Professor Stewart Mercer

  • Chair in Primary Care Research (General Practice and Primary Care)
  • Associate (School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing)

telephone: 01413308330
email: Stewart.Mercer@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Stewart Mercer took up post as Professor of Primary Care Research in June 2008, supported by the Scottish School of Primary Care, and is national lead for research into the problems of multi-morbidity in primary care in Scotland.

Stewart studied medicine at Bristol University as a mature student, after a successful career in basic research in nutrition, carrying out PhD studies in metabolic research at the Dunn Nutrition Unit in Cambridge and post-doctoral studies on insulin sensitivity and diet in the Metabolic Research Laboratory, Oxford University. After houseman jobs in medicine and surgery in Bristol (Frenchay Hospital) and North Devon (Barnstable), respectively, he carried out SHO jobs in Scotland in rehabilitation medicine (Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh), psychiatry (St. John’s,West Lothian), and obstetrics and gynaecology (Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock and Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine) then trained as a general practitioner in the west of Scotland at Biggar Health Centre. He worked as a volunteer doctor with the Tibetan community in North India in 1996 and in the aboriginal settlement on Palm Island, Australia in 1997, and had a long involvement with charitable medical work in  SE Asia (as a former deputy director and trustee of the Cambodia Trust).

He joined General Practice and Primary Care in August 1998 as a Higher Professional Training Fellow in General Practice and, from 2000 to 2003, he held a CSO research training fellowship, studying factors influencing patient enablement in areas of high deprivation in the west of Scotland. This was followed by a CSO Primary Care Research Career Award (2003 to 2008) on a programme of research on consultation quality and outcomes in areas of high deprivation. During 2007/2008 he took a leave of absence from his CSO PCRCA to be Visiting Professor in Primary Care Research and Acting Head of Division of Primary Care, at the School of Public Health (SPH), Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) for one year, and remains an Adjunct Professor at the SPH, CUHK (2008-2010).

Esteem factors

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Family Practice (2006-ongoing)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Spirituality and Health International (2007-ongoing) 
  • Member of the Grant Review Board for the Health and Health Services Research Fund and the Research Fund for Control of Infectious Diseases, Hong Kong Research Council (October 2007-September 2009)
  • Member of the Long-Term Conditions Collaborative Reference Group (2008-ongoing)
  • Member of the Mental Health Collaborative Reference Group (2008-ongoing)
  • Co-Chair of the Health Inequalities Working Group, RCGP Scotland (2008-2009)
  • Member of the Advisory Group of the Primary Care Mental Health Research and Development Programme, funded by the Scottish Government Health Department (2005-ongoing)
  • Member of the Advisory Group of the Mental Health Delivery Plan for Scotland, Scottish Executive Health Department (2005-2006) 
  • Member of the Advisory Group of the national ‘Doing Well by People with Depression’ programme and its evaluation, run by the Centre for Change and Innovation, Scottish Executive Health Department (2004 -2006)
  • Member of the Complementary Therapies Clinical Studies Development Group of the National Cancer Research Institute (2004-2006) 
  • Director and Executive Officer for Quality RCGP Scotland (2005-2006 )

Research interests

  • Multimorbidity
  • Inequalities in health and healthcare
  • Interaction of mental and physical health
  • Integrated care
  • Primary care
  • Mindfulness-based approaches
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Complex interventions

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in 'Deep End' general practices in Glasgow
    NHS Health Scotland
    2016 - 2017
     
  • Systematic review of interventions to improve health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood - individual interventions
    Royal Society of Edinburgh
    2016 - 2016
     
  • Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in 'Deep End' general practices in Glasgow
    Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland
    2015 - 2016
     
  • The effectiveness of a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy programme to improve emotional wellbeing and self-management in adults with Type 1 diabetes: A feasibility study.
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2015 - 2017
     
  • Scottish School of Primary Care
    Scottish Primary Care Collaborative
    2015 - 2018
     
  • Seedcorn funding for Living Well with Multimorbidity
    The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust
    2015 - 2017
     
  • The Effectiveness And Cost Effectiveness Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Cam) For Multimorbid Patients With Mental Health And Musculoskeletal Problems In Primary Care In The UK
    National Institute for Health Research
    2015 - 2016
     
  • Patient Centred Assessment Method (PCAM): improving nurse led biopsychosocial assessment of patients with long term conditions and co-morbid mental health needs
    National Institute for Health Research
    2015 - 2016
     
  • Scottish School of Primary Care
    University of Dundee
    2014 - 2016
     
  • Music for the Brain: Music, mindfulness and attentional control in post-stroke recovery
    Dunhill Medical Trust
    2014 - 2016
     
  • Clinical General Practice Fellowship in Integrative Medicine
    The Scottish Homoeopathic Research & Educational Trust
    2014 - 2015
     
  • Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in 'Deep End' general practices in Glasgow
    NHS Health Scotland
    2014 - 2016
     
  • Improving the management of patients with multimorbidity in general practice
    National Institute for Health Research
    2014 - 2017
     
  • Mindfulness and young offenders
    Scottish Government Justice Directorate
    2014 - 2015
     
  • Determinants of mortality and morbidity in major mental illness
    Mason Medical Research Foundation
    2013 - 2014
     
  • An exploratory evaluation of the acceptability and effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in clients with recurrent depression with and without other co-morbid physical conditions
    NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
    2013 - 2014
     
  • Measuring empathic, person-centred communication in sexual health practitioners in the West of Scotland: a study of the validity and reliability of the CARE Measure.
    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    2013 - 2013
     
  • Mindfulness and young offenders
    Scottish Government Justice Directorate
    2013 - 2015
     
  • A feasibility study of Recovery versus Mindfulness models for Depression in Self-help help groups (REMoDES)
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2012 - 2014
     
  • Better guidelines for better care; accounting for multimorbidity in clinical guidelines
    National Institute for Health Research
    2012 - 2015
     
  • Clinical General Practice Fellowship in Integrative Medicine
    The Scottish Homoeopathic Research & Educational Trust
    2012 - 2014
     
  • Measuring empathic, person-centred communication in nurses: a study of the validity and reliability of the CARE measure in practice nurses in primary care.
    Scottish Government Health Directorates
    2012 - 2013
     
  • GRH-Education
    NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
    2011 - 2012
     
  • Mindfulness Scotland
    NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
    2011 - 2012
     
  • How do you plan NHS weight management services? Who are the eligible population and who benefits most?
    NHS Education for Scotland
    2011 - 2016
     
  • From the CARE Measure to the CARE Approach: Developing a multi-disciplinary learning tool to improve parient-centered communication in healthcare encounters in Scotland
    The Scottish Government
    2010 - 2011
     
  • An evaluation to assess the implementation of NHS delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions in primary care.
    NHS Health Scotland
    2010 - 2011
     
  • The Scottish Multiple And Long Terms Conditions Study (MALT)
    The Scottish School of Primary Care
    2010 - 2013
     
  • Objectives and Subjective Measures of Patient-Centred Care in Primary Care in Glasgow and Clyde and Relationship to Symptom Change and Patient Well-Being
    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board
    2009 - 2010
     
  • Living Well with Multiple Morbidity
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2009 - 2013
     
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication in the consultation, patients' ratings of quality, and subsequent outcomes in general practice in areas
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2006 - 2009
     
  • Evaluation of Keppoch Medical Centre PMS Pilot
    Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust
    2005 - 2006
     
  • Primary Care Research Career Award: High quality consultations in General Practice in areas of high socio-economic deprivation
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2003 - 2008
     

Publications

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Number of items: 182.

2016

Prior, A., Fenger-Grøn, M., Larsen, K. K., Larsen, F. B., Robinson, K. M., Nielsen, M. G., Christensen, K. S., Mercer, S. W., and Vestergaard, M. (2016) The association between perceived stress and mortality among people with multimorbidity: a prospective population-based cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 184(3), pp. 199-210. (doi:10.1093/aje/kwv324)

Ruscitto, A., Mercer, S. W., Morales, D., and Guthrie, B. (2016) Accounting for multimorbidity in pay for performance: a modelling study using UK quality and outcomes framework data. British Journal of General Practice, 66(649), e561-e567. (doi:10.3399/bjgp16X686161) (PMID:27381486)

Prior, A., Gender-Gron, M., Larsen, K.K., Larsen, F.B., Robinson, K.M., Mortensen, M., Christensen, K.S., Mercer, S., and Vestergaard, M. (2016) The impact of stress on mortality among people with multimorbidity: a prospective population-based cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology, (Early Online Publication)

Chung, R. Y. et al. (2016) The association between types of regular primary care and hospitalization among people with and without multimorbidity: A household survey on 25,780 Chinese. Scientific Reports, 6, 29758. (doi:10.1038/srep29758)

Hendry, A., Taylor, A., Mercer, S., and Knight, P. (2016) Improving outcomes through transformational health and social care integration - The Scottish experience. Healthcare Quarterly, 19(2), pp. 73-79. (doi:10.12927/hcq.2016.24703)

Steele Gray, C., Mercer, S., Palen, T., McKinstry, B., and Hendry, A. (2016) eHealth advances in support of people with complex care needs: Case examples from Canada, Scotland and the US. Healthcare Quarterly, 19(2), pp. 24-28. (doi:10.12927/hcq.2016.24696)

Man, M.-S. et al. (2016) Improving the management of multimorbidity in general practice: protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial (The 3D Study). BMJ Open, 6(4), e011261. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011261) (PMID:27113241)

Mercer, S. (2016) Drug efficacy in older people with multimorbidity. NICE Eyes on Evidence, 83,

Agur, K., McLean, G., Hunt, K., Guthrie, B., and Mercer, S. W. (2016) How does sex influence multimorbidity? Secondary analysis of a large nationally representative dataset. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(4), 391. (doi:10.3390/ijerph13040391) (PMID:27043599)

Mercer, S. W., Higgins, M., Bikker, A. M., Fitzpatrick, B., McConnachie, A., Lloyd, S. M., Little, P., and Watt, G. C. M. (2016) General practitioners empathy and health outcomes: a prospective observational study of consultations in areas of high and low deprivation. Annals of Family Medicine, 14(2), pp. 117-124. (doi:10.1370/afm.1910) (PMID:26951586)

Agur, K., Morrison, D., and Mercer, S. (2016) The epidemiology of multimorbidity in chronic respiratory conditions. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, (Accepted for Publication)

Baylan, S. et al. (2016) MELLO: Study Protocol: A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial Of Listening Based Leisure Activities Following Ischemic Stroke. In: 13th Neuropsychological Rehab. Special Interest Group World Federation of Neurohabilitation (WFNR), Glasgow, 11-12 Jul 2016,

Mann, C., Shaw, A., Guthrie, B., Wye, L., Man, M.-S., Hollinghurst, S., Brookes, S., Bower, P., Mercer, S., and Salisbury, C. (2016) Protocol for a process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial to improve management of multimorbidity in general practice: the 3D study. BMJ Open, 6(5), e011260. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011260) (PMID:27147391) (PMCID:PMC4861104)

McGregor, J., Mercer, S.W., and Harris, F.M. (2016) Health benefits of primary care social work for adults with complex health and social needs. Health and Social Care in the Community, (doi:10.1111/hsc.12337) (Early Online Publication)

Mercer, S., Fischbacher-Smith, D., Furler, J., Sanci, L., Moffat, K., and de Silva, D. (2016) Safer Primary Care: Caring for People with Multiple Conditions. Technical Report. World Health Organisation, Geneva.

