Publications

2017

Rajagopala S, Booth S, Brown TP, Jia C, Hawkes C., Siriwardena AN, Kirby K, Black S, Spaight R, Gunson I, Brace-McDonnell CJ, Perkins GD, on behalf of OHCAO collaborators. Data quality and 30-day survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK out-of-hospital cardiac arrest registry: a data linkage study. BMJ Open (in press).

Armstrong S, Langlois A, Laparidou D, Dixon M, Appleton JP, Bath PM, Snooks H, Siriwardena AN (2017). Assessment of consent models as an ethical consideration in the conduct of prehospital ambulance randomised controlled clinical trials: a systematic review. BMC Medical Research Methodology 17:142.

Alnahar S, Elliott R, Smith MD (2017). Biosimilar uptake by British local formularies: a cross sectional study. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

Coster J, Irving AD, Turner JK, Phung VH, Siriwardena AN (2017). Prioritizing novel and existing ambulance performance measures through expert and lay consensus: a three-stage multimethod consensus study. Health Expectations 00-1-12 (online).

Irving A, Turner J, Marsh M, Broadway-Parkinson A, Fall D, Coster J, Siriwardena AN (2017). A coproduced patient and public event: an approach to developing and prioritizing ambulance performance measures. Health Expectations 00:1-9 (online).

Redsell S, Rose J Weng S, Swift JA, Siriwardena AN, Nathan D, Wharrad H, Atkinson P, Watson V, McMaster F, Lakshman R, Ong K, Glazebrook C (2017). Digital technology to facilitate proactive assessment of obesity risk during infancy (ProAsk): a feasibility study. BMJ Open 2017;7:e017694.

Freeman D, Sheaves B, Goodwin G, Yu L, Nickless A, Harrison P, Emsley R, Luik A, Foster R, Wadekar V, Hinds C, Gumley A, Jones R, Lightman S, Jones S, Bentall R, Kinderman P, Rowse G, Brugha T, Blagrove M, Gregory A, Fleming L, Walklet E, Glazebrook C, Davies B, Hollis C, Haddock G, John B, Coulson M, Fowler D, Pugh K, Cape J, Moseley P, Brown G, Hughes C, Obonsawin M, Coker S, Watkins E, Schwannauer M, Macmahon K, Siriwardena AN, C Espie (2017). An explanatory randomised controlled trial testing the effects of improving sleep on mental health: an interventionist-causal model approach with mediation analysis. The Lancet Psychiatry (in press).

Henderson H, Evans AB, Collinson JA, Siriwardena AN (2017). The ‘wild and woolly’ world of exercise referral schemes: contested interpretations of an exercise as medicine programmeQualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health (online first).

Snooks HA, Anthony R, Chatters R, Dale J, Fothergill R, Gaze S, Halter M, Humphreys I, Koniotou M, Logan P, Lyons RA, Mason S, Nicholl J, Peconi J, Phillips C, Porter A, Siriwardena AN, Wani M, Watkins A, Wilson L, Russell IT (2017). Paramedic assessment of older adults after falls, including community care referral pathway: cluster randomized trial. Annals of Emergency Medicine (online in press).

Middlemass JB, Vos J, Siriwardena AN (2017). Perceptions on use of home telemonitoring in patients with long term conditions – concordance with the Health Information Acceptance Model: A qualitative collective case study. Medical Informatics and Decision Making 17:89.

Phung VH, Trueman I, Togher F, Orner R, Siriwardena AN 2017). Community First Responders and responder schemes in the United Kingdom: systematic scoping review. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 25:58.

Snooks HA, Anthony R, Chatters R, Dale J, Fothergill R, Gaze S, Halter M, Humphreys I, Koniotou  M, Logan P, Lyons R, Mason S, Nicholl J, Peconi J, Phillips C, Phillips J, Porter A, Siriwardena AN, Smith G, Toghill A, Wani M, Watkins A, Whitfield R, Wilson L, Russell IT (2017). Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals (SAFER) 2: Cluster randomised trial and systematic review of clinical and cost effectiveness of new protocols for emergency ambulance paramedics to assess older people following a fall with referral to community based care when appropriate. Health Technology Assessment 21(13).

Johnson M, O’Hara R, Hirst E, Weymann A, Turner J, Mason S, Quinn T, Shewan J, Siriwardena AN (2017) . Multiple triangulation and collaborative research using qualitative methods to explore decision making in pre-hospital emergency care. BMC Medical Research Methodology 17(11):1-11.

