Meet the wellness experts

Dr Brian Fisher MBBCh MBE MSc FRSA

Strategy and Clinical Director

Meet Dr Brian Fisher MBBCh MBE MSc FRSA, Strategy and Clinical Director at Evergreen Life, and a Medical Expert with more than 42 years' experience as a GP.

Background

With 42 years’ experience as a GP, Brian supports people in staying as fit and well as possible by having more control over their health and healthcare. At Evergreen Life, Brian offers his extensive medical knowledge to inform the referenced Wellness Checks and articles.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh)

MSc (Primary Care)

Awards

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

Publications

Baldry M, Cheal C, Fisher B et al. Giving patients their own records in general practice: experience of patients and staff. BMJ 1986;292;596-598

Budd C, Fisher B, Parrinder D, Price L. A model of cooperation between complementary and allopathic medicine in a primary care setting. BJGP, 1990, 40, 376-378

Fisher B. The Wells Park Health Project. In Community Participation in Primary Care. