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Dr Beth Fylan

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Emailb.fylan@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 236952

Biography

Dr Beth Fylan is an Associate Professor in Patient Safety and Assistant Director of the National Institute for Health Research Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Research Collaboration (NIHR Yorkshire and Humber PSRC) based at Bradford Institute for Health Research. Beth also leads the Supporting Safe Care in the Home research theme of the PSRC. 

Beth is an experienced applied health and social researcher. Her research areas include patient safety, medicines optimisation, care transitions, deprescribing, resilient healthcare and  implementation of pharmacogenomic testing.

Beth has worked extensively in the UK designing and delivering research 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 national evaluation with GPs of the Statement of Fitness for Work for the Department for Work and Pensions. She has also developed and delivered training programmes in research and evaluation methods. Beth is co-supervisor to a number of PhD students at the University of Bradford exploring patient safety, medicines optimisation and pharmacogenomics.

As visiting Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, she co-supervises three NIHR PSTRC PhD students working on: the role of pharmacy in deprescribing; uncertainty in emergency admissions decisions; minoritised healthcare workers' experiences of incivility and the potential impact on the safety of patient care. Beth is also academic career development lead for the PSRC.

Research

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,

Publications

TitleA rapid review of interventions to improve medicine self-management for older people living at home. (2023)
AuthorsPrevidoli G;Cheong VL;Alldred D;Tomlinson J;Tyndale-Briscoe S;Silcock J;Okeowo D;Fylan B;
JournalHealth Expectations
DOI10.1111/hex.13729
 
TitlePatient and public co-creation of healthcare safety and healthcare system resilience: The case of COVID-19. (2023)
AuthorsAlbutt A;Ramsey L;Fylan B;Grindey C;Hague I;O'Hara JK;
JournalHealth Expectations
DOI10.1111/hex.13659
 
TitleCo-designing an intervention to improve the process of deprescribing for older people living with frailty in the United Kingdom. (2023)
AuthorsSilcock J;Marques I;Olaniyan J;Raynor DK;Baxter H;Gray N;Zaidi STR;Peat G;Fylan B;Breen L;Benn J;Alldred DP;
JournalHealth Expectations
DOI10.1111/hex.13669
 
TitleDeveloping a research community within an online healthcare feedback platform. (2023)
AuthorsFylan B;Munro J;O'Hara JK;Khatoon B;Lawton R;
JournalHealth Expectations
DOI10.1111/hex.13696
 
TitleA rapid review of interventions to improve medicine self-management for older people living at home (2023)
AuthorsPrevidoli G;Cheong VL;Alldred D;Tomlinson J;Tyndale-Biscoe S;Silcock J;Okeowo D;Fylan B;.
JournalHealth Expectations
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13729
 
TitleBarriers and facilitators of implementing proactive deprescribing within primary care: a systematic review. (2023)
AuthorsOkeowo DA;Zaidi STR;Fylan B;Alldred DP;
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
DOI10.1093/ijpp/riad001
 
TitlePerson-centred deprescribing for patients living with frailty: a qualitative interview study and proposal of a collaborative model. (2023)
AuthorsPeat G;Fylan B;Breen L;Raynor DK;Olaniyan J;Alldred DP;
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
DOI10.1093/ijpp/riad016
 
TitleBarriers and enablers to healthcare system uptake of direct oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: a qualitative interview study with healthcare professionals and policy makers in England (2023)
AuthorsKristina Medlinskiene, Susan Richardson, Duncan Petty, Katherine Stirling, Beth Fylan,
JournalBMJ Open
PublisherBMJ Journals
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2022-069575
 
TitleMapping the resilience performance of community pharmacy to maintain patient safety during the Covid-19 pandemic (2022)
AuthorsGeorge Peat, Janice Olaniyan, Beth Fylan, Liz Breen, Chloe Grindey, Isabel Hague, David P. Alldred,
JournalResearch In Social & Administrative Pharmacy : Rsap
PublisherScience Direct
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2022.01.004.
 
