University of Southampton, UoS, United Kingdom

Scientific contact person: Prof. Paul Little
Department: Primary Medical Care

 

 

 

Description of the Institute
Professor Little leads a group within the primary medical care group of the Community Clinical Sciences Division of the University of Southampton which has international expertise in the management of respiratory infections. The group includes Dr Michael Moore (head of Wessex Research Network) and also Dr Ian Williamson (experience in guideline development). The group has close collaborations with Professor Lucy Yardley (health psychology; qualitative methods).
 
Qualifications and contribution to the project
Professor Little is trained in health services research and epidemiology statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has considerable expertise in running trials. In the last 5 years he has co-ordinated more than 12 trials, the most important of which are several trials in Respiratory Tract Infections (RTIs: sore throat, otitis media). Following from an 800 patient pragmatic trial of prescribing strategies in both children and adults for LRTI  funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), he is workpackage leader for two trials funded as part of  the GRACE consortium (a placebo controlled trial of antibiotics for LRTI and a trial to modify antibitoic prescribing for LRTI). He was formerly chairman of GRIN (the General Practice Respiratory Infections Network), and has advised both the US (AHCPR) and several UK government bodies (NICE; MeReC; the House of Lords) on the management of RTIs, and was part of the working group advising the MRC about the future of clinical trials in the MRC.
 
Our research group has particular contributions which come from our expertise in

  • The use and development of clinical guidelines and intervention strategies
  • The structure and delivery of primary care services, and of primary care Networks
  • The use of qualitative techniques and health psychology in understanding  and implementing behaviour change strategies (Professor Yardley has already completed a qualitative project in six European countries)

Scientific contact person: Prof. Paul Little
Department: Primary Medical Care

 

 

 

Description of the Institute
Professor Little leads a group within the primary medical care group of the Community Clinical Sciences Division of the University of Southampton which has international expertise in the management of respiratory infections. The group includes Dr Michael Moore (head of Wessex Research Network) and also Dr Ian Williamson (experience in guideline development). The group has close collaborations with Professor Lucy Yardley (health psychology; qualitative methods).
 
Qualifications and contribution to the project
Professor Little is trained in health services research and epidemiology statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has considerable expertise in running trials. In the last 5 years he has co-ordinated more than 12 trials, the most important of which are several trials in Respiratory Tract Infections (RTIs: sore throat, otitis media). Following from an 800 patient pragmatic trial of prescribing strategies in both children and adults for LRTI  funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), he is workpackage leader for two trials funded as part of  the GRACE consortium (a placebo controlled trial of antibiotics for LRTI and a trial to modify antibitoic prescribing for LRTI). He was formerly chairman of GRIN (the General Practice Respiratory Infections Network), and has advised both the US (AHCPR) and several UK government bodies (NICE; MeReC; the House of Lords) on the management of RTIs, and was part of the working group advising the MRC about the future of clinical trials in the MRC.
 
Our research group has particular contributions which come from our expertise in

  • The use and development of clinical guidelines and intervention strategies
  • The structure and delivery of primary care services, and of primary care Networks
  • The use of qualitative techniques and health psychology in understanding  and implementing behaviour change strategies (Professor Yardley has already completed a qualitative project in six European countries)
Paul Little