Biography

Claire started her undergraduate medical training (MBChB) at the University of Manchester in 2000 and in 2005 completed her clinical training with Honours, as part of the first cohort of medical students at Keele University. Claire has worked in North Staffordshire ever since. She started her General Practitioner (GP) training on the North Staffordshire Vocational Training Scheme in 2007 and completed this training in 2011. During training she was awarded the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG). She was also funded by the West Midlands Deanery to extend her training in order to complete the Masters of Medical Science at Keele University. Claire was funded by an NIHR In-Practice Fellowship to commence her doctoral studies in 2013. She was then funded by a GP Career Progression Fellowship from the SPCR to complete her doctoral studies and build her research portfolio. She was awarded her PhD in 2020 and now has an NIHR Clinical Lectureship. Claire also works as a Salaried GP at Silverdale & Ryecroft Practice, North Staffordshire.

Research and scholarship

Claire’s MMedSci was a case-controlstudy, using routinely collected data to investigate associations between morbidity and a future dementia diagnosis. Claire’s PhD thesis was entitled “The epidemiology, prognosis and management of carpal tunnel syndrome in primary care.” The thesis included a time series analysis and a prognosis study using CPRD data, and an exploratory sub-group analysis using data from INSTINCTS, a Versus Arthritis funded randomised clinical trial, which Claire played an active role in over the course of her PhD. During her PhD Claire also developed her interest in the epidemiology and prognosis of musculoskeletal medicine, supporting an RfPB funded study exploring the impact of wrist fracture on frailty trajectories (FILTER).

Claire is now joint lead applicant on a FOREUM (Foundation for Research in Rhuematology) funded study exploring the impact of pandemic practice on patients presenting in with musculoskeletal disorders in primary care and a programme of studies defining and exploring the impact of long-term COVID-19 on children and young people, funded by the SPCR and the WM CRN. Claire also provides clinical input into other studies including the PGfAR funded PANDA-S, which seeks to provide new evidence on the prognosis and management of shoulder pain, and DMAPP, which seeks to develop and test a digital self-guided intervention for the management of upper limb pain.  

Teaching

Claire supports the supervision of a Versus Arthritis funded student using CPRD to describe the prognosis of patients with frozen shoulder.
Claire also supervises, mentors, and teaches medical students and Foundation Trainees.

 

Further information

Claire is a member of the School for Primary, Community and Social Care Student Ethics Committee and is a member of the panel of the West Midlands RfPB Committee.

