Professor Nicola Thomas


NameProfessor Nicola Thomas
Job titleProfessor
Organisational UnitHealth and Social Care
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8311-7356 (unauthenticated)

Research outputs

Quality improvement at scale: evaluation of the drivers and barriers to adoption and sustainability of an intervention to reduce late referral in chronic kidney disease

Thomas, N., Woolnough, L., Nation, M. and Gallagher, H. (2020). Quality improvement at scale: evaluation of the drivers and barriers to adoption and sustainability of an intervention to reduce late referral in chronic kidney disease. BMJ Open Quality. 9, p. e001045. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2020-001045

A Narrative Review of Peer Support Barriers and Facilitators in Kidney Care

Trasolini, A., Wood, E. and Thomas, N. (2020). A Narrative Review of Peer Support Barriers and Facilitators in Kidney Care. Journal of Renal Care. https://doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12350

International perspectives on Patient Involvement in Clinical Trials in Nephrology.

Banerjee, D., Lowe-Jones, R., Damster, S., Thomas, N., Scholes-Robertson, N., Tong, A., Levin, A. and ISN-ACT patient-engagement in clinical trials group (2020). International perspectives on Patient Involvement in Clinical Trials in Nephrology. Kidney International. 98 (3), pp. 566-571. https://doi.org/S0085-2538(20)30797-3

Involvement of young people in a qualitative study that seeks to explore experiences of renal replacement therapy choice selection

Ofori-Ansah, S., Thomas, N., Jones, J. and Evans, M. (2019). Involvement of young people in a qualitative study that seeks to explore experiences of renal replacement therapy choice selection . PGR Summer School Conference. London South Bank University 01 - 04 Jul 2019 London South Bank University.

Innovative education for people with chronic kidney disease: an evaluation study

Rainey, H., Hussain, S. and Thomas, N. (2020). Innovative education for people with chronic kidney disease: an evaluation study. Journal of Renal Care. 46 (4), pp. 197-205. https://doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12325

Do virtual renal clinics improve access to kidney care? A preliminary impact evaluation of a virtual clinic in east London.

Hull, S., Rajabzadeh, V., Thomas, N., Hoong, S., Dreyer, G., Rainey, H. and Ashman, N. (2020). Do virtual renal clinics improve access to kidney care? A preliminary impact evaluation of a virtual clinic in east London. BMC Nephrology. 21 (10). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-020-1682-6

In review: Chronic kidney disease

Thomas, N. (2019). In review: Chronic kidney disease. Nursing in Practice.

Using chronic kidney disease trigger tools for safety and learning: a qualitative evaluation in East London primary care

Thomas, N, Hull, S and Rajabzadeh, V (2019). Using chronic kidney disease trigger tools for safety and learning: a qualitative evaluation in East London primary care. British Journal of General Practice. 69 (687), pp. e715 - e723. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X705497

Young adults' experiences of dialysis or kidney transplant decision-making

Ofori-Ansah, S., Thomas, N., Jones, J. and Evans, M. (2019). Young adults' experiences of dialysis or kidney transplant decision-making. PGR Summer School Conference. London South Bank University 01 - 04 Jul 2019

Involvement of young people in a qualitative study that seeks to explore experiences of renal replacement therapy choice selection

Ofori-Ansah, S., Thomas, N., Jones, J., Evans, M. and Bullen, C Involvement of young people in a qualitative study that seeks to explore experiences of renal replacement therapy choice selection. UK Kidney Week Conference. Brighton 03 - 05 Jun 2019

Improving coding and primary care management for people with Chronic Kidney Disease: an observational controlled study in east London.

Hull, S, Rajabzadeh, V, Thomas, N, Hoong, S, Dreyer, G, Rainey, H and Ashman, N (2019). Improving coding and primary care management for people with Chronic Kidney Disease: an observational controlled study in east London. British Journal of General Practice.

Changing from 12 hour to 8 hour day shifts: a qualitative exploration of effects on organising nursing care and staffing

Baillie, LJ and Thomas, NM (2018). Changing from 12 hour to 8 hour day shifts: a qualitative exploration of effects on organising nursing care and staffing. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 28 (1-2), pp. 148-158. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14674

Making our research relevant and visible to patients and the public

Thomas, N (2018). Making our research relevant and visible to patients and the public. Journal of Renal Care. 44 (3), pp. 127-127. https://doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12259

Nurse practitioner consultations in primary health care: a case study-based survey of patients’ pre-consultation expectations, and post-consultation satisfaction and enablement

Barratt, J and Thomas, NM (2018). Nurse practitioner consultations in primary health care: a case study-based survey of patients’ pre-consultation expectations, and post-consultation satisfaction and enablement. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 20. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423618000415

Nurse practitioner consultations in primary health care: patient, carer, and nurse practitioner qualitative interpretations of communication processes

Barratt, J and Thomas, NM (2018). Nurse practitioner consultations in primary health care: patient, carer, and nurse practitioner qualitative interpretations of communication processes. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 20 (e37). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423618000427

Nurse practitioner consultations in primary health care: an observational interaction analysis of social interactions and consultation outcomes

Barratt, J and Thomas, NM (2018). Nurse practitioner consultations in primary health care: an observational interaction analysis of social interactions and consultation outcomes. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 20 (e37). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423618000427

Personal information documents for people with dementia: healthcare staff’s perceptions and experiences

Baillie, LJ and Thomas, NM (2018). Personal information documents for people with dementia: healthcare staff’s perceptions and experiences. Dementia. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301218778907

Innovating and evaluating education for people with kidney disease

Thomas, NM and Rainey, H (2018). Innovating and evaluating education for people with kidney disease. Journal of Kidney Care. 3 (2), pp. 114-119. https://doi.org/10.12968/jokc.2018.3.2.114

Classification of chronic kidney disease ten years on: what have we learnt and what do we need to do now?

