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Dr Matthew Ridd

Dr Matthew Ridd

Dr Matthew Ridd
M.B.,Ch.B.(Birm.), D.R.C.O.G., MRCGP

Reader in Primary Healthcare

Area of research

Continuity of patient care and skin problem commonly diagnosed and managed in primary care

Office 1.06
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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+44 (0) 117 3314557

Summary

Matthew has worked at the University of Bristol (UK) since 2002. During his time at the Centre of Academic Primary Care (www.bristol.ac.uk/primaryhealthcare), he has successively won an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship (2004-2009), an NIHR Clinical Lectureship (2009-2013), an NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship (2013-2014) and an NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2015-2020).  In recognition of his contribution to the discipline of general practice through research and publishing, he was awarded the RCGP John Fry award in 2016.

He has two main research interests: continuity of patient care and patient-clinician relationships; and the diagnosis and treatment of skin problems commonly seen in primary care, in particular childhood eczema.

Current projects include:

  • APACHE: Actions Plans for CHildren with Eczema
  • BEEP: Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention
  • BATHE: Bath Additives for the Treatment of Childhood Eczema
  • “One in a Million”: electronic archive of routine patient consultations with GPs and linked data

Previous projects include:

  • COMET (Choice Of Moisturiser in Eczema Treatment) - a feasibility RCT comparing four emollients in the treatment of childhood eczema
  • CREAM (ChildRen with Eczema, Antibiotic Management) - a three arm RCT assessing the value of topical or oral antibiotics in clinically infected childhood eczema
  • POPPIE (Predictors of Onset, Persistence and Psychological Impact of childhood Eczema) - using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children birth cohort)
  • Continuity and Detection of cancer in Primary Care (CaDoc-PC), a retrospective cohort study investigating whether seeing the same general practitioner promotes the earlier diagnosis of breast, lung and/or colorectal cancer in adults.
  • DeafHealth: A UK Collaborative Study into the Health of Deaf People
  • Complex Consultations - a study using video-recorded consultations to examine the impact of multimorbidity on primary care consultations:)
  • Shared Decision Making in the Antenatal Clinic - quantifying the range of decisions and the degree of shared decision making that takes place in obstetric clinics)
  • Eczema and acne treatment research prioritisation exercise - identifying uncertainties and setting research priorities for treatments of eczema and acne.

Biography

Matthew has worked at the University of Bristol (UK) since 2002. During his time at the Centre of Academic Primary Care, he has successively won an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship (2004-2009), an NIHR Clinical Lectureship (2009-2013), an NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship (2013-2014) and an NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2015-2020).

He continues to work one day a week as a GP in Portishead, North Somerset.

Activities / Findings

Matthew has worked at the University of Bristol (UK) since 2002. During his time at the Centre of Academic Primary Care (www.bristol.ac.uk/primaryhealthcare), he has successively won an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship (2004-2009), an NIHR Clinical Lectureship (2009-2013), an NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship (2013-2014) and an NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2015-2019).  In recognition of his contribution to the discipline of general practice through research and publishing, he was awarded the RCGP John Fry award in 2016.

He has two main research interests: continuity of patient care and patient-clinician relationships; and the diagnosis and treatment of skin problems commonly seen in primary care, in particular childhood eczema.

aCurrent projects include:

  • Best Emollient in Eczema (BEE): Pragmatic, primary care, multi-centre, individually randomised superiority trial of four emollients in children with eczema
  • TEST (Trial of Eczema allergy Screening Tests): feasibility randomised controlled trial with economic scoping and nested qualitative study
  • APACHE: Actions Plans for CHildren with Eczema
  • BEEP: Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention
  • Eczema Care Online (ECO): Supporting self-care for eczema in the community
  • Spironolactone for Adult Female Acne (SAFA): pragmatic multicentre double-blind randomised superiority trial to investigate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of spironolactone for moderate or severe persistent acne in women
  • ATLANTIS (Amitriptyline at low-dose and titrated for irritable bowel syndrome as second-line treatment): a double-blind placebo-controlled trial
  • TRIUMPH: TReating Urinary symptoms in Men in Primary Healthcare using non-pharmaceutical and non-surgical interventions
  • “One in a Million”: electronic archive of routine patient consultations with GPs and linked data

Previous projects include:

  • BATHE: Bath Additives for the Treatment of Childhood Eczema
  • COMET (Choice Of Moisturiser in Eczema Treatment) - a feasibility RCT comparing four emollients in the treatment of childhood eczema
  • CREAM (ChildRen with Eczema, Antibiotic Management) - a three arm RCT assessing the value of topical or oral antibiotics in clinically infected childhood eczema
  • POPPIE (Predictors of Onset, Persistence and Psychological Impact of childhood Eczema) - using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children birth cohort)
  • Continuity and Detection of cancer in Primary Care (CaDoc-PC), a retrospective cohort study investigating whether seeing the same general practitioner promotes the earlier diagnosis of breast, lung and/or colorectal cancer in adults.
  • DeafHealth: A UK Collaborative Study into the Health of Deaf People
  • Complex Consultations - a study using video-recorded consultations to examine the impact of multimorbidity on primary care consultations:)
  • Shared Decision Making in the Antenatal Clinic - quantifying the range of decisions and the degree of shared decision making that takes place in obstetric clinics)
  • Eczema and acne treatment research prioritisation exercise - identifying uncertainties and setting research priorities for treatments of eczema and acne. 

Teaching

Matthew is the COMP2 unit lead at Bristol Medical School.

Keywords

  • allergy
  • continuity of care
  • patient-clinician relationship
  • eczema
  • dermatology
  • management of disease
  • Generalism
  • doctor-patient relationship
  • co-ordination of care
  • Access to health care
  • health care evaluation
  • long term conditions
  • multimorbidity
  • organisation and delivery of care

Skills

  • Atopic eczema

Memberships

Organisations

Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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