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Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences | Usher Institute

Centre for Population Health Sciences

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Dr Hilary Pinnock

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Hilary.Pinnock@ed.ac.uk

Role

Research with a focus on primary care respiratory medicine

Research Interests

Research interests focus on the delivery of respiratory care within the 'real-life' primary care setting. Current projects include:

  • Tele-monitoring of asthma and COPD
  • The role of GPs with a Special Interest, and the reconfiguration of respiratory services within primary care organisations
  • The palliative care needs of people with COPD
  • Self-management education for people with asthma
  • Impact of Connecting for Health IT on the consultation

Current Research Involvement

  • An evaluation of the effect of IT on interactions between healthcare workers and patients Pinnock H, Cresswell K, Fernando B, Huby G, Williams R, Sheikh A
    Funding: NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation programme £562.500 . (2009-2010)
    This study uses multi-channel video recording of medical and nursing consultations to investigate how using computer-based services affect interactions between patients and professionals. Qualitative work will explore attitudes of stakeholders to the introduction of new systems, and to inform future development.
  • Telemetric supported self-monitoring of long-term conditions. McKinstry B (Programme PI) Pinnock H (PI COPD Tele-monitoring randomised controlled trial), MacNee B, Sheikh A, Padfield P, Hanley J, Pagliari C, McKnight J, Wild S, Auld S, Kelly D, Sudlow C.
    Funding: Chief Scientist Office: NHS Applied Research Programme Grant. £930,277 (2008/12)
    This programme of work aims to establish the clinical, social and service impact of introducing telemetry-aided, supervised, self-monitoring for the management of long-term conditions in primary care. Four randomised controlled trials will test the hypothesis that nurse-led telemetrically-supported self-monitoring results in improved care in uncomplicated hypertension, blood pressure reduction following stroke/TIA, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes complicated by raised BP and obesity. We will undertake a health economic analysis, and qualitative study within each trial.
  • A mobile phone based structured intervention to achieve asthma control in patients with uncontrolled persistent asthma: pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Ryan D (Aberdeen), Pinnock H (co-lead applicants) Tarassenko L, Pagliari C, Sheikh A, Price D.
    Funding: Asthma UK £224,387 (2008-2009)
    This randomised controlled trial will test whether using mobile phone-based monitoring, as part of a structured care plan, improves clinical outcomes and confidence in people with poorly controlled asthma compared with usual care .
  • A breath of fresh air: improving care and services for patients living and dying with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and their carers. Pinnock H, Murray S, Worth A, Sheikh A, Porter M, MacNee W, Kendall M, Wilkinson D, Levack P
    Funding: Chief Scientists Office. £205,485 (2006-2009)
    This study uses serial in-depth qualitative interviews with 20-30 people with severe COPD (from both primary and secondary care) and their informal and professional carers to identify the end-of-life clinical, information, psychosocial and spiritual needs, and their use of health, social and voluntary sector services, as their disease progresses over 18-months.

In addition I am a co-applicant on a number of studies:

  • 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. Ring N (Stirling), Hoskins G, Jepson R, Wyke S, Sheikh A.
    Funding: Chief Scientist Office £31,041. (2009)
  • The prevalence and predictors of intractable breathlessness in advanced COPD in patients following optimisation of treatment in primary care. White P (King's College London) Shipman C, Higginson I, Moxham J, Murray S, Booth S, Seed P
    Funding: Dunhill Medical Trust. £97.935. (2009-10)

Other Responsibilities/Activities

  • Principal in General Practice and research lead for the Whitstable Medical Practice, Kent. (RCGP Primary Care Research Team Accreditation: Investigator-led research practice)
  • General Practice Airways Group (GPIAG) Member of the Education sub-committee. Responsible for co-ordination of the annual respiratory submission to the Quality and Outcome Framework review group.
  • International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG). Co-lead of the education sub-group and Chairman of the 'Edinburgh 2012' Conference Organising Committee British Thoracic Society / Scottish Collegiate Guideline Network ((BTS/SIGN) asthma guideline: Chairman of the Evidence Review Group for self-management education and compliance, and member of the Dissemination and Implementation group.
  • COPD National Service Framework. Advisor to the External Reference Group for the management of acute exacerbations of COPD, and member of the COPD NSF Workforce Development group.
  • British Thoracic Society. Member of the COPD Specialist Advisory Group, and member of the IMPRESS group (a joint BTS/GPIAG initiative leading integrated services for people with respiratory disease)
  • European Lung Foundation. Member of the ELF Advisory Board. The ELF is the public voice of the ERS, and aims to raise awareness and provide information about lung disease to patients, politicians and the general public.

