Head of Department
General Practice
Department of General Practice
1st Floor, Brookfield Health Sciences Building
University College Cork
Cork

T: 353 (0)21 4901572
F: 353 (0)21 4901605
E: C.Bradley@ucc.ie

The Department of General Practice was established in June 1997 with the appointment of Colin Bradley to the Chair. Prior to his appointment UCC had an involvement with postgraduate training in general practice as a participant (along with the Southern Health Board) in the management of the Cork Vocational Training Programme for General Practice. Responsibility for undergraduate teaching in general practice had, until 1997, been vested in the former Department of Social Medicine. With Professor Bradley's appointment this is set to expand 
As an academic in a generalist discipline my research has necessarily been somewhat diverse in the topics I have addressed.  However, underpinning all of my research has been a desire to contribute to the understanding of how the quality of clinical care delivered by general practitioners to their patients can be improved.  Within this rather broad theme I have had a particular interest and focus on issues pertaining to how general practitioners use medicines and how the application of pharmacotherapy in general practice can be improved.  Medicines are used in a short term fashion to treat self limiting illness and the commonest type of medicines used in this way are antimicrobials.  Thus, I have undertaken several research projects on antibiotoic use in general practice and one of the two large projects on which I am the principal investigator is in this area.  Medicines are also used on a continuing basis in the management of long term or chronic illness but as part and parcel of a broad range of interventions aimed at maintaining the health of patients with such illnesses.  Thus, the other large project on which I am the principal investigator is concerned with the organisation of care for patients with diabetes mellitus and, in particular the potential contribution of a national register of patients with diabetes in improving the quality of diabetes care.  Diabetes, though, is just one chronic illness, albeit a good exemplar, for how chronic diseases in general might be managed in primary care.  Within the broader theme of research to improve the quality of general practice care I have supported work of other colleagues within the department and within the Medical School on diabetes care, educational initiatives with general practitioners, comparative health systems research, and research on doctor-patient communication.  I have also been involved as a collaborator with colleagues in other institutions on projects relating to the quality of general practitioner care and medicines use/ prescribing ¿ particularly the Irish College of General Practioners and NUI,G.

My past research endeavours have had an impact on the quality of general practice care and I am optimistic that recent and current research will, likewise, impact positively on patient care.  My first foray into research on general practitioner prescribing revealed the factors that general practitioner consider when making decisions of whether or not to prescribe and this understanding of general practitioner decision making is currently taught to trainees general practitioners throughout the world.  I was also one of the team of researchers who first demonstrated the potential impact of the technique of significant event auditing to quality improvement in general practice.  The use of this quality improvement technique has now been made a contractual requirement for GPs in the UK and the technique is also widely used in other countries.  Work that I was involved in leading on communication between doctors and patients on medicines use has also been very influential on endeavours to improve the quality of prescribing in general practice and will be implemented in Ireland within the project we are currently developing on antibiotics use.  Work that I supervised in the Department of Economics on determinants of prescribing costs in the general medical services has had a major influence on policy development in this area and will be incorporated in the next revision of the indicative drug budgeting scheme. Our work on diabetes is also already having a major influence on the development of policy and practice in the delivery of diabetes care.  We anticipate that the models are developing and evaluating in diabetes care will also inform future policy development in other chronic diseases.