Mercer, S., and Clague, F. (2016) Co-morbidity and polypharmacy in people with dementia: insights from a large, population-based cross-sectional analysis of primary care. Age and Ageing, (Accepted for Publication)

Mercer, S. W. et al. (2016) The Care Plus study- a whole system intervention to improve quality of life of primary care patients with multimorbidity in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation: exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial and cost-utility analysis. BMC Medicine, 14, 88. (doi:10.1186/s12916-016-0634-2)

Mercer, S. W., O'Brien, R., Fitzpatrick, B., Higgins, M., Guthrie, B., Watt, G., and Wyke, S. (2016) The development and optimisation of a primary care-based whole system complex intervention (CARE Plus) for patients with multimorbidity living in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation. Chronic Illness, (doi:10.1177/1742395316644304) (PMID:27068113) (Early Online Publication)

Morrison, D., Agur, K., Mercer, S., Eiras, A., González-Montalvo, J. I., and Gruffydd-Jones, K. (2016) Managing multimorbidity in primary care in patients with chronic respiratory conditions. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 26, 16043. (doi:10.1038/npjpcrm.2016.43)

Wong, S. Y. S. et al. (2016) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy v. group psychoeducation for people with generalised anxiety disorder: randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.115.166124) (PMID:26846612) (Early Online Publication)

2015

McLean, G., Guthrie, B., Mercer, S.W., and Watt, G.C.M. (2015) General practice funding underpins the persistence of the inverse care law: cross-sectional study in Scotland. British Journal of General Practice, 65(641), e799-e805. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X687829)

Yu, F. S.K., Yip, B. H.K., Kung, K., Fung, C. S.C., Wong, C. K.M., Lam, A. T., Mercer, S. W., and Wong, S. Y.S. (2015) The association of types of training and practice settings with doctors’ empathy and patient enablement among patients with chronic illness in Hong Kong. PLoS ONE, 10(12), e0144492. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144492) (PMID:26658427) (PMCID:PMC4678047)

Williams, C., and Mercer, S. (2015) Can mindfulness groups treat common mental health problems? Problematic design and short follow-up fails to answer the question. Evidence Based Mental Health, 18(4), p. 124. (doi:10.1136/eb-2015-102108) (PMID:26459468)

Wang, H. H., Wang, J. J., Wong, S. Y.S., Wong, M. C.S., Li, F. J., Wang, P. X., Zhou, Z. H., Zhu, C. Y., Griffiths, S. M., and Mercer, S. W. (2015) Effect of employment and social medical insurance on hospital admissions for people living with multimorbidity in China: analysis of a large community household survey. Lancet, 386(Sup 1), S19. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00597-8)

Wang, H.H.X., Wong, S.Y.S., Wong, M.C.S., Wang, J.J., Griffiths, S.M., and Mercer, S.W. (2015) The underlying drivers of multimorbidity in middle-income developing countries (E-letter). Annals of Family Medicine,

Sinnott, C., Mercer, S. W., Payne, R. A., Duerden, M., Bradley, C. P., and Byrne, M. (2015) Improving medication management in multimorbidity: development of the MultimorbiditY COllaborative Medication Review And DEcision Making (MY COMRADE) intervention using the Behaviour Change Wheel. Implementation Science, 10(1), 132. (doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0322-1) (PMID:26404642) (PMCID:PMC4582886)

Zhou, Y., Lundy, J.-M., Humphris, G., and Mercer, S. W. (2015) Do multimorbidity and deprivation influence patients' emotional expressions and doctors' responses in primary care consultations? – An exploratory study using multilevel analysis. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(9), pp. 1063-1070. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2015.05.026) (PMID:26111501)

Little, P., White, P., Kelly, J., Everitt, H., and Mercer, S. (2015) Randomised controlled trial of a brief intervention targeting predominantly non-verbal communication in general practice consultations. British Journal of General Practice, 65(635), e351-e356. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X685237) (PMID:26009529)

Marikar Bawa, F. L., Mercer, S. W., Atherton, R. J., Clague, F., Keen, A., Scott, N. W., and Bond, C. M. (2015) Does mindfulness improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain? Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of General Practice, 65(635), e387-e400. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X685297) (PMID:26009534)

Dumbreck, S., Flynn, A., Nairn, M., Wilson, M., Treweek, S., Mercer, S. W., Alderson, P., Thompson, A., Payne, K., and Guthrie, B. (2015) Drug-disease and drug-drug interactions: systematic examination of recommendations in 12 UK national clinical guidelines. British Medical Journal, 350, h949. (doi:10.1136/bmj.h949) (PMID:25762567) (PMCID:PMC4356453)

Wang, H. H.X. et al. (2015) Relationships of multimorbidity and income With hospital admissions in 3 health care systems. Annals of Family Medicine, 13(2), pp. 164-167. (doi:10.1370/afm.1757) (PMID:25755038)

Hanževački, M., Jakovina, T., Bajić, Ž., Tomac, A., and Mercer, S. (2015) Reliability and validity of the Croatian version of Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure in primary care setting. Croatian Medical Journal, 56(1), pp. 50-56. (doi:10.3325/cmj.2015.56.50) (PMID:25727042) (PMCID:PMC4364352)

Langan-Martin, J., Lowrie, R., McConnachie, A., McLean, G., Mair, F., Mercer, S., and Smith, D. (2015) Physical health indicators in major mental illness: data from the quality and outcome framework in the UK. Lancet, 385(S1), S61. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60376-2) (PMID:25267051)

Langan-Martin, J., Smith, D., and Mercer, S. (2015) Physical health indicators in SMI. British Journal of General Practice, 65(630), p. 12. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X683077)

Bikker, A. P., Fitzpatrick, B., Murphy, D., and Mercer, S. W. (2015) Measuring empathic, person-centred communication in primary care nurses: validity and reliability of the consultation and relational empathy (CARE) measure. BMC Family Practice, 16, 149. (doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0374-y) (PMID:26493072) (PMCID:PMC4619021)

Chung, R. Y., Mercer, S., Lai, F. T.T., Yip, B. H.K., Wong, M. C.S., and Wong, S. Y.S. (2015) Socioeconomic determinants of multimorbidity: a population-based household survey of Hong Kong Chinese. PLoS ONE, 10(10), e0140040. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140040) (PMID:26451589) (PMCID:PMC4599799)

Cooper, S.-A., McLean, G., Guthrie, B., McConnachie, A., Mercer, S., Sullivan, F., and Morrison, J. (2015) Multiple physical and mental health comorbidity in adults with intellectual disabilities: population-based cross-sectional analysis. BMC Family Practice, 16, 110. (doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0329-3) (PMID:26310664) (PMCID:PMC4551707)

Heath, C. A., Mercer, S.W., and Guthrie, B. (2015) Vascular comorbidities in younger people with dementia: a cross-sectional population-based study of 616 245 middle-aged people in Scotland. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 86, pp. 959-964. (doi:10.1136/jnnp-2014-309033)

Little, P., White, P., Kelly, J., Everitt, H., Gashi, S., Bikker, A., and Mercer, S. (2015) Verbal and non-verbal behaviour and patient perception of communication in primary care: an observational study. British Journal of General Practice, 65(635), e357-e365. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X685249) (PMID:26009530)

Lundy, J.-M., Bikker, A., Higgins, M., Watt, G. C., Little, P., Humphries, G. M., and Mercer, S. W. (2015) General practitioners' patient-centredness and responses to patients' emotional cues and concerns: relationships with perceived empathy in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation. Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 2, 2. (doi:10.1186/s40639-015-0011-6)

Mercer, S. W., Payne, R. A., Nicholl, B. I., and Morrison, J. (2015) Risk of intracranial haemorrhage linked to co-treatment with antidepressants and NSAIDs. BMJ, 2015(351), h3745. (doi:10.1136/bmj.h3745) (PMID:26173949)

Mercer, S. W., Payne, R. A., Nicholl, B. N., and Morrison, J. (2015) Authors’ reply to Lewis and Bray. British Medical Journal, 2015(351), h4446. (doi:10.1136/bmj.h4446) (PMID:26286087)

Moffat, K., and Mercer, S. (2015) Challenges of managing people with multimorbidity in today’s healthcare systems. BMC Family Practice, 16, 129. (doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0344-4) (PMID:26462820) (PMCID:PMC4604728)

Simpson, R., Mair, F., and Mercer, S. (2015) Mindfulness-based interventions for people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 21(9), pp. 1093-1094. (doi:10.1177/1352458515579702) (PMID:25921039)

Wang, H. H., Wang, J. J., Wong, S. Y.S., Wong, M. C.S., Mercer, S. W., and Griffiths, S. M. (2015) The development of urban community health centres for strengthening primary care in China: a systematic literature review. British Medical Bulletin, (doi:10.1093/bmb/ldv043) (PMID:26582539)

van den Akker, M., Gunn, J., Mercer, S., Fortin, M., and Smith, S. (2015) Secondary analysis of data on comorbidity/multimorbidity: a call for papers. Journal of Comorbidity, 5(1), pp. 120-121. (doi:10.15256/joc.2015.5.57)

2014

Zhang, D. X. et al. (2014) Prevention of anxiety and depression in Chinese: a randomized clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a stepped care program in primary care. Journal of Affective Disorders, 169, pp. 212-220. (doi:10.1016/j.jad.2014.08.015)

Blane, D. N., Williams, C., Morrison, J., Wilson, A., and Mercer, S. (2014) Psychological therapies in primary care: a progress report. British Journal of General Practice, 64(628), pp. 556-557. (doi:10.3399/bjgp14X682117)

Place, M. A., Murphy, J., Duncan, E. A.S., Reid, J. M., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) A preliminary evaluation of the Visual CARE Measure for use by Allied Health Professionals with children and their parents. Journal of Child Health Care, (doi:10.1177/1367493514551307)

Court, H., McLean, G., Guthrie, B., Mercer, S. W., and Smith, D. J. (2014) Visual impairment is associated with physical and mental comorbidities in older adults: a cross-sectional study. BMC Medicine, 12(1), p. 181. (doi:10.1186/s12916-014-0181-7)

Langan-Martin, J., Lowrie, R., McConnachie, A., McLean, G., Mair, F., Mercer, S. W., and Smith, D. J. (2014) Physical health indicators in major mental illness: evidence of reduced uptake from UK-Wide QOF data. British Journal of General Practice, 64(627), e649-e656. (doi:10.3399/bjgp14X681829)

McLean, G., Langan-Martin, J., Martin, D. J., Guthrie, B., Mercer, S. W., and Smith, D. J. (2014) Standard cardiovascular disease risk algorithms underestimate the risk of cardiovascular disease in schizophrenia: evidence from a national primary care database. Schizophrenia Research, 159(1), pp. 176-181. (doi:10.1016/j.schres.2014.07.022)

Lam, C. L.K., Yu, E. Y.T., Lo, Y. Y.C., Wong, C. K.H., Mercer, S. M., Fong, D. Y.T., Lee, A., Lam, T. P., and Leung, G. M. (2014) Having a family doctor is associated with some better patient-reported outcomes of primary care consultations. Frontiers in Medicine, 1(Art 29), pp. 1-8. (doi:10.3389/fmed.2014.00029)

McLean, G., Gunn, J., Wyke, S., Guthrie, B., Watt, G. C.M., Blane, D. N., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) The influence of socioeconomic deprivation on multimorbidity at different ages: a cross-sectional study. British Journal of General Practice, 64(624), e440-e447. (doi:10.3399/bjgp14X680545) (PMID:24982497) (PMCID:PMC4073730)

Mercer, S. W., Salisbury, C. and Fortin, M., (Eds.) (2014) ABC of Multimorbidity. Series: ABC Series. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford. ISBN 9781118383889

Fortin, M., Mercer, S. W., and Salisbury, C. (2014) Introducing multimorbidity. In: Mercer, S. W., Salisbury, C. and Fortin, M. (eds.) ABC of Multimorbidity. Series: ABC Series. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781118383889

Mercer, S. W., Fortin, M., and Salisbury, C. (2014) Optimizing outcomes in multimorbidity. In: Mercer, S. W., Salisbury, C. and Fortin, M. (eds.) ABC of Multimorbidity. Series: ABC Series. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, pp. 46-48. ISBN 9781118383889

Mercer, S. W., and Salisbury, C. (2014) Multimorbidity and the primary care clinic. In: Mercer, S. W., Salisbury, C. and Fortin, M. (eds.) ABC of Multimorbidity. Series: ABC Series. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, pp. 17-21. ISBN 9781118383889

Payne, R. A., Abel, G. A., Avery, A. J., Mercer, S. W., and Roland, M. O. (2014) Is polypharmacy always hazardous? A retrospective cohort analysis using linked electronic health records from primary and secondary care. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 77(6), pp. 1073-1082. (doi:10.1111/bcp.12292)

Rycroft-Malone, J., Anderson, R., Crane, R. S., Gibson, A., Gradinger, F., Owen Griffiths, H., Mercer, S., and Kuyken, W. (2014) Accessibility and implementation in UK services of an effective depression relapse prevention programme – mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT): ASPIRE study protocol. Implementation Science, 9(62), (doi:10.1186/1748-5908-9-62)

Mercer, S. W. (2014) Comorbidity in asthma is important and requires a generalist approach. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 23(1), pp. 4-5. (doi:10.4104/pcrj.2014.00012)

Aomatsu, M., Abe, H., Abe, K., Yasui, H., Suzuki, T., Sato, J., Ban, N., and Mercer, S.W. (2014) Validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the CARE Measure in a general medicine outpatient setting. Family Practice, 31(1), pp. 118-126. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmt053)

Bikker, A. P., Cotton, P., and Mercer, S. (2014) Embracing Empathy: A Universal Approach to Person-Centred, Empathic Healthcare Encounters. Radcliffe Health. ISBN 9781909368187

Fitzgerald, N. M., Heywood, S., Bikker, A. P., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) Enhancing empathy in healthcare: mixed-method evaluation of a pilot project implementing the CARE Approach in primary and community care settings in Scotland. Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 1(6), (doi:10.1186/s40639-014-0006-8)

