Footprints in primary care

The Footprints in Primary Care Study is a primary care-based research study which is taking place in GP practices in and around Bristol during 2015-2016.

The aim is to assess whether GP training in BATHE, a rapid intervention for the assessment of psychosocial factors that might be contributing to patients’ physical complaints, is an acceptable and potentially cost-effective model to improve health and well-being of patients who attend primary care significantly more often than the norm with clinically inexplicable symptoms.The research study is led by Dr Rebecca Barnes, and a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Bristol, who are working in collaboration with Frome Valley Medical Centre.

This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Research for Patient Benefit programme.

For any enquiries contact Dr Rebecca Barnes (, +44 (0) 117 928 7213) or Dr Helen Cramer (, +44 (0) 117 928 7241)

Further reading

Stuart MR, Lieberman JA. The fifteen minute hour: a short-term approach to psychotherapy in primary care, third edition. Philadelphia: Saunders, 2002.