TitleInterventions for self-management of medicines for community dwelling people with dementia, mild cognitive impairment and family carers: a systematic review (2022)
AuthorsPowell, C; Tomlinson, J; Quinn, C; Fylan, B
JournalAge and Ageing
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afac089
 
TitleA qualitative analysis of stressors affecting 999 ambulance call handlers' mental health and well-being (2022)
AuthorsPowell, C., Fylan, B., Lord, K., Bell, F. Breen, L.
JournalInternational Journal Of Emergency Services
PublisherEmerald
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1108/IJES-12-2021-0080
 
TitleUsing routine healthcare data to evaluate the impact of the Medicines at Transitions Intervention (MaTI) on clinical outcomes of patients hospitalised with heart failure: protocol for the Improving the Safety and Continuity Of Medicines management at Transitions of care (ISCOMAT) cluster randomised controlled trial with embedded process evaluation, health economics evaluation and internal pilot (2022)
AuthorsMoreau LA, Holloway I, Fylan B, Hartley S, Cundill B, Fergusson A, Alderson S, Alldred DP, Bojke C, Breen L, Ismail H, Gardner P, Mason E, Powell C, Silcock J, Taylor A, Farrin A, Gale C. On behalf of the ISCOMAT Programme Management Team.
JournalBMJ Open
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054274
 
TitleBarriers and facilitators of successful deprescribing as described by older patients living with frailty, their informal carers and clinicians: a qualitative interview study (2022)
AuthorsPeat G, Fylan B, Marques I, Raynor DK, Breen L, Olaniyan J, Alldred DP
JournalBMJ Open
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054279
 
TitleExperiences of patients with heart failure with medicines at transition intervention: Findings from the process evaluation of the Improving the Safety and Continuity of Medicines management at Transitions of care (ISCOMAT) programme. (2022)
AuthorsPowell C;Ismail H;Davis M;Taylor A;Breen L;Fylan B;Alderson SL;Gale CP;Kellar I;Silcock J;Alldred DP;
JournalHealth Expectations
DOI10.1111/hex.13570
 
TitlePatients as qualitative data analysts: Developing a method for a process evaluation of the ‘Improving the Safety and Continuity of Medicines management at care Transitions’ (ISCOMAT) cluster randomised control trial (2021)
AuthorsPowell, C, Ismail, H, Cleverley, R, Taylor, A, Breen, L, Fylan, B, Alderson, SL, Alldred DP, ISCOMAT Programme Team
JournalHealth Expectations
 
TitlePatient Perspectives on Factors Affecting Direct Oral Anticoagulant Use for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (2021)
AuthorsMedlinskiene K, Richardson S, Fylan B, Stirling K, Rattray M, Petty D
JournalPatient Preference and Adherence
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S302016
 
TitleCo-creating social licence for sharing health and care data. (2021)
AuthorsFylan F;Fylan B;
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Informatics
DOI10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2021.104439
 
TitleSupporting medicines management for older people at care transitions - a theory-based analysis of a systematic review of 24 interventions. (2021)
AuthorsTomlinson J;Marques I;Silcock J;Fylan B;Dyson J;
JournalBMC Health Services Research
DOI10.1186/s12913-021-06890-7
 
TitleAn Analysis of Pharmacogenomic-Guided Pathways and Their Effect on Medication Changes and Hospital Admissions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (2021)
AuthorsDavid V, Fylan B, Bryant E, Smith H, Sagoo G, Rattray M.
JournalFrontiers in Genetics
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.698148
 
TitleWhat Are the Barriers and Enablers to the Implementation of Pharmacogenetic Testing in Mental Health Care Settings? (2021)
AuthorsJameson A, Fylan B, Bristow GC, Sagoo GS, Dalton C, Cardno A, Sohal J, McLean SL
JournalFrontiers in Genetics
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.740216
 
TitleA non-randomised feasibility study of an intervention to optimise medicines at transitions of care for patients with heart failure. (2021)
AuthorsFylan B; Ismail H; Hartley S; Gale CP; Farrin AJ; Gardner P; Silcock J; Alldred DP;
JournalPilot And Feasibility Studies
DOI10.1186/s40814-021-00819-x
 
TitleUsing experience-based co-design with patients, carers and healthcare professionals to develop theory-based interventions for safer medicines use (2021)
AuthorsFylan B, Tomlinson J, Raynor DK, Silcock J
JournalResearch In Social & Administrative Pharmacy : Rsap
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2021.06.004
 
