Biography

I am a Public Health registrar (medically qualified) with research interests in older people's health, inequalities, health services research, data integration and global burden of disease. I am particularly interested in research which makes a difference to patients and the public. My research skills include evidence synthesis, meta-analysis, indirect comparison, cohort analysis and service evaluation.

I am currently a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care.

My fellowship will look at how deprived older people from rural areas access primary care. The first two years has been spent generating theory based on a realist review, cohort analysis of ELSA using structural equation modelling and semi-structured interviews/focus groups. I am currently undertaking a feasibilty study to improve access to primary care for older people. More information can be found here.

Career History

Nov 2014 - present NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow (University of East Anglia)

Aug 2012 - Oct 2014 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Public Health (University of East Anglia)

Sept 2011 – July 2012 Masters of Health Services Research (Public Health) (University of Aberdeen)

Sept 2010 – Dec 2010 Diploma of Topical Medicine and Hygiene (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

July 2010 -July 2012 Research Associate Health Technology Assessment Group (University of Aberdeen)

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010 House Officer, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland

Mar 2008 – July 2009 Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Audit and Research (University of Dundee)

Aug 2007 - Aug 2009 - Foundation Programme (NHS Grampian)

Aug 2002 - Aug 2007 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Surgery (MBChB) (University of Aberdeen)

All Publications

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Ford, J. A., Turley, R., Porter, T., Shakespeare, T., Wong, G., Jones, A. P., Steel, N.

(2018)

Access to primary care for socio-economically disadvantaged older people in rural areas: a qualitative study,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e0193952

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Ford, J. C., Ford, J. A.

(2018)

Multimorbidity: will it stand the test of time?,

in Age and Ageing

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pp. 6–8

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Gollop, N. D., Ford, J., Mackeith, P., Thurlow, C., Wakelin, R., Steel, N., Fleetcroft, R.

(2018)

Are patients in heart failure trials representative of primary care populations? A systematic review,

in BJGP Open

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article no. bjgpopen18X101337

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Clarke, C. S., Round, J., Morris, S., Kharicha, K., Ford, J., Manthorpe, J., Iliffe, S., Goodman, C., Walters, K.

(2017)

Exploring the relationship between frequent internet use and health and social care resource use in a community-based cohort of older adults: an observational study in primary care,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e015839

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Ford, J. A., Kharicha, K., Clarke, C. S., Clark, A., Iliffe, S., Goodman, C., Manthorpe, J., Steel, N., Walters, K.

(2017)

Service use of older people who participate in primary care health promotion: a latent class analysis,

in BMC Health Services Research

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article no. 176

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Hassan, Y., Ford, J., Steel, N., Sheldon, J., Fleetcroft, R.

(2016)

Why are statin prescribing guidelines for primary prevention not always followed in primary care?,

in British Journal of General Practice

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pp. 536-537

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Fleetcroft, R., Noble, M., Martin, A., Coombes, E., Ford, J., Steel, N.

(2016)

Emergency hospital admissions for asthma and access to primary care: cross-sectional analysis,

in British Journal of General Practice

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pp. e640-e646

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Ford, J., Wong, G., Jones, A., Steel, N.

(2016)

Access to primary care for socio-economically disadvantaged older people in rural areas: A realist review,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e010652

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Verma, P., Ford, J., Stuart, A., Howe, A., Everington, S., Steel, N.

(2016)

A systematic review of strategies to recruit and retain primary care doctors,

in BMC Health Services Research

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article no. 126

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Brainard, J. S., Ford, J. A., Steel, N., Jones, A. P.

(2016)

A systematic review of health service interventions to reduce use of unplanned health care in rural areas,

in Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

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pp. 145-155

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Ford, J., Jones, A., Wong, G., Steel, N.

(2015)

Weekend opening in primary care: Analysis of the General Practice Patient Survey,

in British Journal of General Practice

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pp. e792-e798

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Fleetcroft, R., Ford, J., Gollop, N. D., MacKeith, P., Perera, K., Shafi, A. A., Sorefan, J., Thurlow, C., Wakelin, R., Cowie, M. R., Steel, N.

(2015)

Difficulty accessing data from randomised trials of drugs for heart failure: a call for action,

in British Medical Journal (BMJ)

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article no. h5002

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Ford, J., Jones, A., Wong, G., Clark, A., Porter, T., Shakespeare, T., Swart, A. M., Steel, N.

(2015)

Improving access to high-quality primary care for socioeconomically disadvantaged older people in rural areas: a mixed method study protocol,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e009104

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Ford, J., Pereira, A.

(2015)

Does teledermatology reduce secondary care referrals and is it acceptable to patients and doctors: a service evaluation,

in Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

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pp. 710–716

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Stuart, A., Ford, J., Duckworth, S., Jones, C., Pereira, A.

(2015)

Anti-VEGF therapies in the treatment of choroidal neovascularisation secondary to non-age related macular degeneration: a systematic review,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e007746

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Ford, J.

(2015)

Extending opening hours in general practice won’t improve access for patients most in need,

in British Medical Journal (BMJ)

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article no. h1373

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Ford, J. A., MacLennan, G. S., Avenell, A., Bolland, M., Grey, A., Witham, M.

(2014)

Cardiovascular disease and vitamin D supplementation: trial analysis, systematic review, and meta-analysis,

in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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pp. 746-55

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Ford, J. A., Shyangdan, D., Uthman, O. A., Lois, N., Waugh, N.

(2014)

Drug treatment of macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion: a network meta-analysis,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e005292

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Ford, J. A., Clar, C., Lois, N., Barton, S., Thomas, S., Court, R., Shyangdan, D., Waugh, N.

(2014)

Treatments for macular oedema following central retinal vein occlusion: systematic review,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e004120

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Professional Activities

2017-present: Associate Journal Editor - Public Health

2014-2016: Member of Research Student Forum

2014-2015: Chair of the Norwich Clinical Academic Trainees Group

2012-2015: Member of the BMA Public Health Registrar's Committee

2011-2012: Member of the North of Scotland NHS Ethics Committee