Dr Phillip Oliver
Academic Unit of Medical Education
Academic Research Training Fellow
+44 114 222 2217
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Academic Unit of Medical Education
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
I am a clinical lecturer in primary care research and a general practitioner. In addition to my research activities within the AUPMC, I work as a GP partner at Wincobank Medical Centre in Sheffield.
After gaining a BSc in psychology from Sheffield University in 1998, I worked as a research assistant at the Addiction Research Unit within my current department where I completed my PhD evaluating pharmacological risk factors for heroin and methadone overdose. I am interested in data science and completed an MSc in Applied Social Statistics at Lancaster University in 2004. I studied medicine in Sheffield, graduating in 2011, and went on to complete my GP training in 2016.
I am a member of the AUPMC primary care informatics group.
- Research interests
My main research interests are in using quantitative and data science methods to answer problems in primary care.
Current and recent research
- Oliver P, Hulin J, Mitchell C. A primary care database study of asthma treatment engagement and outcomes among patients with a history of illicit opioid use.
- Oliver P, Delgadillo J. Understanding the consequences and predictors of burnout amongst general practitioners.
- Rowse G, Oliver P. Factors associated with life satisfaction in people with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
- Oliver P, Delaney B, Rutter J. An audit of suicide in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw in collaboration with the Office for the director of public health, Sheffield.
- A primary care database study of asthma among patients with and without opioid use disorders. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 30(1). View this article in WRRO
- Contribution of primary care organisation and specialist care provider to variation in GP referrals for suspected cancer : ecological analysis of national data. BMJ Quality & Safety. View this article in WRRO
- DOP30 Factors associated with life satisfaction in people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis: results from the national 2018 Crohn’s and Colitis UK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Quality of Life Survey. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, 13(Supplement_1), S042-S043.
- Predicting biopsychosocial outcomes for heroin users in primary care treatment: a prospective longitudinal cohort study. British Journal of General Practice, 63(612), e499-e505.
- Drug-Related Death Following Release from Prison: A Brief Review of the Literature with Recommendations for Practice. Current Drug Abuse Reviewse, 4(4), 292-297.
- Rehabilitation of older patients: day hospital compared with rehabilitation at home. Clinical outcomes. Age and Ageing, 40(5), 557-562.
- The effect of time spent in treatment and dropout status on rates of convictions, cautions and imprisonment over 5 years in a primary care-led methadone maintenance service. Addiction, 105(4), 732-739.
- OVERDOSE PREVENTION COUNSELLING DURING NALTREXONE IMPLANT REGIMEN CHANGES. Addiction, 100(7), 1028-1029.
- FATAL OPIATE OVERDOSE FOLLOWING REGIMEN CHANGES IN NALTREXONE TREATMENT. Addiction, 100(4), 560-561.
- Commissioning pharmacological treatments for drug users: a brief review of the evidence base. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 11(2), 149-156.
- Does methadone maintenance treatment based on the new national guidelines work in a primary care setting?. British Journal of General Practice, 53(491), 461-467.
- Concomitant drugs of misuse and drug using behaviours associated with fatal opiate-related poisonings in Sheffield, UK, 1997-2000. Addiction, 98(2), 191-197.
- Methadone maintenance treatment can be provided in a primary care setting without increasing methadone-related mortality: The Sheffield experience 1997-2000. British Journal of General Practice, 52(478), 387-389.
- Deaths from drugs of abuse in Sheffield 1997-1999: what are the implications for GPs prescribing to heroin addicts?. Family Practice, 19(1), 93-94.
- Residential rehabilitation for drug users: a review of 13 months' intake to a therapeutic community. Family Practice, 18(5), 545-548.
- Deaths from drugs of abuse in Sheffield, 1998: The role of prescribed medication. British Journal of General Practice, 51(466), 394-396.
- Snoring prior to fatal opiate overdose: An intervention opportunity? . Addiction, 96(4), 652.
- Keeping families of heroin addicts together: results of 13 months' intake for community detoxification and rehabilitation at a family centre for drug users. Family Practice, 17(6), 484-489.
- Rehabilitation of older patients: day hospital compared with rehabilitation at home. A randomised controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment, 13(39).
- View this article in WRRO A primary care database study of asthma care and outcomes among patients with a history of opioid use disorder". npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine.
Conference proceedings papers
- Interpreter costs across clinical commissioning groups in England 2017–2018 : a cross sectional survey using ‘freedom of information’ requests. British Journal of General Practice, Vol. 70(Suppl 1). London, UK, 12 March 2020 - 12 March 2020. View this article in WRRO
- Research group
Current and recent student supervision:
- PhD. Alyami R, Simpson R, Oliver P, Julious S. Implementation of published research results in Primary Care.
- BMedSci. Crothers R, Oliver P, Twohig H. Exploring barriers and facilitators to uptake of physical activity for young adults in areas of socioeconomic deprivation.
- BMedSci. O’Neil L. Oliver P, Burton C. Variation in urgent referrals for suspected cancer.