Lindsay Forbes
University of Kent
CancerPopulationFamily medicineBreast cancerMedicine
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#1Lindsay ForbesH-Index: 21
#2Hannah ForbesH-Index: 2
Last. Stephen PeckhamH-Index: 20
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Background For the last few years, English general practices, which are traditionally small, have been encouraged to work together to serve larger populations of registered patients, by merging or collaborating with each other. Meanwhile, patient surveys suggest worsening continuity of care and access to care. Aim To explore whether increasing size of practice population and working collaboratively are linked to changes in continuity of care or access to care. Design and setting Observational st...
#1Lindsay Forbes (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 21
#2Hannah Forbes (University of Manchester)H-Index: 2
Last. Stephen Peckham (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 20
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Background Over the last 5 years, national policy has encouraged general practices to serve populations of >30 000 people (called ‘working at scale’) by collaborating with other practices. Aim To describe the number of English general practices working at scale, and their patient populations. Design and setting Observational study of general practices in England. Method Data published by the NHS on practices’ self-reports of working in groups were supplemented with data from reports by various o...
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#1Sarah Spencer (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 2
#2John W. Dickinson (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 12
Last. Lindsay Forbes (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 21
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#1Aradhna Kaushal (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 3
#2Katrina McCormick (London Borough Of Lewisham)
Last. Lindsay Forbes ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 21
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Background: older women are at high risk of presenting with breast cancer when it has reached a late stage, which may be partly because of poor breast cancer awareness. Aim: the aim of this project was to implement and evaluate a new way of delivering the Promoting Early Presentation (PEP) Intervention during flu vaccination appointments in primary care. The PEP Intervention is a 1–minute intervention, accompanied by a booklet and delivered by primary care health professionals to provide older w...
#1Sarah Spencer (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 2
#2John W. Dickinson (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 12
Last. Lindsay Forbes (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 21
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Swimming-induced pulmonary oedema (SIPE) can affect people with no underlying health problems, but may be life threatening and is poorly understood. The aim of this systematic review was to synthesise the evidence on SIPE incidence, prevalence, risk factors, short- and long-term outcomes, recurrence and effectiveness of interventions to prevent recurrences. We carried out a literature search using bibliographic databases and reference lists. Risk of bias was assessed by adapting existing quality...
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#1Anette Fischer Pedersen (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 17
#2Lindsay Forbes ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 21
Last. Peter Vedsted (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 41
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Background Understanding what influences people to seek help can inform interventions to promote earlier diagnosis of cancer, and ultimately better cancer survival. We aimed to examine relationships between negative cancer beliefs, recognition of cancer symptoms and how long people think they would take to go to the doctor with possible cancer symptoms (anticipated patient intervals).
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#1Maja Nikšić (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 5
#2Lindsay Forbes (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 21
Background: Early recognition of symptoms of colorectal cancer enables prompt help-seeking and timely diagnosis that may save lives. We aimed to assess public awareness of symptoms of colorectal cancer, anticipated delay to help-seeking in relation to these symptoms, and knowledge of risk factors and most common types of cancer in the English population.
#1Rachael H Dodd (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 8
#2Alice S. Forster ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 15
Last. Lindsay Forbes ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 21
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Abstract Background Older women have poorer survival from breast cancer, which may be at least partly due to poor breast cancer awareness leading to delayed presentation and more advanced stage at diagnosis. In a randomised trial, an intervention to promote early presentation of breast cancer in older women increased breast cancer awareness at 1 year compared with usual care (24 versus 4%). We examined its effectiveness in routine clinical practice. Methods We piloted the intervention delivered ...
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#1S.J. O’Shea (St James's University Hospital)H-Index: 7
#2Zoe Rogers (St James's University Hospital)H-Index: 1
Last. Lindsay Forbes (Guy's Hospital)H-Index: 21
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Background The incidence of melanoma is rising. Early detection is associated with a more favourable outcome. The factors that influence the timing of a patient’s presentation for medical assessment are not fully understood. The aims of the study were to measure the nature and duration of melanoma symptoms in a group of patients diagnosed with melanoma within the preceding 18 months and to identify the symptoms and barriers associated with a delay in presentation.
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