Publications

Rose PW, Rubin G, Perrera-Salazar R, Almberg SS, Barisic A, Dawes M,  Grunfeld E, Hart N, Neal RD, Pirotta M, Sisler J,  Toftegaard BS, Thulesius H, Vedsted P, Young J, Hamilton W. Explaining variation in cancer survival between eleven jurisdictions in the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership: a primary care survey. BMJ Open (accepted)

Watson E, Shinkins B, Frith E, Neal D, Hamdy F, Walter F, Weller D, Wilkinson C, Faithfull S. Wolstenholme J. Sooriakumaran P, Kastner C, Campbell C, Neal RD, Butcher H, Matthews M, Perera R, Russell S, Rose P. Symptoms, unmet needs, psychological well-being and health status in prostate cancer survivors: implications for redesigning follow-up. BJU Int (accepted)

Shephard E, Neal RD, Rose P, Walter F, Hamilton W. Quantifying the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma in symptomatic primary care patients: a case-control study using electronic records. BJGP (accepted)

Rubin GP, Saunders CL, Abel GA, MacPhail S, Lyratzopoulos G, Neal RD. Impact of investigations in general practice on timeliness of referral for patients subsequently diagnosed with cancer: evidence from a National Audit of Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care. British Journal of Cancer 2015 1-12 doi 10.1038/bjc.2014.634

Lyratzopoulos G, Saunders CL, Abel GA, MacPhail S,  Neal RD, Wardle J, Rubin GP. The relative length of the patient and the primary care interval in 28 common and rarer cancers. British Journal of Cancer (2015); 1-6; doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.40

Neal RD, Tharmanathan P, France B, Din NU, Cotton S, Fallon-Ferguson J, Hamilton W, Hendry A, Hendry M, Lewis R, Macleod U, Mitchell ED, Pickett M, Rai T, Shaw K, Stuart N, Tørring ML, Wilkinson C, Williams B, Williams N, Emery J. Is increased time to diagnosis and treatment in symptomatic cancer associated with poorer outcomes? Systematic review. British Journal of Cancer (2015); 1-16; doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.48

Neal RD, Robbé IJ, Lewis M, Williamson I, Hanson J. The complexity and difficulty of diagnosing lung cancer: findings from a national primary care study in Wales. Primary Health Care Research & Development. Prim Health Care Res Dev2014 Dec 8:1-14. DOI:10.1017/S1463423614000516

Neal RD, Rogers T, Hamilton W. Easily Missed? Lung Cancer BMJ 2014;349:g6560

Shephard E, Neal RD, Fiona W, Rose P, Hamilton W. Quantifying the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma from symptoms reported by primary care patients: A large case-control study using electronic records.2015; DOI: 10.3399/bjgp15X683545

Bulger JK, Hiscock J, Neal RD, Stanciu A, Makin M, Wilkinson C. ‘Carrying on the way we are, is becoming shambolic’ An interview study with prostate cancer specialists about their usual practice of follow-up. Journal of Clinical Urology. DOI: 10.1177/2051415814545804

Hubbard G, Macmillan I, Canny A, Forbat L, Neal RD, O’Carroll RE, Haw S, Kyle RG. Cancer symptom awareness and barriers to medical help-seeking in Scottish adolescents: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 2014;14:1117

Din UD, Moore GF, Murphy S, Wilkinson C, Williams NH. Health professionals' perspectives on excercise referral and physical activity promotion in primary care: Findings from a process evaluation of the National Excercise Referral Schem in Wales. DOI: 10.1177/001789691455978

Fitzsimmons D, Phillips C, Bennett H, Jones M, Williams NH, Lewis R, Sutton A< Matar H, Din UD, Burton K, Nafees S, Hendry M, Rickard I, Wilkinson C. Cost-effectiveness of different strategies to manage patients with Sciatica. Science Direct. May 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2014.04.008


Walter FM, Mwaka A, Neal RD. Achieving earlier diagnosis of symptomatic cervical cancer. British Journal of General Practice 2014;64:495-6.

Walter FM, Mwaka A, Neal RD. Achieving earlier diagnosis of symptomatic cervical cancer. Br J Gen Pract 2014;64:495-6.

Rubin G, Walter F, Emery J, Neal RD, Hamilton W, Wardle J. Research into practice: earlier diagnosis of symptomatic cancer Br J Gen Pract 2014;64:428-430.