Further Information

Work History

Previous Appointments
1978-1981 Principal in General Practice. Kings Rd, Prestwich, Manchester.
1982-1991 Principal in General Practice. The Brow Medical Centre, Burgess Hill, W Sussex.
1992-present Principal in General Practice. Whitstable Medical Practice, Whitstable, Kent
2001-2004 GPIAG Clinical Research Fellow. Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen
Appointed to University of Edinburgh
2004 Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Centre for Population Health Sciences: GP Section

Education

1974 MB ChB (Hons) Leeds
1982 MRCGP
2006 MD (Aberdeen)

Selected grants

  • 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
  • Exploring the feasibility of using remote respiratory monitoring to detect and manage exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Chief Scientist Office, 2013-2013) McKinstry B, MacNee W, Rabinovich R, Weir C, Hanley J, Pinnock H
  • 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)
  • Pilot study: 'Light Touch' telemonitoring for people with COPD in Lothian. (Edinburgh & Lothian's Health Foundation, 2012-2014) Pinnock H, McKinstry B, Hanley J, Lindsay A
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • The prevalence and predictors of intractable breathlessness in advanced COPD in patients following optimisation of treatment in primary care (Dunhill Medical Trust, 2009-2010) White P, Shipman C, Higginson I, Moxham J, Murray S, Pinnock H, Booth S, Seed P (CI King's College London)
  • TeleSCOT. Telemetric supported management of long-term conditions (CSO, 2008-2012) McKinstry B, Wild S, Pagliari C,Pinnock H, NacNee W, Hanley J, Lewis S, et al
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A pilot study to evaluate an educational initiative, to identify the most appropriate format for feedback, and the support required by participating GPs, practices and Out of Hours services and to provide an estimate of the degree of change in clinical behaviour. (General Practice Airways Group, 2001-2002) Pinnock H, Hoskins G
  • A pilot study to evaluate the implementation of a learning plan for the management of acute asthma in accordance with SIGN guidelines. (NHS Grampian, 2001-2003) Pinnock H, Hoskins G, Price D
  • Survey of the management of acute asthma by primary and secondary care within a Health District. (East Kent Health Authority., 1996-1996) Pinnock H, Johnson A, Young P, Martin N, Walters P