Hawkes C, Booth S, Ji C, Brace-McDonnell SJ, Whittington A, Mapstone J, Cooke MW, Deakin CD, Gale CP, Fothergill R, Nolan JP, Rees N, Soar J, Siriwardena AN, Brown TP, Perkins GD and collaborators (2017). Epidemiology and outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in England. Resuscitation 110:133-40.

2016

Siriwardena AN (2016) Chronic insomnia: assessment and advice are essential. Guidelines in Practice, 19 (12): 33-44.

Alnahar SA, Smith MD, Elliott RA (2016) The uptake of biosimilar infliximab by English Acute Trusts. Value in Health, 19 (3): A265.

Sirdifield C, Owen S (2016). Probation’s role in offender mental health. Int J Prison Health 12(3):185-99.

Sirdifield C, Owen S and Brooker C. Engaging offenders on probation in health research: lessons field. Nurse Res 2016; 24(2): 18-23.

Sirdifield C, Chipchase SY, Owen S, Siriwardena AN (2016) A systematic review and meta-synthesis of patients’ experiences and perceptions of seeking and using benzodiazepines and z-drugs: towards safer prescribing. The Patient (online first).

Sirdifield C, Caballero AG, Windle K, Jackson C, McKay S, Schäfer WA, Siriwardena AN (2016). Comparing importance and performance from a patient perspective in English general practice: a cross-sectional surveyFamily Practice 33(2):179-85.

Asghar Z, Phung VH, Siriwardena AN (2016). Ethnicity and prehospital care for people with suspected cardiac pain: cross-sectional study. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 22(5):721-5.

Espie C, Luik AI, Cape J, Drake CL, Siriwardena AN, Ong JC, Gordon C, Bostock S, Hames P, Nisbet M, Sheaves B, Foster R, Freeman D, Costa-Font J, Emsley R. Kyle SD (2016). Digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia versus sleep hygiene education: the impact of improved sleep on functional health, quality of life and psychological well-being. Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 17(1):257.

Redsell SA, Edmonds BA, Swift JA, Glazebrook C, Weng SF, Nathan D, Siriwardena AN (2016). Systematic review of behavioural and non-behavioural interventions, delivered during infancy and the antenatal period, that reduce the risk of overweight and obesity in childhood. Maternal and Child Health 12(1):24-38.

2015

Asghar Z, Coupland C, Siriwardena AN (2015). ) Influenza vaccination and risk of stroke: self-controlled case-series study. Vaccine 33: 5458-63.

Phung V, Windle K, Siriwardena AN (2015) Responding to diversity and delivering equality in prehospital care: statutory responsibilities, best practice and recommendations. In: Ambulance Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives. Springer, London.

Phung VH, Essam N, Asghar Z, Spaight A, Siriwardena AN (2015). Exploration of contextual factors in a successful quality improvement collaborative in English ambulance services: cross-sectional survey. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 9 (17): 1-9.

Ong, T, Busca G, Sheldon W, Siriwardena, AN. and Sahota O. (2015)  The unseen cost of falls: The environmental impact of attending falls call out by the emergency ambulance services. European Geriatric Medicine (online first).

Koniotou M,  Evans BA, Chatters R, Fothergill R, Garnsworthy C, Gaze S, Halter M, Mason S, Peconi J, Porter A, Siriwardena AN, Toghill A, Snooks H (2015). Involving older people in a multi-centre randomised trial of a complex intervention in pre-hospital emergency care: implementation of a collaborative model. Trials 16: 298.

Turner J, Coster J, Chambers D, Phung, V-H, Knowles E, Bradbury D, Goyder E (2015). What evidence is there on the effectiveness of different models of delivering urgent care? A rapid review. Project Report. NIHR Journals Library, Southampton.

Phung V-H, Siriwardena AN, Windle K, Asghar Z, Barot M, Kai J, Johnson M (2015). Ethnicity and prehospital emergency care provided by ambulance services. Discussion Paper. Race Equality Foundation, Manchester.

Owton H, Allen-Collinson J, Siriwardena AN (2015. Using a narrative approach in clinical practice to enhance asthma patient care. Chest 148(1): 1-6.

Brooker C, Sirdifield C,  Ramsbotham D, Denney D (2015) NHS commissioning in probation in England: on a wing and a prayer. Health and Social Care in the Community. ISSN: 0966-0410

Qureshi N, Kai J, Middlemass J, Dhiman P, Cross-Bardell L, Acharya J, Li KW, Humphries SE, Standen PJ. Comparison of coronary heart disease genetic assessment with conventional cardiovascular risk assessment in primary care: reflections on a feasibility study. Primary Healthcare Research and Development (online first)

Dixon H, Blow C, Milne P, Siriwardena AN, Milne H, Elfes C (2015). Quality assurance of the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) of the MRCGP examination – an immediate post-test questionnaire evaluation of the candidates’ views. Education for Primary Care 26, 4: 223-232.

