Professor VIKKI ENTWISTLE The University of Aberdeen School of Medicine & Dentistry Professor VIKKI ENTWISTLE Chair in Health Services Research and Ethics work +44 (0)1224 438146 pref

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Chair in Health Services Research and Ethics


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Vikki Entwistle re-joined the Health Services Research Unit in 2013 as Professor of Health Services Research and Ethics.

Vikki started her academic career in health services research as a research fellow at the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York (1994-1998). She then joined the Unit on a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship relating to patients’ participation in treatment decision-making. Vikki spent 2003-2004 as a Harkness Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health developing work on patients’ contributions to healthcare safety. She worked in the Unit, as Senior Research Fellow then Reader, until September 2005 when she moved to the Social Dimensions of Health Institute at the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews as part of the Alliance for Self Care Research. She was promoted in 2007 to Professor of Values in Healthcare.

Vikki has served on various research/policy committees. She was Editor of Health Expectations from 2007-2010

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Research Interests

In broad terms, my research is about values and ethics in health policy and health service provision. I use a variety of approaches, and am keen to encourage the use of philosophy alongside careful investigations of practice and experience to support improvements to policy and practice.

Much of my work relates to 'person centred care' and associated concepts such as autonomy, paternalism, respect, health literacy, patient enablement, shared decision-making and support for self-management. I'm particularly interested in how these concepts are understood and valued (including in relation to healthcare safety and effectiveness) and in the practical implications of how they are understood and valued. 

My other strong current interest is in exploring applications of capabilities approaches to quality of life assessment for the ethical evaluation and development of health and social care policy and research.

I am always willing to discuss potential PhD supervisions and postdoctoral mentoring arrangements within these broad areas. Please contact me at the e-mail address shown above or enquire at the Graduate School 

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Current Research

Examples of three research projects relating to service support for people self-managing long-term conditions 

Vikki Entwistle is leading the Health Foundation funded Concept:SSM project. This is being conducted in collaboration with colleagues from King's College London and the University of York. It aims to develop more practically relevant and ethically appopriate ways of thinking about how health and social care staff can help people to manage and live well with long term conditions.


Vikki Entwistle is contributing to a Cochrane Review of the effectiveness of personalised care planning. This is led by Professor Angela Coulter from the Oxford University.


Vikki Entwistle is contributing to a Health Foundation funded project that is investigating the relative importance of different forms of personalisation in self management support for people with chronic pian. This project is being led by Dr Chris Burton of the University of Aberdeen. 

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Teaching Responsibilities

SX1502 Health and wealth of nations 

PU5019 Qualitative health research 

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Note about publication list

Please note this publication list is not complete - some pre-2010 publications, including editorials written for Health Expectations are not listed.

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Educational qualifications

BA (hons) Theology and Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge 1986

MSc Information Science (Distinction), City University 1990

PhD Information Science, City University 1994

MA Philosophy (Distinction), Open University 2008

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Social media

I use Twitter although somewhat erratically - you can find me @entwistlev.