Rose PW, Hamilton W, Aldersey K, Barisic A, Dawes M, Foot C, Grunfeld E, Hart N, Neal RD, Pirotta M, Sisler J, Thulesius H, Vedsted P, Young J. Rubin G, Development of a survey instrument to investigate the primary care factors related to differences in cancer diagnosis between international jurisdictions. BMC Family Practice 2014;12:122.

Keeble S, Abel GA, Saunders CL McPhail S, Walters FM, Neal RD, Rubin GP, Lyratzopoulos G.  Variation in promptness of presentation among 10,297 patients subsequently diagnosed with one of 18 cancers: Evidence from a national audit of cancer diagnosis in primary care. Int J Cancer 2014;135:1220–1228.

Neal RD, Nafees S, Pasterfield D, Hood K, Hendry M, Gollins S, Makin M, Stuart N, Turner J, Carter B, Wilkinson C, Williams N, Robling M. Patient-reported measurement of time to diagnosis in cancer: development of the Cancer Symptom Interval Measure (C-SIM) and randomised controlled trial of method of delivery. BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:3  doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-3

Walter FM, Mwaka AD, Neal RD. Achieving earlier diagnosis of symptomatic cervical cancer. British Journal of General Practice 2014. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp14X681649

Rubin G, Walter F, Emery J, Neal RD, Hamilton W, Wardle J. Research into practice: earlier diagnosis of symptomatic cancer British Journal of General Practice 2014;64:428-430.

Rose PW, Hamilton W, Aldersey K, Barisic A, Dawes M, Foot C, Grunfeld E, Hart N, Neal RD, Pirotta M, Sisler J, Thulesius H, Vedsted P, Young J. Rubin G, Development of a survey instrument to investigate the primary care factors related to differences in cancer diagnosis between international jurisdictions. BMC Family Practice 2014;12:122.

Watson E, Rose P, Frith E, Hamdy F, Neal D, Kastner C, Russell S, Walter FM, Faithfull S, Wolstenholme J, Pereira R, Weller D, Campbell C, Wilkinson C, Neal RD, Sooriakumaran P, Butcher H, Matthews M. PROSPECTIV – A pilot trial of a nurse-led psycho-educational intervention delivered in primary care to prostate cancer survivors: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005186

Kyle RG, MacMillan I, Forbat L, Neal RD, O’Carroll RE, Haw S, Hubbard G. Scottish adolescents’ sun-related behaviours, tanning attitudes and associations with skin cancer awareness: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2014 4:e005137 

Hughes DL, Worrall SJ, Khan H, Cochrane R. Mesentric ischaemia secondary to portomesenteric venous thrombosis, 2 weeks post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in cirrhotic patient. BMJ Case Report 2014. doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-202246

Brain K, Smits S, Simon A, Forbes L, Roberts C, Robbe I, Steward J, White C, Neal RD, Hanson J. Ovarian cancer awareness and anticipated delayed presentation in a population sample. BMC Cancer 2014, 14:171 doi:10.1186/1471-2407-14-171

Neal RD, Nafees S, Pasterfield D, Hood K, Hendry M, Gollins S, Makin M, Stuart N, Turner J, Carter B, Wilkinson C, Williams N, Robling M. Patient-reported measurement of time to diagnosis in cancer: development of the Cancer Symptom Interval Measure (C-SIM) and randomised controlled trial of method of delivery. BMC Health Services Research

Maggie Hendry, Ruth Lewis, Alison Clements, Sarah Damery, Clare Wilkinson (CI) on behalf of the HPV core messages team.  “HPV? Never heard of it!”: A systematic review of girls’ and parents’ information needs, views and preferences about human papillomavirus vaccination.  Vaccine 31 (2013) 5152– 5167

Lyratzopoulos G, Abel GA, McPhail S, Neal RD, Rubin GP. Gender inequalities in the promptness of diagnosis of bladder and renal cancer after symptomatic presentation: evidence from secondary analysis of primary care audit survey. BMJ Open 2013;3: e002861

Williams NH, Lewis R, Din NU, Matar HE, Fitzsimmons D, Phillips CJ, Sutton A, Burton K, Hendry M, Nafees S, Wilkinson C. A systematic review and meta-analysis of biological treatments targeting tumour necrosis factor α for sciatica. Eur Spine J 2013; (DOI: 10.1007/s00586-013-2739-z)

France BD, Lewis RA, Sharma ML, Poolman M. Cordotomy in mesothelioma-related pain: A systematic review. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. published online September 18, 2013. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000508

