Other publications, documents and links
- GPs and staff face abuse, workforce figures and health inequalities [podcast]
GP Online speaks to Dr Carey Lunan and Dr David Blane about how they are trying to tackle health inequalities and what other practices can learn from their work.
- Health inequalities in Scotland and how the Deep End Project aims to balance them [podcast]
Scotland compares very poorly with other countries in Europe and even within the UK when it comes to health inequalities, but why? In S03E02 of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Tea and Talk Podcast, RSE Chief Executive Rebekah Widdowfield talks to Professor Graham Watt CBE FRSE about the reasons and possible answers.
- Williamson AE, McQueenie R, Ellis DA, McConnachie A, Wilson P (2021) ‘Missingness’ in health care: Associations between hospital utilization and missed appointments in general practice. A retrospective cohort study. PLoS ONE 16(6): e0253163.
- Catriona Morton Health inequalities in Scotland: a GP view July 2020
This account, from a frontline GP, reflects on the experience of a professional lifetime in practices serving socio-economically deprived populations. It refers to the evidence base, is a call to action, and offers pragmatic solutions and recommendations for resource distribution. The paper is rooted in the current Scottish General Practice architecture, unapologetically using that, and Edinburgh-based approaches, as case studies. It is a document of its place and time: it will achieve its purpose if colleagues feel free to use it as a resource to change things for the better, in the service of our patients.
- Ashwell, G., Blane, D. , Lunan, C. and Matheson, J. (2020) General practice post-COVID-19: time to put equity at the heart of health systems? British Journal of General Practice, 70(697), p. 400. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp20X712001) (PMID:32732207)
- Martina Zeitler, Andrea E Williamson, John Budd, Ruth Spencer, Anton Queen, and Richard Lowrie Comparing the Impact of Primary Care Practice Design in Two Inner City UK Homelessness Services Journal of Primary Care and Community Health 2020 11, 1-13
- Andrea E Williamson, Ross McQueenie, David A Ellis, Alex McConnachie and Philip Wilson General practice recording of adverse childhood experiences: a retrospective cohort study of GP records BJGP Open 18 February 2020
This research shows that recording of ACEs is very sparse in the GP record. There is nevertheless an association between any recorded ACE and the likliehood of missing GP appointments.
- Effectiveness of Community-Links Practitioners in Areas of High Socioeconomic Deprivation Stewart W. Mercer, Bridie Fitzpatrick, Lesley Grant, Nai Rui Chng, Alex McConnachie, Andisheh Bakhshi, Greg James-Rae, Catherine A. O’Donnell, Sally Wyke. Annals of Family Medicine 2019 17(6)
Further evaluation of the Deep End Link Worker programme suggests that ongoing engagement with the community link worker is essential in uptake of suggested community resources and improved patient outcomes
- GPs at the Deep End: identifying and addressing social disadvantage wherever it lies Elizabeth Sturgiss, Peter Tait, Kirsty Douglas, Joo-Inn Chew, Susan Baglow, Graham Watt. Australian Journal of General Practice 48(11) 2019
- Building equity in the NHS: the role of general practice Graham Watt. BJGP 2019 69(685) 374-375
- Medical education in (and for) areas of socio-economic deprivation in the UK David Blane. Education for Primary Care 2018 29 (5)
- Deep End Financial Advice Worker Project: Building connections
- Deep End Advice Worker Project: embedding advice in general practice (Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Sept 2017)
Executive summary | Main report
- GP working conditions improved by deprived area pilot programme Pulse, May 2017
- David N. Blane; Petra Sambale; Andrea E. Williamson; Graham C.M. Watt A change model for GPs serving deprived areas Ann Fam Med 2017 vol. 15 no. 3 277
- Remembering what the NHS is for Graham Watt. Scottish Left Review Issue 98 March 2017
- Primary care support for problem alcohol use in areas of highest deprivation Andrea Williamson. Alcoholis January 2017 5-6
- Wise by experience - a holistic workforce
Slides presented by Dr Anne Mullin at one of the workshops at the 'Polishing our Gems: A call for action on childhood adversity' event, 28 November 2016, Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh
- Re-imagining the NHS - Learning from General Practice at the Deep End
Slides from a seminar delivered by Professor Graham Watt as part of the 2016/2017 Seminar Series of the Glasgow Centre for Population Health
- Primary care support for problem alcohol use in areas of highest deprivation
Presentation at Medical Council on Alcohol by Andrea Williamson, November 2016
- Update mailing to Deep End practices, November 2016
- RCGP West of Scotland Faculty Willie Fulton Lecture 2016
“The monstrous longevity of the inverse care law”
Professor Graham Watt, 12 October 2016
- A new future for social security: consultation on social security in Scotland A response from GPs at the Deep End, October 2016
- Lessons from the Deep End
Text and slides of a presentation given by Professor Graham Watt at Manchester on 28 September 2016 and Dublin on 6 October 2016
- Second Deep End response to Scottish Government's Mental Health Strategy
- Deep End briefing for Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament
Text and slides of a presentation given by Professor Graham Watt to the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament on its awayday on 04 September 2016
- Political lobbying by Deep End GPs
- "Patterns of health care use of frequent attenders at very deprived general practices in Glasgow BSc dissertation and poster presentation by Alice Harry, medical student, at UK RCGP Conference, Harrogate, 2016
- Deep End response to the Scottish Government's draft Mental Health Strategy
- GPs at the Deep End response to the Consultation over the City of Glasgow Integration Joint Board Draft Strategy Comments on draft strategy plan
- Scottish Parliament, Official Report, Public Audit Committee 28 October 2015 [see pages 92 to 112]
- Welfare benefits and general practice (A study at Keppoch Medical Practice, Possilpark Health and Care Centre) Sarah Littler, University of Edinburgh
- Response to Scottish Government consultation on Creating a Fairer Scotland August 2015
- Letter from a Deep End practice July 2015
- Improving physical health outcomes of those with severe and enduring mental health problems: learning exchange. Professor Graham Watt, Conference on Mental Health arranged by the Scottish Government Health Department, Thistle Hotel, Glasgow, Wednesday 04 March 2015 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2EhW7Qdrg-s
- Scottish Parliament, Official Report, Equal Opportunities Committee 23 April 2015, contribution by Professor Graham Watt
- Summary of Deep End activity in 2014 (Graham Watt)
- Anne Mullin gave evidence to the Health and Sport Committee at a “round table evidence session” on Health inequalities in the early years : the role of health professionals on 02/12/2014.
