S, MacNee W, Pagliari C, van der Pol, M, McKinstry B (2009). The impact of a telemetric chronic obstructive pulmonary disease monitoring service: randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation and nested qualitative study. Prim Care Respir J 18(3):233-235
  • McKinstry B, Pinnock H, Sheikh A (2009). Telemedicine for management of patients with COPD? Lancet 374(9691):672-673
  • Anandan C, Gupta R, Simpson CR, Fischbacher C, Sheikh A. Epidemiology and disease burden from allergic disease in Scotland: analyses of national databases. J R Soc Med. 2009 Oct;102(10):431-42.
  • Gallagher M, Worth A, Sheikh A (2009) Clinical Allergy has much to gain from qualitative research. Allergy. 64(8): 1117-1119 Link
  • Murray SA, Kendall M, Carduff E, Worth A, Harris FM, Lloyd A, Cavers D, Grant L, Sheikh A. Use of serial qualitative interviews to understand patients' evolving experiences and needs. BMJ 2009;339:b3702 Link
  • Simpson CR, Newton J, Hippisley-Cox J, Sheikh A. Trends in the epidemiology and prescribing of medication for eczema in England. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2009; 102:108-117.
  • Worth A, Pinnock H, Sheikh A. JAN forum. In response to: Burkhart P.V et al. Adolescents with asthma: predictors of quality of life. J Advanced Nursing 2009; 65, 1772-3
  • Pinnock H, Sheikh A. Primary care research and clinical practice: respiratory disease Postgrad Med J 2009; 85: 74-79
  • Avery AJ, Rodgers S, Cantrill JA, Armstrong S, Elliott R, Howard R, Kendrick D, Morris CJ, Murray SA, Prescott RJ, Cresswell K, Sheikh A. Protocol for the PINCER trial: a cluster randomised trial comparing the effectiveness of a pharmacist-led IT-based intervention with simple feedback in reducing rates of clinically important errors in medicines management in general practices. Trials 2009, 10:28. Link
  • Anandan C, Nurmatov U, Sheikh A (2009) Omega 3 and 6 oils for primary prevention of allergic disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. Allergy, 64(6):840-8.
  • McKinstry, B., Watson, P., Pinnock, H., Heaney, D. & Sheikh, A. (2009). Confidentiality and the telephone in family practice: a qualitative study of the views of patients, clinicians, and administrative staff. Family Practice, advance access, doi:10.1093/fampra/cmp032.
  • McKinstry, B., Watson, P., Pinnock, H., Heaney, D. & Sheikh, A. (2009). Telephone consulting in primary care: a triangulated qualitative study of patients and providers. British Journal of General Practice, 59 (563), e209-e218.
  • Worth A, Irshad T, Bhopal R, Brown D, Lawton J, Grant E, Murray S, Kendall M, Adam J, Gardee R, Sheikh A. Vulnerability and access to care for South Asian Sikh and Muslim patients with life limiting illness in Scotland: prospective longitudinal qualitative study. BMJ 2009;338:b183. Link
  • Nurmatov U, Worth A, Sheikh A. Anaphylaxis Management Plans for the acute and long-term management of anaphylaxis: a systematic review. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2008; 122: 353-61
  • Cresswell KM, Sheikh A. Lessons from the National Patient Safety Agency's National Reporting and Learning System on reducing drug allergies. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 2008; 17(1): 3-4.
  • Simpson CR, Newton J, Hippisley-Cox J, Sheikh A. Incidence and prevalence of multiple allergic disorders recorded in a national primary care database. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2008; 101: 558-563
  • Hamilton S, Huby G, Tierney A, Powell A, Kielmann T, Sheikh A, Pinnock H. Mind the gap between policy imperatives and service provision: a qualitative study of the process of respiratory service development in England and Wales. BMC Health Services Research 2008; 8: 248
  • Car J, Black A, Anandan C, Cresswell K, Pagliari C, McKinstry B, Procter R, Majeed A, Sheikh A. (2008) The Impact of eHealth on the Quality & Safety of Healthcare: A systematic overview & synthesis of the literature. Birmingham. NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation Programme. Link
  • Hippisley-Cox J, Coupland C, Vinogradova Y, Robson J, Minhas R, Sheikh A, Brindle P. Predicting cardiovascular risk in England and Wales: prospective derivation and validation of QRISK2. BMJ 2008; 366:1475-1482.
