Biography

I graduated in Medicine from Manchester in 1985 and qualified as a GP in 1991 gaining membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1992. I'm a 'local boy' who returned to my roots as a full-time Principle in General Practice in 1992. I continue working part-time as a clinical academic GP at Mayfield Surgery in Longton which was a founding member of the Keele GP Research Partnership. 

I have worked at Keele since 2000, gaining my MD in 2006. From 2009 I held the post of NIHR General Practice Clinical Lecturer and became Senior Lecturer in General Practice in 2014. My research interests have expanded to include primary care management of chronic knee pain, analgesic and opioid use in chronic musculoskeletal pain, and the use of Smartphone devices in predicting long-term health outcomes in patients with chronic pain. The latter project has recently received funding from the NIHR School of Primary Care Research. My work has been widely cited, and supports primary care practitioners' in their diagnosis and management of chronic knee pain. 

Research and scholarship

Has undertaken research into the use of aspirin in populations at risk from ischaemic heart disease. Developed a body of work investigating the epidemiology of the management of chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis in primary care.

Was awarded the BMA Doris Hillier Award (2006) for research in arthritis to investigate the factors associated with consultation for knee pain, in particular the affect that co-morbid disease has.

In 2010 the NIHR School for primary care research awarded a grant for research to investigate the factors which influence use of analgesics in musculoskeletal pain.

Teaching

Teaches on the Evidence Based (EBM) medicine module of the MMedSci at Keele University. Additionally contributes to teaching EBM to general practice registrars, and local GPs on the yearly Keele EBM course.

Currently supervising a PhD studentship.

