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Professor Sarah Purdy

Professor Sarah Purdy

Professor Sarah Purdy
MD(Lond), MPH(Harvard), FRCGP, FRCP

Associate Dean

Area of research

Unscheduled care and avoidable hospital admissions

Office First Floor South
Senate House,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TH
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3318197

Research summary

Sarah leads a research programme exploring predictors of, and interventions for, unscheduled care use and avoidable hospital admissions.  Unplanned hospital admissions are one of the biggest challenges facing the NHS. They represent around 65 % of hospital bed days in England (34m bed days and 5 million emergency admissions in 2009/10) and despite the implementation of a large number of programmes aimed at reducing these admissions the numbers are growing rapidly year on year.  Sarah's programme of research focuses on predicting and reducing risk factors for unplanned hospital admission and on the effectiveness of interventions to reduce admission ...

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Sarah is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.  She provides leadership for the Schools of Social and Community Medicine and Clinical Sciences and the Centre for Medical Education, supported by the Heads of School and the Programme Directors for MBChB (undergraduate medical programme) and curriculum development.    

Sarah is also a Professor in the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol. She leads the Bristol Health Partners Avoidable Admissions Health Integration Team (HIT).

Sarah was appointed as a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Bristol in October 2006 after being awarded a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellowship and became a ...

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