Publications & Presentations
The REST team have disseminated their findings as the project progresses. As well as several journal publications, the team have presented locally, nationally and internationally since the beginning of the project.
Siriwardena AN,Qureshi Z,Gibson S,Latham M. Family doctors' attitudes and behaviour to benzodiazepine and Z drug prescribing:a barrier to implementation of evidence and guidance on hypnotics. British Journal of General Practice 2006; 56:964-967
Siriwardena AN, Qureshi MZ, Dyas JV, Middleton H, Ørner R. Magic bullets for insomnia? Patients' use and experience of newer (Zdrugs) versus older (benzodiazepine) hypnotics for sleep problems in primary care. British Journal of General Practice 2008; 58:417-22 (doi:10.3399/bjgp08X299290).
Siriwardena AN, Apekey T, Tilling M, Harrsion A, Dyas JV, Middleton H, Ørner R, Sach TS, Dewey M, Qureshi MZ. Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of an educational intervention for practice teams to deliver problem focused therapy for insomnia: rationale and design of a pilot cluster randomised trial. BioMed Central Family Practice 2009; 10:9 (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-9).
Dyas JV, Apekey T, Tilling M, Ørner R, Middleton H, Siriwardena AN. Patients' and clinicians' experiences of consultations in primary care for sleep problems and insomnia: a focus group study. British Journal of General Practice 2010; 60:329-333 (doi:10.3399/bjgp10X484183)
Siriwardena AN, Apekey T, Tilling M, Qureshi MZ, Dyas JV, Middleton H, Ørner R. General practitioners' preferences for managing insomnia and opportunities for reducing hypnotic prescribing. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2010; 16: 731-737 (doi: 10,111/j.1365-2735.2009.01186.x).
Siriwardena AN. Why do general practitioners prescribe psychotropic drugs when they would rather provide alternative psychological interventions. British Journal of General Practice 60; 241-2 )doi: 10.3399/bjgp10X483878).
Apekey TA, McSorley G, Tilliing M, Siriwardena AN. Room for improvement? Leadership, innovation culture and uptake of quality improvement methods in general practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2011; 17: 311-318 (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01447.x)