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Dr Peter Tammes

Dr Peter Tammes

Dr Peter Tammes
BA, MA, PhD

Senior Research Associate in Primary Health Care

Office 1.08
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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Summary

At Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC), I am a researcher with quantitative methodological expertise in using routine and individual patient data in primary care research. My interest is especially around primary care service use, and the primary and secondary care interface. Within studies initiated by Prof Sarah Purdy and Prof Richard Morris I focused on the association of general practice characteristics, especially continuity of primary care, with emergency hospital attendance/admission using data from electronic patients’ records and the GP-Patient survey. Currently, I am the PI on a study investigating the impact of the introduction of a named GP assigned to older patients on their continuity of care and emergency hospital admission. Furthermore, I am involved in studies to predict patients most vulnerable to cold weather using primary care data (Prof Morris), and to develop and evaluate a measure of inappropriate polypharmacy in primary care (Dr Rupert Payne). Besides, within CAPC I am a co-organiser of the monthly journal club meeting.

In addition, I conduct follow-up studies on my PhD research on the Holocaust, focusing on differences in survival chances of Jews in the Netherlands related to individual characteristics and contextual factors using original registration lists of Jewish inhabitants in 1941/1942 linked to post-war victimization list and other sources, and on my Veni Fellowship from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) on the position of Jews in pre-WWII Netherlands focusing on assimilation and demographic processes using data from census or local population registries. Another topic of interest is public opinion, such as the Brexit referendum.

Biography

Peter Tammes is a quantitative researcher with a background in Sociology, whose research interests lie in the field of social cohesion and inequality. He applies epidemiological and quantitative methodological techniques using longitudinal data to a wide range of research questions. His key questions relate to (i) Jewish survival chances during the Holocaust, contributing to our knowledge of this very sensitive and dark period in human history (ii) assimilation trajectories of minority groups in Western Europe, in order to better understand assimilation and integration and (iii) the organisation of healthcare to improve the sustainability of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, to meet the needs of different patient groups.

At Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC), his research on the organization of healthcare focuses mainly on continuity of primary care and medicines prescribing and the impact on patients’ health and healthcare service use. In this work he uses routine/administrative and survey data, including electronic patients’ records and GP-patient survey. His work is published in a wide range of medical journals such as Annals of Family Medicine, BJGP, BMC Health Services Research, BMJ, BMJ Open, Emergency Medicine Journal and The Lancet.

He has been involved in teaching and supervision of undergraduate students in History, Sociology and Medical departments at different universities in the Netherlands and the UK. At Bristol Medical School, he has been a tutor on the Social and Behavioural Science in Medicine course and the Evidence Based Medicine course for first-year medical students for several years.

Activities / Findings

Peter Tammes is a quantitative researcher with a background in Sociology, whose research interests lie in the field of social cohesion and inequality. He applies epidemiological and quantitative methodological techniques using longitudinal data to a wide range of research questions. His key questions relate to (i) Jewish survival chances during the Holocaust, contributing to our knowledge of this very sensitive and dark period in human history (ii) assimilation trajectories of minority groups in Western Europe, in order to better understand assimilation and integration and (iii) the organisation of healthcare to improve the sustainability of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, to meet the needs of different patient groups.

At Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC), his research on the organization of healthcare focuses mainly on continuity of primary care and medicines prescribing and the impact on patients’ health and healthcare service use. In this work he uses routine/administrative and survey data, including electronic patients’ records and GP-patient survey. His work is published in a wide range of medical journals such as Annals of Family Medicine, BJGP, BMC Health Services Research, BMJ, BMJ Open, Emergency Medicine Journal and The Lancet.

He has been involved in teaching and supervision of undergraduate students in History, Sociology and Medical departments at different universities in the Netherlands and the UK. At Bristol Medical School, he has been a tutor on the Social and Behavioural Science in Medicine course and the Evidence Based Medicine course for first-year medical students for several years.

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