Books

 YearPublication
(1995)Significant Event Auditing [B4714].
Bradley, C.; (1995) Significant Event Auditing [B4714]. : Royal College of General Practitioners. [Details]
(1992)Teamwork: projecting your practice image [B4768].
Bradley, C.; (1992) Teamwork: projecting your practice image [B4768]. : Medicom (UK). [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2008)'The Medical Profession and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Entwined, Entangled or Ensnared?'
Bradley C ; (2008) 'The Medical Profession and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Entwined, Entangled or Ensnared?' In: Power, Politics and Pharmaceuticals: Drug Regulation in Ireland in the Global Context. Cork: University Press: Cork. [No details]
(2006)'The Drive to Prescribe'
Bradley C; (2006) 'The Drive to Prescribe' In: Fundamentals of Primary Care Prescribing Crichton B Royal College of General Practitoners. London: London. [No details]
(2004)'Regulating Pharmaceuticals in Europe: Striving for Efficiency, Equity and Quality'
Bradley C, Holme-Hansen E, Kooiker ; (2004) 'Regulating Pharmaceuticals in Europe: Striving for Efficiency, Equity and Quality' In: Patients and their medicines. Maidenhead: Open University Press. [No details]
(1997)'Self-Medication and the GP [B720]'
Bradley, C.P.; (1997) 'Self-Medication and the GP [B720]' In: OTC Directory. [No details]
(1997)'How to Identify a Research Question and Get Started [B722]'
Bradley, C.P.; (1997) 'How to Identify a Research Question and Get Started [B722]' In: Research Methods in Primary Care. [No details]
(1997)'Qualitative Vs. Quantitative Research Methods [B723]'
Bradley, C.P.; (1997) 'Qualitative Vs. Quantitative Research Methods [B723]' In: Research Methods in Primary Care. [No details]
(1996)'How Can OTCs Work for GPs? [B4698]'
Bradley, C.; (1996) 'How Can OTCs Work for GPs? [B4698]' In: PAGB Annual Report 1996. [No details]
(1995)'GPs, Patients and Self Medication [B4726]'
Bradley, C.; (1995) 'GPs, Patients and Self Medication [B4726]' In: PAGB Annual Report 1995. [No details]
(1992)'Opportunistic Screening [B4754]'
Bradley, C.; (1992) 'Opportunistic Screening [B4754]' In: Screening and Surveillance in General Practice. [No details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(9)'Over-the-Counter Drugs for Children [B4742]'
Bradley, C.; (9) 'Over-the-Counter Drugs for Children [B4742]' [Details]
(7)'How to Refuse to Prescribe Inappropriately [B721]'
Bradley, C.P.; (7) 'How to Refuse to Prescribe Inappropriately [B721]' [Details]
(6)'Responding to Out of Hours Requests for Visits: a Survey of General Practitioner Opinion [B4710]'
Bradley, C.; Court, B. V.; Cheng, K. K.; Lancashire, R. J.; (6) 'Responding to Out of Hours Requests for Visits: a Survey of General Practitioner Opinion [B4710]' [Details]
(3)'Patients, Society, and the Increase in Self Medication [B4706]'
Bradley, C.; Blenkinsopp, A.; (3) 'Patients, Society, and the Increase in Self Medication [B4706]' [Details]
(3)'The Interface Between the Community Pharmacist and Patients [B4704]'
Bradley, C.; Bond, C. M.; (3) 'The Interface Between the Community Pharmacist and Patients [B4704]' [Details]
(3)'How About It, Doctor? [B719]'
Bradley, C.P.; (3) 'How About It, Doctor? [B719]' [Details]
(3)'The Future for Self Medication [B4702]'
Bradley, C.; Blenkinsopp, A.; (3) 'The Future for Self Medication [B4702]' [Details]
(2013)'Does contact with a podiatrist prevent the occurrence of a lower extremity amputation in people with diabetes? A systematic review and meta-analysis'
Buckley CM, Perry IJ, Bradley CP, Kearney PM (2013) 'Does contact with a podiatrist prevent the occurrence of a lower extremity amputation in people with diabetes? A systematic review and meta-analysis' [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'GPs’ perspectives on the management of patients with multimorbidity: systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research'
Sinnott C, McHugh S, Browne JP, Bradley C. (2013) 'GPs’ perspectives on the management of patients with multimorbidity: systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research' [Details]
(2013)'Service Users' and Caregivers' Perspectives on Continuity of Care in Out-of-Hours Primary Care'
Gallagher, N,MacFarlane, A,Murphy, AW,Freeman, GK,Glynn, LG,Bradley, CP (2013) 'Service Users' and Caregivers' Perspectives on Continuity of Care in Out-of-Hours Primary Care' [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Concordance studies between hospital discharge data and medical records for the recording of lower extremity amputation and diabetes in the Republic of Ireland'
Buckley CM, Kearney PM, Ali F, Bhuachalla CN, Casey C, Roberts G, Perry IJ, Bradley CP (2013) 'Concordance studies between hospital discharge data and medical records for the recording of lower extremity amputation and diabetes in the Republic of Ireland' [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Quality Assured Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Delivered in Primary care in Ireland: an observational study'
McHugh S, Buckley C, Murphy K, Doherty s, O'Keeffe G, Alade J, Keane E, James M, Coughlan C, Traynor J, Bradley CP, Perry I, Moran J, Quinlan D. (2013) 'Quality Assured Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Delivered in Primary care in Ireland: an observational study' [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The effect of copayments for prescriptions on adherence to prescription medicines in publicly insured populations; a systematic review and meta-analysis'
