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’s 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 Grove Surgery 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.
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.
Edwards D, Fletcher K, Deller R, McManus R, Lasserson D, Giles M, Sims D, Norrie J, McGuire G, Cohn S, Whittle F, Hobbs V, Weir C, Mant J. Rapid Primary RApid Primary care Initiation of Drug treatment for Transient Ischaemic Attack (RAPID−TIA): study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials 2013; 14: 194.
Edwards D, Cohn S, Mavaddat N, Virdee SK, Lasserson D, Milner S, Giles MF, McManus R, Mant J. Varying uses of the ABCD2 scoring system in primary and secondary care: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2012; 2: e001501.
Edwards D, Harris K and Mant J. Management of patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk of stroke: current treatment options. Research Reports in Clinical Cardiology 2012; 3: 35-47.
Harris K, Edwards D and Mant J. How can we best detect atrial fibrillation? J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2012; 42 (Suppl 18): 5-22.