Author Archives: Niroshan Siriwardena

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About Niroshan Siriwardena

GP and professor of primary and prehospital health care

SAFER 2 (Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals) trial protocol published

The SAFER 2 study is a randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of new protocols for emergency ambulance personnel to assess and refer older people who fall to appropriate community based care.…

Online communities and social networking platforms for computerised therapies

A new study investigating how computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) can be enhanced through the use of social networking platforms was published in the British Journal of General Practice in December 2012.  This qualitative study,…

Influenza as a trigger of cardiovascular events and the potential for influenza vaccination to prevent them

A further study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, points to a link between influenza as a trigger of cardiovascular events, while presentations given in the past week in Toronto suggest that influenza vaccination…