  • Nurmatov U, Worth A, Sheikh A. Anaphylaxis management plans for the acute and long term management of anaphylaxis: a systematic review. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2008; doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2008.05.028
  • Cresswell K, Sheikh A. Information technology-based approaches to reducing repeat drug exposure in patients with known drug allergies. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2008; 121 (5): 1112-1117.e7.
  • Murray SA, Sheikh A. Palliative Care Beyond Cancer. Care for all at the end of life.British Medical Journal 2008; 336:958-959.
  • Gatrad AR, Muhammad BJ, Sheikh A. Reorientation of care in the NICU: a Muslim perspective. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2008; June epub ahead of print doi:10.1016/j.siny.2008.04.024
  • Sheikh A, Hippisley-Cox J, Newton J and Fenty J. Trends in national incidence, lifetime prevalence and adrenaline prescribing for anaphylaxis in England. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2008; 101:139-143.
  • Harris FM, Kendall M, Bentley A, Maguire R, Worth A, Murray S, Boyd K, Brown D, Kearney N, Sheikh A. Researching experiences of terminal cancer: a systematic review of methodological issues and approaches. European Journal of Cancer Care 2008;17(4):377-386. Link
  • Wiener-Ogilvie S, Pinnock H, Huby G, Partridge MR, Gillies J, Sheikh A. Practice organisational characteristics can impact on compliance with the BTS/SIGN asthma guideline: qualitative comparative case study in primary care. BMC Family Practice. 2008, 9;32. Link
  • Cresswell KM, Sheikh A. The need for a biopsychosocial "gendered" perspective on food allergy. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 2007; 16(5): 323.
  • Simpson CR, Anandan C, Fischbacher C, Lefevre K, Sheikh A. Will systematized nomenclature of medicine-clinical terms improve our understanding of the disease burden posed by allergic disorders? Clin Exp Allergy. 2007;37(11):1586-93.
  • Pinnock H, Adlem L, Gaskin S, Harris J, Snellgrove C, Sheikh A. Accessibility, clinical effectiveness and practice costs of providing a telephone option for routine asthma reviews: Phase IV controlled implementation study. Br J Gen Pract 2007; 57: 714-722
  • Kielmann T, Tierney A, Porteous R, Huby G, Sheikh A, Pinnock H. The Department of Health's Research Governance Framework remains an impediment to multi-centre studies: findings from a national descriptive study. J Royal Soc Med 2007; 100: 234-238
  • Pinnock H, Adlem L, Gaskin S, Harris J, Snellgrove C, Sheikh A. Accessibility, clinical effectiveness and practice costs of providing a telephone option for routine asthma reviews: Phase IV controlled implementation study. Br J Gen Pract 2007; 57: 714-722
  • Sheikh A. Should Muslims have faith based health services? British Medical Journal 2007; 334:75.
  • Simpson CR, Sheikh A. Understanding the reasons for poor asthma outcomes in ethnic minorities: welcome progress, but important questions remain. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2007; 37:1730-1732.
  • Simons FER, Sheikh A. Evidence-based management of anaphylaxis. Allergy 2007; 62:827-829.
  • Pinnock H, Slack R, Sheikh A. Misconnecting for health: (Lack of) advice for professionals on the safe use of mobile technology. Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2007; 16:162-163.
  • Sheikh A, ten Broek V, Brown SGA, Simons FER. H1-antihistamines for the treatment of anaphylaxis: Cochrane systematic review. Allergy 2007; 62:830-837.
  • Wallia S, Sheikh A. Ramadan fasting and diabetes. British Medical Journal 2007; 335:613-614.
  • Ring N, Malcolm C, Wyke S, Macgillivray S, Dixon D, Hoskins G, Pinnock H, Sheikh A. Promoting the use of Personal Asthma Action Plans: a systematic review. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 2007; 16(5): 271-283.
  • Upton J, Madoc-Sutton H, Sheikh A, Frank TL, Walker S, Fletcher M. National survey on the roles and training of primary care respiratory nurses in the UK in 2006: are we making progress? Primary Care Respiratory Journal 2007; 16(5): 284-290.
