All Publications (last update January 2019)

Simone L, Lyttle MD, Roland D, et al Canadian and UK/Ireland practice patterns in lumbar puncture performance in febrile neonates with bronchiolitis
Gray SJ, Wacogne ID, Roland D Fifteen-minute consultation: Safety netting effectively

Stoner, Michael J,  Mahajan, Prashant, Bressan, Silvia, Lam, Samuel H. F, Chumpitazi, Corrie E., Kornblith, Aaron E, Linakis, Seth ,  Roland, Damian,  Freedman, Stephen B, Nigrovic, Lise E,  Denninghoff, Kurt, Ishimine, Paul, Kuppermann, Nathan. Pediatric Emergency Care Research Networks: A Research Agenda, Academic Emergency Medicine 2018;25:1336–1344.

Riaz S, Rowland A, Woby S, Long T, Liveley J, Cotterill S, Heal C and Roland D. Refining and testing the diagnositic accuracty of an assessment tool (PAT-POPS) to predict admission an discharge of children and young people who attend an emergency department: protocol for an observational study BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:303

Paediatric Emergency Research in the UK and Ireland (PERUKI) The “Petechiae in children” (PiC) study: evaluating potential clinical decision rules for the management of feverish children with non-blanching rashes, including the role of point of care testing for Procalcitonin & Neisseria meningitidis DNA – a study protocol BMC Pediatrics. 2018; 18: 246.

Thomas-Jones E, Lloyd A, Roland D et al. A prospective, mixed-methods, before and after study to identify the evidence base for the core components of an effective Paediatric Early Warning System and the development of an implementation package containing those core recommendations for use in the UK: Paediatric early warning system – utilisation and mortality avoidance– the PUMA study protocol BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:244

Roland D What are you looking at?
Neill SRoland DThompson M, et al. Why are acute admissions to hospital of children under 5 years of age increasing in the UK?

PERN Research Network. Practice Variation in Acute Bronchiolitis: A Pediatric Emergency Research Networks Study. Pediatrics Nov 2017 (as part of writing committee)

Marikar D, Reynolds S and Roland D. Management of children and young people with an acute decrease in conscious level (RCPCH guideline update 2015)

Roland D, Arshad F, Coats T, and Davies F. Baseline Characteristics of the Paediatric Observation Priority Score in Emergency Departments outside Its Centre of Derivation BioMed Research International, vol. 2017, Article ID 9060852, 5 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/9060852

Green, W., Jones, C., Maltby, J., Robinson, S., Roland, D., Stafford, C. (2017). Team situational awareness: Practitioner--‐centred design of a safety huddles toolkit. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. London: Taylor & Francis., pp. 223--‐231. ISBN: 978--‐1--‐5272--‐0762--‐2

Roland D Paediatric Early Warning Systems: myths and muses Paediatrics and Child Health, 2017. 27(5): p.242-246

Mann J and Roland D What are the measures that can be used to assess performance during in situ Paediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation? BMJ Simulation and TEL 

Roland D Have we forgotten to teach how to think?

Friend A and Roland D Distal forearm fractures can be reliably diagnosed using ultrasound Arch Dis Edu Pract 2017 Oct;102(5):275

Knight K, van Leeuwen D, Roland D, Moll H A, Oostenbrink R YouTube: are parent-uploaded videos of their unwell children a useful source of medical information for other parents? Arch Dis Child 

Bonafide C, Roland D and Brady P. Rapid Response Systems 20 Years Later New Approaches, Old Challenges. JAMA Paediatrics Published online June 20, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.0398

Roland D, Lewis G, Fielding P, Hakim C, Watts A and Davies F. The Paediatric Observation Priority Score: A System to Aid Detection of Serious Illness and Assist in Safe Discharge Open Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 4(2) 38-44

Roland D, McCaffery K, and Davies F. (2016) Scoring systems in paediatric emergency care: Panacea or paper exercise?Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 52 (2), 181–186.

Challen K and Roland D. Early Warning Scores: a health warning EMJ 2016, 33(11):812-817

Neill S, Roland D, Jones C, Thompson M, Lakhanpaul M. Information resources to aid parental decision making on when to seek medical care for their acutely sick child: A narrative systematic review BMJ Open 2015;5:e008280 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008280

deVos-Kerkhof E, Roland D, Bekker-Grob E, Oostenbrink R, Lakhanpaul M, Moll H Clinician's overestimation of febrile child risk assessment Eur J Pediatr. 2015 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Low D, Roland D, Baird D and Chantler C. Safeguarding children and improving their care in the UK. Lancet 2015 386;9991:313-14

Roland D But I told you she was ill. The role of families in preventing avoidable harm in children BMJ Qual Saf 2015;24:186-187