Selected Publications

  • Chesterton LS, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Burton C, Dziedzic KS, Davenport G, Jowett SM, Myers HL, Oppong R, Rathod-Mistry T, van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Roddy E. 2018. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of corticosteroid injection versus night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome (INSTINCTS trial): an open-label, parallel group, randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 1423-1433, vol. 392(10156). link> doi> full text>
  • Burton CL, Chesterton LS, Chen Y, van der Windt DA. 2018. Predicting surgical intervention in patients presenting with carpal tunnel syndrome in primary care. Clin Epidemiol, 739-748, vol. 10. link> doi> full text>
  • Burton CL, Chen Y, Chesterton LS, van der Windt DA. 2018. Trends in the prevalence, incidence and surgical management of carpal tunnel syndrome between 1993 and 2013: an observational analysis of UK primary care records. BMJ Open, e020166, vol. 8(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Burton CL, Campbell P, Jordan K, Strauss V, Mallen C. 2012. The association of anxiety and depression with future dementia diagnosis: a case-control study in primary care. BMC Family Practice. doi>
  • Pradhan S, Chiu S, Burton C, Forsyth J, Corp N, Paskins Z, van der Windt DA, Babatunde OO. 2022. Overall Effects and Moderators of Rehabilitation in Patients With Wrist Fracture: A Systematic Review. Phys Ther, vol. 102(6). link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Pradhan S, Chiu S, Burton C, Forsyth J, Corp N, Paskins Z, van der Windt DA, Babatunde OO. 2022. Overall Effects and Moderators of Rehabilitation in Patients With Wrist Fracture: A Systematic Review. Phys Ther, vol. 102(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Burton C, Rathod-Mistry T, Blackburn S, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Chesterton L, Davenport G, Dziedzic K, Higginbottom A, Jowett S, Myers H, Oppong R, van der Windt D, Hay E, Roddy E. 2022. The effectiveness of corticosteroid injection versus night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome: 24-month follow-up of a randomised trial. Rheumatology (Oxford). link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Bucknall M, Burton C, Forsyth JJ, Corp N, Gwilym S, Paskins Z, van der Windt DA. 2022. Long-term clinical and socio-economic outcomes following wrist fracture: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoporos Int, 753-782, vol. 33(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Dyer BP, Burton C, Rathod-Mistry T, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, van der Windt DA. 2021. Diabetes as a Prognostic Factor in Frozen Shoulder: A Systematic Review. Arch Rehabil Res Clin Transl, 100141, vol. 3(3). link> doi> full text>
  • Chesterton LS, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Burton C, Dziedzic KS, Davenport G, Jowett SM, Myers HL, Oppong R, Rathod-Mistry T, van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Roddy E. 2018. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of corticosteroid injection versus night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome (INSTINCTS trial): an open-label, parallel group, randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 1423-1433, vol. 392(10156). link> doi> full text>
  • Burton CL, Chesterton LS, Chen Y, van der Windt DA. 2018. Predicting surgical intervention in patients presenting with carpal tunnel syndrome in primary care. Clin Epidemiol, 739-748, vol. 10. link> doi> full text>
  • Burton CL, Chen Y, Chesterton LS, van der Windt DA. 2018. Trends in the prevalence, incidence and surgical management of carpal tunnel syndrome between 1993 and 2013: an observational analysis of UK primary care records. BMJ Open, e020166, vol. 8(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Burton C. 2016. 10-Minute Consultation: A painful tingling hand (vol 355, i6386, 2016). BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, Article ARTN i6843, vol. 355. link> doi>
  • Burton C, Chesterton LS, Davenport G. 2016. A painful tingling hand. BMJ, i6386, vol. 355. link> doi>
  • Chesterton LS, Dziedzic KS, van der Windt DA, Davenport G, Myers HL, Rathod T, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Jowet SM, Burton C, Roddy E, Hay EM. 2016. The clinical and cost effectiveness of steroid injection compared with night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome: the INSTINCTS randomised clinical trial study protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 415, vol. 17(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Burton CL, Chesterton LS, Chen Y, van der Windt DA. 2016. Clinical Course and Prognostic Factors in Conservatively Managed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 836-852.e1, vol. 97(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Burton CL, Cottrell E, Edwards J. 2015. Clinical Intelligence - Addison's Disease. British Journal of General Practice. doi>
  • Burton C, Chesterton LS, Davenport G. 2014. Diagnosing and managing carpal tunnel syndrome in primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 262-263, vol. 64(622). link> doi>
  • Burton CL, Campbell P, Jordan K, Strauss V, Mallen C. 2012. The association of anxiety and depression with future dementia diagnosis: a case-control study in primary care. BMC Family Practice. doi>
  • Burton C, Campbell P, Jordan K, Strauss V, Mallen C. 2013. The association of anxiety and depression with future dementia diagnosis: a case-control study in primary care. Fam Pract, 25-30, vol. 30(1). link> doi>

Other

  • Burton CL, Rathod-Mistry T, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Chesterton LS, Davenport G, Dziedzic KS, Jowett SM, Myers HL, Oppong RA, Van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Roddy E. 2020. THE CLINICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION VERSUS NIGHT SPLINTS FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: 24-MONTH FOLLOW-UP OF AN OPEN-LABEL, PARALLEL GROUP, RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 70, vol. 59). link> doi>
  • Myers H, Burton C, Robinson M, Davenport G, Dziedzic K, van der Windt D, Chesterton L, Roddy E, Hay E. 2017. Seeing the light at the end of the carpal tunnel: the challenges of recruiting sites to a clinical trial of an investigational medicinal product in primary care. TRIALS (vol. 18). link>
  • Burton CL, Chesterton LS, Chen Y, van der Windt DA. 2017. USING PRIMARY CARE RECORDS TO DESCRIBE PATTERNS IN THE ANNUAL PREVALENCE, INCIDENCE AND MANAGEMENT OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME OVER A 20 YEAR PERIOD. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 108, vol. 56). link>

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