Mr Andy barton
Profiles

Mr Andy barton

Associate Professor in Healthcare Research Methodology

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)

Role

Consultant, RDS-SW

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Social Studies
MSc Applied Psychology

Roles on external bodies

Project Reviewer - National Institute of Health Research (Health Services & Delivery Research)
Project Reviewer - National Institute of Health Research (Health Technology Assessment)
 

Research interests

Health Services Research
Clinical trials
Housing and Health

Grants & contracts

NIHR Research Design Service - South West.. Department of Health, NIHR: £5 000 000 October 2018 to September 2023 (co-applicants).

NIHR Global Respiratory research Group - Global RECHARGE.  NIHR Global Health £1 973 935 2018 (co-applicant)

Halting olfactory haemorrhage with tranexamic acid in the emergency room.  NIHR RfPB. £350,000 2016 (Co-applicant)

Trial of Intra-operative cell salvage vs transfusion in ovarian cancer (TIC TOC) - a feasibility study. NIHR RfPB £250,000 2015 (Co-applicant)

Free respiratory evaluation and smoke exposure reduction by primary health care integrated groups (Fresh Air). GACD/Horizon2020 £2,800,000 2015 (Co-applicant)

A multi-centre randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a home based self-management standing frame programme in people with progressive MS. NIHR HTA  £344,000; 2014 (Co-applicant)

A development study to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a pulmonary rehabilitation intervention in Uganda for adults with chronic respiratory disease.  MRC £160,000 2014 - 2016 (Co-applicant)

NIHR Research Design Service South West (RDS-SW). Department of Health (NIHR); £5,292,345; 1 Oct 2013 - 30 Sep 2018 (Co-applicant)
Randomised Controlled trial; Evaluation of a Modified Valsalva Manoeuvre in Patients Experiencing Re-Entrant Tachycardias (REVERT) study. NIHR RfPB; £247,344; 2013 - 2016 (Co-applicant)

Pulmonary arterial hypertension: working on anxiety and stress (PATHWAYS). NIHR RfPB; £241,832.  2012-2015 (Co-applicant)

A randomised trial of patient controlled analgesia (PCA) versus routine care in the Emergency Department. NIHR RfPB; £248,451; 2011-2014 (Co-applicant)

Visual feedback techniques in the clinical assessment and treatment of speech disorders in hearing-impaired children: a pilot randomised controlled trial. RfPB; £247,138; 2010-2013 (Co-applicant)

A pilot trial of group acupuncture for chronic knee pain. NIHR RfPB; £219,863; 2010-2012 (Co-applicant)

A pilot randomised controlled single-blind trial of a collagen implant for the prevention of sternal wound infection in cardiac surgery. NIHR RfPB;  £190,021; 2010-2012 (Co-applicant) 