Cotton S, Belcher J, Rose P, Jagadeesan SK, Neal RD. The risk of a subsequent cancer diagnosis after herpes zoster infection: primary care database study. Br J Cancer 2013;108:721-726. doi:10.1038/bjc.2013.13

Lyratzopoulos G, Abel GA, McPhail S, Neal RD, Rubin GP. Measures of promptness of cancer diagnosis in primary care: Secondary analysis of national audit data on patients with 18 common and rarer cancers. Br J Cancer 2013;108: 686-690. doi 10.1038/bjc.2013.1

Stapley S, Peters TJ, Neal RD, Rose PW, Walter FM, Hamilton W. The risk of oesophago-gastric cancer in symptomatic patients in primary care: a large case-control study using electronic records. British Journal of Cancer 2013;108:25-31.

Shephard EA, Neal RD, Rose P, Walter FM, Hamilton WT. Clinical features of kidney cancer in primary care. BJGP 2013;63:189-190.

Lyratzopoulos G, Greenberg DC, Rubin GP, Abel GA, Walter FM, Neal RD. Advanced stage diagnosis of cancer – who is at greater risk? Expert Rev. Anticancer Ther. 2012;12: 993–996.

Williams NH, Amoakwa E, Belcher J, Burton K, Hendry M, Lewis R, Hood K, Bennett P, Neal RD, Wilkinson C. Measuring illness and exercise beliefs in osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: psychometric properties of the ‘Hip and Knee Beliefs Questionnaire’ and the ‘Exercise Attitude Questionnaire’.International Muskuloskeletal Medicine 2012;34:13-20.

Hendry M, Pasterfield D, Lewis L, Clements A, Damery S, Neal RD, Adke R, Weller D, Campbell C, Patnick J, Sasieni P,  Hurt C, Wilson S, Wilkinson C. Are women ready for the new cervical screening protocol in England? A systematic review and qualitative synthesis of views about human papillomavirus testing.  Br J Cancer 2012;107: 243-254. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2012.256

Stapley S, Peters TJ, Neal RD, Rose P, Walter F, Hamilton W. The risk of pancreatic cancer in symptomatic patients in primary care: a large case-control study using electronic records. British Journal of Cancer 2012;106:1940-4.

Shephard E, Stapley S, Neal RD, Rose P, Walter F, Hamilton WT. Clinical features of bladder cancer in primary care. BJGP 2012;62:466-467

Lyratzopoulos G, Neal RD, Barbiere JM, Rubin G, Abel G. Variation in the number of general practitioner consultations before hospital referral for cancer: findings from a national patient experience survey. Lancet Oncology 2012; 13: 353-65.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70041-4

Weller D, Vedsted P, Rubin G, Walter F, Emery J, Scott S, Campbell C, Andersen RS, Hamilton W, Olesen F, Rose P, Nafees S, van Rijswijk E, Muth C, Beyer M, Neal RD. The Aarhus Statement: Improving design and reporting of studies on early cancer diagnosis. BJC 2012,106:1262-1267. DOI 10.1038/bjc.2012.68

Hulbert-Williams NJ, Neal RD, Morrison V, Hood K, Wilkinson C. Anxiety, depression and quality of life after cancer diagnosis: What psychosocial variables best predict how patients adjust? Psycho-Oncology 2012;21:857–867.

Murphy S, Raisanen L, Moore G, Edwards RT, Linck P, Williams NH, Din NU, Moore L. An evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the National Exercise Referral Scheme in Wales, UK: a randomised controlled trial of a public health policy initiative. J Epidemiol Community Health 2012; 66: 745-753.

Hendry M, Pasterfield D, Ruth Lewis, Carter B, Hodgson D, Wilkinson C. Why do we want the right to die?  A systematic review of the international literature on the views of patients, carers and the public on assisted dying.  Palliative Medicine [Online] November 5, 2012, DOI: 10.1177/0269216312463623

Stapley S, Peters TJ, Neal RD, Rose P, Walter F, Hamilton W. The risk of pancreatic cancer in symptomatic patients in primary care: a large case-control study using electronic records. British Journal of Cancer 2012; 106:1940-4.

Shephard E, Stapley S, Neal RD, Rose P, Walter F, Hamilton WT. Clinical features of bladder cancer in primary care. BJGP 2012; 62:466-467

Brealey S, Andronis L, Dale V, Gibbon AJ, Gilbert FJ, Hendry M, Hood K, King D, Wilkinson C. The effect of waiting times from General Practitioner referral to Magnetic Resonance Imaging or orthopaedic consultation for the knee on patient-based outcomes. The British Journal of Radiology 2012; 85 e1134-e1139.