Thomas, NM (2018). Classification of chronic kidney disease ten years on: what have we learnt and what do we need to do now? Family Practice. 35 (4), pp. 349-351. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmy015

Nurse practitioner consultations in primary health care: An observational interaction analysis of social interactions and consultation outcomes - ERRATUM

Barratt, J and Thomas, N (2018). Nurse practitioner consultations in primary health care: An observational interaction analysis of social interactions and consultation outcomes - ERRATUM. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 20. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423618000634

The challenge of nutritional management in people with kidney disease.

Langley-Evans, S and Thomas, NM (2017). The challenge of nutritional management in people with kidney disease. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 30 (6), pp. 679-680. https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12525

The challenge of nutritional management in people with kidney disease

Langley-Evans, S and Thomas, NM (2017). The challenge of nutritional management in people with kidney disease. Journal of Renal Care. 43 (4), pp. 195-196. https://doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12227

Partnership with patients and their families.

Thomas, NM (2017). Partnership with patients and their families. Journal of Renal Care. 43 (3), p. 131. https://doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12212

New ways of working; delivering better care for people with long-term conditions

Tzortziou Brown, V, Patel, I, Thomas, NM, Tomlinson, J, Roberts, R, Rayner, H, Ashman, N and Hull, S (2017). New ways of working; delivering better care for people with long-term conditions. London Journal of Primary Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/17571472.2017.1361619

How does the length of day shift affect patient care on older people's wards? A mixed method study

Baillie, LJ and Thomas, NM (2017). How does the length of day shift affect patient care on older people's wards? A mixed method study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 75, pp. 154-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.07.014

Introducing a device to assist in the application of anti-embolism stockings

Thomas, NM and Bennett, N (2017). Introducing a device to assist in the application of anti-embolism stockings. British Journal of Nursing. 26 (9). https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.9.510

Service User Involvement in Healthcare Improvement

Thomas, NM (2017). Service User Involvement in Healthcare Improvement. in: Baillie, L and Maxwell, E (ed.) Improving Healthcare A Handbook for Practitioners CRC Press.

A programme to spread eGFR graph surveillance for the early identification, support and treatment of people with progressive chronic kidney disease (ASSIST-CKD): protocol for the stepped wedge implementation and evaluation of an intervention to reduce late presentation for renal replacement therapy

Thomas, NM, Gallagher, H, Methven, S, Casula, A, Tomson, C and Caskey, F (2017). A programme to spread eGFR graph surveillance for the early identification, support and treatment of people with progressive chronic kidney disease (ASSIST-CKD): protocol for the stepped wedge implementation and evaluation of an intervention to reduce late presentation for renal replacement therapy. BMC Nephrology. 18, p. 131. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-017-0522-9

The Cornish Experience Of The ASSIST-CKD Project

Barton, A.L., Mallard, A.S., Patterson, A., Thomas, NM, Dickinson, S. and Gallagher, H. (2017). The Cornish Experience Of The ASSIST-CKD Project. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry. 55 (1). https://doi.org/10.1177/0004563217690416

The Experience of Older People in the Shared Decision-Making Process in Advanced Kidney Care

Thomas, NM (2016). The Experience of Older People in the Shared Decision-Making Process in Advanced Kidney Care. BioMed Research International. 2016. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/7859725

Editorial

Thomas, NM (2016). Editorial. Journal of Renal Care. 42 (3), pp. 135-136. https://doi.org/10.1111/jorc.12171

The service user and carer perspective

Thomas, NM, Baillie, LJ and Maxwell, E (2016). The service user and carer perspective. in: Tranvag, O, Synnes, O and McSherry, W (ed.) Stories of Dignity Within Healthcare Research, Narratives and Theories M&K Publishing. pp. 97-110

Educating a health service workforce about dementia: a qualitative study

Baillie, LJ, Sills, E and Thomas, NM (2016). Educating a health service workforce about dementia: a qualitative study. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults. 17 (2), pp. 119 -130. https://doi.org/10.1108/QAOA-11-2015-0051

What drives quality improvement in chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care: process evaluation of the Quality Improvement in Chronic Kidney Disease (QICKD) trial.

Nihat, A, de Lusignan, S, Thomas, NM, Tahir, MA and Gallagher, H (2016). What drives quality improvement in chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care: process evaluation of the Quality Improvement in Chronic Kidney Disease (QICKD) trial. BMJ Open. 6 (4). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008480

Structured nursing educational programs improve quality of life outcomes in patients with Cushing's syndrome.

Llahana, S and Thomas, NM (2016). Structured nursing educational programs improve quality of life outcomes in patients with Cushing's syndrome. Endocrine. 53 (1), pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12020-016-0934-5
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