Roland D, Lewis G, Rowlands R, Davidson E and Davies F Female Perineal Injuries in Children and Adolescents presenting to a Children's Emergency Department Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2014-204259

Ardolino A, Cheung C, Lawrence T, Bouamra O, Lecky F, Berry K, Lyttle M, Roland D, Koralage N, Issa S, Chaudhary A, Maconcochie I. The accuracy of existing prehospital triage tools for injured children in England: an analysis using emergency department data Emerg Med J 2015;32:397-400

Neill S, Jones C, Lakhanpaul M, Roland D and Thompson M. Parent's information seeking in acute childhood illness: what helps and what hinders decision making? Health Expectations 2014 [Epub ahead of print]

Neill S, Jones C, Lakhanpaul M, Roland D and Thompson M. Parents' help seeking behaviours during acute childhood illness at home: A contribution to explanatory theory. Journal of Child Health Care Online First doi: 10.1177/1367493514551309

Jones C, Neill S, Lakhanpaul M, Roland D, Singlehurst-Mooney H and Thompson M Information needs of parents for acute childhood illness: determining ‘what, how, where and when’ of safety netting using a qualitative exploration with parents and clinicians BMJ Open2014;4:e003874

Roland D, Jones C, Neill S, Thompson M and Lakhanpaul M. Safety netting in healthcare settings: what it means, and for whom? Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2014 Apr;99(2):48-53

Roland D. Does the use of antipyretics prolong the duration of fever or illness? Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2014;99:158–159.

Jones CH, Neill S, Lakhanpaul M, Roland D, Singlehurst-Mooney H, Thompson M. The safety netting behaviour of first contact clinicians: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract. 2013 Sep 25;14(1):140

Roland D, Oliver A, Edwards E, Mason B and Powell C Use of paediatric early warning systems in Great Britain: has there been a change of practice in the last 7 years? Arch Dis Child Online First: 30 August 201

Roland D, Shahzad MW, Davies F. The importance of currency in data trends. Arch Dis Child 2013;98:568-569

Roland D Republished: Paediatric early warning scores: Holy Grail and Achilles' heel Postgrad Med J 2013;89:358-365

Roland D. Early Warning Scores: Holy Grail and Achilles Heel. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2012;97:208-215

Nafousi O, Pertwee R, Roland D and Acheson J. Management of Oesophageal Coins in Children. Emergency Medicine Journal 2012 doi:10.1136

Roland D and Jahn H. Are early warning scores too early for paramedic practice? Journal of Paramedic Practice 2012; 4(1):16-21

Roland D and Coats T. An Early Warning? Universal Risk Scoring in Emergency Medicine. Emerg Med J. 2011 Apr;28(4):263

Roland D, Clarke C, Borland M and Pascoe E. Does a standardised scoring system of clinical signs reduce variability between doctors’ assessments of the potentially dehydrated child? J Paediatr Child Health 2010 Mar; 46(3):103-7

Roland D, Madar J, Connolly G. The Newborn Early Warning system (NEW): Development of an at risk infant intervention system. Infant 2010; 6(4):116-120

Roland D  & Geelhoed G. Tertiary Paediatric Emergency Department admission rates fall as waiting times increase. Pediatric Emergency Care 2008 Mar; 24 (3):125-9

  • Educational Research and Teaching

Roland DSnelson E ‘So why didn’t you think this baby was ill?’ Decision-making in acute paediatrics

Roland D. Spotting the Black Swan: why Emergency Medicine is ahead of the curve. 

Roland D and Balslev T. Use of Patient Video Cases in Medical Education. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed

Roland, D; Ellis, C; Blair, M. Assisting healthcare professionals in understanding drivers and barriers to improving pre-school immunisation uptake Community Practitioner, Volume 86, Number 9, September 2013 , pp. 28-31(4)

Ellis C, Roland D, Blair ME. Professional educational interventions designed to improve knowledge and uptake of immunisation. Community Pract. 2013 Jun;86(6):20-3.