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
van Gemert F, de Jong C, Kirenga B, Musinguzi P, Buteme S, Sooronbaev T, Tabyshova A, Emilov B, Mademilov M 2019 'Effects and acceptability of implementing improved cookstoves and heaters to reduce household air pollution: a FRESH AIR study' npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 29, (1) , DOI
Nantanda R, Buteme S, Van Kampen S, Cartwright L, Pooler J, barton A, Callaghan L, Mirembe J, Ndeezi G 2019 'Feasibility and acceptability of a midwife-led health education strategy to 1 reduce exposure to biomass smoke among pregnant women in Uganda, A 2 FRESH AIR project' Global Public Health , DOI PEARL
Nantanda R, Buteme S, van Kampen S, Cartwright L, Pooler J, Barton A, Callaghan L, Mirembe J, Ndeezi G 2019 'Feasibility and acceptability of a midwife-led health education strategy to reduce exposure to biomass smoke among pregnant women in Uganda, A FRESH AIR project' Global Public Health 14, (12) 1770-1783 , DOI
Freeman J, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Hawton A, Barton A, Dennett R, Jones B, Zajicek J & Creanor S 2019 'Assessment of a home-based standing frame programme in people with progressive multiple sclerosis (SUMS): a pragmatic, multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis' The Lancet Neurology 18, (8) 736-747 , DOI PEARL
Gunn H, Andrade J, Paul L, Miller L, Creanor E, Stevens K, Green C, Ewings P, barton A 2019 'A self-management programme to reduce falls and improve safe mobility in people with secondary progressive MS: the BRiMS feasibility RCT' Health Technology Assessment 23, (27) , DOI PEARL
McKenzie R, Dallos R, Stedmon J, Hancocks H, Vickery PJ, Ewings P, Barton A, Vassallo T & Myhill C 2019 'SAFE, a new therapeutic intervention for families of children with autism: study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial' BMJ Open 9, (5) e025006-e025006 , DOI
Brakema EA, van Gemert FA, van der Kleij RMJJ, Salvi S, Puhan M & Chavannes NH 2019 'COPD’s early origins in low-and-middle income countries: what are the implications of a false start?' npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 29, (1) , DOI PEARL
Reuben A, Appelboam A, Barton A, Vickery PJ, Body R, Hilton M, Coppell J & Ewings P 2019 'Novel use of tranexamic acid to reduce the need for Nasal Packing in Epistaxis (NoPac) randomised controlled trial: research protocol' BMJ Open 9, (2) e026882-e026882 Author Site , DOI
Galaal K, Lopes A, Pritchard C, Barton A, Wingham J, Marques EMR, Faulds J, Palmer J, Vickery PJ 2018 'Trial of intraoperative cell salvage versus transfusion in ovarian cancer (TIC TOC): protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study' BMJ Open 8, (11) Author Site , DOI
Rockett M, Creanor S, Squire R, Barton A, Benger J, Cocking L, Ewings P, Eyre V & Smith JE 2018 'The impact of emergency department patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) on the incidence of chronic pain following trauma and non-traumatic abdominal pain' Anaesthesia 74, (1) 69-73 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Tulloh RMR, Garratt V, Tagney J, Turner-Cobb J, Marques E, Greenwood R, Howard L, Gin-Sing W, Barton A 2018 'A pilot randomised controlled trial investigating a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention in individuals with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH): the PATHWAYS study' Pilot and Feasibility Studies 4, (1) , DOI
2018 'Abstracts: 23rd Annual RIMS Conference 2018' Multiple Sclerosis Journal 24, (6) 838-881 , DOI
Logan A, Freeman J, Kent B, Pooler J, Creanor S, Vickery J, Enki D, Barton A & Marsden J 2018 'Standing Practice In Rehabilitation Early after Stroke (SPIRES): a functional standing frame programme (prolonged standing and repeated sit to stand) to improve function and quality of life and reduce neuromuscular impairment in people with severe sub-acute stroke-a protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial' Pilot Feasibility Stud 4, 66-66 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Jones R, Kirenga BJ, Katagira W, Singh SJ, Pooler J, Okwera A, Kasiita R, Enki DG, Creanor S 2017 'A pre–post intervention study of pulmonary rehabilitation for adults with post-tuberculosis lung disease in Uganda' International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 3533-3539 , DOI PEARL
Gunn HJ, Andrade J, Paul L, Miller L, Creanor S, Green C, Marsden J, Ewings P, Berrow M 2017 'Balance Right in Multiple Sclerosis (BRiMS): a guided self-management programme to reduce falls and improve quality of life, balance and mobility in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis: a protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial' Pilot and Feasibility Studies , DOI PEARL