Selected Publications

  • Bullock L, Chew-Graham CA, Bedson J, Bartlam B, Campbell P. 2020. The challenge of pain identification, assessment, and management in people with dementia: a qualitative study. BJGP Open, vol. 4(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Appleyard T, Ashworth J, Bedson J, Yu D, Peat G. 2019. Trends in gabapentinoid prescribing in patients with osteoarthritis: a United Kingdom national cohort study in primary care. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 1437-1444, vol. 27(10). link> doi> full text>
  • Appleyard TW, Ashworth J, Bedson J, Yu D, Peat G. 2019. TRENDS IN GABAPENTINOID PRESCRIBING IN OSTEOARTHRITIS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: COHORT STUDY IN PRIMARY CARE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 58). link> doi> full text>
  • Bullock L, Bedson J, Jordan JL, Bartlam B, Chew-Graham CA, Campbell P. 2019. Pain assessment and pain treatment for community-dwelling people with dementia: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 807-821, vol. 34(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Bedson J, Hill J, White D, Chen Y, Wathall S, Dent S, Cooke K, van der Windt D. 2019. Development and validation of a pain monitoring app for patients with musculoskeletal conditions (The Keele pain recorder feasibility study). BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 24, vol. 19(1). link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Bullock L, Chew-Graham CA, Bedson J, Bartlam B, Campbell P. 2020. The challenge of pain identification, assessment, and management in people with dementia: a qualitative study. BJGP Open, vol. 4(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Appleyard T, Ashworth J, Bedson J, Yu D, Peat G. 2019. Trends in gabapentinoid prescribing in patients with osteoarthritis: a United Kingdom national cohort study in primary care. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 1437-1444, vol. 27(10). link> doi> full text>
  • Bullock L, Bedson J, Jordan JL, Bartlam B, Chew-Graham CA, Campbell P. 2019. Pain assessment and pain treatment for community-dwelling people with dementia: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 807-821, vol. 34(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Bedson J, Hill J, White D, Chen Y, Wathall S, Dent S, Cooke K, van der Windt D. 2019. Development and validation of a pain monitoring app for patients with musculoskeletal conditions (The Keele pain recorder feasibility study). BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 24, vol. 19(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Bedson J, Chen Y, Ashworth J, Hayward RA, Dunn KM, Jordan KP. 2019. Risk of adverse events in patients prescribed long-term opioids: A cohort study in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Eur J Pain, 908-922, vol. 23(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Yu D, Jordan KP, Snell KIE, Riley RD, Bedson J, Edwards JJ, Mallen CD, Tan V, Ukachukwu V, Prieto-Alhambra D, Walker C, Peat G. 2019. Development and validation of prediction models to estimate risk of primary total hip and knee replacements using data from the UK: two prospective open cohorts using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Ann Rheum Dis, 91-99, vol. 78(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Yu D, Jordan K, Snell K, Riley R, Bedson J, Edwards J, Mallen C, Tan V, Ukachukwu V, Prieto-Alhambra D, Walker C, Peat G. 2018. Development and validation of prediction models to estimate risk of primary total hip and knee replacements using data from the UK: two prospective open cohorts using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. doi> full text>
  • Chen Y, Bedson J, Hayward RA, Jordan KP. 2018. Trends in prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with cardiovascular disease: influence of national guidelines in UK primary care. Fam Pract, 426-432, vol. 35(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Richardson E, Bedson J, Chen Y, Lacey R, Dunn KM. 2018. Increased risk of reproductive dysfunction in women prescribed long-term opioids for musculoskeletal pain: A matched cohort study in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Eur J Pain, 1701-1708, vol. 22(9). link> doi> full text>
  • Yu D, Jordan KP, Bedson J, Englund M, Blyth F, Turkiewicz A, Prieto-Alhambra D, Peat G. 2017. Population trends in the incidence and initial management of osteoarthritis: age-period-cohort analysis of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, 1992-2013. Rheumatology (Oxford), 1902-1917, vol. 56(11). link> doi> full text>
  • Jordan KP, Edwards JJ, Porcheret M, Healey EL, Jinks C, Bedson J, Clarkson K, Hay EM, Dziedzic KS. 2017. Effect of a model consultation informed by guidelines on recorded quality of care of osteoarthritis (MOSAICS): a cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 1588-1597, vol. 25(10). link> doi> full text>
  • Wersocki E, Bedson J, Chen Y, LeResche L, Dunn KM. 2017. Comprehensive systematic review of long-term opioids in women with chronic noncancer pain and associated reproductive dysfunction (hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis disruption). Pain, 8-16, vol. 158(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Bedson J, Chen Y, Hayward RA, Ashworth J, Walters K, Dunn KM, Jordan KP. 2016. Trends in long-term opioid prescribing in primary care patients with musculoskeletal conditions: an observational database study. PAIN, 1525-1531, vol. 157(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Yu D, Peat G, Bedson J, Edwards JJ, Turkiewicz A, Jordan KP. 2016. Weighted cumulative exposure models helped identify an association between early knee-pain consultations and future knee OA diagnosis. J Clin Epidemiol, 218-228, vol. 76. link> doi> full text>
