Fiona Sampson BA, MSc
NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow
ScHARR, University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Tel:(+44) (0)114 2220687
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After working within the Operational Research section of ScHARR for four years, I joined the Health Services Research section in 2000 to work on a Department of Health funded project looking at the scale of, and reasons for, removal of patients from GP's lists. Since then I have worked on a number of projects funded by the DH and other funders, including evaluations of NHS Direct, Advanced Access in primary care, NHS 111 and PCT commissioning.
More recently I have worked on projects in the area of emergency care, including working as project manager for the evaluation of the National Infarct Angioplasty Project Pilots (NIAPP) and on a trial for interventions for acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema (3CPO study). In 2011 I was awarded a NIHR doctoral research fellowship to look at improving pain management in Emergency Departments.
My research interests are in evaluating health care systems, patient perspectives of health services and the use of mixed methods in research.
- The IMPEDE study: Improving the Management of Pain in Emergency Departments. A mixed methods study.
- Title: Improving pain management in Emergency Departments: a mixed methods study. Funder: National Institute for Health Research doctoral research fellowship programme. November 2011. £280,000. Principal Investigator: Fiona Sampson
- Title:Evaluation of PCT and practice-based commissioning: identifying which commissioning processes produce successful outcomes. Funder: Department of Health Policy Research Programme.November 2008.£489,045 Principal Investigator: Alicia O'Cathain
- Title: The cost-effectiveness of investigation and hospital admission for minor (GCS 13-15) head injury. Funder: NHS Health Technology Assessment. £181,039 January 2009. Principal Investigator: Steve Goodacre
- Title:Evaluation of the National Infarct Angioplasty Project Pilots. Funder: NHS Service Delivery and Organisation. £275,000. March 2005 Principal investigator: Steve Goodacre
- Title: An Evaluation of Advanced Access in general practice. 2002-2005 Funder:NHS Service Delivery and Organisation. £350,000 April 2004 Principal Investigator: Chris Salisbury
For a full list of publications please see here
I am based in the section of Health Services Research
- Sampson FC, Goodacre SW & O'Cathain A (2014) Interventions to improve the management of pain in emergency departments: systematic review and narrative synthesis.. Emerg Med J, 31(e1), e9-e18. View this article in WRRO
- Sampson F, O'Cathain A, Strong M, Pickin M & Esmonde L (2012) Commissioning processes in primary care trusts: a repeated cross-sectional survey of health care commissioners in England.. J Health Serv Res Policy, 17 Suppl 1, 31-39.
- Sampson FC, O'Cathain A & Goodacre S (2010) Is primary angioplasty an acceptable alternative to thrombolysis? Quantitative and qualitative study of patient and carer satisfaction.. Health Expect, 13(4), 350-358.
- Wailoo A, Goodacre S, Sampson F, Alava MH, Asseburg C, Palmer S, Sculpher M, Abrams K, de Belder M & Gray H (2010) Primary angioplasty versus thrombolysis for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: an economic analysis of the National Infarct Angioplasty project.. Heart, 96(9), 668-672.
- Carter A, Wood S, Goodacre S, Sampson F & Stables R (2010) Evaluation of workforce and organizational issues in establishing primary angioplasty in England.. J Health Serv Res Policy, 15(1), 6-13.
- Gray AJ, Goodacre S, Newby DE, Masson MA, Sampson F, Dixon S, Crane S, Elliott M, Nicholl J & 3CPO Study Investigators (2009) A multicentre randomised controlled trial of the use of continuous positive airway pressure and non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in the early treatment of patients presenting to the emergency department with severe acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema: the 3CPO trial. HEALTH TECHNOL ASSES, 13(33), 1-+.
- Sampson F, O'Cathain A & Goodacre S (2009) Feeling fixed and its contribution to patient satisfaction with primary angioplasty: a qualitative study.. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, 8(2), 85-90.
- Gray A, Goodacre S, Newby DE, Masson M, Sampson F, Nicholl J & 3CPO Trialists (2008) Noninvasive ventilation in acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema. NEW ENGL J MED, 359(2), 142-151.
- Salisbury C, Goodall S, Montgomery AA, Pickin DM, Edwards S, Sampson F, Simons L & Lattimer V (2007) Does Advanced Access improve access to primary health cam? Questionnaire survey of patients. BRIT J GEN PRACT, 57(541), 615-621.
- Salisbury C, Montgomery AA, Simons L, Sampson F, Edwards S, Baxter H, Goodall S, Smith H, Lattimer V & Pickin DM (2007) Impact of advanced access on access, workload, and continuity: controlled before-and-after and simulated-patient study. BRIT J GEN PRACT, 57(541), 608-614.