  • Shaghagi A, Bhopal RS, Sheikh A, Namdaran F. A systematic review of the methods and themes of health-related research on the Iranian diaspora: massive needs and opportunities. Diversity in Health and Social Care 2007; 4:251-265.
  • Wiener-Ogilvie S, Pinnock H, Huby G, Sheikh A, Partridge M, Gillies J Do practices comply with recommendations of the British Asthma guideline? If not, why not? Primary Care Respiratory Journal. December 2007:16;331-334.
  • Cresswell KM, Fernando B, McKinstry B, Sheikh A(2007) Adverse drug events in the elderly. Br Med Bull, 83(1); 259-274 Link
  • Worth A, Arshad SH, Sheikh A. Occupational dermatitis in a hairdresser. BMJ 2007; 335;339
  • Akeson N, Worth A, Sheikh A The psychosocial impact of anaphylaxis on young people and their parents. Clin Exp Allergy 2007, 37: 1213-1220.
  • Irshad T, Worth A, Sheikh A. Are translation and interpretation services a necessity or a luxury? Diversity in Health and Social Care, 2007; 4: 87-9
  • Murray SA, Kendall M, Grant E, Boyd K, Barclay S & Sheikh A. Patterns of social, psychological and spiritual decline toward the end of life in lung cancer and heart failure. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management. JPSM 2007; 34(4):393-402. DOI Link
  • Pinnock H, Slack R, Pagliari C, Price D, Sheikh A (2007) Understanding the potential role of mobile phone-based monitoring on asthma self-management: qualitative study. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 37, 794-802 Link
  • Kendall M, Harris F, Boyd K, Sheikh A, Murray SA, Brown D, Mallinson I, Kearney N & Worth A. Key challenges and ways forward in researching the "good death": qualitative in-depth interview and focus group study. BMJ 2007; 334: 521-524. Link
  • Anandan C, Simpson CR, Fischbacher C, Sheikh A. Exploiting the potential of routine data to better understand the disease burden posed by allergic disorders. Clinical & Experimental Allergy 2006;36 (7): 866-871
  • Murray S, Pinnock H, Sheikh A. Palliative care for people with COPD: we need to meet the challenge. Prim Care Respir J 2006; 15: 362-364 Link
  • Levy ML, Sheikh A, Walker S, Woods A. Should UK allergy services focus on primary care? British Medical Journal 2006; 332:1347-1348.
  • Murray SA, Sheikh A. Serial interviews for patients with progressive diseases. Lancet 2006; 368:901-902. Link
  • McKinstry B, Ashcroft RE, Car J, Freeman GK, Sheikh A (2006) Interventions for improving patients' trust in doctors and groups and doctors (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3
  • Fernando B, McKinstry B, Sheikh A (2006) Reducing medication-related adverse events in the elderly. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 16(1) 200-206
  • Pinnock H, Slack R, Pagliari C, Price D, Sheikh A. Professional and patient attitudes to using mobile phone technology to monitor asthma: questionnaire survey. Prim Care Respir J. 2006; 15: 237-245 Link
  • Ghouri N, Atcha M, Sheikh A (2006) Influence of Islam on smoking among Muslims British Medical Journal 332:291-4.
  • Royal S, Smeaton L, Avery AA, Hurwitz B, Sheikh A (2006) Interventions in primary care to reduce medication related adverse events and hospital admissions: systematic review and meta-analysis. Quality & Safety in Health Care 15:23-31.
  • Van Baar JD, Joosten H, Car J, Freeman GK, Partridge MR, van Weel C, Sheikh A. (2006). Understanding reasons for asthma outpatient (non)-attendance and exploring the role of telephone and e-consulting in facilitating access to care: exploratory qualitative study. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 15:191-95
  • Anandan C, Sheikh A. 10 minute consultation: Preventing development of allergic disorders in children. British Medical Journal (2006) 333: 485.
  • Shehata Y, Ross MT, Sheikh A 2006; Undergraduate allergy teaching in a UK medical school: mapping and assessment of an undergraduate curriculum. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 15:173-8.
