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Beth Fylan

Programme Manager/Snr Research Fellow

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 236952


Dr Beth Fylan is an experienced, independent applied health researcher. She is currently the Programme Manager for the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC). She is also a Senior Research Fellow and Research Programme Manager at the University of Bradford School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences on a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) study exploring and improving medicines management at transitions of care for people with heart failure (ISCOMAT).

Beth co-leads a PSTRC Safe Use of Medicines work stream focusing on de-prescribing. She has worked extensively in the UK on research projects for national and local government, NHS organisations, charities, and the private sector. Her research has included national evaluations of health-related policy, for example she led the qualitative evaluation with GPs of the statement of fitness for work for the Department for Work and Pensions. She has conducted research to redesign health services for patient benefit, and recently has co-facilitated a series of consultation events to understand and improve experiences of about breast diagnostic services. Beth has also designed and delivered training in research methods and taught intervention development techniques.  


Patient safety; Care transitions; Medicines management; Deprescibing; Resilience in healthcare systems; Personal health records; Social network analysis.
Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
01-JUL-18 - 30-JUN-21Co-applicantOptimising post-discharge medicines-related care for older people living with long term conditions
01-NOV-18 - 30-NOV-19Co-ApplicantPreventing burnout amongst healthcare professionals: A case analysis of Yorkshire Ambulance Service
16-MAR-16 - 29-NOV-21Programme ManagerISCOMAT
01-AUG-17 - Work stream 1 co-leadDeciding to Deprescribe

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-15: University of Bradford - PhD
  • 01-JAN-10: University of Manchester - MSc
  • 14-MAR-16: University of Bradford - Senior Research Fellow / Programme Manager
  • 08-JAN-18: NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre - Programme Manager
  • 07-JAN-08: Brainbox Research - Director / Senior Researcher
  • PSTRC Executive Group,
  • PSTRC Advisory Board,
  • School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences External Advisory Board,


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleGaps, traps, bridges and props: a mixed-methods study of resilience in the medicines management system for patients with heart failure at hospital discharge. (2019)
AuthorsFylan B;Marques I;Ismail H;Breen L;Gardner P;Armitage G;Blenkinsopp A; ;
JournalBMJ Open
TitlePatient and public involvement in designing and conducting doctoral research: the whys and the hows (2019)
AuthorsTomlinson, Justine; Medlinskiene, Kristina; Cheong, V-Lin; Khan, Sarah; Fylan, Beth
TitleCardiology patients' medicines management networks after hospital discharge: A mixed methods analysis of a complex adaptive system. (2018)
AuthorsFylan B;Tranmer M;Armitage G;Blenkinsopp A;
JournalResearch In Social & Administrative Pharmacy : Rsap
TitleMaking it work for me: beliefs about making a personal health record relevant and useable (2018)
AuthorsFylan, F.; Caveney, L.; Cartwright, A.; Fylan, Beth
TitleMaking it work for me: beliefs about making a personal health record relevant and useable (2018)
AuthorsFylan F, Caveney L, Cartwright A, Fylan B
JournalBMC Health Services Research
DOIdoi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3254-z
TitleA qualitative study of patient involvement in medicines management after hospital discharge: an under-recognised source of systems resilience. (2018)
AuthorsFylan B;Armitage G;Naylor D;Blenkinsopp A;
JournalBMJ Quality and Safety
Published Report
TitleDeveloping an interview topic guide for use in the pilot work capability assessment. DWP Research Report (2013)
AuthorsFylan F, Fylan Gwynn B, Caveney L.
PublisherDepartment for Work and Pensions
TitleGPs' perceptions of potential services to help employees on sick leave to return to work. DWP Research Report 820 (2012)
AuthorsFylan F, Fylan Gwynn B, Caveney L
PublisherDepartment for Work and Pensions
TitleEvaluation of the Statement of Fitness for Work: qualitative research with General Practitioners. DWP Research Report 780 (2011)
AuthorsFylan B, Fylan F, Caveney L.
PublisherDepartment for Work and Pensions
Other Publication
Other typeMagazine Article
TitleHow staff and patients use workarounds to keep the nhs on track (2019)
AuthorsFylan B
PublisherHealth Services Journal
Title Author(s)
Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference (2018)Khan S, Hamilton N, Morgan JD, Fylan B, Urban R, Blenkinsopp A
HSRPP (2016)Fylan B, Blenkinsopp A, Armitage G, Naylor D
RPS (2014)Fylan B, Blenkinsopp A, Armitage G, Naylor D.
Missed opportunities: the role of community pharmacy after discharge from cardiology wards. (2014)Fylan, Beth; Blenkinsopp, Alison; Armitage, Gerry R.; Naylor, Deirdre