Pritchard C, Smith JE, Creanor S, Squire R, Barton A, Benger J, Cocking L, Ewings P, Rockett M 2017 'The cost-effectiveness of patient-controlled analgesia vs. standard care in patients presenting to the emergency department in pain, who are subsequently admitted to hospital' Anaesthesia Author Site , DOI PEARL
Appelboam A, Ewings P, Gagg J, Vickery J, Barton A, Reuben A, Mann C & Benger J 2016 'Lessons from the REVERT trial' European Journal of Emergency Medicine 23, (6) 459-460 , DOI
Queen M, Karatzaferi C, Bloxham SR, Panwar U, Drew P, Barton AG, Edwards AM & Sakkas GK 2016 'How Can Physical Activity Referral Rates for Breast Cancer Patients be Increased?' Frontiers in Oncology 6, , DOI PEARL
Freeman JA, Hendrie W, Creanor S, Jarrett L, Barton A, Green C, Marsden J, Rogers E & Zajicek J 2016 'Standing up in multiple sclerosis (SUMS): protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of a home-based self-management standing frame programme in people with progressive multiple sclerosis' BMC neurology 16, (1) 62-62 , DOI PEARL
Appelboam A, Reuben A, Mann C, Gagg J, Ewings P, Barton A, Lobban T, Dayer M, Vickery J 2015 'Postural modification to the standard Valsalva manoeuvre for emergency treatment of supraventricular tachycardias (REVERT): a randomised controlled trial' The Lancet 386, (10005) 1747-1753 , DOI
Smith JE, Rockett M, Creanor S, Squire R, Hayward C, Ewings P, Barton A, Pritchard C, Eyre V 2015 'PAin SoluTions In the Emergency Setting (PASTIES)--patient controlled analgesia versus routine care in emergency department patients with non-traumatic abdominal pain: randomised trial' BMJ 350, (jun19 1) h3147-h3147 , DOI PEARL
Smith JE, Rockett M, Creanor E, Squire R, Hayward C, Ewings P, Barton A, Pritchard C, Eyre V 2015 'PAin SoluTions In the Emergency Setting (PASTIES)--patient controlled analgesia versus routine care in emergency department patients with pain from traumatic injuries: randomised trial' BMJ 350, (jun19 2) h2988-h2988 , DOI PEARL
Appelboam A, Reuben A, Mann C, Lobban T, Ewings P, Benger J, Vickery J, Barton A & Gagg J 2014 'Randomised Evaluation of modified Valsalva Effectiveness in Re-entrant Tachycardias (REVERT) study' BMJ OPEN 4, (3) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Lee JC, Espeli M, Anderson CA, Linterman MA, Pocock JM, Williams NJ, Roberts R, Viatte S, Fu B 2013 'Human SNP Links Differential Outcomes in Inflammatory and Infectious Disease to a FOXO3-Regulated Pathway' CELL 155, (1) 57-69 Author Site , DOI
Smith JE, Rockett M, Squire R, Hayward CJ, Creanor S, Ewings P, Barton A, Pritchard C & Benger JR 2013 'PAin SoluTions In the Emergency Setting (PASTIES); a protocol for two open-label randomised trials of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) versus routine care in the emergency department' BMJ Open 3, (2) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Creanor S, Barton A & Marchbank A 2012 'Effectiveness of a gentamicin impregnated collagen sponge on reducing sternal wound infections following cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials' Ann R Coll Surg Engl 94, (4) 227-231 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Holt J, Lord J, Acharya U, White A, O'Neill N, Shaw S & Barton A 2009 'The effectiveness of foot reflexology in inducing ovulation: a sham-controlled randomized trial' Fertil Steril 91, (6) 2514-2519 Author Site , DOI
Pace E, Dennison S, Morris J, Barton A, Pritchard C & Rule SAJ 2009 'Chemotherapy in the community: what do patients want?' Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 18, (2) 209-215 Author Site , DOI
Barton A, Basham M, Foy C, Buckingham K, Somerville M & Torbay Healthy Housing Group 2007 'The Watcombe Housing Study: the short term effect of improving housing conditions on the health of residents' J Epidemiol Community Health 61, (9) 771-777 Author Site , DOI
Barton 2007 'The Watcombe Housing Study: The short-term effect of improving housing conditions on the health of residents' Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 61 (9), 771-777 , DOI
Barton A 2007 'Handbook for good clinical research practice (GCP): guidance for implementation' Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 61, (6) 559-559 , DOI
George AT, Burke M, Defriend D & Barton A 2007 'Basic surgical training: changing hours, changing work patterns, challenging times' Medical Education 41, (5) 502-502 , DOI
Pace E, Dennison S, Morris J, Rule S, Pritchard C, Barton A & Loving J 2007 'A randomised crossover study of a nurse-led chemotherapy outreach project' Ejc Supplements 5, (4) 462-462