Sinnott, SJ, Buckley, C.M., O’Riordan, D., Bradley, C., Whelton, H. (2013) 'The effect of copayments for prescriptions on adherence to prescription medicines in publicly insured populations; a systematic review and meta-analysis' [Details]
(2013)'Barriers to, and facilitators in, introducing integrated diabetes care in Ireland: a qualitative study of views in general practice'
Mc Hugh S, O'Mullane M, Perry IJ, Bradley C (2013) 'Barriers to, and facilitators in, introducing integrated diabetes care in Ireland: a qualitative study of views in general practice' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Trends in the Incidence of Lower Extremity Amputations in People with and without Diabetes over a Five-Year Period in the Republic of Ireland'
Buckley CM, O'Farrell A, Canavan RJ, Lynch AD, De La Harpe DV, Bradley CP, Perry IJ (2012) 'Trends in the Incidence of Lower Extremity Amputations in People with and without Diabetes over a Five-Year Period in the Republic of Ireland' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Antibiotic prescribing in primary care, adherence to guidelines and unnecessary prescribing - an Irish perspective'
Murphy, M,Bradley, CP,Byrne, S (2012) 'Antibiotic prescribing in primary care, adherence to guidelines and unnecessary prescribing - an Irish perspective' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Trends in the Incidence of Lower Extremity Amputations in People with and without Diabetes over a Five-Year Period in the Republic of Ireland'
Buckley, CM,O'Farrell, A,Canavan, RJ,Lynch, AD,De La Harpe, DV,Bradley, CP,Perry, IJ (2012) 'Trends in the Incidence of Lower Extremity Amputations in People with and without Diabetes over a Five-Year Period in the Republic of Ireland' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Injury prevention in camogie: Current trends in the use of protective equipment'
Quinn, EM,Bradley, CP (2012) 'Injury prevention in camogie: Current trends in the use of protective equipment' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Assisted Admissions? A national Survey of General Practitioner Experience of Involuntary admissions'
Kelly, M., O'Sullivan, K., Finegan, P., Moran, J., Bradley, C. (2011) 'Assisted Admissions? A national Survey of General Practitioner Experience of Involuntary admissions' [Details]
(2011)'The culture of antibiotic prescribing in primary care in Ireland'
Murphy M., Byrne S., Bradley C.P. (2011) 'The culture of antibiotic prescribing in primary care in Ireland' [Details]
(2011)'Medical safety: using end objectives to drive learning'
Smith, S,Henn, P,Gaffney, R,Hynes, H,McAdoo, J,Bradley, C (2011) 'Medical safety: using end objectives to drive learning' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Influence of patient payment on antibiotic prescribing in Irish general practice: a cohort study'
Murphy, M,Byrne, S,Bradley, CP (2011) 'Influence of patient payment on antibiotic prescribing in Irish general practice: a cohort study' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Informing the Development of a National Diabetes Register in Ireland: A Literature Review of the Impact of Patient Registration on Diabetes Care'
O'Mullane, M; McHugh, S; Bradley, C; (2010) 'Informing the Development of a National Diabetes Register in Ireland: A Literature Review of the Impact of Patient Registration on Diabetes Care' [Details]
(2010)'Diagnostic labelling in antimicrobial use in primary care in Ireland'
Murphy M., Byrne S., Bradley C.P. (2010) 'Diagnostic labelling in antimicrobial use in primary care in Ireland' [Details]
(2009)'Diabetes care in Ireland: a survey of general practitioners'
Mc Hugh, S; O'Keeffe, J; Fitzpatrick, A; de Siún, A; O'Mullane, M; Perry, I.J; Bradley, C; (2009) 'Diabetes care in Ireland: a survey of general practitioners' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Self-care coping strategies in people with diabetes: a qualitative exploratory study'
Collins, MM,Bradley, CP,O'Sullivan, T,Perry, IJ (2009) 'Self-care coping strategies in people with diabetes: a qualitative exploratory study' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Expanding The Value of Qualitative Theories of Illness Experience In Clinical Practice: A Grounded Theory of Secondary Heart Disease Prevention'
Ononeze, V, Murphy, AW, MacFarlane, A, Byrne, M, Bradley, C; (2009) 'Expanding The Value of Qualitative Theories of Illness Experience In Clinical Practice: A Grounded Theory of Secondary Heart Disease Prevention' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Expanding the value of qualitative theories of illness experience in clinical practice: a grounded theory of secondary heart disease prevention'
Ononeze, V,Murphy, AW,MacFarlane, A,Byrne, M,Bradley, C; (2009) 'Expanding the value of qualitative theories of illness experience in clinical practice: a grounded theory of secondary heart disease prevention' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Self-care coping strategies in people with diabetes: a qualitative exploratory study'
Collins MM, Bradley CP, O'Sullivan T, Perry IJ; (2009) 'Self-care coping strategies in people with diabetes: a qualitative exploratory study' [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'Alcohol--how much is too much?'
O'Connor N, O'Connor M, Bradley CP.; (2008) 'Alcohol--how much is too much?' [Details]