Gallacher, K. I., Batty, G. D., McLean, G., Mercer, S. W., Guthrie, B., May, C. R., Langhorne, P., and Mair, F. S. (2014) Stroke, multimorbidity and polypharmacy in a nationally representative sample of 1,424,378 patients in Scotland: implications for treatment burden. BMC Medicine, 12(151), (doi:10.1186/s12916-014-0151-0)

Langan-Martin, J., McLean, G., Park, J., Martin, D., Connolly, M., Mercer, S. W., and Smith, D. J. (2014) Impact of socioeconomic deprivation on rate and cause of death in severe mental illness. BMC Psychiatry, 14(261), (doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0261-4)

O'Brien, R., Wyke, S., Guthrie, B., Watt, G. C.C.M., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) The ‘everyday work’ of living with multimorbidity in socioeconomically deprived areas of Scotland. Journal of Comorbidity, 4(1), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.15256/joc.2014.4.32)

Simpson, R., Booth, J., Lawrence, M., Byrne, S., Mair, F., and Mercer, S. (2014) Mindfulness based interventions in multiple sclerosis - a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 14(15), (doi:10.1186/1471-2377-14-15)

Simpson, R. J., McLean, G., Guthrie, B., Mair, F., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) Physical and mental health comorbidity is common in people with multiple sclerosis: nationally representative cross-sectional population database analysis. BMC Neurology, 14(128), (doi:10.1186/1471-2377-14-128)

Smith, D. J., Court, H., McLean, G., Martin, D., Langan Martin, J., Guthrie, B., Gunn, J., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) Depression and multimorbidity: cross-sectional study of 1,751,841 patients in primary care. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75(11), pp. 1202-1208. (doi:10.4088/JCP.14m09147) (PMID:25470083)

Smith, S. M., Mercer, S. W., Gunn, J., van den Akker, M., and Fortin, M. (2014) Enhancing research quality and reporting: why the Journal of Comorbidity is now publishing study protocols. Journal of Comorbidity, 4(1), pp. 55-57. (doi:10.15256/joc.2014.4.46)

Wang, H. H., Wang, J. J., Wong, S. Y.S., Wong, M. C.S., Li, F. J., Wang, P. X., Zhou, Z. H., Zhu, C. Y., Griffiths, S. M., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) Epidemiology of multimorbidity in China and implications for the healthcare system: cross-sectional survey among 162,464 community household residents in southern China. BMC Medicine, 12(188), (doi:10.1186/s12916-014-0188-0)

2013

Smith, D., Martin, D., McLean, G., Langan-Martin, J., Guthrie, B., and Mercer, S. (2013) Multimorbidity in bipolar disorder and under-treatment of cardiovascular disease: a cross sectional study. BMC Medicine, 11, p. 263. (doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-263)

Hou, R.J. et al. (2013) The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction program on the mental health of family caregivers: a randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83(1), pp. 45-53. (doi:10.1159/000353278)

Reeve, J. et al. (2013) Examining the practice of generalist expertise: a qualitative study identifying constraints and solutions. JRSM Short Reports, 4(12), (doi:10.1177/2042533313510155)

Murphy, J., Mercer, S.W., and Duncan, E.A.S. (2013) A pilot study to explore the feasibility, validity and reliability of a visual version of the CARE Measure. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 20(9), pp. 460-465.

Lawrence, M., Booth, J., Mercer, S., and Crawford, E. (2013) A systematic review of the benefits of mindfulness-based interventions following transient ischemic attack and stroke. International Journal of Stroke, 8(6), pp. 465-474. (doi:10.1111/ijs.12135)

Payne, R.A., Abel, G.A., Guthrie, B., and Mercer, S.W. (2013) The effect of physical multimorbidity, mental health conditions and socioeconomic deprivation on unplanned admissions to hospital: a retrospective cohort study. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 185(5), E221-E228. (doi:10.1503/cmaj.121349)

Blane, D., Williams, C., Morrison, J., Wilson, A., and Mercer, S. (2013) Cognitive behavioural therapy: why primary care should have it all. British Journal of General Practice, 63(607), pp. 103-104. (doi:10.3399/bjgp13X663235)

Langan, J., Mercer, S.W., and Smith, D.J. (2013) Multimorbidity and mental health: can psychiatry rise to the challenge? British Journal of Psychiatry, 202(6), pp. 391-393. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.112.123943)

Lawson, K., Mercer, S., Wyke, S., Grieve, E., Guthrie, B., Watt, G.C.M., and Fenwick, E. (2013) Double trouble: the impact of multimorbidity and deprivation on preference-weighted health related quality of life - a cross sectional analysis of the Scottish Health Survey. International Journal for Equity in Health, 12(67), (doi:10.1186/1475-9276-12-67)

Martin, U., and Mercer, S.W. (2013) A comparison of general practitioners prescribing of gluten-free foods for the treatment of coeliac disease with national prescribing guidelines. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, (doi:10.1111/jhn.12116)

Smith, D.J., Langan, J., McLean, G., Guthrie, B., and Mercer, S.W. (2013) Schizophrenia is associated with excess multiple physical-health comorbidities but low levels of recorded cardiovascular disease in primary care: cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 3(4), e002808. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002808)

Smith, S.M., Bayliss, E.A., Mercer, S.W., Gunn, J., Vestergaard, M., Wyke, S., Salisbury, C., and Fortin, M. (2013) How to design and evaluate interventions to improve outcomes for patients with multimorbidity. Journal of Comorbidity, 3(1), pp. 10-17.

Wong, C.K., Yip, B.H., Mercer, S., Griffiths, S., Kung, K., Wong, M.C., Chor, J., and Wong, S.Y. (2013) Effect of facemasks on empathy and relational continuity: a randomised controlled trial in primary care. BMC Family Practice, 14(200), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-200)

Wong, S.Y.S., Wong, C.K., Chan, F.W.K., Chan, P.K.S., Ngai, K., Mercer, S., and Woo, J. (2013) Chronic psychosocial stress: does it modulate immunity to the influenza vaccine in Hong Kong Chinese elderly caregivers? Age, 35(4), pp. 1479-1493. (doi:10.1007/s11357-012-9449-z)

2012

Jani, B., Bikker, A., Higgins, M., Fitzpatrick, B., Little, P., Watt, G.C.M., and Mercer, S.W. (2012) Patient-centredness and the outcome of consultations with depressed patients in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation. British Journal of General Practice, 62(601), e576-e581. (doi:10.3399/bjgp12X653633)

Barnett, K., Mercer, S.W., Norbury, M., Watt, G., Wyke, S., and Guthrie, B. (2012) Epidemiology of multimorbidity and implications for health care, research, and medical education: a cross-sectional study. Lancet, 380(9836), pp. 37-43. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60240-2)

Mercer, S.W., Guthrie, B., Furler, J., Watt, G.C.M., and Hart, J.T. (2012) Multimorbidity and the inverse care law in primary care. British Medical Journal, 344, e4152. (doi:10.1136/bmj.e4152)

Murphy, D.J., Guthrie, B., Sullivan, F.M., Mercer, S.W., Russell, A., and Bruce, D.A. (2012) Insightful practice: a reliable measure for medical revalidation. BMJ Quality and Safety, 21, pp. 649-656. (doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000429)

France, E.F., Wyke, S., Gunn, J.N., Mair, F., McLean, G., and Mercer, S.W. (2012) Multimorbidity in primary care: a systematic review of prospective cohort studies. British Journal of General Practice, 62(597), e297-e307. (doi:10.3399/bjgp12X636146)

Bikker, A.P., Mercer, S.W., and Cotton, P. (2012) Connecting, Assessing, Responding, Empowering (CARE): A universal approach to person-centred, empathic healthcare encounters. Education for Primary Care, 23(6), pp. 454-457.

Guthrie, B., Payne, K., Alderson, P., McMurdo, M.E.T., and Mercer, S.W. (2012) Adapting clinical guidelines to take account of multimorbidity. British Medical Journal, 345(oct04), e6341-e6341. (doi:10.1136/bmj.e6341)

Guthrie, B., Watt, G., Wyke, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2012) Epidemiology of multimorbidity – Authors' reply. Lancet, 380(9851), pp. 1383-1384. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61796-6)

Jani, B., Blane, D., and Mercer, S. (2012) The role of empathy in therapy and the physician-patient relationship. Forschende Komplementarmedizin / Research in Complementary Medicine, 19(5), pp. 252-257. (doi:10.1159/000342998)

Mercer, S. (2012) Empathy is key. In: Working Towards People Powered Health: Insights from Practitioners. NESTA: London, UK, p. 25.

Mercer, S.W., Gunn, J., Bower, P., Wyke, S., and Guthrie, B. (2012) Managing patients with mental and physical multimorbidity. BMJ, 345, e5559-e5559. (doi:10.1136/bmj.e5559)

Mercer, S.W., Jani, B.D., Maxwell, M., Wong, S.Y.S., and Watt, G.C.M. (2012) Patient enablement requires physician empathy: a cross-sectional study of general practice consultations in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation in Scotland. BMC Family Practice, 13, p. 6. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-6)

Watt, G., Brown, G., Budd, J., Cawston, P., Craig, M., Jamieson, R., Langridge, S., Lyon, A., Mercer, S.W., Morton, C., Mullin, A., O'Neil, J., Paterson, E., Sambale, P., and Williamson, A.E. (2012) General Practitioners at the Deep End: The Experience and Views of General Practitioners Working in the Most Severely Deprived Areas of Scotland. Royal College of General Practitioners: London, UK. ISBN 9780850843385

2011

Blane, D., and Mercer, S.W. (2011) Compassionate health care: is empathy the key? Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 8(3),

Wong, S.Y.S., Mak, W.W.S., Cheung, E.Y.L., Ling, C.Y.M., Lui, W.W.S., Tang, W.K.., Wong, R.L.P., Lo, H.H.M., Mercer, S.W., and Ma, H.S.W. (2011) A randomized, controlled clinical trial: the effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on generalized anxiety disorder among Chinese community patients: protocol for a randomized trial. BMC Psychiatry, 11, p. 187. (doi:10.1186/1471-244X-11-187)

Gillies, J., Mercer, S.W., Watt, G.C.M., Scott, M., and Lyon, A. (2011) Questionnaire severity measures for depression. British Journal of General Practice, 61(586), pp. 324-325. (doi:10.3399/bjgp11X572337)

O'Brien, R., Wyke, S., Guthrie, B., Watt, G.C.M., and Mercer, S.W. (2011) An ‘endless struggle’: a qualitative study of general practitioners’ and practice nurses’ experiences of managing multimorbidity in socio-economically deprived areas of Scotland. Chronic Illness, 7(1), pp. 45-59. (doi:10.1177/1742395310382461)

Norbury, M., Mercer, S.W., Gillies, J., Furler, J., and Watt, G.C.M. (2011) Time to care: tackling health inequalities through primary care. Family Practice, 28(1), pp. 1-3. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmq118)

Guthrie, B., Wyke, S., Gunn, J., van den Akker, J., and Mercer, S.W. (2011) Multimorbidity: the impact on health systems and their development. In: Health Reform: Meeting the Challenge of Ageing and Multiple Morbidities. OECD: Paris, France, pp. 173-221. ISBN 9789264122307 (doi:10.1787/9789264122314-en)

Harris, M.F., Furler, J.S., Mercer, S.W., and Willems, S.J. (2011) Equity of access to quality of care in family medicine. International Journal of Family Medicine, 2011(858131), (doi:10.1155/2011/858131)

Lam, C.L.K., Leung, G.M., Mercer, S.W., Fong, D.Y.T., Lee, A., Lam, T.P., and Lo, Y.Y.C. (2011) Utlilisation patterns of primary health care services in Hong Kong: does having a family doctor make any difference? Hong Kong Medical Journal, 17(S3), S28-S32.

Lo, Y.Y.C. et al. (2011) Patient morbidity and management patterns of community-based primary health care services in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 17(S3), S33-S37.

Mercer, S.W., Fung, C.S.C., Chan, F.W.K., Wong, F.Y.Y., Wong, S.Y.S., and Murphy, D. (2011) The Chinese-version of the CARE Measure reliably differentiates between doctors in primary care: a cross-sectional study in Hong Kong. BMC Family Practice, 12(1), p. 43. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-43)

Mercer, S.W., Griffiths, S.M., Lam, C.L.K., Wong, W.C.W., Lam, T.P., Hillier, S., Phillips, D.R., and Jones, R.H. (2011) Incentives and barriers to adopting the family doctor model in Hong Kong: an in-depth qualitative study of the views, knowledge, and attitudes of patients. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 17(S3), S25-S27.

Mercer, S.W., Gunn, J., and Wyke, S. (2011) Improving the health of people with multimorbidity: the need for prospective cohort studies. Journal of Comorbidity, 1(1), pp. 4-7.