TitleImproving the Safety and Continuity Of Medicines management at Transitions of care (ISCOMAT): protocol for a process evaluation of a cluster randomised control trial (2020)
AuthorsPowell C, Breen L, Fylan B, Ismail H, Alderson SL, Gale CP, Gardner, P Farrin, AJ, Alldred DP.
JournalBMJ Open
 
TitleExperience-based co-design - Adapting the method for a researcher-initiated study in a multi-site setting (2020)
AuthorsRaynor D.;Ismail H.;Blenkinsopp A.;Fylan B.;Armitage G.;Silcock J.
JournalHealth Expectations
DOI10.1111/hex.13028
 
TitleSuccessful care transitions for older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of interventions that support medication continuity. (2020)
AuthorsTomlinson J;Cheong VL;Fylan B;Silcock J;Smith H;Karban K;Blenkinsopp A;
JournalAge and Ageing
DOI10.1093/ageing/afaa002
 
TitlePost-discharge medicines management: the experiences, perceptions and roles of older people and their family carers. (2020)
AuthorsTomlinson J;Silcock J;Smith H;Karban K;Fylan B;
JournalHealth Expectations
DOI10.1111/hex.13145
 
TitlePatient and public involvement in designing and conducting doctoral research: the whys and the hows. (2019)
AuthorsTomlinson J;Medlinskiene K;Cheong VL;Khan S;Fylan B;
JournalResearch Involvement And Engagement
DOI10.1186/s40900-019-0155-1
 
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
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023440
 
TitleCardiology patients' medicines management networks after hospital discharge: A mixed methods analysis of a complex adaptive system (2019)
AuthorsFylan, Beth; Tranmer, M.; Armitage, Gerry R.; Blenkinsopp, Alison
 
TitleMaking it work for me: beliefs about making a personal health record relevant and useable (2018)
AuthorsFylan, F.; Caveney, L.; Cartwright, A.; 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
DOI10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.06.016
 
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, Beth; Armitage, Gerry R.; Naylor, Deirdre; Blenkinsopp, Alison
 

TitleDesigning complex health interventions using experience-based co-design (2022)
AuthorsFylan B, Tomlinson J, Raynor DK, Silcock J
JournalContemporary Research Methods in Pharmacy and Health Services
PublisherAcademic Press
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/C2021-0-00184-X
 

TitleAnnex 3: Developing a semi-structured interview topic guide for the Alternative Assessment (In: Evidence based review of the Work Capability Assessment) (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 typeAbstract
TitleThe assessment of safety incidents reported by recently discharged older adults (2020)
AuthorsJ. Tomlinson; J. Silcock; H. Smith; K. Karban; B. Fylan
PublisherPharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
 
Other typeAbstract
TitlePost-discharge medication management: The gaps, traps, bridges, and props (2020)
AuthorsJ. Tomlinson; J. Silcock; H. Smith; K. Karban; B. Fylan
PublisherPharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
 
Other typeMagazine Article
TitleHow staff and patients use workarounds to keep the nhs on track (2019)
AuthorsFylan B
PublisherHealth Services Journal
 

Title Author(s)
The assessment of safety incidents reported by recently discharged older adults (2020)Tomlinson J, Silcock J, Smith H, Karban K, Fyl
Post-discharge medicines management: The gaps, traps, bridges and props (2020)Tomlinson J, Silcock J, Smith H, Karban K, Fyl
Defining medicines reconciliation for patients using qualitative consensus methods with a Patient-Public Involvement panel. (2018)Khan S, Hamilton N, Morgan JD, Fylan B, Urban R, Blenkinsopp A
he safety and continuity of medicines at transitions of care for people with heart failure (2017)Fylan, Beth; Armitage, Gerry R.; Breen, Liz; Gardner, P.; Ismail, Hanif; Marques, Iuri; Blenkinsopp, Alison
Discharged patients’ medicines management resilience strategies (2016)Fylan B, Blenkinsopp A, Armitage G, Naylor D
Missed opportunities: the role of community pharmacy after discharge from cardiology wards. (2014)Fylan B, Blenkinsopp A, Armitage G, Naylor D.