(2008)'Expanding the value of qualitative theories of illness experience in clinical practice: a grounded theory of secondary heart disease prevention'
Ononeze V, Murphy AW, Macfarlane A, Byrne M, Bradley C.; (2008) 'Expanding the value of qualitative theories of illness experience in clinical practice: a grounded theory of secondary heart disease prevention' [Details]
(2007)'Review: risk for cardiovascular events is increased with rofecoxib, diclofenac, and indomethacin but not celecoxib'
Bradley C.P.; (2007) 'Review: risk for cardiovascular events is increased with rofecoxib, diclofenac, and indomethacin but not celecoxib' [Details]
(2006)'Patients and health professionals' perspectives on the sociocultural influences on secondary cardiac behaviour: a qualitative study of the implications in policy and practice'
Ononeze V, Murphy AW, Byrne M, Bradley C, Macfarlane A.; (2006) 'Patients and health professionals' perspectives on the sociocultural influences on secondary cardiac behaviour: a qualitative study of the implications in policy and practice' [Details]
(2006)'Improved access to emergency contraception did not increase risky sexual behaviour in adolescents'
Bradley C.P.; (2006) 'Improved access to emergency contraception did not increase risky sexual behaviour in adolescents' [Details]
(2006)'Patients and health professionals' perspectives on the sociocultural influences on secondary cardiac behaviour: a qualitative study of the implications in policy and practice'
Ononeze, V,Murphy, AW,Byrne, M,Bradley, C,Macfarlane, A; (2006) 'Patients and health professionals' perspectives on the sociocultural influences on secondary cardiac behaviour: a qualitative study of the implications in policy and practice' [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Measuring the appropriateness of prescribing in primary care: are current measures complete?'
Barber N, Bradley C, Barry C, Stevenson F, Britten N, Jenkins L.; (2005) 'Measuring the appropriateness of prescribing in primary care: are current measures complete?' [Details]
(2005)'Can we avoid bias?'
Bradley C.P.; (2005) 'Can we avoid bias?' [Details]
(2005)'Treatment debriefing in the participants of a placebo controlled RCT'
Di Blasi, Z., Crawford, F., Bradley, C., Kleijnen, J.; (2005) 'Treatment debriefing in the participants of a placebo controlled RCT' [Details]
(2005)'Measuring the appropriateness of prescribing in primary care: are current measures complete?'
Barber, N,Bradley, C,Barry, C,Stevenson, F,Britten, N,Jenkins, L; (2005) 'Measuring the appropriateness of prescribing in primary care: are current measures complete?' [Details]
(2005)'Reactions to treatment debriefing among the participants of a placebo controlled trial'
Di Blasi, Z,Crawford, F,Bradley, C,Kleijnen, J; (2005) 'Reactions to treatment debriefing among the participants of a placebo controlled trial' [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Reactions to treatment debriefing in the participants of a placebo controlled RCT'
Di Blasi Z, Crawford F, Bradley C, Kleijnen J.; (2005) 'Reactions to treatment debriefing in the participants of a placebo controlled RCT' University of California San Francisco, UCSF Box 0848, 3333 California Street, CA 94143-0848, USA. [Full Text] [Details]
(2005)'Reactions to treatment debriefing among the participants of a placebo controlled trial'
Di Blasi Z, Crawford F, Bradley C, Kleijnen J.; (2005) 'Reactions to treatment debriefing among the participants of a placebo controlled trial' [Details]
(2004)'The expression of aversion to medicines in general practice consultations'
Britten N, Stevenson F, Gafaranga J, Barry C, Bradley C; (2004) 'The expression of aversion to medicines in general practice consultations' [Details]
(2004)'Cognitive behavioral therapy aided discontinuation of benzodiazepine in chronic insomnia'
Bradley C.P.; (2004) 'Cognitive behavioral therapy aided discontinuation of benzodiazepine in chronic insomnia' [Details]
(2004)'The expression of aversion to medicines in general practice consultations'
Britten, N,Stevenson, F,Gafaranga, J,Barry, C,Bradley, C; (2004) 'The expression of aversion to medicines in general practice consultations' [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Developing and using quantitative instruments for measuring doctor-patient communication about drugs'
Jenkins L, Britten N, Stevenson F, Barber N, Bradley C.; (2003) 'Developing and using quantitative instruments for measuring doctor-patient communication about drugs' [Details]
(2003)'Developing a measure for the appropriateness of prescribing in general practice'
Britten N, Jenkins L, Barber N, Bradley C, Stevenson F.; (2003) 'Developing a measure for the appropriateness of prescribing in general practice' [Details]
(2003)'Self-treatment and its discussion in medical consultations: how is medical pluralism managed in practice?'
Stevenson FA, Britten N, Barry CA, Bradley CP, Barber N.; (2003) 'Self-treatment and its discussion in medical consultations: how is medical pluralism managed in practice?' [Details]
(2003)'Self-treatment and its discussion in medical consultations: how is medical pluralism managed in practice?'
Stevenson, FA,Britten, N,Barry, CA,Bradley, CP,Barber, N; (2003) 'Self-treatment and its discussion in medical consultations: how is medical pluralism managed in practice?' [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Developing and using quantitative instruments for measuring doctor-patient communication about drugs'
