Andrew Wilson, MD, FRCGP

Head of Department

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Department of Health Sciences
22-28 Princess Road West
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 6TP

Tel: 00 44 116 252 5417



Health services research in primary care and at its interface with public health and secondary care. Specific topics include intermediate care, management and prevention of stroke in primary care, smoking cessation.

  • Principal in general practice, Saffron Group Practice, Leicester (2 sessions a week)
  • Clinical Lead Primary Care Research Network, East Midlands and South Yorkshire
  • External examiner, MSc in Health Services Research, University of Chester
  • Member, RCGP Scientific Foundation Board
  • Member, NIHR RfPB Board, East Midlands
  • Member, executive committee of Society for Academic Primary Care



PhD supervision

  • Ainsley Hardy, part time PhD student (2008-11) Title:Developing a patient-centred intermediate care service for diabetes
  • Kate Lager, full-time PhD student, Title: Secondary prevention of stroke/TIA in primary care

MD Supervision

  • John Gardner. Compliance and bias in recording of consultations by general practitioners (2007)
  • Alastair Hay. The natural history of acute cough in pre-school children in primary care (2003)
  • Tim Coleman. Smoking cessation in general practice (2000)


  • Course leader, MRes in applied health research, coordinator of Foundations module
  • Contributor, MBChB teaching, including family placement, special study skills module on evidence based audit, clinical methods course



Coleman T, Wilson A, Barrett S, Wynne, A, Lewis, S. Distributing questionnaires about smoking to patients: impact on general practitioners’ recording of smoking advice. BMC Health Services Research 2007; 7:153-157

Wilson A. The launch of a primary care research network for England: What impact will it have on quality of care? Quality in Primary Care 2007, 15:127-128

Wilson A, Richards S, Camosso-Stefinovic J. Older people’s satisfaction with intermediate care: a systematic review. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 2007;17:199-218

Wilson AD, Childs S. Effects of interventions aimed at changing the length of primary care physicians' consultation.  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003540. DOI: 1002/14651858.CD003540.pub2

Kaambwa B, Bryan S, Barton P, Parker H, Martin G, Hewitt G, Parker S, Wilson A. Costs and health outcomes of intermediate care: results from five UK case study sites. Health & Social Care in the Community 2008;16:573-581

Shepperd S, Doll H, Angus RM, Clarke MJ, Iliffe S, Kalra L, Ricauda NA,Wilson AD. Admission avoidance hospital at home. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD007491. DOI:   10.1002/14651858.CD007491

Wilson A. Organisational interventions in primary care. Quality in Primary Care 2008, 16 (6):391-393

Mariamma M Thalanany, Miranda Mugford, Clare Hibbert, Nicola J Cooper, Ann Truesdale, Steven Robertson, Ravindranath Tiruvoipati, Diana R Elbourne, Giles J Peek, Felicity Clemens, Polly Hardy and Andrew Wilson.  Methods of data collection and analysis for the economic evaluation alongside a national, multi-centre trial in the UK: Conventional ventilation or ECMO for Severe Adult Respiratory Failure (CESAR) BMC Health Services Research 2008, 8:94doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-94

Shepperd S, Doll H, Angus RM, Clarke MJ, Iliffe S, Kalra L, Ricauda NA,Wilson AD. Avoiding hospital admission through hospital at home programs: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2009; 180 (2):175-182  doi:10.1503/

Sprigg, N, Machili, C, Otter, M E, Wilson, A, Robinson, T G. A systematic review of delays in seeking medical attention after transient ischaemic attack. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry 2009; 80: 871-875

Giles J Peek, Miranda Mugrord, Ravindranath Tiruvoipati, Andrew Wilson, Elizabeth Allen, Mariamma M Thalanany, Clare L Hibbert, Ann Truesdale, Felicity Clemens, Nicola Cooper, Richard K Firmin, Diana Elbourne. Efficacy and economic assessment of conventional ventilatory support versus extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe adult respiratory failure (CESAR): a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Lancet (in press)


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