Sargeant, J., Mcnaughton, E., Mercer, S.W., Murphy, D., Sullivan, P., and Bruce, D.A. (2011) Providing feedback: exploring a model (emotion, content, outcomes) for facilitating multisource feedback. Medical Teacher, 33(9), pp. 744-749. (doi:10.3109/0142159X.2011.577287)

Valderas, J.M., Mercer, S.W., and Fortin, M. (2011) Research on patients with multiple health conditions: different constructs, different views, one voice. Journal of Comorbidity, 1(1), pp. 1-3.

Wong, S.Y.S., Chan, F.W.K., Wong, R.L.P., Wong, M.C.E., Chu, M.C., Lam, Y.Y.L., Mercer, S.W., and Ma, S.H. (2011) Comparing the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and multidisciplinary intervention programs for chronic pain: a randomized comparative trial. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27(8), pp. 724-734. (doi:10.1097/AJP.0b013e3182183c6e)

2010

Lam, C.L., Yuen, N.Y., Mercer, S.W., and Wong, W. (2010) A pilot study on the validity and reliability of the Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI) in a Chinese population. Family Practice, 27(4), pp. 395-403. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmq021)

Joice, A., and Mercer, S.W. (2010) An evaluation of the impact of a large group psycho-education programme (Stress Control) on patient outcome: does empathy make a difference? Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 3(1), pp. 1-17. (doi:10.1017/S1754470X10000012)

Lo, Y. Y. C., Lam, C. L. K., Mercer, S. W., and Fong, D. Y. T. (2010) Does vocational training in family medicine have an impact on antibiotic prescribing pattern? Family Practice, Advanc, (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmq065)

Mercer, S.W., Siu, J.Y., Hillier, S.M., Lam, C.L.K., Lo, Y.Y.C., Lam, T., and Griffiths, S.M. (2010) A qualitative study of the views of patients with long-term conditions on family doctors in Hong Kong. BMC Family Practice, 11(46), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-46)

Wong, L.Y.E., Leung, P.C., Tang, J.L., and Mercer, S.W. (2010) Use of dietary supplements by breast cancer patients undergoing conventional cancer treatment. Patient Preference and Adherence, 2010(4), pp. 407-414. (doi:10.2147/PPA.S13639)

2009

Mercer, S.W. (2009) How useful are clinical guidelines for the management of obesity in general practice? British Journal of General Practice, 59(568), pp. 863-868. (doi:10.3399/bjgp09X472917)

Wong, S.Y., Mercer, S.W., Leung, J., and Woo, J. (2009) The relationship between clinically relevant depressive symptoms and episodes and duration of all cause hospitalization in Southern Chinese elderly. Journal of Affective Disorders, 113(3), pp. 272-278. (doi:10.1016/j.jad.2008.06.008)

Jiang, J.Y., Wong, M.C., Ali, M.K., Griffiths, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2009) Association of antihypertensive monotherapy with serum sodium and potassium levels in Chinese patients. American Journal of Hypertension, 22(3), pp. 243-249. (doi:10.1038/ajh.2008.359)

Chan, E.Y.Y., Mercer, S.W., Yue, C., Wong, S.Y.S., and Griffiths, S. (2009) Mental health of migrant children: an overview of the literature. International Journal of Mental Health, 38(3), pp. 44-52. (doi:10.2753/IMH0020-7411380303)

Chung, V.C.H., Law, M.P.M., Wong, S.Y.S., Mercer, S.W., and Griffiths, S.M. (2009) Postgraduate education for Chinese medicine practitioners: a Hong Kong perspective. BMC Medical Education, 9(1), p. 10. (doi:10.1186/1472-6920-9-10)

Fung, C., and Mercer, S.W. (2009) A qualitative study of patients' views on quality of primary care consultations in Hong Kong and comparison with the UK CARE measure. BMC Family Practice, 10(1), p. 10. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-10)

Fung, C.S.C., Hua, A., Tam, L., and Mercer, S.W. (2009) Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the CARE Measure in a primary care setting in Hong Kong. Family Practice, 26(5), pp. 398-406. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmp044)

Gillies, J., Mercer, S.W., Lyon, A., Scott, M., and Watt, G.C.M. (2009) Distilling the essence of general practice: a learning journey in progress. British Journal of General Practice, 59(562), pp. 167-176. (doi:10.3399/bjgp09X420626)

Jiang, J.Y., Wong, M.C.S., Zhang, X.H., Fung, H., Griffiths, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2009) Profiles of mortality among Chinese hypertensive patients in Hong Kong: a cohort study. Journal of Human Hypertension, 23(11), pp. 735-742. (doi:10.1038/jhh.2009.22)

Mercer, S.W., Smith, S.M., Wyke, S., O'Dowd, T., and Watt, G.C.M. (2009) Multimorbidity in primary care: developing the research agenda. Family Practice, 26(2), pp. 79-80. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmp020)

Murphy, D.J., Bruce, D.A., Mercer, S.W., and Eva, K.W. (2009) The reliability of workplace-based assessment in postgraduate medical education and training: a national evaluation in general practice in the United Kingdom. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 14(2), pp. 219-232. (doi:10.1007/s10459-008-9104-8)

Neumann, M., Bensing, J., Mercer, S.W., Ernstmann, N., Ommen, O., and Pfaff, H. (2009) Analyzing the 'nature' and 'specific effectiveness' of clinical empathy: A theoretical overview and contribution towards a theory-based research agenda. Patient Education and Counseling, 74(3), pp. 339-346. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.11.013)

Yam, H.K., Mercer, S.W., Wong, L.Y., Chan, W.K., and Yeoh, E.K. (2009) Public and private healthcare services utilization by non-institutional elderly in Hong Kong: Is the inverse care law operating? Health Policy, 91(3), pp. 229-238. (doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2008.12.012)

2008

Mercer, S.W., Neumann, M., Wirtz, M., Fitzpatrick, B., and Vojt, G. (2008) General practitioner empathy, patient enablement, and patient-reported outcomes in primary care in an area of high socio-economic deprivation in Scotland - a pilot prospective study using structural equation modelling. Patient Education and Counseling, 73(2), pp. 240-245. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.07.022)

McGregor, W., Jabareen, H., O'Donnell, C.A., Mercer, S.W., and Watt, G.C.M. (2008) Impact of the 2004 GMS contract on practice nurses : a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 58(555), pp. 711-719. (doi:10.3399/bjgp08X342183)

Wong, M.C.S., Jiang, J.Y., Fung, H., Griffiths, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Antihypertensive drug class and impaired fasting glucose: a risk association study among Chinese patients with uncomplicated hypertension. BMC Clinical Pharmacology, 8(6), (doi:10.1186/1472-6904-8-6)

Wong, M.C.S., Jiang, J.Y., Lam, A.T., Fung, H., Griffiths, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Patterns of antihypertensive prescribing, discontinuation and switching among a Hong Kong Chinese population from over one million prescriptions. Journal of Human Hypertension, 22(10), pp. 714-716. (doi:10.1038/jhh.2008.83)

Thompson, E.A. et al. (2008) Towards standard setting for patient-reported outcomes in the NHS homeopathic hospitals. Homeopathy, 97(3), pp. 114-121. (doi:10.1016/j.homp.2008.06.005)

Wong, M.C.S., Jiang, Y., Tang, J.L., Lam, A.T., Fung, H., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Health services research in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong: An analysis of over 1 million antihypertensive prescriptions between 2004-2007 as an example of the potential and pitfalls of using routinely collected electronic patient data. BMC Health Services Research, 8(138), (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-138)

Wong, M.C.S., Jiang, J.Y., Ali, M.K., Fung, H., Griffiths, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Antihypertensive drug class and dyslipidemia: risk association among Chinese patients with uncomplicated hypertension. Journal of Human Hypertension, 22, pp. 648-651. (doi:10.1038/jhh.2008.46)

Howie, J.G.R., Heaney, D.J., Maxwell, M., Freeman, G.K., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Further observations on enablement. British Journal of General Practice, 58(552), pp. 499-500. (doi:10.3399/bjgp08X319477)

Mercer, S.W. (2008) Family medicine, general practice and primary healthcare in Hong Kong: an outsider's view [Invited editorial]. Hong Kong Practitioner, 30,

Mercer, S.W. (2008) How useful are clinical guidelines for obesity management? International Journal of Obesity, 32, S1-S2.

Mercer, S.W. (2008) Measuring the human aspects of care in medicine. British Medical Journal,

Mercer, S.W., Hatch, D.J., Murray, A., Murphy, D.J., and Eva, H.W. (2008) Capturing patients' views on communication with anaesthetists: the CARE measure. Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 13(2), pp. 128-137. (doi:10.1108/14777270810867320)

Mercer, S.W., and Lean, M. (2008) Request for slimming tablets. British Medical Journal, 337, a1287. (doi:10.1136/bmj.a1287)

Mercer, S.W., and Murphy, D.J. (2008) Validity and reliability of the CARE Measure in secondary care. Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 13(4), pp. 269-283. (doi:10.1108/14777270810912969)

Wong, M.C.S., Chan, A.C.Y., Kwan, W.K., Mercer, S.W., Griffiths, S.M., and Yiu, Y.K. (2008) Collaboration between family medicine and internal medicine: a new model of care for effective primary care. Hong Kong Practitioner, 30, pp. 60-69.

Wong, M.C.S., Jiang, Y., Tang, J.L., Lam, A., Fung, H., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Health services research in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong: An analysis of over 1 million antihypertensive prescriptions between 2004û2007 as an example of the potential and pitfalls of using routinely collected electronic patient data. BMC Health Services Research, 8(1), p. 135. (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-138)

Wong, S.Y.S., Mercer, S.W., Woo, J., and Leung, J. (2008) The influence of multi-morbidity and self-reported socio-economic standing on the prevalence of depression in an elderly Hong Kong population. BMC Public Health, 8, p. 119. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-119)

2007

Mercer, S.W., Fitzpatrick, B., Gourlay, G., Vojt, G., Mcconnachie, A., and Watt, G.C.M. (2007) More time for complex consultations in a high deprivation practice is associated with increased patient enablement. British Journal of General Practice, 57(545), pp. 960-966. (doi:10.3399/096016407782604910)

Cawston, P.G., Mercer, S.W., and Barbour, R.S. (2007) Involving deprived communities in improving the quality of primary care services: does participatory action research work? BMC Health Services Research, 7, (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-88)

McKinstry, B., Walker, J., Porter, M., Fulton, C., Tait, A., Hanley, J., and Mercer, S.W. (2007) The impact of general practitioner morale on patient satisfaction with care: a cross-sectional study. BMC Family Practice, 8, (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-8-57)

Mercer, S.W., Cawston, P.G., and Bikker, A. (2007) Quality in general practice consultations: a qualitative study of the views of patients living in an area of high socio-economic deprivation in Scotland. BMC Family Practice, 8(22), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-8-22)

Mercer, S.W., and MacDonald, R. (2007) Disability and human rights. Lancet, 370(9587), pp. 548-549.

Mercer, S.W., and Watt, G.C.M. (2007) The inverse care law: clinical primary care encounters in deprived and affluent areas of Scotland. Annals of Family Medicine, 5, pp. 503-510. (doi:10.1370/afm.778)

Reilly, D., Mercer, S.W., Bikker, A., and Harrison, T. (2007) Outcome related to impact on daily living: preliminary validation of the ORIDL instrument. BMC Health Services Research, 7, (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-139)

2006

Mercer, S.W., and Howie, J.G.R. (2006) CQI-2 — a new measure of holistic interpersonal care in primary care consultations. British Journal of General Practice, 56(525), pp. 262-268.

Finucane, A., and Mercer, S.W. (2006) An exploratory mixed methods study of the acceptability and effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for patients with active depression and anxiety in primary care. BMC Psychiatry, 6(14), pp. 1-14.

Mercer, S.W., Sevar, K., and Sadutshan, T.D. (2006) Using clinical audit to improve the quality of obstetric care at the Tibetan Delek Hospital in North India: a longitudinal study. Reproductive Health, 3(4), pp. 1-4.

Price, S., Mercer, S.W., and McPherson, H. (2006) Practitioner empathy, patient enablement and health outcomes: A prospective study of acupuncture patients. Patient Education and Counseling, 63, pp. 239-245. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2005.11.006)

Ruwanpura, E., Mercer, S.W., Ager, A., and Duveen, G. (2006) Cultural and spiritual constructions of mental distress and associated coping mechanisms of Tibetans in exile: implications for western interventions. Journal of Refugee Studies, 19, pp. 187-202.

2005

Bikker, A., Mercer, S.W., and Reilly, D.T. (2005) A pilot prospective study on the consultation and relational empathy, patient enablement, and health changes over 12 months in patients going to the Glasgow homoeopathic hospital. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 11, pp. 591-600.

Hasegawa, H., Reilly, D., Mercer, S.W., and Bikker, A. (2005) Holism in primary care: the views of Scotland's general practitioners. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 6(4), pp. 320-328.

