Dr David Blane

  • Clinical Research Fellow (General Practice & Primary Care)

Biography

Dr David Blane graduated from the University of Dundee in 2005, after completing an intercalated BSc in International Health at University College London in 2003.

He completed his vocational GP training in August 2010, then spent a year as NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Health Inequality Fellow. David joined General Practice and Primary Care in August 2011 as a clinical academic fellow and completed his Master of Public Health in 2012.

In 2013, David was awarded a CSO Clinical Academic Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD on "understanding the role of primary care in the management of co-morbid obesity: a mixed methods programme". He completed his PhD in 2018 and continues to work in GPPC as a clinical academic fellow. He also has a clinical university GP teacher post, contributing to undergraduate teaching at the University of Glasgow medical school, leading a module on the Global Health Intercalated BSc and developing community-based Student Selected Components (SSCs).

Since 2010 he has been involved in the Deep End project, which represents GPs working in the most socio-economically deprived practices in Scotland, and is co-author of Deep End Report 16 (austerity), Deep End Report 19 (access to specialists) and Deep End Report 28 (GP recruitment and retention in deprived areas).He is the academic coordinator of the Scottish Government-funded Deep End GP Pioneer Scheme.

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Research interests

  • Health inequalities
  • Multimorbidity and obesity
  • Psycho-social approaches to health behaviour change
  • Realist synthesis and mixed methods

Grants

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

  • Making contacts count: how can we improve cancer prevention through primary care?
    Royal College of General Practitioners
    2018 - 2019
     
  • Improving sedentary behaviour and physical activity in community-dwelling older adults: development
    Chief Scientist Office
    2017 - 2020
     

Publications

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Number of items: 37.

2019

Blane, D. and Lewandowska, M. (2019) Living with cancer and multi-morbidity: the role of primary care. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 13(3), pp. 213-219. (doi:10.1097/SPC.0000000000000454) (PMID:31348011)

Blane, D. (2019) Cardiovascular problems. In: Staten, A. and Staten, P. (eds.) Practical General Practice. Elsevier. ISBN 9780702055522

Brooksbank, K. et al. (2019) Discussing weight management with type 2 diabetes patients in primary care using the Small Talk Big Difference intervention: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 8(2), e12162. (doi:10.2196/12162) (PMID:30767902)

Blane, D. N. (2019) Commentary: Supporting GP training in areas of socio-economic deprivation. Education for Primary Care, 30(3), pp. 165-166. (doi:10.1080/14739879.2019.1600047) (PMID:30961452)

2018

Blane, D. (2018) The Deep End GP Pioneer Scheme. In: Watt, G. (ed.) The Exceptional Potential of General Practice: Making a Difference in Primary Care. CRC Press. ISBN 9781785231582

Blane, D. (2018) GP training in the Deep End. In: Watt, G. (ed.) The Exceptional Potential of General Practice: Making a Difference in Primary Care. CRC Press. ISBN 9781785231582

Blane, D. (2018) Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass. British Journal of General Practice, 68(674), p. 435. (doi:10.3399/bjgp18X698753) [Book Review]

Blane, D. , Budd, J., Burley, A., Langridge, S., Melville, C., Mullin, A. and Sambale, P. (2018) GPs at the Deep End Report 33: Increasing undergraduate education in primary care in areas of socio-economic deprivation (the Deep End). Documentation. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Blane, D. N. (2018) Medical education in (and for) areas of socio-economic deprivation in the UK. Education for Primary Care, 29(5), pp. 255-258. (doi:10.1080/14739879.2018.1512056) (PMID:30383516)

Blane, D. N. , Gillies, J. C.M., Mercer, S. W. and Smith, G. I. (2018) 'Learning together': Sharing international experience on new models of primary care. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 36(1), pp. 3-4. (doi:10.1080/02813432.2018.1426152) (PMID:29385879)

2017

Blane, D. N. , Macdonald, S. , Morrison, D. and O'Donnell, C. A. (2017) The role of primary care in adult weight management: qualitative interviews with key stakeholders in weight management services. BMC Health Services Research, 17, 764. (doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2729-7) (PMID:29162111) (PMCID:PMC5698950)