Lyratzopoulos G, Greenberg DC, Rubin GP, Abel GA, Walter FM, Neal RD. Advanced stage diagnosis of cancer – who is at greater risk? Expert Rev. Anticancer Ther. 2012; 12: 993–996.

Hulbert-Williams NJ, Morrison V, Wilkinson C, Neal RD. Investigating the cognitive precursors of emotional response to cancer stress:  Re-testing Lazarus’s Transactional Model. British Journal of Health Psychology 2012; Sep 24. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02082.x

Hendry M, Pasterfield D, Lewis R, Clements A, Damery S, Neal RD, Adke R, Weller D, Campbel C, Patnick J, Sasieni P, Hurt C, Wilson S, Wilkinson C.  Are women ready for the new cervical screening protocol in England? A systematic review and qualitative synthesis of views about human papillomavirus testing. British Journal of Cancer 2012; 107, 243-254 DOI:10.1038/bjc.2012.256

Murphy SM, Tudor Edwards R, Williams N, Raisanen L, Moore G, Linck P, Hounsome N, Din NU, Moore L.  An evaluation of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the National Exercise Referral Scheme in Wales, UK: a randomised controlled trial of a public health policy initiative.  JECH [Online] May 10, 2012 as 10.1136/jech-2011-200689

Weller D, Vedstead P, Rubin G, Walter FM, Emery J, Scott S, Campbell C, Anderson RS, Hamilton W, Olsen F, Rose P, Nafees S, van Rijswijk E, Hiom S, Muth C, Beyer M and Neal RD.  The Aarhus statement: improving design and reporting of studies on early cancer diagnosis. British Journal of Cancer 2012; DOI:10.1038/bjc.2012.68

Lyratzopoulos G, Neal RD, Barbiere JM, Rubin GP, Abel GA.  Variation in number of general practitioner consultations before hospital referral for cancer: findings from the 2010 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey in England.  The Lancet Oncology February 24, 2012 DOI:10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70041-4.

Williams NHAmoakwa E, Belcher J, Burton K, Hendry M, Lewis R, Hood K, Bennett P,  Neal RD, Wilkinson C. Measuring illness and exercise beliefs in osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: psychometric properties of the ‘Hip and Knee Beliefs Questionnaire’ and the ‘Exercise Attitude Questionnaire’. International Musculoskeletal Medicine 2012; 34 No. 1: 13-18. DOI 10.1179/1753615411Y.

E K Watson, P W Rose, R D Neal, N Hulbert-Williams, P Donnelly, G Hubbard, J Elliott, C Campbell, D Weller and C Wilkinson.  Personalised cancer follow-up: risk stratification, needs assessment or both?  British Journal of Cancer 106: 1-5; doi:10.1038/bjc.2011.535

Hulbert-Williams NJ, Neal RD, Morrison V, Hood K, Wilkinson C. Anxiety, depression and quality of life after cancer diagnosis: What psychosocial variables best predict how patients adjust? Psycho-Oncology 2011 DOI: 10.1002/pon.1980

Astin M, Griffin T, Neal RD, Rose P, Hamilton W. The risk of colorectal cancer in symptomatic patients in primary care: a systematic review. British Journal of General Practice 2011;61:333-4

O’Brien R, Rose P, Campbell C, Weller D, Neal RD, Wilkinson C, McIntosh H, Watson E. "I wish I'd told them": a qualitative study examining the unmet psychosocial needs of prostate cancer patients during follow-up after treatment. Patient Education and Counselling 2011;84:200–207

Watson E, O'Brien R, Campbell C, Weller D, Neal RD, Wilkinson C, Rose P on behalf of the Prostate Cancer Follow-Up Study Group. The push towards primary care? Views of health professionals on the role of primary care in the follow-up of men with prostate cancer. Family Practice 2011; doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmr034

Hulbert-Williams NJ, Hulbert-Williams SL, Morrison V, Neal RD, Wilkinson C. The Mini-MAC Scale: Re-analysis of its psychometric properties in a sample of 160 mixed cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology 2011 DOI: 10.1002/pon.1994

 Henderson et al… on behalf of HPV Core messages team. A false sense of security?'. Understanding the role of the HPV vaccine on future cervical screening behaviour: a qualitative study of UK parents and girls of vaccination age. Journal of Medical Screening 2011;18:41-45.