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Contributions to Journals


  • Skea, ZC., MacLennan, SJ., Entwistle, VA. & N'dow, J. (2014). 'Communicating good care: A qualitative study of what people with urological cancer value in interactions with health care providers'. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 35-40.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2013.09.009
    [Online] AURA: Skea_2013.pdf
  • Ryan, M., Kinghorn, P., Entwistle, VA. & Francis, JJ. (2014). 'Valuing patients' experiences of healthcare processes: Towards broader applications of existing methods'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 106, pp. 194-203.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.01.013
    [Online] AURA: ryan_ssm_2014_1_.pdf
  • Watson, MC., Johnston, M., Entwistle, V., Lee, AJ., Bond, CM. & Fielding, S. (in press). 'Using the theory of planned behaviour to develop targets for interventions to enhance patient communication during pharmacy consultations for non-prescription medicines'. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12095
  • Kazimierczak, KA., Skea, ZC., Dixon-Woods, M., Entwistle, VA., Feldman-Stewart, D., N'dow, JMO. & MacLennan, SJ. (2013). 'Provision of cancer information as a "support for navigating the knowledge landscape": Findings from a critical interpretive literature synthesis'. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, vol 17, no. 3, pp. 360-369.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2012.10.002
    [Online] AURA: Support_for_navigating_the_knowledge_landscape.pdf
  • Rychetnik, L., Carter, SM., Abelson, J., Thornton, H., Barratt, A., Entwistle, VA., MacKenzie, G., Salkeld, G. & Glasziou, P. (2013). 'Enhancing citizen engagement in cancer screening through deliberative democracy'. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, vol 105, no. 6, pp. 380-386.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djs649
  • Greenway, JC., Entwistle, VA. & Termeulen, R. (2013). 'Ethical tensions associated with the promotion of public health policy in health visiting: a qualitative investigation of health visitors' views'. Primary health care research & development, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 200-211.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1017/S1463423612000400
  • Greenway, JC., Entwistle, VA. & Termeulen, R. (2013). 'Health visitor professional education and post-qualification clinical supervision: how well does it equip practitioners for dealing with ethical tensions associated with promoting the public health agenda to individual clients?'. Primary health care research & development, vol 14, no. 1, pp. 90-102.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1017/S1463423612000278
  • Entwistle, VA. & Watt, IS. (2013). 'Treating patients as persons: a capabilities approach to support delivery of person-centered care'. American Journal of Bioethics, vol 13, no. 8, pp. 29-39.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2013.802060
    [Online] AURA: Entwistle_2013.pdf
  • Entwistle, VA. & Watt, IS. (2013). 'A capabilities approach to person-centered care: response to open peer commentaries on "treating patients as persons: a capabilities approach to support delivery of person-centered care"'. American Journal of Bioethics, vol 13, no. 8, pp. W1-4.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2013.812487
  • Easton, P., Entwistle, VA. & Williams, B. (2013). 'How the stigma of low literacy can impair patient-professional spoken interactions and affect health: insights from a qualitative investigation'. BMC Health Services Research, vol 13, 319.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-319
    [Online] AURA: Easton_2013.pdf
  • Aitchison, PE., Entwistle, VA., Van Teijlingen, E., Whitford, HM., Davidson, T., Humphrey, T. & Tucker, JS. (2013). 'Asking women to complete health and maternal histories for maternity records: A qualitative study'. British Journal of Midwifery, vol 21, no. 11, pp. 22-28.
    [Online] AURA: Aitcheson_2013.pdf
  • McCann, S., Campbell, M. & Entwistle, V. (2013). 'Recruitment to clinical trials: a meta-ethnographic synthesis of studies of reasons for participation'. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, vol 18, no. 4, pp. 233-241.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1177/1355819613483126