Blane, D. N. , McLoone, P., Morrison, D., Macdonald, S. and O'Donnell, C. A. (2017) Patient and practice characteristics predicting attendance and completion at a specialist weight management service in the UK: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 7(11), e018286. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018286) (PMID:29162575) (PMCID:PMC5719278)

Blane, D. N. , Sambale, P., Williamson, A. E. and Watt, G. C.M. (2017) A change model for GPs serving deprived areas. Annals of Family Medicine, 15(3), p. 277. (doi:10.1370/afm.2064) (PMID:28483897)

Blane, D. N. , Mackay, D. , Guthrie, B. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Smoking cessation interventions for patients with coronary heart disease and comorbidities: an observational cross-sectional study in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 67(655), e118-e129. (doi:10.3399/bjgp16X688405) (PMID:27919936)

2016

Macdonald, S. , Blane, D. , Browne, S. , Conway, E., Macleod, U., May, C. and Mair, F. (2016) Illness identity as an important component of candidacy: Contrasting experiences of help-seeking and access to care in cancer and heart disease. Social Science and Medicine, 168, pp. 101-110. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.022) (PMID:27643844)

Chetty, U. J., O’Donnell, P., Blane, D. and Willems, S. (2016) The role of primary care in improving health equity: report of a workshop held by the WONCA health equity special interest group at the 2015 WONCA Europe conference in Istanbul, Turkey. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15, 128. (doi:10.1186/s12939-016-0415-8) (PMID:27496027) (PMCID:PMC4975904)

Blane, D. , Babbel, B. and Watt, G. (2016) GPs at the Deep End Report 28: GP recruitment and retention in deprived areas. Discussion Paper. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

2015

Blane, D.N. , McLean, G. and Watt, G. (2015) Distribution of GPs in Scotland by age, gender and deprivation. Scottish Medical Journal, 60(4), pp. 214-219. (doi:10.1177/0036933015606592) (PMID:26403569)

Blane, D. N. , Macdonald, S. , Morrison, D. and O'Donnell, C. (2015) Interventions targeted at primary care practitioners to improve the identification and referral of patients with co-morbid obesity: a realist review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 4, 61. (doi:10.1186/s13643-015-0046-y) (PMID:25927993) (PMCID:PMC4426175)

2014

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)

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)

Ramsay, R., Sharma, V. and Blane, D. (2014) RCGP Junior International Committee: a global approach to primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 64(623), p. 297. (doi:10.3399/bjgp14X680197)

Blane, D. (2014) Jack Vettriano: a retrospective. British Journal of General Practice, 64(618), p. 41.

Young, P., Smith, C., Pettigrew, L., Seo, H.-N. and Blane, D. (2014) International work and leadership in UK general practice. Leadership in Health Services, 27(2), pp. 87-103. (doi:10.1108/LHS-01-2013-0003)

2013

Orr, R., Blane, D. , Budd, J., Williamson, A.E., Sambale, P. and Watt, G. (2013) GPs at the Deep End Report 21: GP experience of welfare reform in very deprived areas. Discussion Paper. General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Welsh, V.K., Irving, G.J. and Blane, D.N. (2013) NAPCRG 2012: reflections from across the pond. British Journal of General Practice, 63(613), pp. 428-429. (doi:10.3399/bjgp13X670778)

Blane, D.N. , Hesselgreaves, H., McLean, G., Lough, M. and Watt, G.C.M. (2013) Attitudes towards health inequalities amongst GP trainers in Glasgow, and their ideas for changes in training. Education for Primary Care, 24(2), pp. 97-104.

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)

Watt, G. and Blane, D. (2013) GPs at the Deep End Report 19: Access to specialists. Discussion Paper. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Gallacher, K. et al. (2013) Qualitative systematic reviews of treatment burden in stroke, heart failure and diabetes: methodological challenges and solutions. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13(10), (doi:10.1186/1471-2288-13-10)

Jani, B. , Blane, D. , Browne, S. , Montori, V., May, C., Shippee, N. and Mair, F.S. (2013) Identifying treatment burden as an important concept for end of life care in those with advanced heart failure. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 7(1), pp. 3-7. (doi:10.1097/SPC.0b013e32835c071f.)