Williams NH, Amoakwa E, Belcher J, Edwards RT, Hassani H, Hendry M, Burton K, Lewis R, Hood K, Jones J, Bennett P, Linck P, Neal RD, Wilkinson C. Activity increase despite arthritis (AIDA): phase II randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis. British Journal of General Practice 2011; 61:498-99.

Edwards RT, Neal RD, Linck P, Bruce N, Mullock L, Nelhans N, Pasterfield D, Russell D, Russell I, Woodfine L, on behalf of the CHARISMA study group. Enhancing Improving ventilation in homes of children with asthma: cost-effectiveness study alongside randomised controlled trial British Journal of General Practice 2011;61:676-7.

Woodfine L, Neal RD, Bruce N, Edwards RT, Linck P, Mullock L, Nelhans N, Pasterfield D, Russell D, Russell I, on behalf of the CHARISMA study group. Enhancing improving home ventilation on childhood asthma: randomised controlled trial. British Journal of General Practice 2011;61: 674-5.

Lewis R, Williams N, Matar HE, Din N, Fitzsimmons D, Phillips C, Jones M, Sutton A, Burton K, Nafees S, Hendry M, Rickard I, Chakraverty R, Wilkinson C. The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of management strategies for sciatica: systematic review and economic model. HTA Monograph (in press Sept 2011 http://www.hta.ac.uk/project/1687.asp)

Simpson SA, Lewis R, van der Voort J, Butler CC. Oral or topical nasal steroids for hearing loss associated with otitis media with effusion in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD001935. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001935.pub3

Watson E, O'Brien R, Campbell C, Weller D, Neal RD, Wilkinson C, Rose P. The push towards primary care? Views of health professionals on the role of primary care in the follow-up of men with prostate cancer. Family Practice (accepted)

Williams NH, Amoakwa E, Burton K, Hendry M, Lewis R, Jones J, Bennett P, Neal RD, Andrew G, Wilkinson C. The Hip and Knee Book: developing an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis. British Journal of General Practice 2010;60:113-120.

Murphy S, Raisanen L, Moore G, Edwards RT, Linck P, Williams NH, Din NU, Hale J, Roberts C, McNaish E, Moore LA.  Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of the Welsh National Exercise Referral Scheme: protocol for trial and integrated economic and process evaluation. BMC Public Health 2010;10:352.

Williams NH. Editorial. Spectrum bias in musculoskeletal medicine: how we can disagree and both be right. International Musculoskeletal Medicine 2010;32:2-3.

O’Brien R, Rose PW, Campbell C, Weller D, Neal RD, Wilkinson C, Watson E. Prostate cancer patients’ experiences of follow-up after treatment: a qualitative study. British Journal of Urology International 2010;DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09292.x

Williams NH, Amoakwa E, Burton K, Hendry M, Lewis R, Jones J, Bennett P, Neal RD, Andrew G, Wilkinson C. The Hip and Knee Book: developing an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis. British Journal of General Practice 2010;60:e64-e82.

Neal RD. Do diagnostic delays in cancer matter? British Journal of Cancer 2009;101:S9-12.

Williams NH, Amoakwa E, Burton K, Hendry M, Belcher J, Lewis R, Hood K, Jones J, Bennett P, Edwards RT, Neal RD, Andrew G, Wilkinson C. Activity Increase Despite Arthritis (AÏDA): design of a Phase II randomised controlled trial evaluating an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis [ISRCTN24554946]. BMC Family Practice 2009;10:62. DOI:10.1186/1471-2296-10-62

McIntosh HM, Neal RD, Rose P, Watson E, Wilkinson C, Weller D, Campbell C. Follow-up care for men with prostate cancer and the role of primary care: a systematic review of international guidelines. British Journal of Cancer 2009;100:1852–1860.
doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605080.

Williams NH, Amoakwa E, Burton K,  Hendry M, Lewis R, Jones J, Bennett P, Neal RD, Andrew G, Wilkinson C. The hip and knee book: helping you cope with osteoarthritis. London: The Stationery Office 2009.

Abelian A, Turner J, Cussack J. Does lack of routine postnatal examination on maternity unit increase the risk of hospital admission in the first week of life?: European Journal of Paediatrics 2009;169:187–190.DOI 10.1007/s00431-009-1003-3

Richards PJ, Pattison JM, Belcher J, DeCann RW, Anderson S, Wynn-Jones C. A new tilt on pelvic radiographs: a pilot study. Journal of Skeletal Radiology 2009;38:113-122

Williams NH. Can we be more specific about back and neck pain?: International Musculoskeletal Medicine 2009;31:5-14.