Jenkins, L,Britten, N,Stevenson, F,Barber, N,Bradley, C; (2003) 'Developing and using quantitative instruments for measuring doctor-patient communication about drugs' [DOI] [Details]
(2000)'Doctor-patient communication about drugs: the evidence for shared decision making'
Stevenson, FA,Barry, CA,Britten, N,Barber, N,Bradley, CP; (2000) 'Doctor-patient communication about drugs: the evidence for shared decision making' [Details]
(2000)'Qualitative methods and prescribing research'
Stevenson, FA,Britten, N,Barry, CA,Barber, N,Bradley, CP; (2000) 'Qualitative methods and prescribing research' [Details]
(2000)'Patients' unvoiced agendas in general practice consultations: qualitative study'
Barry, CA,Bradley, CP,Britten, N,Stevenson, FA,Barber, N; (2000) 'Patients' unvoiced agendas in general practice consultations: qualitative study' [Details]
(2000)'Misunderstandings in prescribing decisions in general practice: qualitative study'
Britten, N,Stevenson, FA,Barry, CA,Barber, N,Bradley, CP; (2000) 'Misunderstandings in prescribing decisions in general practice: qualitative study' [Details]
(2)'Uncomfortable Prescribing Decisions: a Critical Incident Study [B4758]'
Bradley, C.; (2) 'Uncomfortable Prescribing Decisions: a Critical Incident Study [B4758]' [Details]
(2)'Prescribing Decisions in General Practice - Learning and Changing [B4716]'
Bradley, C.; (2) 'Prescribing Decisions in General Practice - Learning and Changing [B4716]' [Details]
(1997)'How to Evaluate a New Drug in General Practice [B718]'
Bradley, C.P.; (1997) 'How to Evaluate a New Drug in General Practice [B718]' [Details]
(1997)'Developing Prescribing in Primary Care [B716]'
Bradley, C. P.; Taylor, R. J.; Blenkinsopp, A.; (1997) 'Developing Prescribing in Primary Care [B716]' [Details]
(1997)'Better Attitudes Can Be Formed by Better Training [B717]'
Lester, H.; Bradley, C. P.; (1997) 'Better Attitudes Can Be Formed by Better Training [B717]' [Details]
(1996)'Rational Prescribing [B4700]'
Bradley, C.; (1996) 'Rational Prescribing [B4700]' [Details]
(1996)'The Inexorable Rise in the UK NHS Drugs Bill: Recent Policies, Future Prospects [B4708]'
Bradley, C.; Earl-Slater, A.; (1996) 'The Inexorable Rise in the UK NHS Drugs Bill: Recent Policies, Future Prospects [B4708]' [Details]
(1996)'Do GPs Need Still More Prescribing Advice? [B4696]'
Bradley, C.; (1996) 'Do GPs Need Still More Prescribing Advice? [B4696]' [Details]
(1996)'Should GPs Advise Their Patients to Buy [B4712]'
Bradley, C.; (1996) 'Should GPs Advise Their Patients to Buy [B4712]' [Details]
(1995)'New Drugs: a Challenge to the Prescribing Budget [B4720]'
Bradley, C.; (1995) 'New Drugs: a Challenge to the Prescribing Budget [B4720]' [Details]
(1995)'Learning to Say No to Requests for Prescriptions [B4724]'
Bradley, C.; (1995) 'Learning to Say No to Requests for Prescriptions [B4724]' [Details]
(1995)'Get the Most Out of PACT [B4730]'
Bradley, C.; (1995) 'Get the Most Out of PACT [B4730]' [Details]
(1995)'GPs' and Patients' Views on OTC Self-Medication [B4718]'
Bradley, C.; (1995) 'GPs' and Patients' Views on OTC Self-Medication [B4718]' [Details]
(1995)'Prescription Length and Cost-Effective Prescribing [B4722]'
Bradley, C.; (1995) 'Prescription Length and Cost-Effective Prescribing [B4722]' [Details]
(1994)'Significant Event Auditing: A User's Guide [B4732]'
Bradley, C.; Pringle, M.; (1994) 'Significant Event Auditing: A User's Guide [B4732]' [Details]
(1994)'Understanding PACT Is Vital As FHSAs Home in on GP Prescribing [B4734]'
Bradley, C.; (1994) 'Understanding PACT Is Vital As FHSAs Home in on GP Prescribing [B4734]' [Details]
(1994)'Learning to Say `No': an Exercise in Learning to Decline Inappropriate Prescription Requests [B4738]'
Bradley, C.; (1994) 'Learning to Say `No': an Exercise in Learning to Decline Inappropriate Prescription Requests [B4738]' [Details]
(1994)'Content and Persuasion Strategies in Drug Information Leaflets Sent to General Practitioners: a Pilot Analysis [B4744]'
Bradley, C.; Kincey, J.; Saltmore, S.; Leach, F.; (1994) 'Content and Persuasion Strategies in Drug Information Leaflets Sent to General Practitioners: a Pilot Analysis [B4744]' [Details]
(1994)'Helping Asthma Patients to Stop Smoking [B4736]'
Bradley, C.; Fitzmaurice, D. A.; (1994) 'Helping Asthma Patients to Stop Smoking [B4736]' [Details]
(1994)'A Survey of Attitudes to and Experience of Medical Audit in General Practice: Implications for MAAGS [B4740]'
Bradley, C.; Pringle, M.; Carmichael, C.; Wallis, H.; Moore, A.; (1994) 'A Survey of Attitudes to and Experience of Medical Audit in General Practice: Implications for MAAGS [B4740]' [Details]
(1993)'Event-Led Audits Being Better Care [B4750]'
Bradley, C.; (1993) 'Event-Led Audits Being Better Care [B4750]' [Details]
(1993)'Prescribing in General Practice [B4746]'
Bradley, C.; (1993) 'Prescribing in General Practice [B4746]' [Details]
(1993)'Another Twist in the Cholesterol Tale [B4748]'
Bradley, C.; (1993) 'Another Twist in the Cholesterol Tale [B4748]' [Details]
(1993)'Head to Head: a Case of Good-Quality Prescribing? [B4752]'
Bradley, C.; (1993) 'Head to Head: a Case of Good-Quality Prescribing? [B4752]' [Details]
(1992)'Turning Anecdotes into Data - the Critical Incident Technique [B4760]'
Bradley, C.; (1992) 'Turning Anecdotes into Data - the Critical Incident Technique [B4760]' [Details]
(1992)'Placebos: Is Their Use in General Practice Justified? [B4766]'
Bradley, C.; (1992) 'Placebos: Is Their Use in General Practice Justified? [B4766]' [Details]