  • Brennan, N., Barnes, R., Calnan, M., Corrigan, O., Dieppe, P. & Entwistle, V. (2013). 'Trust in the health-care provider-patient relationship: a systematic mapping review of the evidence base'. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care / ISQua, vol 25, no. 6, pp. 682-688.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzt063
  • Entwistle, VA., Firnigl, D., Ryan, M., Francis, JJ. & Kinghorn, P. (2012). 'Which experiences of health care delivery matter to service users and why?: A critical interpretive synthesis and conceptual map'. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, vol 17, no. 2, pp. 70-78.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1258/jhsrp.2011.011029
  • Entwistle, VA., Cribb, A. & Watt, IS. (2012). 'Shared decision-making: Enhancing the clinical relevance'. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Supplement, vol 105, no. 10, pp. 416-421.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1258/jrsm.2012.120039
  • Gillies, K. & Entwistle, VA. (2012). 'Supporting positive experiences and sustained participation in clinical trials: Looking beyond information provision'. Journal of Medical Ethics, vol 38, no. 12, pp. 751-756.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2011-100059
    [Online] AURA: Gillies_2012.pdf
  • Greig, G., Entwistle, VA. & Beech, N. (2012). 'Addressing complex healthcare problems in diverse settings: Insights from activity theory'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 74, no. 3, pp. 305-312.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.02.006
  • Peckham, S., Mays, N., Hughes, D., Sanderson, M., Allen, P., Prior, L., Entwistle, V., Thompson, A. & Davies, H. (2012). 'Devolution and Patient Choice: Policy Rhetoric versus Experience in Practice'. Social Policy & Administration, vol 46, no. 2, pp. 199-218.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9515.2011.00831.x
  • Skea, ZC., MacLennan, S., Entwistle, VA. & N'Dow, JMO. (2011). 'Enabling mutual helping?: Examining variable needs for facilitated peer support'. Patient Education and Counseling, vol 85, no. 2, pp. e120-e125.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.01.032
    [Online] AURA: Skea_2011.pdf
  • KORAL Study Group (2011). 'Developing a placebo-controlled trial in surgery: issues of design, acceptability and feasibility'. Trials, vol 12, no. -, 50.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-12-50
    [Online] AURA: Campbell%202011.pdf
  • Entwistle, VA., France, EF., Wyke, S., Jepson, R., Hunt, K., Ziebland, S. & Thompson, A. (2011). 'How information about other people's personal experiences can help with healthcare decision-making: A qualitative study'. Patient Education and Counseling, vol 85, no. 3, pp. e291-298.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.05.014
  • Carter, SM., Entwistle, VA., McCaffery, K. & Rychetnik, L. (2011). 'Shared health governance: The potential danger of oppressive "healthism"'. American Journal of Bioethics, vol 11, no. 7, pp. 57-59.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2011.566668
  • France, EF., Wyke, S., Ziebland, S., Entwistle, VA. & Hunt, K. (2011). 'How personal experiences feature in women's accounts of use of information for decisions about antenatal diagnostic testing for foetal abnormality'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 72, no. 5, pp. 755-762.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.11.031
  • Buetow, S. & Entwistle, V. (2011). 'Pay-for-virtue: an option to improve pay-for-performance?'. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol 17, no. 5, pp. 894-898.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2011.01722.x
  • Cribb, A. & Entwistle, VA. (2011). 'Shared decision making: Trade-offs between narrower and broader conceptions'. Health Expectations, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 210-219.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2011.00694.x
    [Online] AURA: AlanVikki_HEXAugust_2010_final.doc
  • Shepherd, HL., Barratt, A., Trevena, LJ., McGeechan, K., Carey, K., Epstein, RM., Butow, PN., Del Mar, CB., Entwistle, V. & Tattersall, MHN. (2011). 'Three questions that patients can ask to improve the quality of information physicians give about treatment options: A cross-over trial'. Patient Education and Counseling, vol 84, no. 3, pp. 379-385.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.07.022
  • McCann, SK., Campbell, MK. & Entwistle, VA. (2010). 'Reasons for participating in randomised controlled trials: conditional altruism and considerations for self'. Trials, vol 11, pp. 31.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-11-31