  • Yu D, Peat G, Bedson J, Edwards J, Turkiewicz T, Jordan K. 2015. Applying Weighted Cumulative Exposure Models to Patterns of Nonspecific Symptom Consultations for Early Diagnosis: A Primary Care Database Study of Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis. Value Health, A634, vol. 18(7). link> doi>
  • Yu D, Peat G, Bedson J, Jordan KP. 2015. Annual consultation incidence of osteoarthritis estimated from population-based health care data in England. Rheumatology (Oxford), 2051-2060, vol. 54(11). link> doi> full text>
  • Jordan KP. 2015. Quality Indicators for the Primary Care of Osteoarthritis: a Systematic Review. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. doi> full text>
  • McBeth J, Wilkie R, Bedson J, Chew-Graham C, Lacey RJ. 2015. Sleep disturbance and chronic widespread pain. Current Rheumatology Reports, 469, vol. 17(1). link> doi>
  • Ndlovu M, Bedson J, Jones PW, Jordan KP. 2014. Pain medication management of musculoskeletal conditions at first presentation in primary care: analysis of routinely collected medical record data. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 418, vol. 15. link> doi> full text>
  • Edwards JJ, Jordan KP, Peat G, Bedson J, Croft PR, Hay EM, Dziedzic KS. 2015. Quality of care for OA: the effect of a point-of-care consultation recording template. Rheumatology (Oxford), 844-853, vol. 54(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Sheikh L, Nicholl BI, Green DJ, Bedson J, Peat G. 2014. Osteoarthritis and the rule of halves. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 535-539, vol. 22(4). link> doi>
  • Green DJ, Bedson J, Blagojevic-Burwell M, Jordan KP, van der Windt D. 2013. Factors associated with primary care prescription of opioids for joint pain. Eur J Pain, 234-244, vol. 17(2). link> doi>
  • Strauss VY, Carter P, Ong BN, Bedson J, Jordan KP, Jinks C, Arthritis Research UK Research Users’ Group. 2012. Public priorities for joint pain research: results from a general population survey. Rheumatology (Oxford), 2075-2082, vol. 51(11). link> doi>
  • Bedson J, Belcher J, Martino OI, Ndlovu M, Rathod T, Walters K, Dunn KM, Jordan KP. 2013. The effectiveness of national guidance in changing analgesic prescribing in primary care from 2002 to 2009: an observational database study. Eur J Pain, 434-443, vol. 17(3). link> doi> full text>
  • Muller S, Bedson J, Mallen CD. 2012. The association between pain intensity and the prescription of analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Eur J Pain, 1014-1020, vol. 16(7). link> doi>
  • Bedson J, Kadam U, Muller S, Peat G. 2011. Does comorbid disease influence consultation for knee problems in primary care?. Prim Health Care Res Dev, 322-328, vol. 12(4). link> doi>
  • Bedson J, Mottram S, Peat G. 2009. Non-consultation among community-dwelling older adults with knee pain: completing the picture. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 143-150, vol. 10.
  • Bedson J and Croft PR. 2008. The discordance between clinical and radiographic knee osteoarthritis: a systematic search and summary of the literature. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 116, vol. 9. link> doi> full text>
  • Bedson J, Jordan KP, Croft PR. 2007. A cross sectional study of requests for knee radiographs from primary care. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 77, vol. 8. link> doi> full text>
  • Peat G, Thomas E, Duncan R, Wood L, Wilkie R, Hill J, Bedson J, Hay EM. 2007. Estimating the probability of radioographic osteoarthritis in the older patient with knee pain. Arthritis & Rheumatism (Arthritis Care and Research), 794-802, vol. 5(57).
  • Bedson J, Mottram S, Thomas E, Peat G. 2007. Knee pain and osteoarthritis in the general populations: what influences patients to consult?. Family Practice, 443-453, vol. 24. doi> full text>
  • Bedson J, Jordan K, Croft P. 2005. The prevalence and history of knee osteoarthritis in general practice: a case-control study. Fam Pract, 103-108, vol. 22(1). link> doi>
  • Bedson J, McCarney R, Croft P. 2004. Labelling chronic illness in primary care: a good or a bad thing?. Br J Gen Pract, 932-938, vol. 54(509).
  • Bedson J, Jordan K, Croft P. 2003. How do GPs use x rays to manage chronic knee pain in the elderly? A case study. Ann Rheum Dis, 450-454, vol. 62(5). link> doi>
  • Bedson J, Lewis M, Croft P. 2003. Patients use and knowledge of aspirin in preventing vascular disease. Primary health care research and development.
  • Bedson J, Lewis M, Croft PR. 2002. Patients' use and knowledge of an aspirin in preventing vascular disease. Primary Health Care Research and Development.
  • Bedson J, Jordan K, Croft PR. 2002. The primary care management of chronic knee pain in the elderly. Rheumatology, 121, vol. 41(1).
  • Bedson J, Whitehurst T, Lewis M, Croft P. 2001. Factors affecting over-the-counter use of aspirin in the secondary prophylaxis of cardiovascular disease. Br J Gen Pract, 1001-1003, vol. 51(473). link>

Chapters

  • Peat G, Porcheret M, Bedson J, Ward AM. 2008. Monitoring in osteoarthritis. In Evidence-based medical monitoring: From principles to Practice. Glasziou P, Irmig L, Aronson J (Eds.). Oxford: BMJ books.

Other

  • Appleyard TW, Ashworth J, Bedson J, Yu D, Peat G. 2019. TRENDS IN GABAPENTINOID PRESCRIBING IN OSTEOARTHRITIS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: COHORT STUDY IN PRIMARY CARE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 58). link> doi> full text>
  • Bedson J, Chen Y, Haywood R, Dunn KM, Jordan KP. 2016. LONG-TERM OPIOID PRESCRIBING AND THE RISK OF ADVERSE EVENTS IN PATIENTS WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN: A COHORT STUDY. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 51, vol. 55). link>
  • Bedson J, Chen Y, Hayward RA, Ashworth J, Walters K, Dunn KM, Jordan KP. 2016. Trends in long-term opioid prescribing in primary care patients with musculoskeletal conditions: an observational database study. Pain (pp. 1525-1531, vol. 157). link> doi> full text>
  • Yu D, Peat G, Bedson J, Jordan K. 2016. TRENDS IN ANNUAL CONSULTATION INCIDENCE OF CLINICAL OSTEOARTHRITIS BETWEEN 1992-2013 IN UK PRIMARY CARE: ANALYSIS OF THE CLINICAL PRACTICE RESEARCH DATALINK. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (p. 646, vol. 75). link> doi> full text>
  • Chen Y, Bedson J, Hayward R, Jordan K. 2016. Trends in prescribing of NSAIDs in primary care in patients with and without CVD: an observational database study. Rheumatology. Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy B - Oxford Open Option B. doi> full text>
  • Wersocki E, Bedson J, Chen Y, LeResche L, Dunn KM. 2016. A COHORT STUDY TO INVESTIGATE LONG-TERM OPIOIDS FOR CHRONIC NON-CANCER PAIN IN WOMEN AND ASSOCIATED HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY-GONADAL SIDE EFFECTS. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 81, vol. 55). link> doi>
  • Chen Y, Bedson J, Hayward R, Jordan K. 2016. TRENDS IN PRESCRIBING OF NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS IN PRIMARY CARE IN PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: AN OBSERVATIONAL DATABASE STUDY. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 76, vol. 55). link>
  • Bedson J, Dunn K, Dent S, van der Windt D. 2015. Design, validity and clinical utility of smartphone app to assess short-term pain trajectories. Trials (p. O62, vol. 16). doi> full text>
  • Edwards JJ, Jordan KP, Porcheret M, Healey EL, Jinks C, Bedson J, Clarkson K, Hay EM, Dziedzic KS. 2015. EFFECT OF A MODEL CONSULTATION ON QUALITY OF CARE OF OSTEOARTHRITIS: A PRIMARY CARE CLUSTER RANDOMISED TRIAL. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (pp. 108-109, vol. 74). link> doi>
  • Bedson J, Dunn K, Dent S, van der Windt D. 2015. Design, validity and clinical utility of smartphone app to assess short-term pain trajectories. TRIALS (vol. 16). link> doi>
  • Edwards JJ, Jordan KP, Peat G, Bedson J, Croft PR, Hay EM, Dziedzic KS. 2014. QUALITY OF CARE FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS: THE EFFECT OF A POINT-OF-CARE CONSULTATION RECORDING TEMPLATE. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 81, vol. 53). link>
  • Bedson J, Martino OI, Jordan KP. 2010. DETERMINING ANALGESIC PRESCRIBING RATES IN PRIMARY CARE USING A CONSENSUS MODEL OF PRESCRIBING FROM GENERAL PRACTICE. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. I148, vol. 49). link>
  • Thomas MJ, Peat G, Roddy E. 2010. THE POPULATION PREVALENCE OF FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN OVER THE AGE OF 45 YEARS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. I147, vol. 49). link> doi>
  • Bedson J, Mottram S, Thomas E, Peat G. 2007. Knee pain and osteoarthritis in the general population: what influences patients to consult?. link> doi>
  • Bedson J, Jordan K, Croft P. 2003. The medical history of patients with a current diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis: a case-control study in general practice. Rheumatology.