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'Unpacking' pathways to lymphoma and myeloma diagnosis: Do experiences align with the Model of Pathways to Treatment? Findings from a UK qualitative study with patients and relatives.

Howell D, Hart R, Smith A, Macleod U, Patmore R, Roman E.

BMJ Open. 2020 Feb 12;10(2):e034244. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034244.


Palliative care for non-cancer conditions in primary care: a time trend analysis in the UK (2009-2014).

Gadoud A, Kane E, Oliver SE, Johnson MJ, Macleod U, Allgar V.

BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jan 13. pii: bmjspcare-2019-001833. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001833. [Epub ahead of print]


Non-attendance at urgent referral appointments for suspected cancer: a qualitative study to gain understanding from patients and GPs.

Jefferson L, Atkin K, Sheridan R, Oliver S, Macleod U, Hall G, Forbes S, Green T, Allgar V, Knapp P.

Br J Gen Pract. 2019 Nov 28;69(689):e850-e859. doi: 10.3399/bjgp19X706625. Print 2019 Dec.


Non-attendance at urgent referral appointments for suspected cancer: a qualitative study to gain understanding from patients and GPs.

Jefferson L, Atkin K, Sheridan R, Oliver S, Macleod U, Hall G, Forbes S, Green T, Allgar V, Knapp P.

Br J Gen Pract. 2019 Nov 18. pii: bjgp1919X706625. doi: 10.3399/bjgp1919X706625. [Epub ahead of print]


Patient non-attendance at urgent referral appointments for suspected cancer and its links to cancer diagnosis and one year mortality: A cohort study of patients referred on the Two Week Wait pathway.

Sheridan R, Oliver SE, Hall G, Allgar V, Melling P, Bolton E, Atkin K, Denton D, Forbes S, Green T, Macleod U, Knapp P.

Cancer Epidemiol. 2019 Dec;63:101588. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2019.101588. Epub 2019 Sep 11.


An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: Qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals' experiences and views.

Chen H, Walabyeki J, Johnson M, Boland E, Seymour J, Macleod U.

PLoS One. 2019 May 2;14(5):e0216430. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216430. eCollection 2019.


Facilitated group work for people with long-term conditions: a systematic review of benefits from studies of group-work interventions.

Jackson M, Jones D, Dyson J, Macleod U.

Br J Gen Pract. 2019 May;69(682):e363-e372. doi: 10.3399/bjgp19X702233. Epub 2019 Apr 8.


Making sense of bodily sensations: Do shared cancer narratives influence symptom appraisal?

Macdonald S, Conway E, Bikker A, Browne S, Robb K, Campbell C, Steele RJ, Weller D, Macleod U.

Soc Sci Med. 2019 Feb;223:31-39. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.12.034. Epub 2019 Jan 10.


Lung cancer symptom appraisal among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A qualitative interview study.

Cunningham Y, Wyke S, Blyth KG, Rigg D, Macdonald S, Macleod U, Harrow S, Robb KA, Whitaker KL.

Psychooncology. 2019 Apr;28(4):718-725. doi: 10.1002/pon.5005. Epub 2019 Feb 12.


Disease-related factors affecting timely lymphoma diagnosis: a qualitative study exploring patient experiences.

Howell DA, Hart RI, Smith AG, Macleod U, Patmore R, Roman E.

Br J Gen Pract. 2019 Feb;69(679):e134-e145. doi: 10.3399/bjgp19X701009. Epub 2019 Jan 28.


Time intervals from first symptom to diagnosis for head and neck cancers: An analysis of linked patient reports and medical records from the UK.

Allgar VL, Oliver SE, Chen H, Oviasu O, Johnson MJ, Macleod U.

Cancer Epidemiol. 2019 Apr;59:37-45. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2019.01.008. Epub 2019 Jan 19.


Identifying potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia: a systematic review.

Hukins D, Macleod U, Boland JW.

Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2019 Apr;75(4):467-481. doi: 10.1007/s00228-018-02612-x. Epub 2019 Jan 4. Review.