2012

Blane, D. and Watt, G. (2012) Altogether now? Austerity at the deep end. British Journal of General Practice, 62(600), pp. 374-375. (doi:10.3399/bjgp12X652463)

Blane, D. and Watt, G. (2012) GP experience of the impact of austerity on patients and general practices in very deprived areas. Discussion Paper. University of Glasgow.

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)

2011

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

2008

Barr, D.A., Fenton, L. and Blane, D. (2008) The claim for patient choice and equity. Journal of Medical Ethics, 34(4), pp. 271-274. (doi:10.1136/jme.2006.019570)

2004

Blane, D. (2004) In WHO's interest: the debate surrounding the 2003 election of the Director-General of WHO. Lancet, 364(9440), pp. 1188-1189. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)17110-9)

This list was generated on Mon Sep 23 17:31:50 2019 BST.
Number of items: 37.

Articles

Blane, D. and Lewandowska, M. (2019) Living with cancer and multi-morbidity: the role of primary care. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 13(3), pp. 213-219. (doi:10.1097/SPC.0000000000000454) (PMID:31348011)

Brooksbank, K. et al. (2019) Discussing weight management with type 2 diabetes patients in primary care using the Small Talk Big Difference intervention: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 8(2), e12162. (doi:10.2196/12162) (PMID:30767902)

Blane, D. N. (2019) Commentary: Supporting GP training in areas of socio-economic deprivation. Education for Primary Care, 30(3), pp. 165-166. (doi:10.1080/14739879.2019.1600047) (PMID:30961452)

Blane, D. N. (2018) Medical education in (and for) areas of socio-economic deprivation in the UK. Education for Primary Care, 29(5), pp. 255-258. (doi:10.1080/14739879.2018.1512056) (PMID:30383516)

Blane, D. N. , Gillies, J. C.M., Mercer, S. W. and Smith, G. I. (2018) 'Learning together': Sharing international experience on new models of primary care. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 36(1), pp. 3-4. (doi:10.1080/02813432.2018.1426152) (PMID:29385879)

Blane, D. N. , Macdonald, S. , Morrison, D. and O'Donnell, C. A. (2017) The role of primary care in adult weight management: qualitative interviews with key stakeholders in weight management services. BMC Health Services Research, 17, 764. (doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2729-7) (PMID:29162111) (PMCID:PMC5698950)

Blane, D. N. , McLoone, P., Morrison, D., Macdonald, S. and O'Donnell, C. A. (2017) Patient and practice characteristics predicting attendance and completion at a specialist weight management service in the UK: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 7(11), e018286. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018286) (PMID:29162575) (PMCID:PMC5719278)

Blane, D. N. , Sambale, P., Williamson, A. E. and Watt, G. C.M. (2017) A change model for GPs serving deprived areas. Annals of Family Medicine, 15(3), p. 277. (doi:10.1370/afm.2064) (PMID:28483897)

Blane, D. N. , Mackay, D. , Guthrie, B. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Smoking cessation interventions for patients with coronary heart disease and comorbidities: an observational cross-sectional study in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 67(655), e118-e129. (doi:10.3399/bjgp16X688405) (PMID:27919936)

Macdonald, S. , Blane, D. , Browne, S. , Conway, E., Macleod, U., May, C. and Mair, F. (2016) Illness identity as an important component of candidacy: Contrasting experiences of help-seeking and access to care in cancer and heart disease. Social Science and Medicine, 168, pp. 101-110. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.022) (PMID:27643844)

Chetty, U. J., O’Donnell, P., Blane, D. and Willems, S. (2016) The role of primary care in improving health equity: report of a workshop held by the WONCA health equity special interest group at the 2015 WONCA Europe conference in Istanbul, Turkey. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15, 128. (doi:10.1186/s12939-016-0415-8) (PMID:27496027) (PMCID:PMC4975904)

Blane, D.N. , McLean, G. and Watt, G. (2015) Distribution of GPs in Scotland by age, gender and deprivation. Scottish Medical Journal, 60(4), pp. 214-219. (doi:10.1177/0036933015606592) (PMID:26403569)