O’Hara R, Johnson M, Siriwardena AN, Weyman A, Turner J, Shaw D, Mortimer P, Newman C, Hirst E, Storey M, Mason S, Quinn T, Shewan J (2015) A qualitative study of systemic influences on paramedic decision making: care transitions and patient safety. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 20 (S1): 45-53.

2014

O’Hara R, Johnson M, Hirst E, Weyman A, Shaw D, Mortimer P, Newman C, Storey M, Turner J, Mason S, Quinn T, Shewan J, Siriwardena AN (2014) A qualitative study of decision-making and safety in ambulance service transitions. Health Services Delivery Research, 2 (56): 0-146.

Gillam S, Siriwardena AN (2014) Quality improvement in primary care: the essential guide. Radcliffe Publishing Ltd., Milton Keynes.

Togher FJ, O’Cathain A, Phung VH, Turner J, Siriwardena AN (2014) Reassurance as a key outcome valued by emergency ambulance service users: a qualitative interview study. Health Expectations (online first).

Shaw D, Siriwardena AN (2014) Identifying barriers and facilitators to ambulance service assessment and treatment of acute asthma: a focus group study. BMC Emergency Medicine, 14 (18): 1-9.

Ankolekar S, Parry R, Sprigg N, Siriwardena AN, Bath PMW (2014) Views of paramedics on their role in an out-of-hospital ambulance-based trial in ultra-acute stroke: qualitative data from the Rapid Intervention with Glyceryl Trinitrate in Hypertensive Stroke Trial (RIGHT). Annals of Emergency Medicine. pp. 1-9.

Davy Z, Middlemass J, Siriwardena AN (2014) Patients’ and clinicians’ experiences and perceptions of the primary care management of insomnia: qualitative study. Health Expectations, Online.

Siriwardena ANAsghar Z, Coupland CA. (2014) Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination and risk of stroke or transient ischaemic attack: matched case control study. Vaccine, 32 (12).

Dixon H,Blow C, Milne P, Siriwardena AN (2014) Reliability of non-pretested versus pretested questions in the applied knowledge test (AKT) of the MRCGP: evidence of quality assurance. Education for Primary Care, 25 (3):149-154.

Kyle SD, Miller CB, Rogers Z, Siriwardena AN, MacMahon KM, Espie CA. (2014) Sleep Restriction Therapy for Insomnia is associated with reduced objective total sleep time, increased daytime somnolence, and objectively-impaired vigilance: implications for the clinical management of Insomnia Disorder . Sleep 37(2):229-237.

Siriwardena ANShaw D, Essam N, Togher FJ, Davy Z, Spaight A, Dewey M (2014) The effect of a national quality improvement collaborative on prehospital care for acute myocardial infarction and stroke in England. Implementation Science, 9 (17): 1-9.

Dyas J, Togher FJ, Siriwardena AN (2014) Intervention fidelity in primary care complex intervention trials: qualitative study using telephone interviews of patients and practitioners. Quality in Primary Care, 22 (1): 25-34.

2013

Sirdifield C, Anthierens S,Creupelandt H, Chipchase S, Christiaens T, Siriwardena AN (2013) General practitioners’ experiences and perceptions of benzodiazepine prescribing: systematic review and meta-synthesis. BMC Family Practice (14):191.

Ankolekar S, Fuller M, Cross I, Renton C, Cox P, Sprigg N, Siriwardena AN, Bath PMW. (2013) Feasibility of an ambulance-based stroke trial, and safety of glyceryl trinitrate in ultra-acute stroke: the Rapid Intervention With Glyceryl Trinitrate in Hypertensive Stroke Trial (RIGHT, ISRCTN66434824). Stroke, 44 (11): 3120-3128.

Norfolk T, Siriwardena AN (2013) A comprehensive model for diagnosing the causes of individual medical performance problems: skills, knowledge, internal, past and external factors (SKIPE). Quality in Primary Care, 21 (5):315-323.

Togher FJ  Davy Z, Siriwardena AN (2013) Patients’ and ambulance service clinicians’ experiences of prehospital care for acute myocardial infarction and stroke: a qualitative study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 30 (11). pp. 942-948.

