Dr Nicola Walker

Clinical Research Fellow

School/Department: Population Health Sciences, Department of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 5464



I am a General Practitioner and Research Fellow currenty completing my PhD in older adults with multmorbidity. I also teach on the Foundation Year Medicine course.


I am currently completing a PhD study looking at the primary care factors contributing to emergency admission in older adults with multimorbidity. Previous research includes work in the areas of the organisation and delivery of primary care. I completed a study for a Masters in Health Services Research looking at the diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care. I hold a small grant from The Claire Wand Fund (BMA) for my current research study. 


Khunti K, Walker N, Sattar N, Davies M. Unanswered questions over NHS Health Checks BMJ 2011; 342:c6312.
Walker N, Bankart J, Brunskill N, Baker R. Which factors are associated with higher rates of chronic kidney disease recording in primary care? A cross-sectional survey of GP practices. BJGP. Vol61,584, March 2011,203-205(3).
Anwar MS, Baker R, Walker N, Arch G Mainous III, Bankart J. Chronic Disease Detection and Access: does access improve detection, or does more detected disease make access more difficult? BJGP. Vol 62,598:337-43.
Bankart J, Anwar MS, Walker N, Arch Mainous III, Baker R. Are there enough GPs in   England to detect hypertension and maintain access? BJGP. Vol 63,610:339-44.
Walker N, Baker R. Satisfaction with out of hours primary care Time to stop writing reports and start taking action BMJ 2015;350:h2185.
Seidu S, Walker N, Bodicoat D, Davies M, Khunti K. A systematic review of interventions targeting primary care or community-based professionals on cardiometabolic risk factor control in people with diabetes.  Diabetes Res Clin Pract  2016
Goodfellow J et al. Cluster randomised trial of a tailored intervention to improve the management of overweight and obesity in primary care in England Implementation Science.2016, 11:77.
Baker R, Walker N. J Gen Extended opening hours in primary care: helpful for patients and-or-a distraction for health professionals? BMJ Qual Saf 2016;0:1-3.
Levene L, Walker N, Arch Mainous III, Baker R. Rationalising data use for general practice: a missed opportunity?BJGP 2016.
Levene L, Baker R, Wilson A, Walker N, Bankart, M, Boomla K. Do variations in NHS practice payments in England reflect population health needs? BJGP 2016.
Levene L, Baker R, Walker N, Williams C, Wilson A, Bankart J. Predicting declines in perceived relationship continuity using practice deprivation scores: a longitudinal study in primary care. BJGP 2018
Levene L, Baker R, Walker N, Wilson A, Bankart J. How health care may modify the effects of illness determinants on population outcomes: the Leicester SEARCH conceptual framework for primary care. BJGP Open 2018
Levene L, Baker R, Walker N, Wilson A, Bankart J. Socioeconomic deprivation scores as predictors of variations in NHS practice payments: a longitudinal study of English general practices 2013-2018. BJGP August 2019.



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