    [Online] AURA: McCann2010.pdf
  • Campbell, MK., Skea, ZC., Sutherland, AG., Cuthbertson, B., Entwistle, VA., McDonald, AM., Norrie, JDT., Carlson, RV., Bridgman, S. & KORAL study group (2010). 'Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of arthroscopic lavage in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a mixed methods study of the feasibility of conducting a surgical placebo-controlled trial (the KORAL study)'. Health Technology Assessment, vol 14, no. 5, pp. 1-180.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.3310/hta14040
    [Online] AURA: Campbell2010.pdf
  • Francis, JJ., Johnston, M., Robertson, C., Glidewell, L., Entwistle, VA., Eccles, MP. & Grimshaw, JM. (2010). 'What is an adequate sample size?: Operationalising data saturation for theory-based interview studies'. Psychology & Health, vol 25, no. 10, pp. 1229-1245.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1080/08870440903194015
    [Online] AURA: Francis%202009.pdf
  • PIPS (Patient Involvement in Patient Safety) Group (2010). 'Speaking up about safety concerns: multi-setting qualitative study of patients' views and experiences'. BMJ Quality & Safety, vol 19, no. 6, e33.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1136/qshc.2009.039743
    [Online] AURA: Entwistle_Speaking_up_about_safety_concerns_2nd_revision_for_QSHC_submitted.docx
  • Entwistle, VA., Carter, SM., Cribb, A. & McCaffery, K. (2010). 'Supporting patient autonomy: The importance of clinician-patient relationships'. Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol 25, no. 7, pp. 741-745.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1007/s11606-010-1292-2
    [Online] AURA: Entwistle_Supporting_patient_autonomy_REVISION_for_JGIM_SUBMITTED.doc
  • Peat, M., Entwistle, V., Hall, J., Birks, Y. & Golder, S. (2010). 'Scoping review and approach to appraisal of interventions intended to involve patients in patient safety'. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, vol 15, no. Suppl. 1, pp. 17-25.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1258/jhsrp.2009.009040
  • Hall, J., Peat, M., Birks, Y., Golder, S., Entwistle, V., Gilbody, S., Mansell, P., McCaughan, D., Sheldon, T., Watt, I., Williams, B. & Wright, J. (2010). 'Effectiveness of interventions designed to promote patient involvement to enhance safety: A systematic review'. Quality & safety in health care, vol 19, no. 5, e10.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1136/qshc.2009.032748
  • Easton, P., Entwistle, VA. & Williams, B. (2010). 'Health in the 'hidden population' of people with low literacy: A systematic review of the literature'. BMC Public Health, vol 10, 459.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-459
    [Online] AURA: BMH_PUblic_health_low_literacy_phyllis_1471_2458_10_459.pdf
  • O'Connor, AM., Bennett, CL., Stacey, D., Barry, M., Col, NF., Eden, KB., Entwistle, VA., Fiset, V., Holmes-Rovner, M., Khangura, S., Llewellyn-Thomas, H. & Rovner, D. (2009). 'Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 3.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001431.pub2
  • Ryan, M., Watson, V. & Entwistle, V. (2009). 'Rationalising the 'irrational': a think aloud study of discrete choice experiment responses'. Health Economics, vol 18, no. 3, pp. 321-336.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/hec.1369
  • Potter, BK., Avard, D., Entwistle, V., Kennedy, C., Chakraborty, P., McGuire, M. & Wilson, BJ. (2009). 'Ethical, legal, and social issues in health technology assessment for prenatal/preconceptional and newborn screening: a workshop report'. Public health genomics, vol 12, no. 1, pp. 4-10.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1159/000153430
  • Entwistle, V., Prior, M., Skea, ZC. & Francis, JJ. (2008). 'Involvement in treatment decision-making: its meaning to people with diabetes and implications for conceptualisation'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 66, no. 2, pp. 362-375.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.09.001
  • Skea, ZC., Entwistle, VA., Watt, I. & Russell, EM. (2008). ''Avoiding harm to others' considerations in relation to parental MMR vaccination discussion: an analysis of an online chat forum'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 67, no. 9, pp. 1382-1390.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.07.006