(1992)'Factors Which Influence the Decision Whether or Not to Prescribe: the Dilemma Facing General Practitioners [B4756]'
Bradley, C.; (1992) 'Factors Which Influence the Decision Whether or Not to Prescribe: the Dilemma Facing General Practitioners [B4756]' [Details]
(1992)'Head to Head: a Contrast in Prescribing Patterns Series: High and Low Prescribing [B4764]'
Bradley, C.; (1992) 'Head to Head: a Contrast in Prescribing Patterns Series: High and Low Prescribing [B4764]' [Details]
(1992)'Head to Head: Measuring the Quality of Prescribing Series: A Wide `Spread' of Prescribing [B4762]'
Bradley, C.; (1992) 'Head to Head: Measuring the Quality of Prescribing Series: A Wide `Spread' of Prescribing [B4762]' [Details]
(10)'Increasing the Number of Drugs Available Over the Counter: Arguments for and Against [B4728]'
Bradley, C.; Bond, C.; (10) 'Increasing the Number of Drugs Available Over the Counter: Arguments for and Against [B4728]' [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2005)'An investigation of teenagers sexual knowledge, attitudes, experiences and behaviours in the MWHB region of the country'
Dempsey, M., Bradley, C. & Dromey, S. ; (2005) 'An investigation of teenagers sexual knowledge, attitudes, experiences and behaviours in the MWHB region of the country' National Institute of Health Sciences: Research Bulletin, 3 (1) :42-43. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2012)Association of University Departments of General Practice Ireland
Mc Hugh S, Murphy K, Bradley C, Kelly M, Moran J. (2012) Pre-diabetes in Ireland: The Diabetes in General Practice Experience Association of University Departments of General Practice Ireland [Details]
(2012)Society for Social Medicine
Buckley, CM,Kearney, PM,McHugh, S,Harrington, J,Bradley, CP,Perry, IJ (2012) DIABETES AND PRE-DIABETES PREVALENCE RATES IN THE SURVEY OF LIFESTYLES, ATTITUDE AND NUTRITION (SLAN) IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Society for Social Medicine , pp.43-43 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)Society for Social Medicine
Mc Hugh S, O'Mullane M, Perry IJ, Bradley C. (2010) Improving the quality of diabetes care: exploring the perspectives of general practitioners in Ireland Society for Social Medicine [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2008)WONCA Conference, Istanbul,
Bradley C; (2008) Antibiotics in General Practice: Patients¿ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. [Oral Presentation], WONCA Conference, Istanbul, Istanbul , 01-OCT-08 - 31-OCT-08
(2007)Medicines Management - Different Healthcare Systems:What can be learned from different approaches?,
Bradley C; (2007) Medicines Management - Different Healthcare Systems:What can be learned from different approaches?. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Medicines Management - Different Healthcare Systems:What can be learned from different approaches?, UCC , 01-JUN-07 - 30-JUN-07
(2007)AUDGPI Conference,
Bradley C; (2007) Broadening the Horizon in Medical Education: a department of general practice¿s experiences. [Oral Presentation], AUDGPI Conference, Ireland , 01-MAR-07 - 31-MAR-07
(2005)Drug Utilization Research Group Annual Scientific Meeting,
Bradley C; (2005) Antibiotic Prescribing in Irish General Practice: Baseline Study. [Oral Presentation], Drug Utilization Research Group Annual Scientific Meeting, London , 01-JAN-05 - 31-JAN-05
(2005)WONCA Conference, Istanbul,
Bradley C; (2005) Over the Counter Analgesics and Cough Suppressants: Behaviour, Knowledge and Attitudes of a GP population. [Oral Presentation], WONCA Conference, Istanbul, Istanbul , 01-OCT-05 - 31-OCT-05
(2005)WONCA Conference, Istanbul,
Bradley C; (2005) Parental expectations towards prescription of antibiotics for their children in general practice. [Oral Presentation], WONCA Conference, Istanbul, Istanbul , 01-OCT-05 - 31-OCT-05
(2005)Dingle Medical Conference,
Bradley C; (2005) Evidence based medicine and the case for pre-hospital thrombolysis. [Oral Presentation], Dingle Medical Conference, Dingle , 01-OCT-05 - 31-OCT-05
(2001)IHEA,
Kelleher, R., Power, B. and Bradley, C.; (2001) Willingness to Pay for Smoking Cessation Advice. [Oral Presentation], IHEA, Dublin , 15-JUL-01 - 15-JUL-01
(2001)IHEA, Dublin,
Power, B., Kelleher, R., and Bradley, C; (2001) Willingness to Pay for Smoking Cessation Advice. [Oral Presentation], IHEA, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 01-JUL-01 - 01-JUL-01
(2001)2nd Biennial Health Services Research Conference,
Kelleher, R., Power, B. and Bradley, C.; (2001) Willingness to Pay for Smoking Cessation Advice. [Poster Presentation], 2nd Biennial Health Services Research Conference, York , 15-JUL-01 - 15-JUL-01
(2001)Willingness to Pay for Smoking Cessation Advice,
Power, B., Kelleher, R., and Bradley, C; (2001) 2nd Biennial Health Services Research Conference. [Oral Presentation], Willingness to Pay for Smoking Cessation Advice, York , 01-AUG-01 - 01-AUG-01
(2000)Association of University Departments of General Practice,
Kelleher, R., Power, B. and Bradley, C.; (2000) Willingness to Pay for Smoking Cessation Advice. [Oral Presentation], Association of University Departments of General Practice, Dublin , 15-MAR-00 - 15-MAR-00
(2000)Association of University Departments of General Practice,
Power, B., Kelleher, R. and Bradley, C; (2000) Willingness to Pay for Smoking Cessation Advice. [Oral Presentation], Association of University Departments of General Practice, Dublin, Ireland , 01-JAN-00 - 01-JAN-00