Blane, D. N. , Macdonald, S. , Morrison, D. and O'Donnell, C. (2015) Interventions targeted at primary care practitioners to improve the identification and referral of patients with co-morbid obesity: a realist review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 4, 61. (doi:10.1186/s13643-015-0046-y) (PMID:25927993) (PMCID:PMC4426175)

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)

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)

Ramsay, R., Sharma, V. and Blane, D. (2014) RCGP Junior International Committee: a global approach to primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 64(623), p. 297. (doi:10.3399/bjgp14X680197)

Blane, D. (2014) Jack Vettriano: a retrospective. British Journal of General Practice, 64(618), p. 41.

Young, P., Smith, C., Pettigrew, L., Seo, H.-N. and Blane, D. (2014) International work and leadership in UK general practice. Leadership in Health Services, 27(2), pp. 87-103. (doi:10.1108/LHS-01-2013-0003)

Welsh, V.K., Irving, G.J. and Blane, D.N. (2013) NAPCRG 2012: reflections from across the pond. British Journal of General Practice, 63(613), pp. 428-429. (doi:10.3399/bjgp13X670778)

Blane, D.N. , Hesselgreaves, H., McLean, G., Lough, M. and Watt, G.C.M. (2013) Attitudes towards health inequalities amongst GP trainers in Glasgow, and their ideas for changes in training. Education for Primary Care, 24(2), pp. 97-104.

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)

Gallacher, K. et al. (2013) Qualitative systematic reviews of treatment burden in stroke, heart failure and diabetes: methodological challenges and solutions. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13(10), (doi:10.1186/1471-2288-13-10)

Jani, B. , Blane, D. , Browne, S. , Montori, V., May, C., Shippee, N. and Mair, F.S. (2013) Identifying treatment burden as an important concept for end of life care in those with advanced heart failure. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 7(1), pp. 3-7. (doi:10.1097/SPC.0b013e32835c071f.)

Blane, D. and Watt, G. (2012) Altogether now? Austerity at the deep end. British Journal of General Practice, 62(600), pp. 374-375. (doi:10.3399/bjgp12X652463)

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)

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

Barr, D.A., Fenton, L. and Blane, D. (2008) The claim for patient choice and equity. Journal of Medical Ethics, 34(4), pp. 271-274. (doi:10.1136/jme.2006.019570)

Blane, D. (2004) In WHO's interest: the debate surrounding the 2003 election of the Director-General of WHO. Lancet, 364(9440), pp. 1188-1189. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)17110-9)

Book Sections

Blane, D. (2019) Cardiovascular problems. In: Staten, A. and Staten, P. (eds.) Practical General Practice. Elsevier. ISBN 9780702055522

Blane, D. (2018) The Deep End GP Pioneer Scheme. In: Watt, G. (ed.) The Exceptional Potential of General Practice: Making a Difference in Primary Care. CRC Press. ISBN 9781785231582

Blane, D. (2018) GP training in the Deep End. In: Watt, G. (ed.) The Exceptional Potential of General Practice: Making a Difference in Primary Care. CRC Press. ISBN 9781785231582

Book Reviews

Blane, D. (2018) Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass. British Journal of General Practice, 68(674), p. 435. (doi:10.3399/bjgp18X698753) [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Blane, D. , Budd, J., Burley, A., Langridge, S., Melville, C., Mullin, A. and Sambale, P. (2018) GPs at the Deep End Report 33: Increasing undergraduate education in primary care in areas of socio-economic deprivation (the Deep End). Documentation. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Blane, D. , Babbel, B. and Watt, G. (2016) GPs at the Deep End Report 28: GP recruitment and retention in deprived areas. Discussion Paper. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Orr, R., Blane, D. , Budd, J., Williamson, A.E., Sambale, P. and Watt, G. (2013) GPs at the Deep End Report 21: GP experience of welfare reform in very deprived areas. Discussion Paper. General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Watt, G. and Blane, D. (2013) GPs at the Deep End Report 19: Access to specialists. Discussion Paper. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Blane, D. and Watt, G. (2012) GP experience of the impact of austerity on patients and general practices in very deprived areas. Discussion Paper. University of Glasgow.

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