NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow
BSc, MB BS, MPH, MRCGP
Tel: 01223 330342
Duncan is a National Institute for Health Research doctoral research fellow, and a GP in South Norfolk. He graduated from Royal Free and University College London Medical School in 2005 with an MBBS and BSc (Hons) in International Health and additionally has a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Manchester. After working as a junior doctor in London and East Anglia, he undertook general practice training combined with an academic clinical fellowship at the University of Cambridge between 2007-11 before joining Grove Surgery, Thetford as a GP Partner in 2011. He has been a clinical commissioner with South Norfolk CCG, and continues to have an interest in developing healthcare services based around local federations of general practices.
Duncan is a GP whose research is focussed on the prevention and treatment of stroke and cardiovascular disease in the primary care setting. In 2013 he was awarded his current fellowship to research the question “How and why does uptake of secondary prevention medication after stroke vary between general practices and between patient groups?” He also contributes to numerous electronic health record projects and sits on the Independent Scientific Advisory Committee which advises on the use of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink for research.
Duncan initiated medical student training at his practice in 2012. He has a keen interest in supporting medical student involvement in primary care research and promoting general practice as an exciting and challenging career option that is essential for the nation’s health, wealth and happiness.
Cassell A, Edwards D, Harshfield A, Rhodes K, Payne R, Griffin S. The epidemiology of multimorbidity in primary care. BJGP 2018; 68: e245-e251. PMID 29530918
Kontopantelis E, Stevens R, Helms P, Edwards D, Doran T, Ashcroft DM. Spatial distribution of clinical computer systems in primary care in England in 2016 and implications for primary care electronic medical record databases. BMJ Open 2018; 8: e020738. PMID 29490968
Lown M, Garrard J, Irving G, Edwards D, Hobbs FR, Mant J. Should we screen for atrial fibrillation? BJGP 2017; 67: 296-7. PMID 28663414
Brown J, Edwards D, Rhodes K, Brimicombe J, Payne R. The association of comorbidity and health service utilisation among patients with dementia in the UK: a population-based study. BMJ Open 2017; 7: e012546. PMID 28279992
Rashid M, Edwards D, Walter F, Mant J. Medication taking in coronary artery disease: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis. Annals of Family Medicine 2014; 12: 224-32.