Having written papers in medical journals and articles in the medical press for many years, Ruth also had a column in a local newspaper for some time. The papers here are a sample of some of her extensive work.

Journal Publications by Dr Ruth Chambers OBE, DM, FRCGP
2013Cottrell E, Chambers R. Healthcare professionals’ knowledge of calories.Nursing Standard 2013; 27 (21): 35-41.
2013Cottrell L, Chambers R NHS Health Check Case Study.January 2013. View publication.
2013Cottrell L, Chambers R, O’Connell P. NICE quality assured shared learning database for the implementation of NICE hypertension guidelines.View Guidelines
2013Chambers R. Telehealth no longer a remote possibility for general practice. GP January 9th 2013. www.gponline.com/News/article/1165775/telehealth-no-longer-remote
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2012Chambers R. Phone it in.BMA News 2012; 26 January; 10.
2012Cochrane Thomas, Davey Rachel, Iqbal Zafar, Gidlow Christopher, Kumar Jagdish, Chambers Ruth, Mawby Yvonne. NHS health checks through general practice: randomised trial of population cardiovascular risk reduction.BMC Public Health.
2012Gidlow C, Kumar J, Iqbal Z, Chambers R et al. The value of conducting periodic health checks.Visit BMJ Open
2012Cottrell E, McMillan K, Chambers R. A cross-sectional survey and service evaluation of simple telehealth in primary care: what do patients think?Visit BMJ Open
2012Kumar J, Chambers R, Mawby Y, Iqbal Z, Ryder N. Reflection: NHS Health Checks – challenges of delivery and potential solutions for general practice teams in Stoke-on-Trent.Midlands Medicine 2012; 26 (6): 256-61.
2012Cochrane T, Davey R, Iqbal Z, Gidlow C, Kumar J, Chambers R, Mawby Y. NHS Health Checks through general practice: randomised trial of population cardiovascular risk reduction.BMC Public Health 2012; doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-944
2012Cottrell E, Chambers R, O’Connell P. Using simple telehealth in primary care to reduce blood pressure: a service evaluation.Visit BMJ Open
2012Cochrane T, Gidlow C, Kumar J, Mawby Y, Iqbal Z, Chambers R. Cross-sectional review of the response and treatment uptake from the NHS Health Checks programme in Stoke-on-Trent.Journal of Public Health 2012; doi:10.1093/pubmed/fds088
2012Cottrell E, Cox T, Chambers R. How to run an incentive based quality improvement scheme to promote population-wide health improvement.GP Online, October, 2012.
2012Cottrell E, Cox T, Chambers R. Population health gains from individual practice support and improvement.GP Online, October, 2012.
2012Chambers R. Forging ahead. …reducing costly referrals to hospital through service redesign and effective demand management.GP Business Spring 2012.
2011Chambers R. Making clinical commissioning work in North Staffordshire.Midlands Medicine 2011; 26 (4): 151-6.
2011Kumar J, Chambers R, Mawby Y et al. Delivering more with less? Making the NHS Health Check work in financially hard times: real time learning from Stoke-on-Trent.Qual in Prim Care 2011; 19 : 193-9.
2011Kumar J, Mawby Y, Chambers R et al. Implementing the NHS Health Check in general practice.Nursing in Practice 2011; 59: 10-12.
2010Chambers R, O’Connell P. Incorporating telehealthcare into everyday practice.Midlands Medicine 2010: 26 (2) : 57-63.
2009Chambers R, Shams H, Waziry K, Iqbal Z. Should we be doing more to support Refugee Doctors?Midlands Medicine 2009; 25 (5): 205-7.
2009Chambers R, Warner L, Dobson C. How can revalidation help to tackle local concerns about doctors’ health?Occupational Medicine 2009; 59: 3-5.
2008Chambers R, Smith J. Early success for Essential General Practice Update programme.RCGP News October 2008; 2.
2008Chambers R. Professional regulation in primary care: improving quality and safety….we hope.Quality in Primary Care 2008; 16 : 235-8.
2008Chambers R. Essential General Practice Update programme.RCGP News June 2008: 7.
2008Chambers R, Sparrow N, Howard J. How should you be approaching CPD in 2008?RCGP News March 2008; 4.
2008Lewis M, Murray S, McKnight A, Chambers R. Revalidation: a role for postgraduate deaneries.Education for Primary Care 2007; 18: 674-82.
2007Chambers R. Helping HCAs to develop their careers.Independent Nurse 2007; 14-27 May: 48.