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2000)The South East Teenage Pregnancy Study: A qualitative analysis of the experience of teenage pregnancy in the South East of Ireland.
Dempsey,M., Heslin,J., & Bradley, C.; (2000) The South East Teenage Pregnancy Study: A qualitative analysis of the experience of teenage pregnancy in the South East of Ireland. . [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2012)DOES CONTACT WITH A PODIATRIST PREVENT THE OCCURRENCE OF A LOWER EXTREMITY AMPUTATION IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS.
Buckley, CM,Kearney, PM,Perry, IJ,Bradley, CP (2012) DOES CONTACT WITH A PODIATRIST PREVENT THE OCCURRENCE OF A LOWER EXTREMITY AMPUTATION IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2012)THE EFFECT OF THE 50 CENT PRESCRIPTION CHARGE ON MEDICINE CONSUMPTION FOR MEDICAL CARD HOLDERS IN A COMMUNITY SETTING.
Riordan, DJO,Buckley, C,Bradley, C (2012) THE EFFECT OF THE 50 CENT PRESCRIPTION CHARGE ON MEDICINE CONSUMPTION FOR MEDICAL CARD HOLDERS IN A COMMUNITY SETTING. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Trends in hospital admissions for diabetes and diabetes-related lower extremity amputations in the Republic of Ireland over a five year period.
Buckley, C,O'Farrell, A,Bradley, C,Cavanagh, R,De la Harpe, D,Johnson, H,Lynch, T,Perry, IJ (2011) Trends in hospital admissions for diabetes and diabetes-related lower extremity amputations in the Republic of Ireland over a five year period. Abstract [Details]
(2011)The impact of antibiotic education sessions in primary care: a case study.
Murphy, M,Byrne, S,Bradley, CP (2011) The impact of antibiotic education sessions in primary care: a case study. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Primary care antibiotic prescribing in the elderly in Ireland.
Murphy, M,Bradley, CP,Byrne, S (2011) Primary care antibiotic prescribing in the elderly in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Trends in the incidence of lower extremity amputations in individuals with and without diabetes in a 5 year period in Ireland.
Buckley, C,Canavan, R,O'Farrell, A,Lynch, T,De la Harpe, D,Johnson, H,Bradley, C,Perry, IJ (2011) Trends in the incidence of lower extremity amputations in individuals with and without diabetes in a 5 year period in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2010)IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF DIABETES CARE: EXPLORING THE PERSPECTIVES OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS IN IRELAND.
McHugh, S,O'Mullane, M,Perry, IJ,Bradley, CP,NDRP (2010) IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF DIABETES CARE: EXPLORING THE PERSPECTIVES OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS IN IRELAND. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2010)Diagnostic labelling in antimicrobial use in primary care in Ireland.
Murphy, M,Byrne, S,Bradley, CP (2010) Diagnostic labelling in antimicrobial use in primary care in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2010)The role of GP characteristics in antimicrobial prescribing in Ireland.
Murphy, M,Bradley, CP,Byrne, S (2010) The role of GP characteristics in antimicrobial prescribing in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2009)A study of headache in general practice to identify diagnosed and undiagnosed migraine, and headache incorrectly labeled as migraine.
Daly, GA,Bradley, C (2009) A study of headache in general practice to identify diagnosed and undiagnosed migraine, and headache incorrectly labeled as migraine. Abstract [Details]
(2006)Patient's perspectives on the use of antidepressants.
Bradley, C,Kelly, M (2006) Patient's perspectives on the use of antidepressants. Abstract [Details]

