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Ms Cindy Mann

Ms Cindy Mann

Ms Cindy Mann
B.A.(Lond.), MSc (Keele), RN

Senior Research Associate

Area of research

Process evaluation of a trial to improve the management of multi-morbidity in primary care

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Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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Nursing role in managing long-term conditions, patient-centred care, self-management of long-term conditions, health service delivery

Cindy joined the Centre for Academic Primary Care in June 2014 as a research associate and PhD student to conduct the process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial 'Improving the management of patients with multimorbidity in general practice' - the 3D trial. Prior to that she has worked as a clinical nurse specialist in rheumatology during which time she undertook an MSc in Rheumatology Nursing at Keele University, which was awarded with Distinction in 2010. She spent 4 years as a senior research nurse in the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at Southmead Hospital and in cardiology and the Emergency Department at Frenchay Hospital. During this time she took a 9 month sabbatical to work with an arthritis research group at Boston University, USA. She has also spent over 4 years working in primary care mainly as a practice nurse but also in other roles and has 10 years experience working as a counsellor and trainer for the relationship organisation Relate. 

Her main interests include the role of nurses in enabling patients to adapt to a long-term condition such as arthritis and empowering them to feel in control of their condition. 

Cindy has held grants from the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust in Bath to investigate the effect on couple relationships when one partner has rheumatoid arthritis, from North Bristol NHS trust to explore the potential for nurse-led clinics in primary care to improve the care of people with osteoarthritis and from NHS Bristol Flexibility and Sustainability Funding Scheme. She was a co-applicant on 'Improving the management of patients with multimorbidity in general practice' funded by the NIHR and completed Sept 2017.

Her current project, funded by APCRC, is to write an application to develop a new method of training clinicians in collaborative action planning for use with patients with long-term conditions.


  • qualitative
  • primary care
  • long-term conditions
  • arthritis
  • process evaluation
  • patient-centred care



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