  • McKinstry B, Sheikh A. Unresolved questions in telephone consulting. J R Soc Med 2006 99: 2-3
  • Smith BH, Watt GCM, Campbell H, Sheikh A. Genetic epidemiology and primary care. Br J Gen Pract Jan 2006: 56: 214 - 221
  • Moffat M, Sheikh A, Price D, Peel A, Williams S, Cleland J, Pinnock H. Can a GP be a generalist and a specialist? Stakeholders views on a respiratory General Practitioner with a special interest service in the UK. BMC Health Services Research 2006, 6:62 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-6-62.
  • Murray SA, Boyd K & Sheikh A. Palliative care in chronic illness: we need to move from prognostic paralysis to active total care. BMJ 2005;330:611-12. Link
  • Ryan D, Grant-Casey J, Scadding G, Pereira S, Pinnock H, Sheikh A (2005). Management of allergic rhinitis in UK primary care: baseline audit. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 14:204-209.
  • Walker S, Sheikh A (2005) Self reported rhinitis is a significant problem for patients with asthma. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 14:83-87.
  • Gatrad AR, Sheikh A (2005) Patient choice in medicine taking: religious sensitivities must be respected Archives of Disease in Childhood 90:983.
  • Gatrad AR, Khan A, Shafi S, Sheikh A. (2005) Promoting safer male circumcisions for British Muslims. Diversity in Health and Social Care 2:37-40.
  • Morris CJ, Savelyich BSP, Avery AJ, Cantrill JA, Sheikh A. Patient safety features of clinical computer systems: questionnaire survey of GP views (2005). Quality & Safety in Health Care 14:164-68.
  • Sheikh A, Hurwitz B (2005). House dust mite control measures for perennial allergic rhinitis: Cochrane systematic review. British Journal of General Practice,53:318-22 (Also published in The Cochrane Library).
  • Anandan C & Sheikh A. International developments on labelling of allergenic foods. (2005) Commissioned by the British Medical Journal (2005) Nov 19 Vol 332
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  • Pinnock H, Snellgrove C, Madden V, Sheikh A. Telephone or surgery asthma reviews? Preferences of participants in a primary care randomised controlled trial Prim Care Respir J 2005; 14: 42 -46
  • Ryan D, Grant-Casey J, Scadding G, Pereira S, Pinnock H, Sheikh A. Management of allergic rhinitis in UK primary care: baseline audit. Prim Care Respir J 2005; 14: 204 - 209
  • Murray SA, Kendall M, Boyd K, Sheikh A. Illness trajectories and palliative care. Clinical Review. BMJ 2005; 330:1007-11. Link
  • Rose PW, Harnden A, Brueggemann AB, Perera R, Sheikh A, Crook D, Mant D. Chloramphenicol treatment for acute infective conjunctivitis in children in primary care: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet 2005;366, 9479: 37-43
  • Netuveli G, Hurwitz B, Levy M, Fletcher M, Barnes G, Durham SR, Sheikh A. Ethnic variations in UK asthma frequency, morbidity, and health-service use: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet 2005;365:312-317
  • Netuveli G, Hurwitz B, Sheikh A. Ethnic variations in incidence of asthma episodes in England & Wales: national study of 502,482 patients in primary care. Respir Res 2005;21;6:120
  • Pinnock H, McKenzie L, Price D, Sheikh A. Cost effectiveness of telephone or surgery asthma reviews: health economic analysis of a pragmatic primary care randomised controlled trial. Br J Gen Pract 2005;55: 119-124
  • Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Juniper E. Concordance between supervised and postal administration of the MiniAQLQ and ACQ is very high. J Clin Epidemiol 2005;58: 809-814
  • Pinnock H, Netuveli G, Price D, Sheikh A. General Practitioners with a Special Interest in respiratory medicine: national survey of primary care organisations. BMC Health Services Research 2005;5:40
  • Netuveli G, Hurwitz B, Levy ML, Fletcher M, Barnes G, Durham SR, Sheikh A. Ethnic variations in asthma epidemiology, morbidity and health service utilisation: systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. The Lancet 2005;364: 312-17
  • Pinnock H, Sheikh A. Meeting the information needs of patients with allergic disorders: partnership is the key. Clin Exp Allergy 2004; 34: 1333-5
  • Sheikh A, Gatrad AR, Sheikh U, Panesar, SS, Shafi S (2004) The myth of multifaith chaplaincy: a national survey of hospital chaplaincy departments in England and Wales. Diversity in Health and Social Care 1: 93-7.