Mercer, S.W. (2005) Practitioner empathy, patient enablement and health outcomes of patients attending the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital: a retrospective and prospective comparison. Wiener Medizinishce Wochenschrift, 155(21/22), pp. 498-501.

Mercer, S.W., Ager, A., and Ruwanpura, E. (2005) Psychosocial distress of Tibetans in exile: integrating western interventions with traditional beliefs and practice. Social Science and Medicine, 60, pp. 179-189. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.04.025)

Mercer, S.W., McConnachie, A., Maxwell, M., Heaney, D.H., and Watt, G.C.M. (2005) Relevance and practical use of the Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure in general practice. Family Practice, 22, pp. 328-334. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmh730)

2004

Bikker, A.P., Mercer, S.W., and Reilly, D. (2004) Empathy, enablement and outcome: a 1-year prospective study at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 9(S1), p. 31. (doi:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2004.tb04535.x)

Mercer, S.W., and Reilly, D. (2004) A qualitative study of patient's views on the consultation at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, an NHS integrative complementary and orthodox medical care unit. Patient Education and Counseling, 53, pp. 13-18. (doi:10.1016/S0738-3991(03)00242-8)

Mercer, S.W., Watt, G.C.M., Maxwell, M., and Heaney, D.H. (2004) The consultation and relational empathy (CARE) measure: development and preliminary validation and reliability of an empathy-based consultation process measure. Family Practice, 21, pp. 699-705. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmh621)

2003

Bikker, A.P., Mercer, S.M., and Reilly, D. (2003) Predictive validity of the CARE measure at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 8(4), p. 519. (doi:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2003.tb04039.x)

Mercer, S.W. (2003) An empathy-based consultation quality measure for use in CAM and conventional-care settings. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 8(1), p. 153. (doi:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2003.tb05818.x)

McPherson, H., Mercer, S.W., Scullion, T., and Thomas, K.J. (2003) Empathy, enablement, and outcome: an exploratory study on acupuncture patients' perceptions. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 9(6), pp. 869-876.

Mercer, S.W., Dieppe, P., Chambers, R., and MacDonald, R. (2003) Equality for people with disabilities in medicine: time for action and partnerships. British Medical Journal, 327(7420), pp. 882-883.

2002

Mercer, S.W., Hasegawa, H., Reilly, D., and Bikker, A.P. (2002) Length of consultations. Time and stress are limiting holistic care in Scotland. British Medical Journal, 325(1241),

Mercer, S.W., and Reilly, D. (2002) A qualitative study of consultations at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 7(1), p. 101. (doi:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2002.tb03380.x)

Mercer, S.W., Watt, G.C.M., and Reilly, D. (2002) Patient enablement at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 7(1), p. 102. (doi:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2002.tb03381.x)

Mercer, S.W., Hasegawa, H., Reilly, D.D., and Bikker, A.P. (2002) Time and stress are limiting holistic care in Scotland. British Medical Journal, 325(7374), p. 1241.

Mercer, S.W., Reilly, D.T., and Watt, G.C.M. (2002) The importance of empathy in the enablement of patients attending the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. British Journal of General Practice, 52, pp. 901-905.

Mercer, S.W., and Reynolds, W. (2002) Empathy and quality of care. British Journal of General Practice, 52(Supple), pp. 9-12.

Powell, B., Mercer, S.W., and Harte, C. (2002) Measuring the impact of rehabilitation services on the quality of life of disabled people in Cambodia. Disasters, 26(2), pp. 175-191.

2001

Mercer, S.W., and Tessier, S. (2001) A qualitative study of general practitioners' and practice nurses' attitudes to obesity management in primary care. Health Bulletin, 59(4), pp. 248-253.

Mercer, S.W., Watt, G.C.M., and Reilly, D.T. (2001) Empathy is important for enablement. British Medical Journal, 322, p. 865. (doi:10.1136/bmj.322.7290.865)

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Number of items: 182.

Articles

Prior, A., Fenger-Grøn, M., Larsen, K. K., Larsen, F. B., Robinson, K. M., Nielsen, M. G., Christensen, K. S., Mercer, S. W., and Vestergaard, M. (2016) The association between perceived stress and mortality among people with multimorbidity: a prospective population-based cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 184(3), pp. 199-210. (doi:10.1093/aje/kwv324)

Ruscitto, A., Mercer, S. W., Morales, D., and Guthrie, B. (2016) Accounting for multimorbidity in pay for performance: a modelling study using UK quality and outcomes framework data. British Journal of General Practice, 66(649), e561-e567. (doi:10.3399/bjgp16X686161) (PMID:27381486)

Prior, A., Gender-Gron, M., Larsen, K.K., Larsen, F.B., Robinson, K.M., Mortensen, M., Christensen, K.S., Mercer, S., and Vestergaard, M. (2016) The impact of stress on mortality among people with multimorbidity: a prospective population-based cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology, (Early Online Publication)

Chung, R. Y. et al. (2016) The association between types of regular primary care and hospitalization among people with and without multimorbidity: A household survey on 25,780 Chinese. Scientific Reports, 6, 29758. (doi:10.1038/srep29758)

Hendry, A., Taylor, A., Mercer, S., and Knight, P. (2016) Improving outcomes through transformational health and social care integration - The Scottish experience. Healthcare Quarterly, 19(2), pp. 73-79. (doi:10.12927/hcq.2016.24703)

Steele Gray, C., Mercer, S., Palen, T., McKinstry, B., and Hendry, A. (2016) eHealth advances in support of people with complex care needs: Case examples from Canada, Scotland and the US. Healthcare Quarterly, 19(2), pp. 24-28. (doi:10.12927/hcq.2016.24696)

Man, M.-S. et al. (2016) Improving the management of multimorbidity in general practice: protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial (The 3D Study). BMJ Open, 6(4), e011261. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011261) (PMID:27113241)

Mercer, S. (2016) Drug efficacy in older people with multimorbidity. NICE Eyes on Evidence, 83,

Agur, K., McLean, G., Hunt, K., Guthrie, B., and Mercer, S. W. (2016) How does sex influence multimorbidity? Secondary analysis of a large nationally representative dataset. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(4), 391. (doi:10.3390/ijerph13040391) (PMID:27043599)

Mercer, S. W., Higgins, M., Bikker, A. M., Fitzpatrick, B., McConnachie, A., Lloyd, S. M., Little, P., and Watt, G. C. M. (2016) General practitioners empathy and health outcomes: a prospective observational study of consultations in areas of high and low deprivation. Annals of Family Medicine, 14(2), pp. 117-124. (doi:10.1370/afm.1910) (PMID:26951586)

Agur, K., Morrison, D., and Mercer, S. (2016) The epidemiology of multimorbidity in chronic respiratory conditions. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, (Accepted for Publication)

Mann, C., Shaw, A., Guthrie, B., Wye, L., Man, M.-S., Hollinghurst, S., Brookes, S., Bower, P., Mercer, S., and Salisbury, C. (2016) Protocol for a process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial to improve management of multimorbidity in general practice: the 3D study. BMJ Open, 6(5), e011260. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011260) (PMID:27147391) (PMCID:PMC4861104)

McGregor, J., Mercer, S.W., and Harris, F.M. (2016) Health benefits of primary care social work for adults with complex health and social needs. Health and Social Care in the Community, (doi:10.1111/hsc.12337) (Early Online Publication)

Mercer, S., and Clague, F. (2016) Co-morbidity and polypharmacy in people with dementia: insights from a large, population-based cross-sectional analysis of primary care. Age and Ageing, (Accepted for Publication)

Mercer, S. W. et al. (2016) The Care Plus study- a whole system intervention to improve quality of life of primary care patients with multimorbidity in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation: exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial and cost-utility analysis. BMC Medicine, 14, 88. (doi:10.1186/s12916-016-0634-2)

Mercer, S. W., O'Brien, R., Fitzpatrick, B., Higgins, M., Guthrie, B., Watt, G., and Wyke, S. (2016) The development and optimisation of a primary care-based whole system complex intervention (CARE Plus) for patients with multimorbidity living in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation. Chronic Illness, (doi:10.1177/1742395316644304) (PMID:27068113) (Early Online Publication)

Morrison, D., Agur, K., Mercer, S., Eiras, A., González-Montalvo, J. I., and Gruffydd-Jones, K. (2016) Managing multimorbidity in primary care in patients with chronic respiratory conditions. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 26, 16043. (doi:10.1038/npjpcrm.2016.43)

Wong, S. Y. S. et al. (2016) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy v. group psychoeducation for people with generalised anxiety disorder: randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.115.166124) (PMID:26846612) (Early Online Publication)

McLean, G., Guthrie, B., Mercer, S.W., and Watt, G.C.M. (2015) General practice funding underpins the persistence of the inverse care law: cross-sectional study in Scotland. British Journal of General Practice, 65(641), e799-e805. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X687829)

Yu, F. S.K., Yip, B. H.K., Kung, K., Fung, C. S.C., Wong, C. K.M., Lam, A. T., Mercer, S. W., and Wong, S. Y.S. (2015) The association of types of training and practice settings with doctors’ empathy and patient enablement among patients with chronic illness in Hong Kong. PLoS ONE, 10(12), e0144492. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144492) (PMID:26658427) (PMCID:PMC4678047)

Williams, C., and Mercer, S. (2015) Can mindfulness groups treat common mental health problems? Problematic design and short follow-up fails to answer the question. Evidence Based Mental Health, 18(4), p. 124. (doi:10.1136/eb-2015-102108) (PMID:26459468)

Wang, H. H., Wang, J. J., Wong, S. Y.S., Wong, M. C.S., Li, F. J., Wang, P. X., Zhou, Z. H., Zhu, C. Y., Griffiths, S. M., and Mercer, S. W. (2015) Effect of employment and social medical insurance on hospital admissions for people living with multimorbidity in China: analysis of a large community household survey. Lancet, 386(Sup 1), S19. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00597-8)

Wang, H.H.X., Wong, S.Y.S., Wong, M.C.S., Wang, J.J., Griffiths, S.M., and Mercer, S.W. (2015) The underlying drivers of multimorbidity in middle-income developing countries (E-letter). Annals of Family Medicine,

Sinnott, C., Mercer, S. W., Payne, R. A., Duerden, M., Bradley, C. P., and Byrne, M. (2015) Improving medication management in multimorbidity: development of the MultimorbiditY COllaborative Medication Review And DEcision Making (MY COMRADE) intervention using the Behaviour Change Wheel. Implementation Science, 10(1), 132. (doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0322-1) (PMID:26404642) (PMCID:PMC4582886)

Zhou, Y., Lundy, J.-M., Humphris, G., and Mercer, S. W. (2015) Do multimorbidity and deprivation influence patients' emotional expressions and doctors' responses in primary care consultations? – An exploratory study using multilevel analysis. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(9), pp. 1063-1070. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2015.05.026) (PMID:26111501)

Little, P., White, P., Kelly, J., Everitt, H., and Mercer, S. (2015) Randomised controlled trial of a brief intervention targeting predominantly non-verbal communication in general practice consultations. British Journal of General Practice, 65(635), e351-e356. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X685237) (PMID:26009529)

Marikar Bawa, F. L., Mercer, S. W., Atherton, R. J., Clague, F., Keen, A., Scott, N. W., and Bond, C. M. (2015) Does mindfulness improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain? Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of General Practice, 65(635), e387-e400. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X685297) (PMID:26009534)

Dumbreck, S., Flynn, A., Nairn, M., Wilson, M., Treweek, S., Mercer, S. W., Alderson, P., Thompson, A., Payne, K., and Guthrie, B. (2015) Drug-disease and drug-drug interactions: systematic examination of recommendations in 12 UK national clinical guidelines. British Medical Journal, 350, h949. (doi:10.1136/bmj.h949) (PMID:25762567) (PMCID:PMC4356453)

Wang, H. H.X. et al. (2015) Relationships of multimorbidity and income With hospital admissions in 3 health care systems. Annals of Family Medicine, 13(2), pp. 164-167. (doi:10.1370/afm.1757) (PMID:25755038)

Hanževački, M., Jakovina, T., Bajić, Ž., Tomac, A., and Mercer, S. (2015) Reliability and validity of the Croatian version of Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure in primary care setting. Croatian Medical Journal, 56(1), pp. 50-56. (doi:10.3325/cmj.2015.56.50) (PMID:25727042) (PMCID:PMC4364352)

Langan-Martin, J., Lowrie, R., McConnachie, A., McLean, G., Mair, F., Mercer, S., and Smith, D. (2015) Physical health indicators in major mental illness: data from the quality and outcome framework in the UK. Lancet, 385(S1), S61. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60376-2) (PMID:25267051)

Langan-Martin, J., Smith, D., and Mercer, S. (2015) Physical health indicators in SMI. British Journal of General Practice, 65(630), p. 12. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X683077)

