Professor Richard Baker

OBE, MD, FRCGP

Professor Emeritus

Quality and Service Delivery GroupRichard Baker JPEG

Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
Centre for Medicine
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3202
Email: rb14@le.ac.uk

Research Interests

  • The outcomes of primary care, and the mechanisms by which outcomes are achieved
  • Detection of hypertension in primary care
  • Continuity in primary care

Selected Publications

Jaeger C, Steinhäuser J, Freund T, Baker R, Agarwal S, Godycki-Cwirko M, Kowalczyk A, Aakhus E, Granlund I, van Lieshout J, Szecsenyi J, Wensing M. Process evaluation of five tailored programs to improve the implementation of evidence-based recommendations for chronic conditions in primary care. Implementation Science (2016) 11:123 DOI 10.1186/s13012-016-0473-8

Mainous AG III, Tanner RJ, Baker R. Prediabetes Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care. J Am Board Fam Med 2016;29:283–285

Goodfellow J, Agarwal S, Harrad F, Shepherd D, Morris T, Ring A, Walker N, Rogers S, Baker R. Cluster randomised trial of a tailored intervention to improve the management of overweight and obesity in primary care in England. Implementation Science 2016 11:77 DOI 10.1186/s13012-016-0441-3

Levene LS, Walker N, Baker R, Wilson A, Honeyford K. Rationalising data use for general practice: a missed opportunity? BJGP 2016; DOI:10.3399/bjgp16X686485

Rycroft-Malone J, Burton CR, Wilkinson J, Harvey G, McCormack B, Baker R, Dopson S, Graham ID, Staniszewska S, Thompson C, Ariss S, Melville-Richards L, Williams L. Collective action for implementation: a realist evaluation of organisational collaboration in healthcare. Implementation Science (2016) 11:17. DOI 10.1186/s13012-016-0380-z

Baker R, Honeyford K, Levene LS, Mainous AG III, Jones DR, Bankart MJ, Stokes T. Population characteristics, mechanisms of primary care and premature mortality in England: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2016;6: e009981. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2015-009981

Levene LS, Baker R, Khunti K, Bankart MJG. Variations in coronary mortality rates between English primary care trusts: observational study 1993–2010. Journal of Public Health 2015; doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdv162

Rycroft-Malone J, Burton C, Wilkinson J, Harvey G, McCormack B, Baker R, Dopson S, Graham I, Staniszeweska S, Thompson C, Ariss S, Melville-Richards L. Collective action for knowledge mobilisation: a realist evaluation of the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care. Health Services and Delivery Research 2015;3(44). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3310/hsdr03440

Mainous A 3rd, Tanner R, Harle C, Baker RH, Shokar N, Hulihan M. Attitudes toward Management of Sickle Cell Disease and its Complications: A National Survey of Academic Family Physicians. Anemia 2015. 853835. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/853835

Baker R, Camosso-Stefinovic J, Gillies C, Shaw EJ, Cheater F, Flottorp S, Robertson N, Wensing M, Fiander M, Eccles MP, Godycki-Cwirko M, van Lieshout J, Jäger C. Tailored interventions to address determinants of practice. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD005470. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005470.pub3

Tarrant C, Angell E, Baker R, Boulton M, Freeman G, Wilkie P, Jackson P, Wobi F, Ketley D. Responsiveness of primary care services: development of a patient-report measure - qualitative study and initial quantitative pilot testing. Health Services and Delivery Research Year: 2014;Volume: 2 Issue: 46

Krause J, Agarwal S, Bodicoat DH, Ring A, Shepherd D, Rogers S, Wensing M, Baker R. Evaluation of a tailored intervention to improve management of overweight and obesity in primary care: study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials 2014, 15:82

Wiseman CE, Baker R. Exploration of population and practice characteristics explaining differences between practices in the proportion of hospital admissions that are emergencies. BMC Family Practice 2014;15:101.

Mainous AG III, Tanner RJ, Baker R, Zayas CE, Harle CA. Prevalence of prediabetes in England from 2003-2011; population-based, cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005002. Doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005002.

Honeyford K, Baker R, Bankart M, Jones D. Estimating smoking prevalence in general practice using data from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). BMJ Open 2014;4:e005217. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005217

Krause  J, Van Lieshout  J, Klomp  R, Huntink  E, Aakhus  E, Flottorp  S, Jaeger  C, Steinhaeuser  J, Godycki-Cwirko  M, Kowalczyk  A, Agarwal  S, Wensing  M, Baker  R. Identifying determinants of care for tailoring implementation in chronic diseases: an evaluation of different methods. Implementation Science 2014; 9:102  doi:10.1186/s13012-014-0102-3

Wensing M, Huntink E, Lieshout J van, Godycki-Cwirko M, Kowalczyk A, Jäger C, Steinhäuser J, Aakhus E, Flottorp S, Eccles M, Baker R. Tailored implementation of evidence-based practice for patients with chronic diseases. 8th July 2014. PLoS ONE 9(7): e101981. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101981

Price E, Baker R, Krause J, Keen C. Organisation of services for people with cardiovascular disorders in primary care: transfer to primary care or to specialist-generalist multidisciplinary teams? BMC Family Practice 2014, 15:158  doi:10.1186/1471-2296-15-158

Tarrant C, Windridge K, Baker R, Freeman G, Boulton M. Falling through gaps: primary care patients’ accounts of breakdowns in experienced continuity of care. Family Practice 2014, 1–6  doi:10.1093/fampra/cmu077

Elke Huntink E, van Lieshout J, Aakhus E, Baker R, Flottorp S, Godycki-Cwirko M,  Jäger C, Kowalczyk A, Szecsenyi J, Wensing M. Stakeholders’ contributions to tailored implementation programs: an observational study of group interview methods. Implementation Science 2014, 9:185 doi:10.1186/s13012-014-0185-x

Mainous AG, Tanner RJ, Coates TD, Baker R. Prediabetes, Elevated Iron, and All-Cause Mortality: A Cohort Study. BMJ Open 2014;4:e006491 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006491

Baker R, England J. Should we use outcomes data to help manage general practice? BJGP 2014;  64  (629)  e804-e806;  DOI: 10.3399/bjgp14X683005

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