Redsell SA, Swift J, Nathan D, Siriwardena AN, Atkinson P, Glazebrook C. (2013) UK health visitors’ role in identifying and intervening with infants at risk of developing obesity. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 9 (3): 396-408.

Khunti K, Fisher, H, Paul, S, Iqbal M, Davies MJ, Siriwardena AN (2013) Severe hypoglycaemia requiring emergency medical assistance by ambulance services in the East Midlands: a retrospective study. Primary Care Diabetes.

2012

Huedo-Medina TB, Kirsch I, Middlemass J, Klonizakis M, Siriwardena AN (2012) Effectiveness of non-benzodiazepine hypnotics in treatment of adult insomnia: meta-analysis of data submitted to the Food and Drug Administration. British Medical Journal, 345 (e8343): 1-13.

Qureshi N, Armstrong S, Dhiman P, Saukko P, Middlemass J, Evans PH, Kai J (2012) Effect of adding systematic family history enquiry to cardiovascular disease risk assessment in primary care. Annals of Internal Medicine, 156 (4): 253-262.

Davy Z, Quinn C, Togher F, Wilson H, Siriwardena AN (2012) Investigating qualitative and quantitative validity of PSYCHLOPS: a novel Patient Reported Outcome Measure in a pilot study of primary care management of insomnia. The International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 2 (4): 845-852.

Middlemass J, Davy Z, Cavanagh K, Linehan C, Morgan K, Lawson S, Siriwardena AN (2012) Integrating online communities and social networks with computerised treatment for insomnia: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 62 (605). pp. e840-e850.

Siriwardena AN (2012) Increasing evidence that influenza is a trigger for cardiovascular disease. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 206 (11): 1636-1638.

Snooks H, Anthony R, Chatters R, Cheung W-Y, Dale J, Donohoe R, Gaze S, Halter M, Koniotou M, Logan P, Lyons R,Mason S, Nicholl J, Phillips, C, Phillips J, Russell I, Siriwardena AN Wani M, Watkins A, Whitfield R, Wilson L (2012)Support and assessment for fall emergency referrals (SAFER 2) research protocol: cluster randomised trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of new protocols for emergency ambulance paramedics to assess and refer to appropriate community-based care. BMJ Open, 2 (e002169).

Ankolekar S, Sare G, Geeganage C, Fuller M, Stokes L, Sprigg N, Parry R, Siriwardena AN, Bath PMW (2012) Determining the feasibility of ambulance-based randomised controlled trials in patients with ultra-acute stroke: study protocol for the “Rapid Intervention with GTN in Hypertensive Stroke Trial” (RIGHT, ISRCTN66434824). Stroke Research and Treatment, 2012. pp. 1-10.

Gillam SJ, Siriwardena AN, Steel N (2012) Pay-for-performance in the UK: the impact of the Quality and Outcomes Framework – systematic review. Annals of Family Medicine, 10 (5). pp. 461-468. ISSN: 1544-1709.

Davy Z, Siriwardena AN (2012) To be or not to be LGBT in primary health care: health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. British Journal of General Practice, 62 (602): 491-492.

Clawson J, Barron T, Scott G, Siriwardena AN, Patterson B, Olola C (2012) Medical priority dispatch system breathing problems protocol key Question combinations are associated with patient acuity. Prehospital Disaster Medicine, 27 (4): 375-380.

Siriwardena AN, Irish B, Asghar Z, Milne P, Dixon H, Neden C, Richardson J, Blow C (2012) Comparing performance among male and female candidates in sex- specific clinical knowledge in the MRCGP. British Journal of General Practice, 62 (599): e446-e450.

Dexter LJ, Teare MD, Dexter M, Siriwardena AN Read RC(2012) Strategies to increase influenza vaccination rates: outcomes of a nationwide cross-sectional survey of UK general practice. BMJ Open, 2: 1-9.

Iqbal M, Spaight A, Siriwardena AN (2012) Patients’ and emergency clinicians’ perceptions of improving pre-hospital pain management: a qualitative study. Emergency Medicine Journal (online first).

Brooker C, Sirdifield C, Blizard R, Denney D, Pluck G (2012) Probation and mental illness. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 23 (4). pp. 522-537.

Pluck G, Sirdifield C, Brooker C, Moran, P. (2012) Screening for personality disorder in probationers: validation of the Standardised Assessment of Personality—Abbreviated Scale (SAPAS). Personality and Mental Health, 6 (1). pp. 61-68.