Bikker, A. P., Fitzpatrick, B., Murphy, D., and Mercer, S. W. (2015) Measuring empathic, person-centred communication in primary care nurses: validity and reliability of the consultation and relational empathy (CARE) measure. BMC Family Practice, 16, 149. (doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0374-y) (PMID:26493072) (PMCID:PMC4619021)

Chung, R. Y., Mercer, S., Lai, F. T.T., Yip, B. H.K., Wong, M. C.S., and Wong, S. Y.S. (2015) Socioeconomic determinants of multimorbidity: a population-based household survey of Hong Kong Chinese. PLoS ONE, 10(10), e0140040. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140040) (PMID:26451589) (PMCID:PMC4599799)

Cooper, S.-A., McLean, G., Guthrie, B., McConnachie, A., Mercer, S., Sullivan, F., and Morrison, J. (2015) Multiple physical and mental health comorbidity in adults with intellectual disabilities: population-based cross-sectional analysis. BMC Family Practice, 16, 110. (doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0329-3) (PMID:26310664) (PMCID:PMC4551707)

Heath, C. A., Mercer, S.W., and Guthrie, B. (2015) Vascular comorbidities in younger people with dementia: a cross-sectional population-based study of 616 245 middle-aged people in Scotland. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 86, pp. 959-964. (doi:10.1136/jnnp-2014-309033)

Little, P., White, P., Kelly, J., Everitt, H., Gashi, S., Bikker, A., and Mercer, S. (2015) Verbal and non-verbal behaviour and patient perception of communication in primary care: an observational study. British Journal of General Practice, 65(635), e357-e365. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X685249) (PMID:26009530)

Lundy, J.-M., Bikker, A., Higgins, M., Watt, G. C., Little, P., Humphries, G. M., and Mercer, S. W. (2015) General practitioners' patient-centredness and responses to patients' emotional cues and concerns: relationships with perceived empathy in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation. Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 2, 2. (doi:10.1186/s40639-015-0011-6)

Mercer, S. W., Payne, R. A., Nicholl, B. I., and Morrison, J. (2015) Risk of intracranial haemorrhage linked to co-treatment with antidepressants and NSAIDs. BMJ, 2015(351), h3745. (doi:10.1136/bmj.h3745) (PMID:26173949)

Mercer, S. W., Payne, R. A., Nicholl, B. N., and Morrison, J. (2015) Authors’ reply to Lewis and Bray. British Medical Journal, 2015(351), h4446. (doi:10.1136/bmj.h4446) (PMID:26286087)

Moffat, K., and Mercer, S. (2015) Challenges of managing people with multimorbidity in today’s healthcare systems. BMC Family Practice, 16, 129. (doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0344-4) (PMID:26462820) (PMCID:PMC4604728)

Simpson, R., Mair, F., and Mercer, S. (2015) Mindfulness-based interventions for people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 21(9), pp. 1093-1094. (doi:10.1177/1352458515579702) (PMID:25921039)

Wang, H. H., Wang, J. J., Wong, S. Y.S., Wong, M. C.S., Mercer, S. W., and Griffiths, S. M. (2015) The development of urban community health centres for strengthening primary care in China: a systematic literature review. British Medical Bulletin, (doi:10.1093/bmb/ldv043) (PMID:26582539)

van den Akker, M., Gunn, J., Mercer, S., Fortin, M., and Smith, S. (2015) Secondary analysis of data on comorbidity/multimorbidity: a call for papers. Journal of Comorbidity, 5(1), pp. 120-121. (doi:10.15256/joc.2015.5.57)

Zhang, D. X. et al. (2014) Prevention of anxiety and depression in Chinese: a randomized clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a stepped care program in primary care. Journal of Affective Disorders, 169, pp. 212-220. (doi:10.1016/j.jad.2014.08.015)

Blane, D. N., Williams, C., Morrison, J., Wilson, A., and Mercer, S. (2014) Psychological therapies in primary care: a progress report. British Journal of General Practice, 64(628), pp. 556-557. (doi:10.3399/bjgp14X682117)

Place, M. A., Murphy, J., Duncan, E. A.S., Reid, J. M., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) A preliminary evaluation of the Visual CARE Measure for use by Allied Health Professionals with children and their parents. Journal of Child Health Care, (doi:10.1177/1367493514551307)

Court, H., McLean, G., Guthrie, B., Mercer, S. W., and Smith, D. J. (2014) Visual impairment is associated with physical and mental comorbidities in older adults: a cross-sectional study. BMC Medicine, 12(1), p. 181. (doi:10.1186/s12916-014-0181-7)

Langan-Martin, J., Lowrie, R., McConnachie, A., McLean, G., Mair, F., Mercer, S. W., and Smith, D. J. (2014) Physical health indicators in major mental illness: evidence of reduced uptake from UK-Wide QOF data. British Journal of General Practice, 64(627), e649-e656. (doi:10.3399/bjgp14X681829)

McLean, G., Langan-Martin, J., Martin, D. J., Guthrie, B., Mercer, S. W., and Smith, D. J. (2014) Standard cardiovascular disease risk algorithms underestimate the risk of cardiovascular disease in schizophrenia: evidence from a national primary care database. Schizophrenia Research, 159(1), pp. 176-181. (doi:10.1016/j.schres.2014.07.022)

Lam, C. L.K., Yu, E. Y.T., Lo, Y. Y.C., Wong, C. K.H., Mercer, S. M., Fong, D. Y.T., Lee, A., Lam, T. P., and Leung, G. M. (2014) Having a family doctor is associated with some better patient-reported outcomes of primary care consultations. Frontiers in Medicine, 1(Art 29), pp. 1-8. (doi:10.3389/fmed.2014.00029)

McLean, G., Gunn, J., Wyke, S., Guthrie, B., Watt, G. C.M., Blane, D. N., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) The influence of socioeconomic deprivation on multimorbidity at different ages: a cross-sectional study. British Journal of General Practice, 64(624), e440-e447. (doi:10.3399/bjgp14X680545) (PMID:24982497) (PMCID:PMC4073730)

Payne, R. A., Abel, G. A., Avery, A. J., Mercer, S. W., and Roland, M. O. (2014) Is polypharmacy always hazardous? A retrospective cohort analysis using linked electronic health records from primary and secondary care. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 77(6), pp. 1073-1082. (doi:10.1111/bcp.12292)

Rycroft-Malone, J., Anderson, R., Crane, R. S., Gibson, A., Gradinger, F., Owen Griffiths, H., Mercer, S., and Kuyken, W. (2014) Accessibility and implementation in UK services of an effective depression relapse prevention programme – mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT): ASPIRE study protocol. Implementation Science, 9(62), (doi:10.1186/1748-5908-9-62)

Mercer, S. W. (2014) Comorbidity in asthma is important and requires a generalist approach. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 23(1), pp. 4-5. (doi:10.4104/pcrj.2014.00012)

Aomatsu, M., Abe, H., Abe, K., Yasui, H., Suzuki, T., Sato, J., Ban, N., and Mercer, S.W. (2014) Validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the CARE Measure in a general medicine outpatient setting. Family Practice, 31(1), pp. 118-126. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmt053)

Fitzgerald, N. M., Heywood, S., Bikker, A. P., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) Enhancing empathy in healthcare: mixed-method evaluation of a pilot project implementing the CARE Approach in primary and community care settings in Scotland. Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 1(6), (doi:10.1186/s40639-014-0006-8)

Gallacher, K. I., Batty, G. D., McLean, G., Mercer, S. W., Guthrie, B., May, C. R., Langhorne, P., and Mair, F. S. (2014) Stroke, multimorbidity and polypharmacy in a nationally representative sample of 1,424,378 patients in Scotland: implications for treatment burden. BMC Medicine, 12(151), (doi:10.1186/s12916-014-0151-0)

Langan-Martin, J., McLean, G., Park, J., Martin, D., Connolly, M., Mercer, S. W., and Smith, D. J. (2014) Impact of socioeconomic deprivation on rate and cause of death in severe mental illness. BMC Psychiatry, 14(261), (doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0261-4)

O'Brien, R., Wyke, S., Guthrie, B., Watt, G. C.C.M., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) The ‘everyday work’ of living with multimorbidity in socioeconomically deprived areas of Scotland. Journal of Comorbidity, 4(1), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.15256/joc.2014.4.32)

Simpson, R., Booth, J., Lawrence, M., Byrne, S., Mair, F., and Mercer, S. (2014) Mindfulness based interventions in multiple sclerosis - a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 14(15), (doi:10.1186/1471-2377-14-15)

Simpson, R. J., McLean, G., Guthrie, B., Mair, F., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) Physical and mental health comorbidity is common in people with multiple sclerosis: nationally representative cross-sectional population database analysis. BMC Neurology, 14(128), (doi:10.1186/1471-2377-14-128)

Smith, D. J., Court, H., McLean, G., Martin, D., Langan Martin, J., Guthrie, B., Gunn, J., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) Depression and multimorbidity: cross-sectional study of 1,751,841 patients in primary care. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75(11), pp. 1202-1208. (doi:10.4088/JCP.14m09147) (PMID:25470083)

Smith, S. M., Mercer, S. W., Gunn, J., van den Akker, M., and Fortin, M. (2014) Enhancing research quality and reporting: why the Journal of Comorbidity is now publishing study protocols. Journal of Comorbidity, 4(1), pp. 55-57. (doi:10.15256/joc.2014.4.46)

Wang, H. H., Wang, J. J., Wong, S. Y.S., Wong, M. C.S., Li, F. J., Wang, P. X., Zhou, Z. H., Zhu, C. Y., Griffiths, S. M., and Mercer, S. W. (2014) Epidemiology of multimorbidity in China and implications for the healthcare system: cross-sectional survey among 162,464 community household residents in southern China. BMC Medicine, 12(188), (doi:10.1186/s12916-014-0188-0)

Smith, D., Martin, D., McLean, G., Langan-Martin, J., Guthrie, B., and Mercer, S. (2013) Multimorbidity in bipolar disorder and under-treatment of cardiovascular disease: a cross sectional study. BMC Medicine, 11, p. 263. (doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-263)

Hou, R.J. et al. (2013) The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction program on the mental health of family caregivers: a randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83(1), pp. 45-53. (doi:10.1159/000353278)

Reeve, J. et al. (2013) Examining the practice of generalist expertise: a qualitative study identifying constraints and solutions. JRSM Short Reports, 4(12), (doi:10.1177/2042533313510155)

Murphy, J., Mercer, S.W., and Duncan, E.A.S. (2013) A pilot study to explore the feasibility, validity and reliability of a visual version of the CARE Measure. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 20(9), pp. 460-465.

Lawrence, M., Booth, J., Mercer, S., and Crawford, E. (2013) A systematic review of the benefits of mindfulness-based interventions following transient ischemic attack and stroke. International Journal of Stroke, 8(6), pp. 465-474. (doi:10.1111/ijs.12135)

Payne, R.A., Abel, G.A., Guthrie, B., and Mercer, S.W. (2013) The effect of physical multimorbidity, mental health conditions and socioeconomic deprivation on unplanned admissions to hospital: a retrospective cohort study. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 185(5), E221-E228. (doi:10.1503/cmaj.121349)

Blane, D., Williams, C., Morrison, J., Wilson, A., and Mercer, S. (2013) Cognitive behavioural therapy: why primary care should have it all. British Journal of General Practice, 63(607), pp. 103-104. (doi:10.3399/bjgp13X663235)

Langan, J., Mercer, S.W., and Smith, D.J. (2013) Multimorbidity and mental health: can psychiatry rise to the challenge? British Journal of Psychiatry, 202(6), pp. 391-393. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.112.123943)

Lawson, K., Mercer, S., Wyke, S., Grieve, E., Guthrie, B., Watt, G.C.M., and Fenwick, E. (2013) Double trouble: the impact of multimorbidity and deprivation on preference-weighted health related quality of life - a cross sectional analysis of the Scottish Health Survey. International Journal for Equity in Health, 12(67), (doi:10.1186/1475-9276-12-67)

Martin, U., and Mercer, S.W. (2013) A comparison of general practitioners prescribing of gluten-free foods for the treatment of coeliac disease with national prescribing guidelines. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, (doi:10.1111/jhn.12116)

Smith, D.J., Langan, J., McLean, G., Guthrie, B., and Mercer, S.W. (2013) Schizophrenia is associated with excess multiple physical-health comorbidities but low levels of recorded cardiovascular disease in primary care: cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 3(4), e002808. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002808)

Smith, S.M., Bayliss, E.A., Mercer, S.W., Gunn, J., Vestergaard, M., Wyke, S., Salisbury, C., and Fortin, M. (2013) How to design and evaluate interventions to improve outcomes for patients with multimorbidity. Journal of Comorbidity, 3(1), pp. 10-17.