  • Langston, AL., Johnston, M., Francis, J., Robertson, C., Campbell, MK., Entwistle, VA., Marteau, T., Maclennan, G., Weinman, J., McCallum, M., Miedzybrodska, Z., Charnock, K., Ralston, SH. & Miedzybrodzka, Z. (2008). 'Protocol for stage 2 of the GaP study (genetic testing acceptability for Paget's disease of bone): a questionnaire study to investigate whether relatives of people with Paget's disease would accept genetic testing and preventive treatment if they were available'. BMC Health Services Research, vol 8, no. 116, pp. 116.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-8-116
    [Online] AURA: Langston_2008.pdf
  • Entwistle, VA., Carter, SM., Trevena, L., Irwig, L., Salkeld, G., Flitcroft, K. & McCaffery, K. (2008). 'Communicating about screening'. British Medical Journal, vol 337, no. 7673, a1591, pp. 789-791.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1136/bmj.a1591
  • Entwistle, V. (2008). 'Supporting participation in clinical research: Decision aids for trial recruitment?'. Health Expectations, vol 11, no. 3, pp. 205-207.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2008.00519.x
  • Entwistle, V., Calnan, M. & Dieppe, P. (2008). 'Consumer involvement in setting the health services research agenda: Persistent questions of value'. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, vol 13, no. Suppl. 3, pp. 76-81.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1258/jhsrp.2008.007167
  • Greenway, J., Dieppe, P., Entwistle, V. & ter Meulen, R. (2008). ''Facing the future': the government's real agenda for health visitors'. Community Practitioner, vol 81, no. 11, pp. 29-32.
  • Potter, BK., Avard, D., Graham, ID., Entwistle, VA., Caulfield, TA., Chakraborty, P., Kennedy, C., McGuire, M., Griener, GG., Montgomery, M., Wells, GA. & Wilson, BJ. (2008). 'Guidance for considering ethical, legal, and social issues in health technology assessment: application to genetic screening'. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol 24, no. 4, pp. 412-422.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1017/S0266462308080549
  • Williams, B., Entwistle, V., Haddow, G. & Wells, M. (2008). 'Promoting research participation: why not advertise altruism?'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 66, no. 7, pp. 1451-1456.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.12.013
  • Entwistle, VA. (2007). 'Differing perspectives on patient involvement in patient safety'. Quality & safety in health care, vol 16, no. 2, pp. 82-83.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1136/qshc.2006.020362
  • O'Connor, AM., Stacey, D., Barry, MJ., Col, NF., Eden, KB., Entwistle, V., Fiset, V., Holmes-Rovner, M., Bennett, C., Khangura, S., Llewellyn-Thomas, H. & Rovner, DR. (2007). 'Do patient decision aids meet effectiveness criteria of the international patient decision aid standards collaboration?: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. Medical Decision Making, vol 27, no. 5, pp. 554-574.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1177/0272989X07307319
  • Entwistle, V., Skea, Z., MacLennan, G., Williams, B. & Bhattacharya, S. (2006). 'Which surgical decisions should patients participate in and how?: Reflections on women's recollections of discussions about variants of hysterectomy'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 62, no. 2, pp. 499-509.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.06.027
  • Snowdon, C., Elbourne, DR., Garcia, J., Campbell, MK., Entwistle, VA., Francis, D., Grant, AM., Knight, RC., McDonald, AM. & Roberts, I. (2006). 'Financial considerations in the conduct of multi-centre randomised controlled trials: evidence from a qualitative study'. Trials, vol 7, no. 34.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-7-34
  • Langston, AL., Johnston, M., Robertson, C., Campbell, MK., Entwistle, VA., Marteau, TM., McCallum, M. & Ralston, SH. (2006). 'Protocol for stage I of the GaP study (Genetic testing acceptability for Paget's disease of bone) an interview study about genetic testing and preventive treatment: would relatives of people with Paget's disease want testing and treatment if they were available?'. BMC Health Services Research, vol 6, no. 71.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-6-71
  • McDonald, AM., Knight, RC., Campbell, MK., Entwistle, VA., Grant, AM., Cook, JA., Elbourne, DR., Francis, D., Garcia, J., Roberts, I. & Snowdon, C. (2006). 'What influences recruitment to randomised controlled trials?: A review of trials funded by two UK funding agencies'. Trials, vol 7, pp. 9.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-7-9