2011

Gwini, Stella May and Shaw, Deborah and Iqbal, Mohammad and Spaight, Anne and Siriwardena, A. Niroshan(2011) Exploratory study of factors associated with adverse clinical features in patients presenting with non-fatal drug overdose/self-poisoning to the ambulance service. Emergency Medicine Journal, 28. pp. 892-894.

Redsell, Sarah A. and Atkinson, Philippa and Nathan, Dilip and Siriwardena, A. Niroshan and Swift, Judy A. and Glazebrook, Cris (2011) Preventing childhood obesity during infancy in UK primary care: a mixed-methods study of HCPs’ knowledge, beliefs and practice. BMC Family Practice, 12 (54). pp. 1-9.

Apekey, Tanefa A. and McSorley, Gerry and Tilling, Michelle and Siriwardena, A. Niroshan (2011) Room for improvement? Leadership, innovation culture and uptake of quality improvement methods in general practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 17 (2). pp. 311-318.

Gwini, Stella May and Shaw, Deborah and Iqbal, Mohammad and Spaight, Anne and Siriwardena, A. Niroshan(2011) Factors associated with adverse clinical features in patients presenting with non-fatal self-poisoning. Emergency Medicine Journal, 28 (3e): 5-5.

Iqbal M, Spaight A, Siriwardena AN, Shaw D (2011) Investigation of patient and practitioner views on improving pain management in the prehospital setting. Emergency Medicine Journal, 28 (3e): 1-1.

Snooks, Helen and Cheung, Wai Yee and Gwini, Stella May and Humphreys, Ioan and Sanchez, Antonio and Siriwardena, A. Niroshan (2011) Can older people who fall be identified in the ambulance call centre to enable alternative responses or care pathways?. Emergency Medicine Journal, 28 (3e): 3-4.

Gwin SM, Coupland CAC, Siriwardena AN (2011) The effect of influenza vaccination on risk of acute myocardial infarction: Self-controlled case-series study. Vaccine, 29 (6): 1145-1149.

Banerjee S, Siriwardena AN, Iqbal M (2011) What influences pre-hospital cannulation intentions in paramedics? An application of the theory of reasoned action. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 17 (1): 84-90.

Ainsworth JD,Carruthers E, Crouch P, Green N, O’Flaherty M, Sperrin M, Williams R, Asghar Z, Capewell S, Buchan IE. (2011) IMPACT: a generic tool for modelling and simulating public health policy. Methods of Information in Medicine, 50 (5): 454-463.

Phung V-H(2011) Ethnicity, migration and employment disadvantage under New Labour: reviewing the evidence from the United Kingdom. Policy Studies, 32 (5): 497-513.

2010

Siriwardena AN, Gwini SM, Coupland C (2010) Influenza vaccination, pneumococcal vaccination and risk of acute myocardial infarction: matched case–control study. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 182 (15): 1617-1623.

Redsell SA, Atkinson P, Nathan D, Siriwardena ANSwift JA, Glazebrook C (2010) Parents’ beliefs about appropriate infant size, growth and feeding behaviour: implications for the prevention of childhood obesity. BMC Public Health, 10 (711): 1-10.

Siriwardena AN, Shaw D,Bouliotis G (2010) Exploratory cross-sectional study of factors associated with pre-hospital management of pain. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 16: 1269–1275

Siriwardena AN, Apekey T, Tilling M, Dyas JV, Middleton H, Orner R (2010) General practitioners’ preferences for managing insomnia and opportunities for reducing hypnotic prescribing. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 16 (4): 731-737.

Siriwardena AN (2010) Should the Quality and Outcomes Framework be abolished? No. British Medical Journal.

Dyas J, Apekey T, Tilling M, Orner R, Middleton H, Siriwardena AN (2010) Patients’ and clinicians’ experiences of consultations in primary care for sleep problems and insomnia: a focus group study. British Journal of General Practice, 60 (574): 329-333.

Siriwardena, A Niroshan (2010) Why do general practitioners prescribe psychotropic drugs when they would rather provide alternative psychological interventions?.British Journal of General Practice, 60 (573): 241-242.

Siriwardena, A Niroshan and Shaw, Debbie and Donohoe, Rachael and Black, Sarah and Stephenson, John (2010) Development and pilot of clinical performance indicators for English ambulance services. Emergency Medicine Journal, 27. pp. 327-331.

Siriwardena AN, Donohoe R, Stephenson J, Phillips P (2010) Supporting research and development in ambulance services: research for better healthcare in prehospital settings. Emergency Medicine Journal, 27: 24-326.

