Dan

Dan

Profile

Dan is an Academic Clinical Lecturer (ACL) at the University of Leeds and a GP working in the out of hours service for Cumbria Health on Call. Dan’s ACL post is focused around the themes of frailty, old age and primary care oncology. He aims to explore the factors affecting the investigation and referral of cancer symptoms in very old and frail patients. Dan’s PhD looked at the diagnosis of lung and colorectal cancer in primary care. This has focused on the use of safety netting and significant event audit (SEA) as a tool to change primary care professional behaviour to improve the recognition and referral of cancer symptoms.  Outside of research and work Dan is a keen runner, having completed 52 marathons and a number of long distance fell races. This year he was on the elite start line of the London Marathon.

Recent publications

Jones, D. Macleod, U. Recognition and referral of cancer symptoms in primary care. Practice Nursing 2015. Volume 26(9): 426-8

Jones, D. GP recruitment and retention. British Journal of General Practice 2015. Volume 65(634): 230

Merrett, A. Jones, D. Sien, K. Green, T. Macleod, U.  Attitudes of newly qualified doctors towards a career in general practice. British Journal of General Practice 2017. Volume 67(657): 253-259

Rees, I. Jones, D. Chen, H. Macleod, U. Interventions to improve the uptake of cervical cancer screening among lower socioeconomic groups: a systematic review. Preventative medicine 2018. Volume 111: 323-335

Jones, D. Friend, C. Dreher, A. Allgar, V. Macleod, U. The diagnostic test accuracy of rectal examination for prostate cancer diagnosis in symptomatic patients: a systematic review. BMC Family Practice 2018. Volume 19(1)

Jones, D. Dunn, L. Watt, I. Macleod, U. Safety netting for primary care: evidence from a literature review. British Journal of General Practice 2019. Volume 69: 70-79

Evans, J. Macartney, J.I. Bankhead, C. Albury, C. Jones, D. Ziebland, S. Nicholson, B.D. How do GPs and patients share the responsibility for cancer safety netting follow-up actions? A qualitative interview study of GPs and patients in Oxfordshire, UK. BMJ Open 2019.

Jackson, M. Jones, D. Dyson, J. Macleod, U. Facilitated group work for people with long-term conditions: a systematic review of benefits from studies of group-work interventions. British Journal of General Practice 2019. Volume 69: 363-372

Gallagher, M. Jones, D. Bell-Syer, S. Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent surgical site infection after breast cancer surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews. 2019

Jones D. Hatton NL, Di Martino E, Surr C, De Wit NJ, Neal RD. Investigating cancer symptoms in older people – what are the issues and where is the evidence? British Journal of General Practice. (2019) [In Press]

Research interests

Dan’s ACL is centred around the themes of frailty, old age and primary care oncology in particular the recognition and referral of cancer symptoms in primary care.

Dan has experience undertaking systematic reviews, audit and feedback interventions and qualitative interview studies. 

Qualifications

  • MBChB (Hons)
  • BSc
  • PhD
  • MRCGP

Research groups and institutes

  • Primary Care Oncology