  • Entwistle, VA. & Watt, IS. (2006). 'Patient involvement in treatment decision-making: The case for a broader conceptual framework'. Patient Education and Counseling, vol 63, no. 3 SPEC. ISS., pp. 268-278.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2006.05.002
  • Entwistle, VA. & Quick, O. (2006). 'Trust in the context of patient safety problems'. Journal of Health Organization & Management, vol 20, no. 5, pp. 397-416.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1108/14777260610701786
  • Emslie, MJ., Andrew, J., Angus, V., Entwistle, V. & Walker, K. (2005). 'Who are your public?: a survey comparing the views of a population-based sample with those of a community-based public forum in Scotland'. Health & Social Care in the Community, vol 13, no. 2, pp. 164-169.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.2005.00544.x
  • Langston, AL., Campbell, MK., Entwistle, VA. & Skea, Z. (2005). 'A centralised public information resource for randomised trials: a scoping study to explore desirability and feasibility'. BMC Health Services Research, vol 5, pp. 39.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1472-6363-5-39
  • Entwistle, VA., Mello, MM. & Brennan, TA. (2005). 'Advising patients about patient safety: current initiatives risk shifting responsibility'. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety / Joint Commission Resources., vol 31, no. 9, pp. 483-494.
  • Collins, S., Drew, P., Watt, I. & Entwistle, V. (2005). ''Unilateral' and 'bilateral' practitioner approaches in decision-making about treatment'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 61, no. 12, pp. 2611-2627.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.04.047
  • O'Donnell, M. & Entwistle, V. (2004). 'Consumer involvement in decisions about what health-related research is funded'. Health Policy, vol 70, no. 3, pp. 281-290.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2004.04.004
  • Skea, ZC., Harry, V., Bhattacharya, S., Entwistle, VA., Williams, BS., MacLennan, GS. & Templeton, AA. (2004). 'Women's perceptions of decision-making about hysterectomy'. BJOG-An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol 111, no. 2, pp. 133-142.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1046/j.1471-0528.2003.00027.x
  • Entwistle, VA., Watt, IS., Gilhooly, K., Bugge, C., Haites, NE. & Walker, AE. (2004). 'Assessing patients' participation and quality of decision-making'. Patient Education and Counseling, vol 55, no. 1, pp. 105-113.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2003.08.005
  • O'Connor, AM., Stacey, D., Entwistle, VA., Llewellyn-Thomas, H., Rovner, D., Holmes-Rovner, M., Tait, V., Tetroe, J., Fiset, V., Barry, M. & Jones, J. (2003). 'Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 2.
  • Scott, JT., Prictor, M., Harmsen, M., Broom, A., Entwistle, VA., Sowden, AJ. & Watt, I. (2003). 'Interventions for improving communication with children and adolescents about a family member's cancer'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 4, CD004511.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004511
  • Entwistle, VA., Skea, ZC. & O'Donnell, MT. (2001). 'Decisions about treatment: Interpretations of two measures of control by women having a hysterectomy'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 53, no. 6, pp. 721-732.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00382-8
  • O'Donnell, M., Entwistle, VA. & Deery, C. (2001). 'Discussing wisdom teeth with patients: a critique of information materials'. Health Bulletin, vol 59, no. 3, pp. 171-177.
  • Sowden, AJ., Forbes, C., Watt, I. & Entwistle, V. (2001). 'Informing, communicating and sharing decisions with people who have cancer'. Quality in Health Care, vol 10, no. 3, pp. 193-196.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1136/qhc.0100193..
  • Holmes-Rovner, M., Rovner, DR., Llewellyn-Thomas, H., Entwistle, V., Coulter, A. & O'Connor, A. (2001). 'Patient choice modules for summaries of clinical effectiveness: A proposal'. British Medical Journal, vol 322, no. 7287, pp. 664-667.
  • Johnson, F., Entwistle, VA. & Watt, IS. (2000). 'The case of Norplant as an example of media coverage over the life of a new health technology'. The lancet, vol 355, no. 9215, pp. 1633-1636.
  • Coulter, A., Gilbert, D. & Entwistle, V. (1999). 'Sharing decisions with patients: Is the information good enough?'. British Medical Journal, vol 318, no. 7179, pp. 318-322.
  • O'Connor, AM., Rostom, A., Tetroe, J., Fiset, V., Entwistle, V., Llewellyn-Thomas, H., Holmes-Rovner, M., Barry, M. & Jones, J. (1999). 'Decision aids for patients facing health treatment or screening decisions: Systematic review'. British Medical Journal, vol 319, no. 7212, pp. 731-734.
  • Entwistle, VA., Watt, IS., Davis, H., Dickson, R., Pickard, D. & Rosser, J. (1998). 'Developing information materials to present the findings of technology assessments to consumers: The experience of the NHS centre for reviews and dissemination'. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol 14, no. 1, pp. 47-70.
  • Entwistle, VA., Renfrew, MJ., Yearley, S., Forrester, J. & Lamont, T. (1998). 'Lay perspectives: Advantages for health research'. British Medical Journal, vol 316, no. 7129, pp. 463-466.
  • Entwistle, VA., Sowden, AJ. & Watt, IS. (1998). 'Evaluating interventions to promote patient involvement in decision-making: By what criteria should effectiveness be judged?'. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, vol 3, no. 2, pp. 100-107.
  • Entwistle, VA., Sheldon, TA., Sowden, A. & Watt, IS. (1998). 'Evidence-informed patient choice: Practical issues of involving patients in decisions about health care technologies'. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 212-225.
  • Rogers, A., Entwistle, V. & Pencheon, D. (1998). 'Managing demand. A patient led NHS: Managing demand at the interface between lay and primary care'. British Medical Journal, vol 316, no. 7147, pp. 1816-1819.
  • Entwistle, VA. & Watt, IS. (1998). 'Disseminating information about healthcare effectiveness: A survey of consumer health information services'. Quality in Health Care, vol 7, no. 3, pp. 124-129.
  • Entwistle, VA., Watt, IS., Bradbury, R. & Pehl, LJ. (1996). 'Media coverage of the child B case'. British Medical Journal, vol 312, no. 7046, pp. 1587-1591.
  • Entwistle, VA., Sheldon, TA., Sowden, AJ. & Watt, IS. (1996). 'Supporting consumer involvement in decision making: What constitutes quality in consumer health information?'. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, vol 8, no. 5, pp. 425-437.
  • Oliver, S., Rajan, L., Turner, H., Oakley, A., Entwistle, V., Watt, I., Sheldon, TA. & Rosser, J. (1996). 'Informed choice for users of health services: views on ultrasonography leaflets of women in early pregnancy, midwives, and ultrasonographers'. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), vol 313, no. 7067, pp. 1251-3.
  • Arblaster, L., Lambert, M., Entwistle, V., Forster, M., Fullerton, D., Sheldon, T. & Watt, I. (1996). 'A systematic review of the effectiveness of health service interventions aimed at reducing inequalities in health'. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, vol 1, no. 2, pp. 93-103.
  • Entwistle, V. (1995). 'Reporting research in medical journals and newspapers'. British Medical Journal, vol 310, no. 6984, pp. 920-923.
  • Entwistle, V. & Hancock-Beaulieu, M. (1992). 'Health and medical coverage in the UK national press'. Public Understanding of Science, vol 1, no. 4, pp. 367-382.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1088/0963-6625/1/4/002

Scientific Reviews

  • Campbell, MK., Snowdon, C., Francis, D., Elbourne, DR., McDonald, AM., Knight, RC., Entwistle, VA., Garcia, J., Roberts, I., Grant, A. & STEPS Group (2007). 'Recruitment to randomised trials: Strategies for trial enrolment and participation study. The STEPS study'. Health Technology Assessment, vol 11, no. 48, pp. 1-126.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.3310/hta11480
  • Lewin, S., Skea, ZC., Entwistle, VA., Zwarenstein, M. & Dick, J. (2001). 'Interventions for providers to promote a patient-centred approach in clinical consultations: A systematic review'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 4.,
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003267



  • Koral Study Group (2009). 'When should a placebo be used in surgical trials?'. Clinical Trials, vol 6, no. 5, pp. 509-509., doi:10.1177/1740774509345176
    [Online] DOI: doi:10.1177/1740774509345176

Books and Reports


  • Entwistle, VA. & Cribb, A. (2013). 'Enabling people to live well: Fresh thinking about collaborative approaches to care for people with long-term conditions'. The Health Foundation, London.

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