  • Sheikh A, Panesar SS, Lasserson T, Netuveli G. (2004) Recruitment of ethnic minorities to asthma studies. Thorax 59:634.
  • Sheikh A, Netuveli G, Kai J, Panesar SS (2004) Comparison of reporting of ethnicity in US and European randomised controlled trials. British Medical Journal 329: 87-8.
  • Fernando B, Savelyich BSP, Avery AJ, Sheikh A, Bainbridge M, Horsfield P, Teasdale SJ. (2004) Prescribing safety features of general practice computer systems: evaluation using simulated test cases .British Medical Journal 328:1171-1172.
  • Gupta R, Sheikh A, Strachan DP, Anderson HR. (2004) Burden of allergic disease in the UK: secondary analyses of national databases. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 34:520-526.
  • Owen CG, Shah A, Henshaw K, Smeeth L, Sheikh A (2004). Topical treatments for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis: systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy and effectiveness British Journal of General Practice 54:451-456.
  • Pinnock H, Sheikh A, Juniper E, Evaluation of an intervention to improve successful completion of the Mini-AQLQ: comparison of postal and supervised completion. Prim Care Respir J 2004; 13: 46-41
  • Mark L Levy, David Price, Xiaohong Zheng, Colin Simpson, Phil Hannaford and Aziz Sheikh. Inadequacies in UK primary care allergy services: National survey of current provisions and perceptions of need. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2004;34(4): 518-519
  • Gatrad AR, Sadiq R, Sheikh A (2003). Multifaith chaplaincy. The Lancet, 362:748.
  • Gupta R, Sheikh A, Strachan D, Anderson HR (2003). Increasing hospital admissions for systemic allergic disorders in England: analysis of national admissions data. British Medical Journal, 327: 1142-1143.
  • Walker S, Sheikh A (2003) Managing anaphylaxis: effective emergency and long-term care are necessary. Clinical Exp Allergy, 33:1015-18.
  • Sheikh A, Smeeth L, Hubbard R. There is no evidence of an inverse relationship between TH2-mediated atopy and TH1-mediated autoimmune disorders: Lack of support for the hygiene hypothesis. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 2003;111:131-135.
  • Pinnock H, Bawden R, Proctor S, Wolfe S, Scullion J, Price D, Sheikh A. Accessibility, acceptability and effectiveness of telephone reviews for asthma in primary care: randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2003;326: 477-479.
  • Gatrad AR, Sheikh A, Jacks H (2002). Circumcision and the Human Rights Act: implications for state provision. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 86:76-78.
  • Wilson T, Sheikh A (2002). Enhancing public safety in primary care. British Medical Journal 324:584-587.
  • Avery A, Sheikh A, Hurwitz B, Smeaton L, Chen Y, Howard R, et al (2002). Safer medicines management in primary care. British Journal of General Practice 52:S17-22.
  • Sheikh A (2002). Itch, sneeze and wheeze: the genetics of atopic allergy. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 95:14-17
  • Sheikh A, Hurwitz B, Sibbald B, Barnes G, Howe M, Durham SR. House dust mite barrier bedding in children with asthma: randomised placebo controlled trial in general practice. BMC Family Practice 2002;3:12.
  • Gatrad AR, Sheikh A (2001). Medical ethics and Islam: principles and practice. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 84:72-75.
  • Sheikh A, Hurwitz B (2001). Setting up a database of medical error in general practice: conceptual and methodological considerations. British Journal of General Practice 51:57-60.
  • Alves B, Sheikh A (2001). Age-specific aetiology of anaphylaxis: a study of routine hospital admission data in England. Archives Diseases in Childhood 85:349
  • Sheikh A, Frank T, Levy M, Dawson A (2001). Identifying pan-European management goals for asthma: participatory action research study. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 10:69-70.
  • Dhami S, Sheikh A (2000). The Muslim family: predicament and promise. Western Journal of Medicine 173:352-356.
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