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Prof Alastair Hay
Professor of Primary Care
University of Bristol


1. Improving the targeting of antibiotic prescribing

The development of clinical prediction rules offers the promise of improved antibiotic targeting in primary care. Completed work demonstrates my experience in deriving and validating a clinical rule to predict minor complications of acute cough in pre-school children presenting to primary care and I am a Co-PI for the recently completed MRC funded DESCARTE study. I am the CI on a multi-centre NIHR Programme Grant application (TARGET) in which Workstream 3 will derive and validate clinical rules to predict major complications (hospitalisation) and investigate the prognostic implications of dual bacterial and viral infection in children presenting to primary care with a range of respiratory infections. I am also Co-CI on a HTA funded grant (DUTY) to improve the recognition and treatment of urinary tract infection in young children presenting to primary care.

2. Primary care prescribed antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance

I led a group that was o993-1999: Course director community Attachment Scheme MBChB

Currently Senior Clinical Lecturer (0.4 WTE) AUPMC University of Sheffield: supervision and research training for Academic GP Training Fellows, BMedSci research students, postgraduate students; own research; departmental management group. Approved as a trainer August 2009. 2003 to date: GP appraiser & GP peer appraiser;


2007 to 2009: Impact of NICE guidelines and the quality and outcomes framework in primary care; a qualitative study of patient and professional perspectives on treatment.

2007-2010: Co-: A qualitative study of factors influencing late booking for antenatal care.

2006-2009: SDO 'Costs and Outcomes of Older People's services'

GMC commissioned research study:
'A study to assess the impact of CPD on doctor

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