- Graham Watt was interviewed about the Deep End and Health Inequalities in Scotland 2014 on BBC2 on 09/12/2014
- Health inequalities: official report of meeting of Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament, 01 April 2014
- At the Deep End: what are the problems with welfare reforms? Health Inequalities Issue 3, 2014
- Summary of Deep End activity in 2013 (Graham Watt)
- Dr Peter Cawston, Dr Susan Langridge and Professor Graham Watt give evidence on Health Inequalities to the Public Audit Committee at the Scottish Parliament on 30th January 2013 [evidence begins 57 minutes into the recording] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiHP_GZ1Toc
- A routemap to the 2020 vision for health and social care (NHS Scotland 2013)
- Bridging the gaps in cardiovascular care. Professor Graham Watt, Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Hypertension Society, University of Greenwich, 10 September 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hn1QS0oLwM
- Alcohol problems in very deprived areas
This short paper collates three Deep End statements on alcohol, which were tabled at a meeting on Alcohol Dependency at the Scottish parliament on 15 May 2013, chaired by Jackie Baillie MSP on behalf of the Wellbeing Alliance.
- Written evidence on Children and Young People and Public Bodies (Scot) Bills
This is the written response backing Dr Anne Mullin's oral evidence to a Holyrood Committee investigating the implications of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill and the Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland) Bill at the Scottish Parliament on 04 September 2013.
- Blane, D. and Watt, G. (2012) Altogether now? Austerity at the deep end. BJGP 62(600), pp. 374-375
- Graham Watt, Georgina Brown, John Budd, Peter Cawston, Margaret Craig, Robert Jamieson, Susan Langridge, Andrew Lyon, Stewart Mercer, Catriona Morton, Anne Mullin, Jim O’Neil, Euan Paterson, Petra Sambale, Andrea Williamson General Practitioners at the Deep End: The experience and views of general practitioners working in the most severely deprived areas of Scotland Occas Pap R Coll Gen Pract. 2012 April; (89): i-viii, 1-40. [Published 2012, Available online 2013]
- General practice and social deprivation BMJ blog by Domhnall MacAuley, June 2013
- Watt G. What can the NHS do to prevent and reduce health inequalities? British Journal of General Practice 2013 63 (614), 494-495. doi:10.3399/bjgp13X671803
- MEETING SUMMARY What do Deep End GPs need to be good at? (Oct 2012)
- Lead article in "Health Equalities" Issue 2
- Graham Watt, Georgina Brown, John Budd, Peter Cawston, Margaret Craig, Robert Jamieson, Susan Langridge, Andrew Lyon, Stewart Mercer, Catriona Morton, Anne Mullin, Jim O’Neil, Euan Paterson, Petra Sambale, Graham Watt, Andrea Williamson General Practitioners at the Deep End: The experience and views of general practitioners working in the most severely deprived areas of Scotland Occas Pap R Coll Gen Pract. 2012 April; (89): i-viii, 1-40. [Published 2012, Available online 2013]
- Public audit committee report on inequalities in health Scottish Parliament, April 2013
- Planning capacity of welfare benefit advice in GP practice: a toolkit London Regional Public Health Group, London Health Inequalities Network (March 2013) http://www.lho.org.uk/viewResource.aspx?id=18148
- Links Project Report Developing the connections between general practices and their communities Scottish Government 2012
- Watt G. Reflections at the Deep End. British Journal of General Practice 2012 62 (594) 6-7
- Watt G. Inventing the wheel in general practice. BJGP 2011 61(592), 685.
- Watt G. A social institution based on mutuality and trust. BJGP 2011 61, 741.
- Watt G. Time to make a difference. BJGP 2011 61(590), 569.
- Watt G. The tortoise and the hare. BJGP 2011 61 (591), 629. 2011
- Article in Holyrood http://www.holyrood.com/
- Sambale P, Mandeville B The Keppoch Medical Practice: reporting from the Deep End. BJGP 2011; 61(588):463.
- Lyon A, Watt G. Learning journeys. BJGP 2011; 61(589):519.
- Watt G. Alcohol problems in very deprived areas. BJGP 2011; 61(587):407.
- Watt G. Anticipatory care in very deprived areas. BJGP 2011; 61(584):228.
- Horton Richard. Offline: face to face, side by side Lancet 2011 377(9773):1224
- Watt G. Working with vulnerable families in deprived areas. BJGP 2011; 61(585):298.
- Watt G. Anticipatory care in very deprived areas. BJGP 2011; 61 (584):228.
- Watt G. Patient encounters in very deprived areas. BJGP 2011; 61 (583):146.
- Watt G. GPs at the Deep End. BJGP 2011; 61(582):66-67.