Rapid review of factors associated with flexible sigmoidoscopy screening use.

Kerrison RS, von Wagner C, Green T, Gibbins M, Macleod U, Hughes M, Rees CJ, Duffy S, McGregor LM.

Prev Med. 2019 Mar;120:8-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.12.018. Epub 2018 Dec 28. Review.


Safety netting for primary care: evidence from a literature review.

Jones D, Dunn L, Watt I, Macleod U.

Br J Gen Pract. 2019 Jan;69(678):e70-e79. doi: 10.3399/bjgp18X700193. Epub 2018 Dec 3. Review.


Combining mirtazapine with SSRIs or SNRIs for treatment-resistant depression: the MIR RCT.

Kessler D, Burns A, Tallon D, Lewis G, MacNeill S, Round J, Hollingworth W, Chew-Graham C, Anderson I, Campbell J, Dickens C, Macleod U, Gilbody S, Davies S, Peters TJ, Wiles N.

Health Technol Assess. 2018 Nov;22(63):1-136. doi: 10.3310/hta22630.


Mirtazapine added to SSRIs or SNRIs for treatment resistant depression in primary care: phase III randomised placebo controlled trial (MIR).

Kessler DS, MacNeill SJ, Tallon D, Lewis G, Peters TJ, Hollingworth W, Round J, Burns A, Chew-Graham CA, Anderson IM, Shepherd T, Campbell J, Dickens CM, Carter M, Jenkinson C, Macleod U, Gibson H, Davies S, Wiles NJ.

BMJ. 2018 Oct 31;363:k4218. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k4218. Erratum in: BMJ. 2018 Nov 15;363:k4691.


Using primary care-based paper and telephone interventions to increase uptake of bowel scope screening in Yorkshire: a protocol of a randomised controlled trial.

McGregor LM, Kerrison RS, Green T, Macleod U, Hughes M, Gibbins M, Morris S, Rees C, von Wagner C.

BMJ Open. 2018 Jul 28;8(7):e024616. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024616.


Psychometric Properties of the Needs Assessment Tool-Progressive Disease Cancer in U.K. Primary Care.

Allgar VL, Chen H, Richfield E, Currow D, Macleod U, Johnson MJ.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Oct;56(4):602-612. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.07.002. Epub 2018 Aug 7.


Emergency admissions and subsequent inpatient care through an emergency oncology service at a tertiary cancer centre: service users' experiences and views.

Chen H, Johnson M, Boland E, Seymour J, Macleod U.

Support Care Cancer. 2019 Feb;27(2):451-460. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4328-5. Epub 2018 Jun 30.


The diagnostic test accuracy of rectal examination for prostate cancer diagnosis in symptomatic patients: a systematic review.

Jones D, Friend C, Dreher A, Allgar V, Macleod U.

BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Jun 2;19(1):79. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0765-y.


Use of a GP-endorsed 12 months' reminder letter to promote uptake of bowel scope screening: protocol for a randomised controlled trial in a hard-to-reach population.

von Wagner C, Hirst Y, Tookey S, Kerrison RS, Marshall S, Prentice A, Vulkan D, Macleod U, Duffy S.

BMJ Open. 2018 May 5;8(5):e022263. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022263.


Mass media and risk factors for cancer: the under-representation of age.

Macdonald S, Cunningham Y, Patterson C, Robb K, Macleod U, Anker T, Hilton S.

BMC Public Health. 2018 Apr 26;18(1):490. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5341-9.


Myeloma: Patient accounts of their pathways to diagnosis.

Howell DA, Hart RI, Smith AG, Macleod U, Patmore R, Cook G, Roman E.

PLoS One. 2018 Apr 4;13(4):e0194788. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194788. eCollection 2018.


Self-reported skin concerns: An epidemiological study of community-dwelling older people.

Cowdell F, Dyson J, Long J, Macleod U.

Int J Older People Nurs. 2018 Sep;13(3):e12195. doi: 10.1111/opn.12195. Epub 2018 Mar 25.