Siriwardena ANApekey T, Tilling M, Harrison A, Dyas JV, Middleton HC, Orner R, Sach T, Dewey M, Qureshi MZ (2010) Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an educational intervention for practice teams to deliver problem focused therapy for insomnia: rationale and design of a pilot cluster randomised trial. BMC Family Practice, 10 (9): 1-10.

Redsell SA, Bedford H, Siriwardena AN, Collier J, Atkinson P (2010) Health visitors’ perception of their role in the universal childhood immunisation programme and their communication strategies with parents. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 11 (1): 51-60.

Sirdifield C, Gardner M, Brooker C (2010) The importance of mental health awareness training in a European probation training curriculum.European Journal of Probation, 2 (2): 23-38.

2009

Norfolk T, Siriwardena AN (2009) A unifying theory of clinical practice: Relationship, Diagnostics, Management and professionalism (RDM-p).Quality in Primary Care, 17 (1): 37-47.

Siriwardena AN, Dixon H, Blow C, Irish B, Milne P (2009) Performance and views of examiners in the Applied Knowledge Test for the nMRCGP licensing examination. British Journal of General Practice, 59 (559):110-113.

Siriwardena AN, Middlemass JB, Ward K, Wilkinson C (2009) Drivers for change in primary care of diabetes following a protected learning time educational event: interview study of practitioners. BMC Medical Education, 8 (4): 1-9.

Dyas J, Apekey T, Tilling M, Siriwardena AN (2009) Strategies for recruiting patients to focus groups in primary care: a case study reflective paper using an analytical framework. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 9 (65): 1-9.

Siriwardena  AN, and Iqbal M, Banerjee S,Spaight A, Stephenson J(2009) An evaluation of an educational intervention to reduce inappropriate cannulation and improve cannulation technique by paramedics. Emergency Medicine Journal, 26 (11): 831-836.

Brooker C, Gojkovic D, Sirdifield C, Fox C (2009) Lord Bradley’s review of people with mental health or learning disabilities in the criminal justice system in England: all not equal in the eyes of the law?. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 5 (3): 171-175.

2008

Siriwardena ANIqbal M, and Shaw D, Spaight A, Stephenson J (2008) To cannulate or not to cannulate? Variation, appropriateness and potential for reduction in cannulation rates by ambulance staff. Emergency Medicine Journal (e1): 2-2.

Siriwardena AN, Qureshi MZ, Dyas J, Middleton H, Orner, R(2008) Magic bullets for insomnia? Patients’ use and experience of newer (z drugs) versus older (benzodiazepine) hypnotics for sleep problems in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 58 (551). pp. 417-422.

Phung VH (2008) Ethnicity and child poverty under New Labour: a research review. Social Policy and Society, 7 (4): 551-563.

2007

Scott K, Dyas JV, Middlemass JB, Siriwardena AN. Confidentiality in the waiting room – an observational study in general practice. British Journal of General Practice 2007;57: 490-493.

Siriwardena AN, Fairchild P, Gibson S,  Sach T,  Dewey M. (2007) Investigation of the effect of a countywide protected learning time scheme on prescribing rates of Ramipril: interrupted time series study. Family Practice, 24 (1): 26-33.

Dixon, Hilton and Blow, Carol and Irish, Bill and Milne, Paul and Siriwardena, A. Niroshan (2007) Evaluation of a postgraduate examination for primary care: perceptions and performance of general practitioner trainers in the multiple choice paper of the Membership Examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Education for Primary Care, 18: 165-172.

Siriwardena AN, Sandars J, Gemmell I, Rashid A (2007) Teaching and learning evidence-based medicine: cross-sectional survey investigating knowledge and attitudes of teachers and learners in primary and secondary care. Education for Primary Care, 18: 45-57.

2006

Siriwardena AN, Qureshi Z, Gibson S, Collier S, Latham M (2006) GPs’ attitudes to benzodiazepine and ‘Z-drug’ prescribing: a barrier to implementation of evidence and guidance on hypnotics. British Journal of General Practice, 56 (533): 964-967.

Brooker C, Sirdifield C (2006) Mapping the introduction of a mental health awareness in custodial settings self-directed workbook across eight care services improvement partnership patches. The Journal of Mental Health Workforce Development (Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice 1755-6228), 1 (4): 29-35.

Sirdifield C (2006) Piloting a new role in mental health – prison based health trainers. The Journal of Mental Health Workforce Development (Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice 1755-6228), 1 (4): 15-22.

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