2007Chambers R, Longbottom A. Training health care assistants.Independent Nurse 2007; 16-19 April: 46.
2007Mohanna K, Chambers R, Wall D. Developing your teaching style: increasing effectiveness in healthcare teaching.Postgrad Med J 2007; 83: 145-7.
2006Chambers R. The role of the health professional in supporting self care.Guest editorial. Quality in Primary Care 2006; 14: 129-31.
2006Chambers R. Encouraging self care.Independent Nurse 2006; 6 November: 44.
2006Mohanna K, Tavabie A, Chambers R. The renaissance of generalism.Education in Primary Care 2006; 17: 425-31.
2006Chambers R, Longbottom A. How to recruit a healthcare assistant.Independent Nurse 2006; 11-24 September: 46.
2006Chambers R. Resisting burnout in doctors.The Hong Kong Practitioner 2006; 28(6): 261-5.
2006Thornett A, Thorley J, Chambers R. Characteristics of career advisors for general practice.Australian Family Physician 2006; 35(1/2): 75-6.
2005Chambers R. Is general practice family friendly?BMJ Careers 2005; 25 June: 260.
2005Chambers R. Get yourself a life coach.Chambers R. Get yourself a life coach.
2005Chambers R. Helping refugee doctors to work locally.Midlands Medicine 2005; 23: 151-3.
2005Chambers R. Find yourself a mentor.BMJ Careers 2005; 23 April: 170.
2005Chambers R (ed). Practitioners with Special Interests (supplement).Education for Primary Care 2005; 16: 347-416.
2005Thornett A, Cobb S, Chambers R, Mohanna K. Accessing careers support in primary care.Education for Primary Care 2005; 16: 66-73.
2005Morgan LJ, Chambers R, Banerji J, Gater J, Jordan J. Consumers leading public consultation: the general public’s knowledge of stroke.Family Practice 2005; 22: 8-14.
2004Chambers R, Wakley G. Demonstrating that you are competent to practise as a GP non-principal. In Changing times: professional development for GP non-principals supplement (Muller E & Viney R eds).Education for Primary Care 2004; 15 (3): 510-15.
2004Tavabie A, Chambers R. Making a case for the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to be applied in general practice: why exclude GPs and their practice teams?Education for Primary Care 2004; 15: 304-10.
2004Chambers R. Helping refugee doctors gain entry into the NHS.BMJ Careers 2004; 26 June: 281.
2004Bradley EJ, Boath EH, Chambers R, Monkman J, Luck A, Bould E. The impact of involuntary job loss on those disabled by society: a pilot study to encourage effective participation.Disability and Society 2004; 19(3): 245-58.
2004Chambers R, O’Brien LM, Linnell S, Sharp S. Why don’t health researchers report consumer involvement?Quality in Primary Care 2004; 12: 151-57.
2004Chambers R. Survival skills for health professionals and their families.J Holistic Healthcare 2004; 1: 19-23.
2004Chambers R, Tavabie A, See S, Hughes S. Template for a competency-based job description for mentors of GPs using the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.Education for Primary Care 2004; 15: 220-30.
2004Chambers R, See S, Tavabie A, Hughes S. Composing a competency-based job description for general practice appraisers using the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.Education for Primary Care 2004; 15: 15-29.
2003Garcarz W, Chambers R. Creating and sustaining a learning organisation in the NHS.Quality in Primary Care 2003; 11: 255-6 (editorial).
2003Chambers R, Tavabie A, See S. Processes and systems that GP appraisers expect primary care organisations and deaneries to set up in relation to appraisal. In Appraisal for general practitioners supplement (Mohanna K ed).Education for Primary Care 2003; 14(4): 584-6.
2003Chambers R, Tavabie A, See S. Exploring ideas for the evaluation of the GP appraisal system. In Appraisal for general practitioners supplement (Mohanna K ed).Education for Primary Care 2003; 14(4): 579-83.
2003Chambers R, See S, Tavabie A, Hughes S. Using the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to describe the competencies of GP appraisers. In Appraisal for general practitioners supplement (Mohanna K ed).Education for Primary Care 2003; 14(4): 577-8.
2003Thornett A, Chambers R, Baker M. Keeping doctors in general practice.BMJ Careers 2003; 8 November: 145-6.
2003Mercer S, Dieppe P, Chambers R, MacDonald R. Equality for people with disabilities in medicine.BMJ 2003; 327: 882-3 (editorial).