Interventions to improve the uptake of cervical cancer screening among lower socioeconomic groups: A systematic review.

Rees I, Jones D, Chen H, Macleod U.

Prev Med. 2018 Jun;111:323-335. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.11.019. Epub 2017 Dec 2.


Experience of, awareness of and help-seeking for potential cancer symptoms in smokers and non-smokers: A cross-sectional study.

Walabyeki J, Adamson J, Buckley HL, Sinclair H, Atkin K, Graham H, Whitaker K, Wardle J, Macleod U.

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 28;12(8):e0183647. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183647. eCollection 2017.


The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey.

Johnson MJ, Allgar V, Chen H, Dunn L, Macleod U, Currow DC.

Palliat Med. 2018 Feb;32(2):357-365. doi: 10.1177/0269216317711825. Epub 2017 Jun 7.


Attitudes of newly qualified doctors towards a career in general practice: a qualitative focus group study.

Merrett A, Jones D, Sein K, Green T, Macleod U.

Br J Gen Pract. 2017 Apr;67(657):e253-e259. doi: 10.3399/bjgp17X690221.


Multiple myeloma: routes to diagnosis, clinical characteristics and survival - findings from a UK population-based study.

Howell D, Smith A, Appleton S, Bagguley T, Macleod U, Cook G, Patmore R, Roman E.

Br J Haematol. 2017 Apr;177(1):67-71. doi: 10.1111/bjh.14513. Epub 2017 Feb 1.


Illness identity as an important component of candidacy: Contrasting experiences of help-seeking and access to care in cancer and heart disease.

Macdonald S, Blane D, Browne S, Conway E, Macleod U, May C, Mair F.

Soc Sci Med. 2016 Nov;168:101-110. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.022. Epub 2016 Aug 18.


Do colorectal cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency differ from non-emergency patients in their consultation patterns and symptoms? A longitudinal data-linkage study in England.

Renzi C, Lyratzopoulos G, Card T, Chu TP, Macleod U, Rachet B.

Br J Cancer. 2016 Sep 27;115(7):866-75. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2016.250. Epub 2016 Aug 18.


Mirtazapine added to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for treatment-resistant depression in primary care (MIR trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Tallon D, Wiles N, Campbell J, Chew-Graham C, Dickens C, Macleod U, Peters TJ, Lewis G, Anderson IM, Gilbody S, Hollingworth W, Davies S, Kessler D.

Trials. 2016 Feb 3;17:66. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1199-2.


The Adaptation, Face, and Content Validation of a Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease for People with Interstitial Lung Disease.

Boland JW, Reigada C, Yorke J, Hart SP, Bajwah S, Ross J, Wells A, Papadopoulos A, Currow DC, Grande G, Macleod U, Johnson MJ.

J Palliat Med. 2016 May;19(5):549-55. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0355. Epub 2016 Feb 3.


Family Caregivers Who Would Be Unwilling to Provide Care at the End of Life Again: Findings from the Health Survey for England Population Survey.

Johnson MJ, Allgar V, Macleod U, Jones A, Oliver S, Currow D.

PLoS One. 2016 Jan 25;11(1):e0146960. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146960. eCollection 2016.


The expanding role of primary care in cancer control.

Rubin G, Berendsen A, Crawford SM, Dommett R, Earle C, Emery J, Fahey T, Grassi L, Grunfeld E, Gupta S, Hamilton W, Hiom S, Hunter D, Lyratzopoulos G, Macleod U, Mason R, Mitchell G, Neal RD, Peake M, Roland M, Seifert B, Sisler J, Sussman J, Taplin S, Vedsted P, Voruganti T, Walter F, Wardle J, Watson E, Weller D, Wender R, Whelan J, Whitlock J, Wilkinson C, de Wit N, Zimmermann C.

Lancet Oncol. 2015 Sep;16(12):1231-72. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(15)00205-3. Review.


Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review.

Chen H, Nicolson DJ, Macleod U, Allgar V, Dalgliesh C, Johnson M.