Wong, C.K., Yip, B.H., Mercer, S., Griffiths, S., Kung, K., Wong, M.C., Chor, J., and Wong, S.Y. (2013) Effect of facemasks on empathy and relational continuity: a randomised controlled trial in primary care. BMC Family Practice, 14(200), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-200)

Wong, S.Y.S., Wong, C.K., Chan, F.W.K., Chan, P.K.S., Ngai, K., Mercer, S., and Woo, J. (2013) Chronic psychosocial stress: does it modulate immunity to the influenza vaccine in Hong Kong Chinese elderly caregivers? Age, 35(4), pp. 1479-1493. (doi:10.1007/s11357-012-9449-z)

Jani, B., Bikker, A., Higgins, M., Fitzpatrick, B., Little, P., Watt, G.C.M., and Mercer, S.W. (2012) Patient-centredness and the outcome of consultations with depressed patients in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation. British Journal of General Practice, 62(601), e576-e581. (doi:10.3399/bjgp12X653633)

Barnett, K., Mercer, S.W., Norbury, M., Watt, G., Wyke, S., and Guthrie, B. (2012) Epidemiology of multimorbidity and implications for health care, research, and medical education: a cross-sectional study. Lancet, 380(9836), pp. 37-43. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60240-2)

Mercer, S.W., Guthrie, B., Furler, J., Watt, G.C.M., and Hart, J.T. (2012) Multimorbidity and the inverse care law in primary care. British Medical Journal, 344, e4152. (doi:10.1136/bmj.e4152)

Murphy, D.J., Guthrie, B., Sullivan, F.M., Mercer, S.W., Russell, A., and Bruce, D.A. (2012) Insightful practice: a reliable measure for medical revalidation. BMJ Quality and Safety, 21, pp. 649-656. (doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000429)

France, E.F., Wyke, S., Gunn, J.N., Mair, F., McLean, G., and Mercer, S.W. (2012) Multimorbidity in primary care: a systematic review of prospective cohort studies. British Journal of General Practice, 62(597), e297-e307. (doi:10.3399/bjgp12X636146)

Bikker, A.P., Mercer, S.W., and Cotton, P. (2012) Connecting, Assessing, Responding, Empowering (CARE): A universal approach to person-centred, empathic healthcare encounters. Education for Primary Care, 23(6), pp. 454-457.

Guthrie, B., Payne, K., Alderson, P., McMurdo, M.E.T., and Mercer, S.W. (2012) Adapting clinical guidelines to take account of multimorbidity. British Medical Journal, 345(oct04), e6341-e6341. (doi:10.1136/bmj.e6341)

Guthrie, B., Watt, G., Wyke, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2012) Epidemiology of multimorbidity – Authors' reply. Lancet, 380(9851), pp. 1383-1384. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61796-6)

Jani, B., Blane, D., and Mercer, S. (2012) The role of empathy in therapy and the physician-patient relationship. Forschende Komplementarmedizin / Research in Complementary Medicine, 19(5), pp. 252-257. (doi:10.1159/000342998)

Mercer, S.W., Gunn, J., Bower, P., Wyke, S., and Guthrie, B. (2012) Managing patients with mental and physical multimorbidity. BMJ, 345, e5559-e5559. (doi:10.1136/bmj.e5559)

Mercer, S.W., Jani, B.D., Maxwell, M., Wong, S.Y.S., and Watt, G.C.M. (2012) Patient enablement requires physician empathy: a cross-sectional study of general practice consultations in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation in Scotland. BMC Family Practice, 13, p. 6. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-6)

Blane, D., and Mercer, S.W. (2011) Compassionate health care: is empathy the key? Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 8(3),

Wong, S.Y.S., Mak, W.W.S., Cheung, E.Y.L., Ling, C.Y.M., Lui, W.W.S., Tang, W.K.., Wong, R.L.P., Lo, H.H.M., Mercer, S.W., and Ma, H.S.W. (2011) A randomized, controlled clinical trial: the effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on generalized anxiety disorder among Chinese community patients: protocol for a randomized trial. BMC Psychiatry, 11, p. 187. (doi:10.1186/1471-244X-11-187)

Gillies, J., Mercer, S.W., Watt, G.C.M., Scott, M., and Lyon, A. (2011) Questionnaire severity measures for depression. British Journal of General Practice, 61(586), pp. 324-325. (doi:10.3399/bjgp11X572337)

O'Brien, R., Wyke, S., Guthrie, B., Watt, G.C.M., and Mercer, S.W. (2011) An ‘endless struggle’: a qualitative study of general practitioners’ and practice nurses’ experiences of managing multimorbidity in socio-economically deprived areas of Scotland. Chronic Illness, 7(1), pp. 45-59. (doi:10.1177/1742395310382461)

Norbury, M., Mercer, S.W., Gillies, J., Furler, J., and Watt, G.C.M. (2011) Time to care: tackling health inequalities through primary care. Family Practice, 28(1), pp. 1-3. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmq118)

Harris, M.F., Furler, J.S., Mercer, S.W., and Willems, S.J. (2011) Equity of access to quality of care in family medicine. International Journal of Family Medicine, 2011(858131), (doi:10.1155/2011/858131)

Lam, C.L.K., Leung, G.M., Mercer, S.W., Fong, D.Y.T., Lee, A., Lam, T.P., and Lo, Y.Y.C. (2011) Utlilisation patterns of primary health care services in Hong Kong: does having a family doctor make any difference? Hong Kong Medical Journal, 17(S3), S28-S32.

Lo, Y.Y.C. et al. (2011) Patient morbidity and management patterns of community-based primary health care services in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 17(S3), S33-S37.

Mercer, S.W., Fung, C.S.C., Chan, F.W.K., Wong, F.Y.Y., Wong, S.Y.S., and Murphy, D. (2011) The Chinese-version of the CARE Measure reliably differentiates between doctors in primary care: a cross-sectional study in Hong Kong. BMC Family Practice, 12(1), p. 43. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-43)

Mercer, S.W., Griffiths, S.M., Lam, C.L.K., Wong, W.C.W., Lam, T.P., Hillier, S., Phillips, D.R., and Jones, R.H. (2011) Incentives and barriers to adopting the family doctor model in Hong Kong: an in-depth qualitative study of the views, knowledge, and attitudes of patients. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 17(S3), S25-S27.

Mercer, S.W., Gunn, J., and Wyke, S. (2011) Improving the health of people with multimorbidity: the need for prospective cohort studies. Journal of Comorbidity, 1(1), pp. 4-7.

Sargeant, J., Mcnaughton, E., Mercer, S.W., Murphy, D., Sullivan, P., and Bruce, D.A. (2011) Providing feedback: exploring a model (emotion, content, outcomes) for facilitating multisource feedback. Medical Teacher, 33(9), pp. 744-749. (doi:10.3109/0142159X.2011.577287)

Valderas, J.M., Mercer, S.W., and Fortin, M. (2011) Research on patients with multiple health conditions: different constructs, different views, one voice. Journal of Comorbidity, 1(1), pp. 1-3.

Wong, S.Y.S., Chan, F.W.K., Wong, R.L.P., Wong, M.C.E., Chu, M.C., Lam, Y.Y.L., Mercer, S.W., and Ma, S.H. (2011) Comparing the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and multidisciplinary intervention programs for chronic pain: a randomized comparative trial. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27(8), pp. 724-734. (doi:10.1097/AJP.0b013e3182183c6e)

Lam, C.L., Yuen, N.Y., Mercer, S.W., and Wong, W. (2010) A pilot study on the validity and reliability of the Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI) in a Chinese population. Family Practice, 27(4), pp. 395-403. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmq021)

Joice, A., and Mercer, S.W. (2010) An evaluation of the impact of a large group psycho-education programme (Stress Control) on patient outcome: does empathy make a difference? Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 3(1), pp. 1-17. (doi:10.1017/S1754470X10000012)

Lo, Y. Y. C., Lam, C. L. K., Mercer, S. W., and Fong, D. Y. T. (2010) Does vocational training in family medicine have an impact on antibiotic prescribing pattern? Family Practice, Advanc, (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmq065)

Mercer, S.W., Siu, J.Y., Hillier, S.M., Lam, C.L.K., Lo, Y.Y.C., Lam, T., and Griffiths, S.M. (2010) A qualitative study of the views of patients with long-term conditions on family doctors in Hong Kong. BMC Family Practice, 11(46), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-46)

Wong, L.Y.E., Leung, P.C., Tang, J.L., and Mercer, S.W. (2010) Use of dietary supplements by breast cancer patients undergoing conventional cancer treatment. Patient Preference and Adherence, 2010(4), pp. 407-414. (doi:10.2147/PPA.S13639)

Mercer, S.W. (2009) How useful are clinical guidelines for the management of obesity in general practice? British Journal of General Practice, 59(568), pp. 863-868. (doi:10.3399/bjgp09X472917)

Wong, S.Y., Mercer, S.W., Leung, J., and Woo, J. (2009) The relationship between clinically relevant depressive symptoms and episodes and duration of all cause hospitalization in Southern Chinese elderly. Journal of Affective Disorders, 113(3), pp. 272-278. (doi:10.1016/j.jad.2008.06.008)

Jiang, J.Y., Wong, M.C., Ali, M.K., Griffiths, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2009) Association of antihypertensive monotherapy with serum sodium and potassium levels in Chinese patients. American Journal of Hypertension, 22(3), pp. 243-249. (doi:10.1038/ajh.2008.359)

Chan, E.Y.Y., Mercer, S.W., Yue, C., Wong, S.Y.S., and Griffiths, S. (2009) Mental health of migrant children: an overview of the literature. International Journal of Mental Health, 38(3), pp. 44-52. (doi:10.2753/IMH0020-7411380303)

Chung, V.C.H., Law, M.P.M., Wong, S.Y.S., Mercer, S.W., and Griffiths, S.M. (2009) Postgraduate education for Chinese medicine practitioners: a Hong Kong perspective. BMC Medical Education, 9(1), p. 10. (doi:10.1186/1472-6920-9-10)

Fung, C., and Mercer, S.W. (2009) A qualitative study of patients' views on quality of primary care consultations in Hong Kong and comparison with the UK CARE measure. BMC Family Practice, 10(1), p. 10. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-10)

Fung, C.S.C., Hua, A., Tam, L., and Mercer, S.W. (2009) Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the CARE Measure in a primary care setting in Hong Kong. Family Practice, 26(5), pp. 398-406. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmp044)

Gillies, J., Mercer, S.W., Lyon, A., Scott, M., and Watt, G.C.M. (2009) Distilling the essence of general practice: a learning journey in progress. British Journal of General Practice, 59(562), pp. 167-176. (doi:10.3399/bjgp09X420626)

Jiang, J.Y., Wong, M.C.S., Zhang, X.H., Fung, H., Griffiths, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2009) Profiles of mortality among Chinese hypertensive patients in Hong Kong: a cohort study. Journal of Human Hypertension, 23(11), pp. 735-742. (doi:10.1038/jhh.2009.22)

Mercer, S.W., Smith, S.M., Wyke, S., O'Dowd, T., and Watt, G.C.M. (2009) Multimorbidity in primary care: developing the research agenda. Family Practice, 26(2), pp. 79-80. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmp020)

Murphy, D.J., Bruce, D.A., Mercer, S.W., and Eva, K.W. (2009) The reliability of workplace-based assessment in postgraduate medical education and training: a national evaluation in general practice in the United Kingdom. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 14(2), pp. 219-232. (doi:10.1007/s10459-008-9104-8)

Neumann, M., Bensing, J., Mercer, S.W., Ernstmann, N., Ommen, O., and Pfaff, H. (2009) Analyzing the 'nature' and 'specific effectiveness' of clinical empathy: A theoretical overview and contribution towards a theory-based research agenda. Patient Education and Counseling, 74(3), pp. 339-346. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.11.013)

Yam, H.K., Mercer, S.W., Wong, L.Y., Chan, W.K., and Yeoh, E.K. (2009) Public and private healthcare services utilization by non-institutional elderly in Hong Kong: Is the inverse care law operating? Health Policy, 91(3), pp. 229-238. (doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2008.12.012)

Mercer, S.W., Neumann, M., Wirtz, M., Fitzpatrick, B., and Vojt, G. (2008) General practitioner empathy, patient enablement, and patient-reported outcomes in primary care in an area of high socio-economic deprivation in Scotland - a pilot prospective study using structural equation modelling. Patient Education and Counseling, 73(2), pp. 240-245. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.07.022)

McGregor, W., Jabareen, H., O'Donnell, C.A., Mercer, S.W., and Watt, G.C.M. (2008) Impact of the 2004 GMS contract on practice nurses : a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 58(555), pp. 711-719. (doi:10.3399/bjgp08X342183)

Wong, M.C.S., Jiang, J.Y., Fung, H., Griffiths, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Antihypertensive drug class and impaired fasting glucose: a risk association study among Chinese patients with uncomplicated hypertension. BMC Clinical Pharmacology, 8(6), (doi:10.1186/1472-6904-8-6)

Wong, M.C.S., Jiang, J.Y., Lam, A.T., Fung, H., Griffiths, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Patterns of antihypertensive prescribing, discontinuation and switching among a Hong Kong Chinese population from over one million prescriptions. Journal of Human Hypertension, 22(10), pp. 714-716. (doi:10.1038/jhh.2008.83)

Thompson, E.A. et al. (2008) Towards standard setting for patient-reported outcomes in the NHS homeopathic hospitals. Homeopathy, 97(3), pp. 114-121. (doi:10.1016/j.homp.2008.06.005)

Wong, M.C.S., Jiang, Y., Tang, J.L., Lam, A.T., Fung, H., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Health services research in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong: An analysis of over 1 million antihypertensive prescriptions between 2004-2007 as an example of the potential and pitfalls of using routinely collected electronic patient data. BMC Health Services Research, 8(138), (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-138)

Wong, M.C.S., Jiang, J.Y., Ali, M.K., Fung, H., Griffiths, S., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Antihypertensive drug class and dyslipidemia: risk association among Chinese patients with uncomplicated hypertension. Journal of Human Hypertension, 22, pp. 648-651. (doi:10.1038/jhh.2008.46)

Howie, J.G.R., Heaney, D.J., Maxwell, M., Freeman, G.K., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Further observations on enablement. British Journal of General Practice, 58(552), pp. 499-500. (doi:10.3399/bjgp08X319477)

Mercer, S.W. (2008) Family medicine, general practice and primary healthcare in Hong Kong: an outsider's view [Invited editorial]. Hong Kong Practitioner, 30,

Mercer, S.W. (2008) How useful are clinical guidelines for obesity management? International Journal of Obesity, 32, S1-S2.