Pace E, Dennison S, Morris J, Rule S, Pritchard C, Barton A & Loving J 2007 'A study to compare patient satisfaction with location of chemotherapy: community hospital versus cancer centre' Ejc Supplements 5, (4) 461-461
2007 'House officers and surgical training – are we doing enough?' Medical Teacher 29, (8) 843-843 , DOI
Barton 2006 'Second degree tears:  to suture or not?  A randomised controlled trial' British Journal of Midwifery 14 (9), 550-554
Richardson G, Barton A, Basham M, Foy C, Eick SA, Somerville M, Torbay Healthy Housing Group, Torquay & UK 2006 'The Watcombe housing study: the short-term effect of improving housing conditions on the indoor environment' Sci Total Environ 361, (1-3) 73-80 Author Site , DOI
Richardson G, Barton A, Basham M, Foy C, Eick SA & Somerville M 2006 'The Watcombe housing study: The short-term effect of improving housing conditions on the indoor environment' The Science of the Total Environment 361, 73-80
Price L, Keeling P, Brown G, Hughes D & Barton A 2005 'A qualitative study of paramedics' attitudes to providing prehospital thrombolysis' Emerg Med J 22, (10) 738-741 Author Site , DOI
Price L, Keeling P, Brown G, Hughes D & Barton A 2005 'A qualitative study of paramedics' attitudes to providing prehospital thrombolysis' Emergency Medicine Journal 22, (10) 738-741
Keeling P, Hughes D, Price L, Shaw S & Barton A 2003 'Safety and feasibility of prehospital thrombolysis carried out by paramedics' British Medical Journal 327 (7415), 27-28 , DOI
Keeling P, Hughes D, Price L, Shaw S & Barton A 2003 'Safety and feasibility of prehospital thrombolysis carried out by paramedics' British Medical Journal 327, (7405) 27-28
Webster-Harrison PJ, Barton AG, Sanders HP, Anderson SD & Dobbs F 2002 'Alcohol awareness and unit labelling' J Public Health Med 24, (4) 332-333 Author Site
Schmidt K, Jacobs PA & Barton A 2002 'Cross-cultural differences in GPs’ attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine: a survey comparing regions of the UK and Germany' Complementary Therapies in Medicine 10, (3) 141-147 , DOI
Barton 2002 'From local concern to randomised trial:  The Watcombe Housing Project' Health Expectations 5 (2), 127-35 , DOI
Somerville M, Basham M, Foy C, Ballinger G, Gay T, Barton AG & Torbay Healthy Housing Group 2002 'From local concern to randomized trial: the Watcombe Housing Project' Health Expect 5, (2) 127-135 Author Site , DOI
Howel D, Webster S, Hayes J, Barton A & Donaldson L 2002 'The impact of recurrent throat infection on children and their families' Fam Pract 19, (3) 242-246 Author Site , DOI
Webster-Harrison PJ & Barton AG 2002 'Time has come for mandatory unit labelling' BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 324, (7339) 738-739 Author Site
Webster-Harrison PJ, Barton AG, Sanders HP, Anderson SD & Dobbs F 2002 'Alcohol awareness and unit labelling' Journal of Public Health Medicine 24, (4) 332-333
Schmidt K, Jacobs PA & Barton A 2002 'Cross-cultural differences in GPs' attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine: a survey comparing regions of the UK and Germany' Complementary Therapies in Medicine 10, (3) 141-147
Somerville M, Basham M, Foy C & Barton A 2002 'Do housing improvements improve respiratory health?' Thorax 57,
Barton A & Quinn C 2002 'Risk management of groups or respect for the individual? Issues for information sharing and confidentiality in Drug Treatment and Testing Orders' Drugs-Education Prevention and Policy 9, (1) 35-43
Webster-Harrison PJ & Barton AG 2002 'Time has come for mandatory unit labelling' British Medical Journal 324, (7339) 738-739
Barton A 2001 'Health inequalities and deprivation' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 51, (470) 753-754 Author Site
Barton A 2001 'Health inequalities and deprivation' British Journal of General Practice 51, (470) 753-754
Webster-Harrison PJ, Barton AG, Barton SM & Anderson SD 2001 'General practitioners' and practice nurses' knowledge of how much patients should and do drink' Br J Gen Pract 51, (464) 218-220 Author Site
Webster-Harrison PJ, Barton AG, Barton SM & Anderson SD 2001 'General practitioners' and practice nurses' knowledge of how much patients should and do drink' British Journal of General Practice 51, (464) 218-220
Donaldson LJ, Hayes JH, Barton AG, Howel D & Hawthorne M 1999 'Impact of clinical practice guidelines on clinicians' behaviour: Tonsillectomy in children' JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY 28, (1) 24-30 Author Site
Barton A 1997 'Local research ethics committees - Monitoring body is needed for audit' BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 315, (7120) 1465-1465 Author Site