Selected publications

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wild S, Hanley J, Lewis S, McKnight J, McCloughan L, Padfield P, Paterson M, Pinnock H, McKinstry B. The impact of supported telemetric monitoring in people with type 2 diabetes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2013;14:198
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pinnock H, Ostrem A, Rodriguez MR, Ryan D, Stallberg B, Thomas M, Tsiligianni I, Williams S, Yusuf O. Prioritising the respiratory research needs of primary care: the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) e-Delphi exercise. Prim Care Respir J 2012; 21:19-27 DOI Link
  • 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
  • Pinnock H, Burton C, Campbell S, Gruffydd-Jones K, Hannon K, Hoskins G, Lester H, Price D. Clinical implications of the Royal College of Physicians three questions in routine asthma care: a real-life validation study. Prim Care Respir J 2012; 21:288-94 DOI Link
  • Malhotra S, Musgrave S, Pinnock H, Price D, Ryan D. The challenge of recruiting in primary care for trial of telemonitoring in asthma: an observational study. Pragmatic Observational Research 2012; 3 51–55 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ellis K, Pinnock H, Apampa B. Insulin initiation in a general practice clinic: A questionnaire-based study. Diabetes & Primary Care 2011; 13:181-189
  • 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
  • Pinnock H, Kendall M, Murray S, 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 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
  • Ure J, Irshad T, Hanley J, Whyte A, Pagliari C, Pinnock H, McKinstry B. Curating Complex, Dynamic and Distributed Data: Telehealth as a Laboratory for Strategy. International Journal of Digital Curation 2011; 6: 128-145 DOI Link
  • 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, Holmes S, Levy M, McArthur R, Small I. Knowledge of asthma guidelines: results of a UK General Practice Airways Group (GPIAG) web-based 'Test your knowledge' quiz. Prim Care Respir J 2010; 19: 180-4 DOI Link
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pinnock H, Hanley J, Lewis S, Macnee W, Pagliari C, van der Pol M, McKinstry B. 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 2009;18(3):233-235
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Pinnock H. BMJ Endgames: A woman attending for routine review of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BMJ 2009; 338: b70
  • Levy ML, Thomas M, Small IR, Pearce L, Pinnock H, Stephenson P. Summary of the 2008 BTS/SIGN British Guideline on the Management of Asthma. Prim Care Respir J 2009; 18(Suppl1): S1-S16
  • Pinnock H. BMJ Endgames: A man with poorly controlled asthma and exercise induced symptoms. BMJ 2008; 337: a1963
  • van Schayck OCP, Pinnock H, Ostrem A, Litt J for the IPCRG. IPCRG Consensus statement: Tackling the smoking epidemic -practical guidance for primary care. Prim Care Respir J 2008; 17: 185-193
  • 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
  • Pinnock H, Haemoptysis in Polmear (ed) Evidence-based practice in primary care. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann
  • 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
  • Pinnock H, Shah R. BMJ Masterclass for GPs. Asthma. BMJ 2007:334:847-50
  • 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
  • Foster J, Hoskins G, Smith B, Lee AJ, Price D, Pinnock H. Practice development plans to improve the primary care management of acute asthma: randomised controlled trial. BMC Family Practice 2007, 8:23
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pinnock H, Eveleigh M. Respiratory disease in Khot and Polmear. Practical General Practice, Edition 5. Butterworth Heinemann. 2006.
  • 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.
  • Pinnock H. Respiratory Medicine. in Recent Advances in General Practice. Lakhani M, Charlton R (eds) Royal College of General Practitioners, London 2005.
  • Pinnock H, Hoskins G, Neville R, Sheikh A. Triage and remote consultations: moving beyond the rhetoric of access and choice. Br J Gen Pract. 2005; 55: 910-911.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pinnock H. Recent advances in primary care. Respiratory medicine. Br J Gen Pract 2004; 54: 530-545
  • Pinnock H, Sheikh A. Meeting the information needs of patients with allergic disorders: partnership is the key. Clin Exp Allergy 2004; 34: 1333-5
  • 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
  • Dennis SM, Edwards S, Partridge MR, Pinnock HJ, Qureshi S. The dissemination of the British Guideline on the Management of Asthma 2003. Respir Med 2004; 98: 832-837
  • Cleland J, Thomas M, Pinnock H. The views and attitudes of general practitioners and smokers toward provision of smoking cessation advice: a qualitative study. Prim Care Respir J 2004; 13: 144-8
  • Pinnock H, Eveleigh M, Respiratory Disease. in Khot and Polmear. Practical General Practice, Edition 4. Butterworth Heinemann. 2003.
  • Pinnock H: It's good to talk .... but do I really need to see you? The potential of telephone consultations for providing routine asthma care. Prim Care Respir J 2003; 12(3) 79-80.
  • Pinnock H, Hoskins G, Smith B, Weller T, Price D. A pilot study to assess the feasibility and acceptability of undertaking acute asthma professional development in three different UK primary care settings. Prim Care Respir J 2003; 12: 7-11.
  • 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.
  • Pinnock H, Eveleigh M, Snell T. Improving asthma care: an observational study of a multifaceted intervention in selected general practice. Public Health Medicine 2001; 2(4): 146-151.
  • Pinnock H, Johnson A, Young P, Martin N, Walters P. Acute Attacks: the patient's perspective. Asthma J 2000; 5: 130-132.
  • Pinnock H, Johnson A, Young P, Martin N. Are doctors still failing to assess and treat asthma attacks? An audit of the management of acute attacks in a Health District. Respir Med 1999; 93: 397-401.

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