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Many projects were discussed at some point in their development. Several did not reach completion and much was learned in those cases. Listed below is a selection of published projects to which Fenland made a contribution. This contribution ranged from: an early discussion about an idea for research; a contribution to design of a data collection instrument; data collection; discussion about data analysis; and a number of complete projects.


Oswald NTA.  Penicillin allergy: a suspect label.  British Medical Journal, 1983;287:265-6. 

Perry JR and Caine N. Do general practitioners use medical records out of hours? J R Coll Gen Pract, 1990;40:190-193.

Roland MO, Mayor V, Morris RW. Factors affecting the achievement of continuity of care in general practice. J R Coll Gen Pract 1986;36:102-104.

Roland MO and Dixon M. Randomised controlled trial of an educational booklet for patients with back pain in primary care. J R Coll Gen Pract 1989;39:244?6

Roland MO, Middleton J, Goss B, Moore AT. Should performance indicators in general practice relate to whole practices or to individual doctors? J R Coll Gen Pract 1989;39:461?2.

O'Connor DW Fertig A, Grande MJ, Hyde JB, Perry JR, Roland MO, Silverman JD, Wraight SK. Dementia in general practice: the practical consequences of a more positive approach to diagnosis. British Journal of General Practice 1993;43:185-8.

Fertig A, Roland MO, King H, Moore AT, Understanding variation in general practitioner referral rates: are inappropriate referrals important, and would guidelines help to reduce rates. British Medical Journal 1993:307:1467-70.

Oswald NTA, Bateman H. Applying research evidence to individuals in primary care: a study using non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation. Family Practice. 1999;16:414-419.

Oswald NTA, Bateman H. Treating individuals according to evidence: Why do primary care practitioners do what they do? Journal for Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2000;6:139-148.

King H, Bateman H. Piloting an approach to the identification of avoidable referrals in a general practice with a high referral rate. Journal for Clinical Excellence, 2001;2:209-213.

Morgan RH. A study of anaemia in general practice. MD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1965