2003Thornett A, Chambers R, Baker M. Pick ‘n’ mix career options for GPs.BMJ Careers 2003; 28 June: 213-215.
2003Chambers R, Mohanna K, Thornett A. Changing the culture to support doctors careers.BMJ Careers 2003; 7 June: 193-4.
2003Chambers R. Supporting GPs. In MacDonald R (ed) Doctors’ Wellbeing, Career Focus Information Guide.BMJ Careers 2003; 4.
2003Mohanna K, Chambers R. Career crises.BMJ Careers 2003; 1 February: 35-36.
2002Chambers R. Careers information and guidance for nurses and GPs.Nursing in Practice 2002; 7: 128-130.
2002Chambers R, MacDonald R, Mercer S. Helping doctors with disabilities succeed in medicine.Br J Gen Pract 2002; 52: 958.
2002Jordan J, Ellis S, Chambers R. Defining shared decision making and concordance: are they one and the same?Postgrad Med J 2002; 78: 383-4.
2002Mohanna K, Chambers R. Certificates, diplomas, and masters courses.BMJ Careers 2002; 27 April: 129-130.
2002Chambers R, Boath E, Chambers S. Young people’s and professionals’ views about ways to reduce teenage pregnancy rates: To agree or not agree.J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2002; 28(2): 85-90.
2002Chambers R, Mohanna K, Field S. A career in medical education.BMJ Careers 2002; 2 March: 65-66.
2002Chambers R, Mohanna K. Academic research in primary care.BMJ Careers 2002; 26 January: 25-26.
2001Chambers R, Boath E, Chambers S. The A to Z of authorship: analysis of influence of initial letter of surname on order of authorship.BMJ 2001; 323: 1460-1.
2001Mohanna K, Chambers R. Clinical assistant posts for general practitioners.BMJ Career Focus 2001; 20 October: 2-3.
2001Chambers R, Smith G. Occupational healthcare services for the NHS workforce – what can we do better?Clinician in Management 2001; 10: 85-90.
2001Chambers R, Chambers S. Teenagers’ misconceptions.Student BMJ 2001; 9: 344-5.
2001Chambers R. Involving patients and the public – is it worth the effort?J R Soc Med 2001; 94: 375-7.
2001Mohanna K, Chambers R. Opportunities and options in general practice.BMJ Career Focus 2001; 9 June: 2-3.
2001Chambers R, Schrijver E. Making practice-based professional development plans relevant to service needs and priorities.Education for General Practice 2001; 12: 27-33.
2000Chambers R. User involvement should be integral to research and everyday practice.Physical Therapy Reviews 2000; 5: 189-91 (guest editorial).
2000Chambers R. Multidisciplinary learning is essential if services are to be effectively centred on the patient.Clin in Manage 2000; 9: 125-8.
2000Moloney R, Hayward R, Chambers R. A pilot study of primary care workers with a disability.Br J Gen Pract 2000; 50: 984-5.
2000Chambers R, Chambers C, Campbell I. Exercise promotion for patients with significant medical problems.Health Education Journal 2000; 59: 90-98.
1999Chambers R. Infertility.Family Medicine 1999; 3(7): 16-17.
1999Chambers R. Potential for the abuse of medication for the elderly in residential and nursing homes in the UK.Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect 1999; 10(1/2): 79-89. Published simultaneously in Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings: Different National Backgrounds and Similar Responses (eds Frank Glendenning and Paul Kingston). New York: Haworth Press Inc, 1999.
1999Moloney R, Chambers R, Macleod N. Evidence base favours mix ‘n’ match method.Br Journal of Healthcare Management 1999; 5(4): 150-2.
1998Chambers R, Milsom G. Knowledge of contraception and sexual experiences of young people with learning disabilities.Learning Disability Bulletin 1998; 111/4.
1998Chambers R, Lucking A. Partners in time? Can PCGs really succeed where others have failed?Br J Health Care Management 1998; 4: 489-91.
1998Chambers R. Careers Counselling for General Practice.West Midlands Journal of Primary Care 1998; 4: 32–39.
1998Chambers R, Fieldhouse R, O’Connell S. GP non-principals’ education: let’s improve access for our flexible friends.Br J Gen Pract 1998; 48: 1551-2 (editorial).
1998Chambers R, George V, McNeill A, Campbell I. Health at Work in the general practice.Br J Gen Pract 1998; 48: 1501-4.
1998Chambers R, Milsom G, Evans N, Lucking A, Campbell I. The primary care workload and prescribing costs associated with patients with learning disability discharged from long-stay care to the community.Br J Learning Disabilities 1998; 26: 9-12.