Mercer, S.W. (2008) Measuring the human aspects of care in medicine. British Medical Journal,

Mercer, S.W., Hatch, D.J., Murray, A., Murphy, D.J., and Eva, H.W. (2008) Capturing patients' views on communication with anaesthetists: the CARE measure. Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 13(2), pp. 128-137. (doi:10.1108/14777270810867320)

Mercer, S.W., and Lean, M. (2008) Request for slimming tablets. British Medical Journal, 337, a1287. (doi:10.1136/bmj.a1287)

Mercer, S.W., and Murphy, D.J. (2008) Validity and reliability of the CARE Measure in secondary care. Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 13(4), pp. 269-283. (doi:10.1108/14777270810912969)

Wong, M.C.S., Chan, A.C.Y., Kwan, W.K., Mercer, S.W., Griffiths, S.M., and Yiu, Y.K. (2008) Collaboration between family medicine and internal medicine: a new model of care for effective primary care. Hong Kong Practitioner, 30, pp. 60-69.

Wong, M.C.S., Jiang, Y., Tang, J.L., Lam, A., Fung, H., and Mercer, S.W. (2008) Health services research in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong: An analysis of over 1 million antihypertensive prescriptions between 2004û2007 as an example of the potential and pitfalls of using routinely collected electronic patient data. BMC Health Services Research, 8(1), p. 135. (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-138)

Wong, S.Y.S., Mercer, S.W., Woo, J., and Leung, J. (2008) The influence of multi-morbidity and self-reported socio-economic standing on the prevalence of depression in an elderly Hong Kong population. BMC Public Health, 8, p. 119. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-119)

Mercer, S.W., Fitzpatrick, B., Gourlay, G., Vojt, G., Mcconnachie, A., and Watt, G.C.M. (2007) More time for complex consultations in a high deprivation practice is associated with increased patient enablement. British Journal of General Practice, 57(545), pp. 960-966. (doi:10.3399/096016407782604910)

Cawston, P.G., Mercer, S.W., and Barbour, R.S. (2007) Involving deprived communities in improving the quality of primary care services: does participatory action research work? BMC Health Services Research, 7, (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-88)

McKinstry, B., Walker, J., Porter, M., Fulton, C., Tait, A., Hanley, J., and Mercer, S.W. (2007) The impact of general practitioner morale on patient satisfaction with care: a cross-sectional study. BMC Family Practice, 8, (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-8-57)

Mercer, S.W., Cawston, P.G., and Bikker, A. (2007) Quality in general practice consultations: a qualitative study of the views of patients living in an area of high socio-economic deprivation in Scotland. BMC Family Practice, 8(22), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-8-22)

Mercer, S.W., and MacDonald, R. (2007) Disability and human rights. Lancet, 370(9587), pp. 548-549.

Mercer, S.W., and Watt, G.C.M. (2007) The inverse care law: clinical primary care encounters in deprived and affluent areas of Scotland. Annals of Family Medicine, 5, pp. 503-510. (doi:10.1370/afm.778)

Reilly, D., Mercer, S.W., Bikker, A., and Harrison, T. (2007) Outcome related to impact on daily living: preliminary validation of the ORIDL instrument. BMC Health Services Research, 7, (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-139)

Mercer, S.W., and Howie, J.G.R. (2006) CQI-2 — a new measure of holistic interpersonal care in primary care consultations. British Journal of General Practice, 56(525), pp. 262-268.

Finucane, A., and Mercer, S.W. (2006) An exploratory mixed methods study of the acceptability and effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for patients with active depression and anxiety in primary care. BMC Psychiatry, 6(14), pp. 1-14.

Mercer, S.W., Sevar, K., and Sadutshan, T.D. (2006) Using clinical audit to improve the quality of obstetric care at the Tibetan Delek Hospital in North India: a longitudinal study. Reproductive Health, 3(4), pp. 1-4.

Price, S., Mercer, S.W., and McPherson, H. (2006) Practitioner empathy, patient enablement and health outcomes: A prospective study of acupuncture patients. Patient Education and Counseling, 63, pp. 239-245. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2005.11.006)

Ruwanpura, E., Mercer, S.W., Ager, A., and Duveen, G. (2006) Cultural and spiritual constructions of mental distress and associated coping mechanisms of Tibetans in exile: implications for western interventions. Journal of Refugee Studies, 19, pp. 187-202.

Bikker, A., Mercer, S.W., and Reilly, D.T. (2005) A pilot prospective study on the consultation and relational empathy, patient enablement, and health changes over 12 months in patients going to the Glasgow homoeopathic hospital. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 11, pp. 591-600.

Hasegawa, H., Reilly, D., Mercer, S.W., and Bikker, A. (2005) Holism in primary care: the views of Scotland's general practitioners. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 6(4), pp. 320-328.

Mercer, S.W. (2005) Practitioner empathy, patient enablement and health outcomes of patients attending the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital: a retrospective and prospective comparison. Wiener Medizinishce Wochenschrift, 155(21/22), pp. 498-501.

Mercer, S.W., Ager, A., and Ruwanpura, E. (2005) Psychosocial distress of Tibetans in exile: integrating western interventions with traditional beliefs and practice. Social Science and Medicine, 60, pp. 179-189. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.04.025)

Mercer, S.W., McConnachie, A., Maxwell, M., Heaney, D.H., and Watt, G.C.M. (2005) Relevance and practical use of the Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure in general practice. Family Practice, 22, pp. 328-334. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmh730)

Bikker, A.P., Mercer, S.W., and Reilly, D. (2004) Empathy, enablement and outcome: a 1-year prospective study at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 9(S1), p. 31. (doi:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2004.tb04535.x)

Mercer, S.W., and Reilly, D. (2004) A qualitative study of patient's views on the consultation at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, an NHS integrative complementary and orthodox medical care unit. Patient Education and Counseling, 53, pp. 13-18. (doi:10.1016/S0738-3991(03)00242-8)

Mercer, S.W., Watt, G.C.M., Maxwell, M., and Heaney, D.H. (2004) The consultation and relational empathy (CARE) measure: development and preliminary validation and reliability of an empathy-based consultation process measure. Family Practice, 21, pp. 699-705. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmh621)

Bikker, A.P., Mercer, S.M., and Reilly, D. (2003) Predictive validity of the CARE measure at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 8(4), p. 519. (doi:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2003.tb04039.x)

Mercer, S.W. (2003) An empathy-based consultation quality measure for use in CAM and conventional-care settings. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 8(1), p. 153. (doi:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2003.tb05818.x)

McPherson, H., Mercer, S.W., Scullion, T., and Thomas, K.J. (2003) Empathy, enablement, and outcome: an exploratory study on acupuncture patients' perceptions. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 9(6), pp. 869-876.

Mercer, S.W., Dieppe, P., Chambers, R., and MacDonald, R. (2003) Equality for people with disabilities in medicine: time for action and partnerships. British Medical Journal, 327(7420), pp. 882-883.

Mercer, S.W., Hasegawa, H., Reilly, D., and Bikker, A.P. (2002) Length of consultations. Time and stress are limiting holistic care in Scotland. British Medical Journal, 325(1241),

Mercer, S.W., and Reilly, D. (2002) A qualitative study of consultations at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 7(1), p. 101. (doi:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2002.tb03380.x)

Mercer, S.W., Watt, G.C.M., and Reilly, D. (2002) Patient enablement at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 7(1), p. 102. (doi:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2002.tb03381.x)

Mercer, S.W., Hasegawa, H., Reilly, D.D., and Bikker, A.P. (2002) Time and stress are limiting holistic care in Scotland. British Medical Journal, 325(7374), p. 1241.

Mercer, S.W., Reilly, D.T., and Watt, G.C.M. (2002) The importance of empathy in the enablement of patients attending the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. British Journal of General Practice, 52, pp. 901-905.

Mercer, S.W., and Reynolds, W. (2002) Empathy and quality of care. British Journal of General Practice, 52(Supple), pp. 9-12.

Powell, B., Mercer, S.W., and Harte, C. (2002) Measuring the impact of rehabilitation services on the quality of life of disabled people in Cambodia. Disasters, 26(2), pp. 175-191.

Mercer, S.W., and Tessier, S. (2001) A qualitative study of general practitioners' and practice nurses' attitudes to obesity management in primary care. Health Bulletin, 59(4), pp. 248-253.

Mercer, S.W., Watt, G.C.M., and Reilly, D.T. (2001) Empathy is important for enablement. British Medical Journal, 322, p. 865. (doi:10.1136/bmj.322.7290.865)

Books

Bikker, A. P., Cotton, P., and Mercer, S. (2014) Embracing Empathy: A Universal Approach to Person-Centred, Empathic Healthcare Encounters. Radcliffe Health. ISBN 9781909368187

Watt, G., Brown, G., Budd, J., Cawston, P., Craig, M., Jamieson, R., Langridge, S., Lyon, A., Mercer, S.W., Morton, C., Mullin, A., O'Neil, J., Paterson, E., Sambale, P., and Williamson, A.E. (2012) General Practitioners at the Deep End: The Experience and Views of General Practitioners Working in the Most Severely Deprived Areas of Scotland. Royal College of General Practitioners: London, UK. ISBN 9780850843385

Book Sections

Fortin, M., Mercer, S. W., and Salisbury, C. (2014) Introducing multimorbidity. In: Mercer, S. W., Salisbury, C. and Fortin, M. (eds.) ABC of Multimorbidity. Series: ABC Series. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781118383889

Mercer, S. W., Fortin, M., and Salisbury, C. (2014) Optimizing outcomes in multimorbidity. In: Mercer, S. W., Salisbury, C. and Fortin, M. (eds.) ABC of Multimorbidity. Series: ABC Series. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, pp. 46-48. ISBN 9781118383889

Mercer, S. W., and Salisbury, C. (2014) Multimorbidity and the primary care clinic. In: Mercer, S. W., Salisbury, C. and Fortin, M. (eds.) ABC of Multimorbidity. Series: ABC Series. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, pp. 17-21. ISBN 9781118383889

Mercer, S. (2012) Empathy is key. In: Working Towards People Powered Health: Insights from Practitioners. NESTA: London, UK, p. 25.

Guthrie, B., Wyke, S., Gunn, J., van den Akker, J., and Mercer, S.W. (2011) Multimorbidity: the impact on health systems and their development. In: Health Reform: Meeting the Challenge of Ageing and Multiple Morbidities. OECD: Paris, France, pp. 173-221. ISBN 9789264122307 (doi:10.1787/9789264122314-en)

Edited Books

Mercer, S. W., Salisbury, C. and Fortin, M., (Eds.) (2014) ABC of Multimorbidity. Series: ABC Series. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford. ISBN 9781118383889

Research Reports or Papers

Mercer, S., Fischbacher-Smith, D., Furler, J., Sanci, L., Moffat, K., and de Silva, D. (2016) Safer Primary Care: Caring for People with Multiple Conditions. Technical Report. World Health Organisation, Geneva.

Conference Proceedings

Baylan, S. et al. (2016) MELLO: Study Protocol: A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial Of Listening Based Leisure Activities Following Ischemic Stroke. In: 13th Neuropsychological Rehab. Special Interest Group World Federation of Neurohabilitation (WFNR), Glasgow, 11-12 Jul 2016,

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