Williams NH. “The wise for cure, on exercise depend”; physical activity interventions in primary care in Wales. British Journal Sports Medicine 2009;43:106-108.

Lewis R, Hendry M. Systematic review of nurse-led cancer follow-up. Nursing Times 2009;105:25-27.

Lewis R, Neal RD, Williams NH, France B, Wilkinson C, Hendry M, Russell D, Russell I, Hughes DA, Stuart NSA, Weller D. Nurse-led versus conventional consultant-led follow-up for cancer patients: quantitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2009;65:271-283.

Lewis R, Neal RD, Hendry M, France B, Williams NH, Russell D, Hughes DA, Russell I, Stuart NSA, Weller D, Wilkinson C. Patients' and healthcare professionals' views of cancer care follow-up: A systematic review. British Journal of General Practice 2009;59:533-540

Lewis R, Neal RD, Williams NH, France B, Hendry M, Russell D, Hughes DA, Russell I, Stuart NSA Weller D, Wilkinson C. Follow-up of cancer in primary care versus secondary care: systematic review. British Journal of General Practice 2009;59:525-532.

Komossa K, Rummel-Kluge C, Hunger H, Schwarz S, Schmid F, Lewis R, Kissling W, Leucht S. Sertindole versus other atypical antipsychotics for schizophrenia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009; Issue 2. Art. No.: CD006752.
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006752.pub2.

Richards PJ, Hamid A, Belcher J, Oakley P. Cervical clearance in unconscious major trauma patients. Injury 2008;35:189.

Griffiths G, Edwards RT, Williams JMG, Gray J, Morrison V, Wilkinson C, Turner J, France B, Bennett P.  Patient preferences and NHS costs: a cost-consequences analysis of cancer genetic services. Familial Cancer  2008;8:265-275. DOI: 10.1007/s10689-008-9217-5.

Edwards AGK, Hulbert-Williams N, Neal RD.  Psychological interventions for women with metastatic breast cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008; Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004253.DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD004253.pub2.

Pascoe SW, Neal RD, Heywood PL, Allgar VL, Miles JNV, Ansell PE, Stefoski-Mikeljevic J. Identifying patients with a cancer diagnosis using general practice medical records and cancer registry data. Family Practice 2008;25:215-220. DOI:10.1093/fampra/cmn023.

Neal RD, Cannings-John RL, Hood K, Sowden J, Lawrence H, Jones C, Jones J. Excision of malignant melanomas in North Wales: effect of location and surgeon on time to diagnosis and quality of excision. Family Practice 2008;25:221-227. DOI:10.1093/fampra/cmn036.

Hendry M, Williams NH, Wilkinson C. A survey of local health promotion initiatives for older people in Wales. BMC Public Health 2008;8:217. DOI:10.1186/1471-2458-8-217.

Williams NH, Wilkinson C, Stott N, Menkes DB. Functional illness in primary care: dysfunction versus disease. BMC Family Practice 2008;9:30. DOI:10.1186/1471-2296-9-30

Damask Trial Team. Cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging of the knee for patients presenting in primary care. British Journal of General Practice 2008;58:775-778 (including Wilkinson C & Hendry M).

Damask Trial Team. Effectiveness of GP access to magnetic resonance imaging of the knee: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of General Practice 2008;58:767-774. (Wilkinson C led NE Wales centre; Hendry M co-ordinated the study in North Wales)

Bennett PD, Wilkinson C, Turner J, Brain K, Edwards RT, Griffith G, France B, Gray J.  Psychological factors associated with emotional responses to receiving genetic risk information.  Journal of Genetic Counseling 2008;17:234-41.

Neal RD, Pasterfield D, Wilkinson C, Hood K, Makin MK, Lawrence H. Determining patient delays in the diagnosis of cancer – lessons from an initial pilot study of patients referred for suspected cancer. BMC Family Practice 2008; 9:9.

Khan Z, Appleton F,  Turner J. Is cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia symptomatic?, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008;28:336 – 337

Neal RD. Management of prostate cancer in general practice. Trends in Urology, Gynaecology and Sexual Health 2008;13:27-80.

Neal RD. NICE prostate cancer clinical guideline: implications for primary care. British Journal of General Practice 2008;58:607-8.

Bennett PD, Wilkinson C, Turner J, Brain K, Tudor Edwards R, Griffith G, France B, Gray J.  The impact of breast cancer genetic risk assessment on intentions to perform cancer surveillance behaviours.  Journal of Genetic Counseling 2008;16:617-623. DOI: 10.1007/s10897-007-9100-9