Barton A, Thomson R & Bhopal R 1995 'Clinical audit: more research is required' Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 49, (5) 445-447 , DOI
Thomson RG & Barton AG 1994 'Is audit running out of steam?' Quality and Safety in Health Care 3, (4) 225-229 , DOI
SPENCER JA & BARTON AG 1994 'The need for teaching in medical audit: a survey in one medical school' Medical Education 28, (4) 323-330 , DOI
Barton A & Spencer J 1992 'Medical audit advisory groups and confidentiality' BMJ 305, (6862) 1162-1162 , DOI
Jones R, Kirenga B, Buteme S, Williams S & van Gemert F 0 'A novel lung health programme addressing awareness and behaviour-change aiming to prevent chronic respiratory diseases in rural Uganda: a two-year train-the-trainer programme' African Journal of Respiratory Medicine PEARL
Conference Papers
Turner-Cobb JM, Garratt V, Tagney J, Marques E, Greenwood R, Barton A, Ewings P, Craggs P, Hollingworth W 2017 'MINDFULNESS INTERVENTION IN PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION (PAH) PATIENTS: OUTCOMES, ISSUES, LESSONS LEARNED' A105-A106
Freeman JA, Hendrie W, Creanor S, Jarrett L, Barton A, Hawton A, Morby D, Hooley S, Marsden J 2017 'Standing up in Multiple Sclerosis (SUMS): Protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of a home-based self-management standing frame programme in people with progressive multiple sclerosis' 22nd Annual RIMS Conference 2017 880-880 , DOI PEARL
Smith JE, Rockett M, Squire R, Hayward C, Creanor S, Ewings P, Barton A, Pritchard C & Benger J 2014 'Pain solution in the emergency setting (pasties); an open-label randomised trial of patient-controlled analgesia (pca) versus routine care in patients attending the emergency department with traumatic injuries' England 785-786 , DOI PEARL
Pace E, Dennison S, Morris J, Rule S, Pritchard C, Barton A & Loving J 2007 'A randomised crossover study of a nurse-led chemotherapy outreach project' 462-462 , DOI
Pace E, Dennison S, Morris J, Rule S, Pritchard C, Barton A & Loving J 2007 'A study to compare patient satisfaction with location of chemotherapy: community hospital versus cancer centre' 461-461 , DOI
Somerville M, Basham M, Foy C, Barton A & Grp THH 2002 'Do housing improvements improve respiratory health?'
Posters
Hendrie W, Dennett R, Jarrett L, Creanor S, Barton A, Green C, Marsden J & Freeman JA Hendrie W, Dennett R, Jarrett L, Creanor S, Barton A, Green C, Marsden J & Freeman JA 0 '"I'm in a very good frame of mind": the experience of standing frame use in people with progressive multiple sclerosis' 0 0 Author Site
Jarrett L, Hendrie W, Dennett R, Creanor S, Barton A, Hawton AM, Marsden J & Freeman J Jarrett L, Hendrie W, Dennett R, Creanor S, Barton A, Hawton AM, Marsden J & Freeman J 0 '"I'm in a very good frame of mind": the experience of standing frame use in people with progressive multiple sclerosis' 0 0 Author Site
Gunn H, Andrade J, Paul L, Miller L, Creanor S, Green C, Marsden J, Ewings P, Berrow M Gunn H, Andrade J, Paul L, Miller L, Creanor S, Green C, Marsden J, Ewings P, Berrow M 0 'Balance Right in Multiple Sclerosis (BRiMS): A guided self-management programme to reduce falls and improve quality of life, balance and mobility in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis: a protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial' 0 0 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Gunn HJ, Andrade J, Paul L, Miller L, Creanor S, Stevens K, Green C, Ewings P, barton A Gunn HJ, Andrade J, Paul L, Miller L, Creanor S, Stevens K, Green C, Ewings P, barton A 0 'Balance Right in Multiple Sclerosis (BRiMS): Preliminary results of a randomised controlled feasibility trial' 0 0 PEARL
Freeman J, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Hawton A, Barton A, Dennett R, Jones B, Marsden J, Zajicek J Freeman J, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Hawton A, Barton A, Dennett R, Jones B, Marsden J, Zajicek J 0 'Standing up in multiple sclerosis (SUMS): A multi-centre randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of a home-based self-management standing frame programme in people with progressive multiple sclerosis' 0 0 Author Site
Freeman J, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Marie HA, Barton A, Rachel D, Jones B, Marsden J, Zajicek J Freeman J, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Marie HA, Barton A, Rachel D, Jones B, Marsden J, Zajicek J 0 'Standing up in people with progressive multiple sclerosis (SUMS): a multi-centre randomised controlled trial evaluating a home-based standing frame programme' 0 0 Author Site