Book Review

 YearPublication
(2011)A review of self-medication in physicians and medical students.
Montgomery, AJ,Bradley, C,Rochfort, A,Panagopoulou, E (2011) A review of self-medication in physicians and medical students. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

 YearPublication
(2009)The future role of pharmacists in primary care.
Bradley, CP; (2009) The future role of pharmacists in primary care. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
(2005)Commentary: Can we avoid bias?.
Bradley, CP; (2005) Commentary: Can we avoid bias?. Editorial [Details]
(2000)Taking another look at the acute sore throat.
Bradley, CP; (2000) Taking another look at the acute sore throat. Editorial [Details]
(1998)General practice and the medical student.
Bradley, CP; (1998) General practice and the medical student. Editorial [Details]

Presentation

 YearPublication
(2001)Willingness to Pay for Smoking Cessation Advice.
Kelleher, R., Power, B. and Bradley, C.; (2001) Willingness to Pay for Smoking Cessation Advice. Presentation [Details]

Non Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2006)Pocket Essentials of General Practice.
Bradley C; (2006) Pocket Essentials of General Practice. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)An Investigation of Teenagers Sexual Knowledge, Attitudes, Experiences and Behaviour in the Mid Western Health Board Region.
Dempsey, M., Bradley, C., & Dromey, S; (2004) An Investigation of Teenagers Sexual Knowledge, Attitudes, Experiences and Behaviour in the Mid Western Health Board Region. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)“Oral Health in Disadvantaged Schools in the Eastern Region”.
Harrington J, Friel S, Hyland B, Sadlier D, Bradley C, Brady AM; (2001) “Oral Health in Disadvantaged Schools in the Eastern Region”. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)The experience of teenage pregnancy in the South East of Ireland.
Dempsey,M., Heslin, J., & Bradley, C.; (2001) The experience of teenage pregnancy in the South East of Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2006Pinsent Lecture Researching the Medical Encounter - The Crucible Revisited Royal College of General Practitioners
2006Foundation Lecture Practising Medicine and Being a Doctor ¿ the Challenges of General Practice Irish College of General Practitioners

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
Invited Participant DUROQUIM ¿ EU Expert Group on Prescribing Quality Indicators in Brussels Invited Participant DUROQUIM ¿ EU Expert Group on Prescribing Quality Indicators01-JAN-05 / 31-DEC-05
Secretariat located in Keele University, Staffordshire, UK Chair, UK & Ireland Drug Utilisation Research Group01-JAN-06 /
Chair, Cork Vocational Training Programme Steering Committee Chair01-JAN-06 /
Chair, Community Antibiotic Stewardship Committee ¿ part of Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI) Chair Department of Health and Children, Dublin01-JAN-04 /
Department of Health and Children, Dublin Member, Policy Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Disease01-JAN-07 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of General Practice, UCC Professor of General Practice01-JUN-97 /
Self General Practitioner01-JAN-85 / 31-DEC-85
University of Manchester Lecturer31-DEC-85 / 01-JAN-92
University of Birmingham Senior Lecturer01-JAN-92 / 31-DEC-97

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2007UCC Postgraduate DiplomaTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
1981Dublin University, Trinity College MB BCH BAOPysiology
1991Dublin University, Trinity College MDMedicine

Reviews

 JournalRole
The European Journal Of General Practice Series Editor
British Medical Journal Referee
British Journal Of General Practice Referee
Evidence Based Medicine Referee
Family Practice Referee
Social Science And Medicine Referee

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Systematic Assessment and Evaluation in Patient Care GP5000Systematic Assessment and Evaluation in Patient Care
2014Person, Culture and Society II BH2002Person, Culture and Society II
2014Primary Health Care GP4000Primary Health Care