Palliat Med. 2016 May;30(5):434-45. doi: 10.1177/0269216315602590. Epub 2015 Sep 1. Review.


Low cancer suspicion following experience of a cancer 'warning sign'.

Whitaker KL, Winstanley K, Macleod U, Scott SE, Wardle J.

Eur J Cancer. 2015 Nov;51(16):2473-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2015.07.014. Epub 2015 Aug 8.


Core intended learning outcomes for tackling health inequalities in undergraduate medicine.

Williamson AE, Ayres R, Allen J, Macleod U.

BMC Med Educ. 2015 Apr 2;15:66. doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0342-1.


Risk factors for emergency presentation with lung and colorectal cancers: a systematic review.

Mitchell ED, Pickwell-Smith B, Macleod U.

BMJ Open. 2015 Apr 2;5(4):e006965. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006965. Review.


GPs' perceptions and experiences of public awareness campaigns for cancer: a qualitative enquiry.

Green T, Atkin K, Macleod U.

Health Expect. 2016 Apr;19(2):377-87. doi: 10.1111/hex.12362. Epub 2015 Mar 26.


The role of primary care in cancer diagnosis via emergency presentation: qualitative synthesis of significant event reports.

Mitchell ED, Rubin G, Merriman L, Macleod U.

Br J Cancer. 2015 Mar 31;112 Suppl 1:S50-6. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.42.


Cancer detection in primary care: insights from general practitioners.

Green T, Atkin K, Macleod U.

Br J Cancer. 2015 Mar 31;112 Suppl 1:S41-9. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.41.


Is increased time to diagnosis and treatment in symptomatic cancer associated with poorer outcomes? Systematic review.

Neal RD, Tharmanathan P, France B, Din NU, Cotton S, Fallon-Ferguson J, Hamilton W, Hendry A, Hendry M, Lewis R, Macleod U, Mitchell ED, Pickett M, Rai T, Shaw K, Stuart N, Tørring ML, Wilkinson C, Williams B, Williams N, Emery J.

Br J Cancer. 2015 Mar 31;112 Suppl 1:S92-107. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.48. Review.


Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' experiences.

Dikomitis L, Green T, Macleod U.

Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2015 Nov;16(6):548-55. doi: 10.1017/S1463423615000109. Epub 2015 Mar 3.


Help seeking for cancer 'alarm' symptoms: a qualitative interview study of primary care patients in the UK.

Whitaker KL, Macleod U, Winstanley K, Scott SE, Wardle J.

Br J Gen Pract. 2015 Feb;65(631):e96-e105. doi: 10.3399/bjgp15X683533.


Attributions of cancer 'alarm' symptoms in a community sample.

Whitaker KL, Scott SE, Winstanley K, Macleod U, Wardle J.

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 2;9(12):e114028. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114028. eCollection 2014. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0118418.


Exploring GPs' experiences of using diagnostic tools for cancer: a qualitative study in primary care.

Green T, Martins T, Hamilton W, Rubin G, Elliott K, Macleod U.

Fam Pract. 2015 Feb;32(1):101-5. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmu081. Epub 2014 Nov 30.


Palliative care among heart failure patients in primary care: a comparison to cancer patients using English family practice data.

Gadoud A, Kane E, Macleod U, Ansell P, Oliver S, Johnson M.

PLoS One. 2014 Nov 25;9(11):e113188. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113188. eCollection 2014.


Patient, carer and professional perspectives on barriers and facilitators to quality care in advanced heart failure.

Browne S, Macdonald S, May CR, Macleod U, Mair FS.

PLoS One. 2014 Mar 27;9(3):e93288. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093288. eCollection 2014.


Time-to-diagnosis and symptoms of myeloma, lymphomas and leukaemias: a report from the Haematological Malignancy Research Network.

Howell DA, Smith AG, Jack A, Patmore R, Macleod U, Mironska E, Roman E.

BMC Hematol. 2013 Oct 31;13(1):9. doi: 10.1186/2052-1839-13-9.

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