1998Chambers R. Establishing occupational health services for general practice – a national model. Working Well in General Practice.London: Health Education Authority, Health at Work in the NHS.
1998Chambers R, Field S, Muller E. Educating GP Non-Principals Conference Proceedings.Education for General Practice 1998; 9 (supplement).
1997Chambers R, Miller D, Tweed P. Campbell I. Exploring the need for an occupational health service for those working in primary care.Occup Med 1997; 47: 485-90.
1997Chambers R, Cox D. Infertility treatment and general practice.Br J Gen Pract 1997; 47: 768-9.
1997Chambers R, Milsom G. Evaluation of the extent of the primary care workload involved in the care of patients in nursing homes in North Staffordshire.West Midlands Journal of Primary Care 1997; 2: 64 – 67.
1997Chambers R, Milsom G. Knowledge of contraception and sexual experiences of young people with learning disabilities.The SLD Experience, British Institute of Learning Disabilities, 1997; 17: 9-10.
1997Chambers R. Survival Skills for General Practitioners.Family Practice 1997; 14(1): 1-2 (editorial).
1996Chambers R, Milsom G. Audit of contraceptive services and extent of staff qualifications in family planning in primary care in Staffordshire.Br J Fam Plan 1996; 22: 186-8.
1996Chambers R, Knight F, Campbell I. A pilot study of the introduction of audit into nursing homes.Age and Ageing 1996; 25: 465-9.
1996Nicholls A, Chambers R. Better career advice for general practice.Br J Gen Pract 1996; 46: 1-2.
1996Chambers R. Stress and doctors – is it a matter of concern?Clin in Manage 1996; 5(5): 9-12.
1996Chambers R. Career counselling in general practice.BMJ Career Focus 1996; 313: 2-3.
1996Chambers R. GPs’ low morale is contributing factor.BMJ 1996; 313: 302 (letter).
1996Chambers R, Wall D, Campbell I. Stresses, coping mechanisms and job satisfaction in general practitioner registrars.Br J Gen Pract 1996; 46: 343-8.
1996Chambers R, Campbell I. Gender differences in general practitioners at work.Br J Gen Pract 1996; 46: 291-3.
1996Chambers R, Campbell I. Anxiety and depression in GPs: associations with type of practice, fundholding, gender and other personal characteristics.Family Practice 1996; 13(2): 170-3.
1996Chambers R, Maxwell R. Helping sick doctors: Fix the job, not the doctors.BMJ 1996; 312: 722-3 (editorial).
1996Chambers R, Bowyer S, Campbell I. An investigation of the attitudes of general practitioners in Staffordshire to medical audit.Quality in Health Care 1996; 5: 13-19.
1996Chambers R, Evans C, Lucking A et al. A pilot project to assess the feasibility of a Medical Audit Advisory Group facilitating the introduction of audit in local prisons.Audit Trends 1996; 3(4): 132-6.
1995Chambers R, Bowyer S, Campbell I. Audit activity and quality of completed audit projects in primary care in Staffordshire.Quality in Health Care 1995; 4(3): 178-183.
1995Chambers R, Houghton G, Wall D. Assessing trainee audit projects.Br J Gen Pract 1995; 45: 269 (letter).
1995Chambers R, Wright D, Taylor H. Recruiting for success – the potential for using occupational personality questionnaires for the assessment of doctors.Health Services Management Research 1995; 8(2): 113-120.
2013Chambers R. How can telehealth help patients take responsibility for their health?May 2013. Guardian Online. View article.
2013Kumar J, Iqbal Z, Chambers R et al. Where’s the evidence for NHS health checks?BMJ Online 2013. View article.
2014Chambers R, Cottrell E, O’Connell P, Davies J. Telehealth: CCG analysis, case studies, profiles and opinion | Inside Commissioning.GP, Inside Commissioning, March 2014. Visit Inside Commissioning.
2014Gidlow C, Cochrane T, Davey R, Beloe M, Chambers R, Kumar J, Mawby Y, Iqbal Z. One-year cardiovascular risk and quality of life changes in participants of a health trainer service.Perspectives in Public Health 2014: 134, 3: 135-144. DOI: 10.1177/1757913913484419 View article.
2014GP member of Programme Development Group. Managing overweight and obesity in adults – lifestyle weight management services.NICE public health guidance 53. London: NICE, May 2014. View Guidance. View Lifestyle weight management services for overweight or obese adults overview.