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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr John Robson, MBBS MSc MD FRCGP


Clinical Reader in Primary Care Research & Development



I was a GP in east London and currently a Reader in the Centre for Primary Care QMUL and clinical lead for the Clinical Effectiveness Group CEG), working with local GPs and the NE London Integrated Care System to improve disease management in the population of 1.4M people.

I have a particular interest in health services delivery and evidence based and actionable programmes that reduce health inequalities.


  •  Clinical Effectiveness Modules.
  • Supervision of academic and other GP attachments.


Research Interests:

Improvement in long term condition  management

Cardiovascular disease in relation to diabetes, chronic kidney disease and other outcomes

HIV, hepatitis C and B case finding and management
Equity and delivery of primary care
Health data science - data coding, linkage

Recent and ongoing research projects:

  • QCovid risk score – east London population characteristics and risk (NIHR)
  • Hepatitis C,B and HIV case detection and management (NIHR)
  • Real Health; child health – considering obesity, immunisation and geospatial indicators (Barts Charity)
  • Real Health; CVD - Improving anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation, hypertension and statin use in east London. (Barts Charity)
  • Cardiovascular disease management in patients with cancer( NIHR)
  • Linking Patient Knows Best usage to GP records (NELI ICS)
  • Discovery Data Service: East London Database for population health management (Local authorities)
  • Lung Cancer delay in diagnosis and management – linkage to NCRAS, GP and hospital data (Cancer research UK)



Please click through to see a complete list of John's publications


Outstanding publications

Hippisley-Cox J, Coupland C, Robson J, Sheikh A, Brindle P. Predicting risk of type 2 diabetes in England and Wales: prospective derivation and validation of QDScore. BMJ. 2009;338:b880. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b880

Hippisley-Cox J, Coupland C, Vinogradova Y, Robson J, May M, Brindle P. Derivation and validation of QRISK, a new cardiovascular disease risk score for the United Kingdom: prospective open cohort study. BMJ 335:136.

Atri J, Falshaw M, Gregg R, Robson J, Omar RZ, Dixon S. Improving uptake of breast screening in multiethnic populations: a randomised controlled trial using practice reception staff to contact non-attenders. BMJ. 1997;315:1356-9.

Atri J, Falshaw M, Linvingstone A, Robson J. Fair shares in health care? Ethnic and socioeconomic influences on recording of preventive care in selected inner London general practices. Healthy Eastenders Project. BMJ. 1996;312:614-7.



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