Clinically, I am a part-time GP at a suburban practice. I am an active member of Council at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). I was Chair of their Associates in Training Committee and went on to establish and lead the RCGP First5 initiative which supports new GPs through the formative years of independent practice.
MBE MA MPH PhD FRCGP
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer
- General Practitioner
Heart Failure Research
Heart failure is my main research interest. My doctoral work examined the clinical pathway for patients diagnosed with heart failure in primary care, particularly the epidemiology of heart failure in the community and the patient experience of diagnosis. I am co-Principal Investigator for the REFer for EchocaRdiogram (REFER) study which examines the use of a clinical decision rule and natriuretic peptide testing in the diagnosis of heart failure in primary care. I am also part of the Echocardiographic Heart Of England Screening (ECHOES) study team. The ECHOES-X study rescreened patients from the original ECHOES cohort to determine the outcome of heart failure in a community population. Internationally, I am collaborating with the University of Sydney to examine the burden of heart failure in Australian general practice.
My other research interest is atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation. I have used routinely collected general practice data to examine the prevalence of atrial fibrillation and management of oral anticoagulants in primary care, and been involved in a randomised controlled trial in stroke patients. I am an experienced lecturer at Masters level, GP tutor and senior clinical examiner for undergraduates and a trained mentor.
Feasibility of the cardiac output response to stress test in suspected heart failure patients
Charman S. et al, (2022), Family Practice
Roalfe AK. et al, (2021), Eur Heart J
Forsyth F. et al, (2021), BJGP Open
Change in GFR over time in the Oxford Renal Cohort Study
HIRST J. et al, (2021), British Journal of General Practice
Diagnosis of Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Primary Care: cohort study
Forsyth F. et al, (2021), EHJ Heart Failure