Roland D, Coats T and Matheson D. Towards a conceptual framework demonstrating the effectiveness of audiovisual patient descriptions (patient video cases): a review of the current literature BMC Medical Education.2012, 12:125

Roland D and Matheson D. New theory from an old technique: the Rolma matrices. Clinical Teacher 2012; 9(3): 143-147

Roland D, Wahl H, Lakhanpaul M, Blackwell N, Davies F. Education by Video. BMJ Careers Feb 2011

Roland D. Circuits for the MRCPCH, 1st edn. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone 2007

Roland D. Self assessment. Curr Paediatrics, 2005, 15/5 (443−447)

  • Social Media

Bamat A, Manly B Harer M and Roland D. Social Media for Pediatric Research: what, who, why and #? Pediatric Research 2018: 84; 597599

Keir A, Bamat N, Patel RM, Elkhateeb O and Roland D. Utilising social media to educate and inform healthcare professionals, policy-makers and the broader community in evidence-based healthcare

Roland D, Spurr, J., & Cabrera, D. Initial Standardized Framework for Reporting Social Media Analytics in Emergency Care Research. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health 2018

Roland D, Spurr J, Cabrera D. Preliminary Evidence for the Emergence of a Health Care Online Community of Practice: Using a Netnographic Framework for Twitter Hashtag Analytics J Med Internet Res 2017;19(7):e252

Chan T, Trueger NS, Roland D and Thomas B. Evidence-based medicine in the era of social media: Scholarly engagement through participation and online interaction. CJEM 

Roland D. Social Media and the Digital Health Arena. Future Healthcare Journal 2017 Vol 4, No 3: 184–8

Roland D. Social Media, Health Policy and Knowledge Translation. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Published Online First DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.09.009

Roland D. We should investigate Social Media's value properly. BMJ 2016;354:i3970

Roland D, Trueger S, Thoma B, Chan T. (2016) FOAM Helps to Bridge the Knowledge Translation Gap Emergency Physicians International, 18, 34

Roland D and Brazil V Top 10 ways to reconcile social media and 'traditional' education in emergency care. Emerg Med J 32(10):819-822 01 Oct 2015

Roland D, May N, Body R, Carley S and Lyttle M. Will Social Media make or break medical conferences?  British Journal of Hospital Medicine 76(6):318-319 01 Jun 2015

Roland D, May N, Body R, Carley S and Lyttle M. Are you a SCEPTIC? SoCial mEdia Precision & uTility In Conferences Emerg Med J 2015;32:412-413

  • Leadership and Postgraduate Medical Education Policy

Shortland D, Roland D, Lumsden D et al. Career Intentions and Choices of Paediatricians entering training in the UK Arch Dis Child 2015;100:537-541

Klaber R and Roland D. Delivering quality improvement: the need to believe it is necessary. Arch Dis Child 2014;99:175-179

Smith LJ, Tsakok T, Heeps A and Roland D What has the GMC ever done for trainees? BMJ Careers Feb 2013

Sutton S, Roland D and Bevan H A Change is going to come Health Serv J 122(6330):20

Modi N, Clark H, Woolfe I, Costello A, Budge H (on behalf of writing group of the RCPCH commission on child health research) A Healthy Nation: Strengthening child health research in the UK The Lancet 21 Nov 2012 (member of writing group)

Roland D, Warren O and Klaber R. Engaging with leadership learning in the workplaceThe Lancet 2012;380(9841) 563

Klaber B and Roland D. Engaging paediatricians in planning the training of our future workforce Arch Dis Child 2012;97:6 517-520

Austin S and Roland D. Bullying: resources and guidance for trainees. BMJ Careers Dec 2011

Roland D. A new deal for Deaneries. BMJ Careers Oct 2011

Datta S, Chatterjee J, Roland D, Fitzgerald J and Sowden D. The European Working Time Directive: Time to change? BMJ Careers Sep 2011

Roland D, Haden S, Pryde K and Lachman P. Paediatric trainees and the Quality Improvement Agenda: don't just do another audit. J R Soc Med 2011; 104:344-345

Roland D, Dimitri P and Walker V. The extent and effect of the recruitment crisis in the UK Trainee Paediatric Workforce. The internet journal of healthcare administration 2010 Volume 7 Number 1

  • Case Studies/Letters

Roland D, Shahzad MW, Davies F. The importance of currency in data trends. Arch Dis Child Published online first 27 April 2013

Roland D. Not bad medicine just overrated. Letter in response to: BMJ 2012;345:e4569

Roland D. A scale is only as good as its user. Letter in response to: Pediatrics 2012; 129:5 e1211-e1219

Roland D. Re: NICE needs reform. BMJ 2011;343:d7945

Roland D, Clarke C, Borland M and Pascoe E. Adequately assessing dehydration: A holy grail of paediatric emergency medicine International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011, 4:71

Rowlands R and Roland D. Antibiotics in Childhood Burns. Burns 2011 Mar;37(2):359-60

Roland D. Time for change to makes sure there is Time to Train. Response to: Giles et al. EWTD: incompatible with subspecialty training? Arch Dis Child 2011 doi:10.1136

Ghayyda S, Roland D & Cade A. Seat belt associated central line fracture-A previously unreported complication in cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros 2008 Sep 7(5):448-9


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