Biography

I have been a practising GP since 1993. In addition I work as a GP with Special Interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine at the Haywood Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent. One of main clinical areas of interest is Sports and Exercise Medicine. I currently work in professional football but have also worked as a Sports Physician at the Commonwealth Games. A further role is as Medical Editor of Hands On published by Arthritis Research UK.

Research and scholarship

My research is based at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre. I am involved in a wide range of projects relating to musculoskeletal conditions that commonly present in primary care. I am particularly interested in implementation of best practice.

Teaching

I teach various topics to medical students and physiotherapists on a regular basis.

Selected Publications

  • Cottrell E, Stanford C, Quicke J, Dziedzic K, Somerville S, Ashworth J. 2019. Appropriate community pharmacy management and referral of patients with chronic peripheral joint pain. The Pharmaceutical Journal. doi> full text>
  • Somerville S. 2017. Guideline: In low back pain, nonpharmacologic treatments are recommended. Ann Intern Med, JC62, vol. 166(12). link> doi>
  • Blackburn S, Stevenson K, Somerville S, Duffy H, Hughes R, Dziedzic K. 2015. IMPROVING THE ROUTINE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH BACK PAIN: THE ROLE OF PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN TAKING SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (p. 122, vol. 74). link> doi>
  • Stevenson K, Duffy H, Wathall S, Dziedzic K, Somerville S, Cooper V, Chudyk A, Turner S, Oxtoby J, Hughes R. 2015. MAKING IT EASY TO DO THE RIGHT THING: A PILOT TO DEVELOP AN E-TEMPLATE TO ASSIST GPS IN MANAGING PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 68, vol. 54). link>
  • Stevenson K, Duffy H, Somerville S, Cooper V, Hughes R, Dziedzic K. 2014. CAN COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE ASSIST THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RESEARCH ACROSS THE ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES NETWORK?. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 80, vol. 53). link>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Cottrell E, Stanford C, Quicke J, Dziedzic K, Somerville S, Ashworth J. 2019. Appropriate community pharmacy management and referral of patients with chronic peripheral joint pain. The Pharmaceutical Journal. doi> full text>
  • Somerville S. 2017. Guideline: In low back pain, nonpharmacologic treatments are recommended. Ann Intern Med, JC62, vol. 166(12). link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Mullis R, Hill JC, Lewis M, Whitehurst DGT, Doyle C, Konstantinou K, Main C, Somerville S, Sowden G, Wathall S, Young J, Hay EM, IMPaCT Back Study team. 2014. Effect of stratified care for low back pain in family practice (IMPaCT Back): a prospective population-based sequential comparison. Ann Fam Med, 102-111, vol. 12(2). link> doi>
  • Konstantinou K, Hider SL, Vogel S, Beardmore R, Somerville S. 2012. Development of an assessment schedule for patients with low back-associated leg pain in primary care: a Delphi consensus study. Eur Spine J, 1241-1249, vol. 21(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Sowden G, Hill JC, Konstantinou K, Khanna M, Main CJ, Salmon P, Somerville S, Wathall S, Foster NE, IMPaCT Back study team. 2012. Targeted treatment in primary care for low back pain: the treatment system and clinical training programmes used in the IMPaCT Back study (ISRCTN 55174281). Fam Pract, 50-62, vol. 29(1). link> doi>
  • Konstantinou K, Beardmore R, Dunn KM, Lewis M, Hider SL, Sanders T, Jowett S, Somerville S, Stynes S, van der Windt DAWM, Vogel S, Hay EM. 2012. Clinical course, characteristics and prognostic indicators in patients presenting with back and leg pain in primary care. The ATLAS study protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 4, vol. 13. link> doi> full text>
  • Hill JC, Whitehurst DGT, Lewis M, Bryan S, Dunn KM, Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Main CJ, Mason E, Somerville S, Sowden G, Vohora K, Hay EM. 2011. Comparison of stratified primary care management for low back pain with current best practice (STarT Back): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 1560-1571, vol. 378(9802). link> doi>
  • Somerville S. 2009. Usual care in back pain trials Author's response. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 210-211, vol. 59(560). link> doi>
  • Somerville S, Hay E, Lewis M, Barber J, van der Windt D, Hill J, Sowden G. 2008. Content and outcome of usual primary care for back pain: a systematic review. Br J Gen Pract, 790-vi, vol. 58(556). link> doi>
  • Hay EM, Dunn KM, Hill JC, Lewis M, Mason EE, Konstantinou K, Sowden G, Somerville S, Vohora K, Whitehurst D, Main CJ. 2008. A randomised clinical trial of subgrouping and targeted treatment for low back pain compared with best current care. The STarT Back Trial Study Protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 58, vol. 9. link> doi> full text>
  • Somerville SJ and Lewis M. 2005. Accidental breaches of the doping regulations in sport: is there a need to improve the education of sportspeople?. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 512-516, vol. 39(8). link> doi>
  • Somerville S, Somerville J, Croft P, Lewis M. 2000. Atrial fibrillation: a comparison of methods to identify cases in general practice. Br J Gen Pract, 727-729, vol. 50(458). link>

Other

  • Blackburn S, Stevenson K, Somerville S, Duffy H, Hughes R, Dziedzic K. 2015. IMPROVING THE ROUTINE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH BACK PAIN: THE ROLE OF PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN TAKING SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (p. 122, vol. 74). link> doi>
  • Stevenson K, Duffy H, Wathall S, Dziedzic K, Somerville S, Cooper V, Chudyk A, Turner S, Oxtoby J, Hughes R. 2015. MAKING IT EASY TO DO THE RIGHT THING: A PILOT TO DEVELOP AN E-TEMPLATE TO ASSIST GPS IN MANAGING PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 68, vol. 54). link>
  • Stevenson K, Duffy H, Somerville S, Cooper V, Hughes R, Dziedzic K. 2014. CAN COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE ASSIST THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RESEARCH ACROSS THE ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES NETWORK?. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 80, vol. 53). link>