Professor Richard Hobbs

Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences

Professor Richard Hobbs is Head of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.   He is also the National Director of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (2009-) and was co-Director of the Quality and Outcomes (QOF) Review Panel from 2005-09.    He sits on many national and international scientific and research funding boards and is President of the European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (EPCCS).

His research interests focus on cardiovascular epidemiology and clinical trials, especially relating to vascular and stroke risk, and heart failure.   His publications, of which a small selection are listed below, include 28 book chapters, 13 edited books and over 350 original papers in peer reviewed journals such as the Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, BMJ, Atherosclerosis, EHJ and Stroke. His research has impacted on international health policies and clinical guidelines.

Within the NHS, he has consulted on National Service Frameworks for CHD, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure and several National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) reviews, and has provided clinical care in inner-city general practice for over 30 years.

Key Publications

European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (EPCCS) consensus guidance on stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (SPAF) in primary care, R Hobbs, C Taylor, G J Geersing, F Rutten, J Brouwer (2016) 23 European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 460                                    
Clinical workload in UK primary care: a retrospective analysis of 100 million consultations in England, 2007–14, R Hobbs, C Bankhead, T Mukhtar, S Stevens, R Perera-Salazar, T Holt, C Salisbury (2016), The Lancet.
Development and initial validation of a simple clinical decision tool to predict the presence of heart failure in primary care: the MICE (Male, Infarction, Crepitations, Edema) rule. Roalfe AK. et al, (2012), Eur J Heart Fail, 14, 1000 – 1008
A loosely coupled framework for terminology controlled distributed EHR search for patient cohort identification in clinical research. Zhao L. et al, (2012), Stud Health Technol Inform, 180, 519 – 523
Performance characteristics of N terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and BNP assays in the diagnosis of symptomatic and asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction in primary care Hobbs FDR. et al, (2001), JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 37, 146A – 146A
Thromboembolism. Fitzmaurice D. et al, (2002), Clin Evid, 199 – 213
Thromboembolism. Fitzmaurice DA. et al, (2002), Am Fam Physician, 66, 475 – 477

Contact Details
Postal Address
Harris Manchester College
Mansfield Road
United Kingdom