Professor Richard Baker


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

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:

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.

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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