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23 February 2017
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Publications involving ICGP research staff


  • Claire Collins, Pearse Finegan, Marie O'Shea, James Larkin, Ivana Pericin, Brian Osborne. Promoting physical health among people with enduring mental illness: a qualitative study of healthcare providers perspectives. BMJ Open 2021;11:e044855. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044855.
  • Claire Collins, Gillian Doran, Patricia Patton, Roisin Fitzgerald, Andree Rochfort. Does education of primary care professionals promote patient self-management and improve outcomes in chronic disease? An updated systematic review. BJGP Open 2021; DOI:10.3399/BJGPO.2020.0186.
  • Homeniuk R, Collins C. How COVID-19 has affected general practice consultations and income: general practitioner cross-sectional population survey evidence from Ireland. BMJ Open 2021;11:e044685. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044685

  • Collins C, Doran G, Patton P, Fitzgerald R, Rochfort A. Does education of primary care professionals to support patient self-management improve patient outcomes in chronic disease management? updated systematic review. BJGP Open. 2021 Mar 12:BJGPO.2020.0186. doi: 10.3399/BJGPO.2020.0186. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33712503
  • Collins, C., Homeniuk, R. How many general practice consultations occur in Ireland annually? Cross-sectional data from a survey of general practices. BMC Fam Pract 22, 40 (2021).
  • E. Butler, C. Collins, S. McCarthy. Extending Pharmacy Services to the Point of Discharge. Ir Med J; Vol 114; No. 1; P235.
  • Katharina Tabea Jungo, Sophie Mantelli, Zsofia Rozsnyai, Aristea Missiou, Biljana Gerasimovska Kitanovska, Birgitta Weltermann, Christian Mallen, Claire Collins, et al. General practitioners' deprescribing decisions in older adults with polypharmacy: a case vignette study in 31 countries. BMC Geriatr 21, 19 (2021).


  • C. Collins, N. O'Connor, B. Osborne, F, Foy. Long Term Impact of COVID-19 on General Practice Must Be Assessed. Ir Med J; Vol 113; No. 10; P196. 
  • Crowley D, Homeniuk R, Delargy I. Scoping review protocol: the use of telemedicine in providing opioid agonist treatment and related psychosocial supports. BMJ Open. 2020 Dec 4;10(12):e040556. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040556. PMID: 33277286.
  • McEllistrem B, Barrett A, Hanley K. Performance in practice; exploring trainer and trainee experiences of user-designed formative assessment tools. Educ Prim Care. 2020 Oct 23:1-7. doi: 10.1080/14739879.2020.1815085. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33094687.
  • Kevin Carmody, Martin Rouse, Dermot Nolan, Diarmuid Quinlan. GPs' practice and attitudes to initiating isotretinoin for acne vulgaris in Ireland: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey in primary care. British Journal of General Practice 10 August 2020; bjgp20X712337. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp20X712337
  • Ferdinando Petrazzuoli , Shlomo Vinker , Sebastian Palmqvist , Patrik Midlöv , Jan De Lepeleire , Alessandro Pirani , Thomas Frese , Nicola Buono , Jette Ahrensberg , Radost Asenova , Quintí Foguet Boreu , Gülsen Ceyhun Peker , Claire Collins , Miro Hanževački , Kathryn Hoffmann , Claudia Iftode , Tuomas H. Koskela , Donata Kurpas , Jean Yves Le Reste , Bjørn Lichtwarck , Davorina Petek , Diego Schrans , Jean Karl Soler , Sven Streit , Athina Tatsioni , Péter Torzsa , Pemra C. Unalan , Harm van Marwijk & Hans Thulesius (2020). Unburdening dementia a basic social process grounded theory – based on a primary care physician survey from 25 countries, Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, DOI: 10.1080/02813432.2020.1794166 To link to this article:
  • Nuala O'Connor, Roisin Breen, Mícheál Carton, Ina Mc Grath, Norma Deasy, Claire Collins & Akke Vellinga (2020) Improving the quality of antibiotic prescribing through an educational intervention delivered through the out-of-hours general practice service in Ireland, European Journal of General Practice, 26:1, 119-124, DOI: 10.1080/13814788.2020.1784137


  • Desmond Crowley, Ross Murtagh, Walter Cullen, Mary Keevans, Eamon Laird, Tina McHugh, Susan McKiernan, Sarah Jayne Miggin, Eileen O'Connor, Deirdre O'Reilly, Graham Betts-Symonds, Ciara Tobin, Marie Claire van Hout, John S Lambert. Evaluating peer-supported screening as a hepatitis C case-finding model in prisoners. Harm Reduct J. 2019;16(1):42. Published 2019 Jul 5. doi:10.1186/s12954-019-0313-7.
  • Emma Nicholson, Therese McDonnell, Moayed Hamza, Michael Barrett, Christopher Brunsdon, Gerard Bury, Martin Charlton, Claire Collins, Conor Deasy, Aoife De Brun, John Fitzsimons, Marie Galligan, Conor Hensey, Fiona Kiernan, Eilish McAuliffe. Factors that influence family and parental preferences and decision making for unscheduled paediatric healthcare: a systematic review protocol. HRB Open Research 2019, 2:11 
  • Milly A. van der Ploeg, Sven Streit, Wilco P. Achterberg, Erna Beers, Arthur M. Bohnen, Robert A. Burman, Claire Collins et al. Patient Characteristics and General Practitioners' Advice to Stop Statins in Oldest-Old Patients: a Survey Study Across 30 Countries. J Gen Intern Med Published online ahead of print: DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4795-x
  • Huas, C., Petek D., Diaz, E., Munoz-Perez, MA., Torzsa P., Collins, C. Strategies to improve research capacity across European general practice: The views of members of EGPRN and Wonca Europe. Eur J Gen Pract. 2019 Jan 4:1-7. doi: 10.1080/13814788.2018.1546282


  • Marie Claire Van Hout, Des Crowley, Claire Collins, Alan Barry, Suzi Lyons, Ide Delargy.Characteristics of methadone-related overdose deaths and comparisons between those dying on and off opioid agonist treatment (OAT): A national cohort study. Heroin Addict Relat Clin Probl 2018; 20(1): 37-44.
  • Collins C, O'Shea M, Cunniffe J, Finegan P. Health System Changes needed to support people consulting General Practice Out of Hours Services in Ireland. Int J Ment Health Syst (2018) 12:56.
  • Tony Foley, Kathleen McLoughlin, Elaine K Walsh, Paul Leggett, Muríosa O'Reilly, Molly Owens and Aisling A Jennings, The candidate perspective of the clinical competency test (CCT) of the MICGP examination: a mixed-methods study, BJGP Open 4 September 2018, bjgpopen18X101605. DOI:
  • Andree Rochfort, Sinead Beirne, Gillian Doran, Patricia Patton, Jochen Gensichen, Ilkka Kunnamo, Susan Smith, Tina Eriksson, Claire Collins. Does patient self-management education of primary care professionals improve patient outcomes: a systematic review. BMC Family Practice 2018; 19:163.
  • James Larkin, Ivana Pericin, Brian O'Mahoney, Karina Hull, Claire Collins. An Evaluation of a Secure Email Service (Healthmail): a Cross-Sectional Survey of Irish GPs. Universal Journal of Public Health 2018;5:284-297. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2018.060507
  • Van Hout MC, Crowley D, McBride A, Delargy I. Piloting online self-audit of methadone treatment in Irish general practice: results,reflections and educational outcomes. BMC Med Educ. 2018 Jun 27;18(1):153. doi: 10.1186/s12909-018-1259-2.
  • Van Hout MC, Crowley D, McBride A, Delargy I. Optimising treatment in opioid dependency in primary care: results from a national key stakeholder and expert focus group in Ireland. BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Jun 30;19(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0792-8.
  • Sven Streit, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Robert A. Burman, Claire Collins, Biljana Gerasimovska Kitanovska, Sandra Gintere, Raquel Gómez Bravo, Kathryn Hoffmann, Claudia Iftode, Kasper L. Johansen, Ngaire Kerse, Tuomas H. Koskela, Sanda Kreitmayer Peštić, Donata Kurpas, Christian D. Mallen, Hubert Maisonneuve, Christoph Merlo, Yolanda Mueller, Christiane Muth, Rafael H. Ornelas, Marija Petek Šter, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Thomas Rosemann, Martin Sattler, Zuzana Švadlenková, Athina Tatsioni, Hans Thulesius, Victoria Tkachenko, Peter Torzsa, Rosy Tsopra, Canan Tuz, Marjolein Verschoor, Rita P. A. Viegas, Shlomo Vinker, Margot W. M. de Waal, Andreas Zeller, Nicolas Rodondi & Rosalinde K. E. Poortvliet (2018). Burden of cardiovascular disease across 29 countries and GPs' decision to treat hypertension in oldest-old, Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 36:1, 89-98, DOI: 10.1080/02813432.2018.1426142
  • Quinlan D, Dahm M, Lyons A, Collins C. Patient Texting in General Practice: Who, Why, Why Not? A National Survey of Text Messaging in Irish General Practice. . Ir Med J April 2018; 111;4;(729).
  • Marie O Shea and Claire Collins. Cancer Survivorship in General Practice - Barriers Encountered by General Practitioners in Ireland. Universal Journal of Public Health, 6 , 73 - 78. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2018.060206.
  • Ivana Pericin, Gerard Mansfield, James Larkin and Claire Collins. Future career intentions of recent GP graduates in Ireland: a trend analysis study. BJGP Open 20 February 2018; bjgpopen18X101409. DOI: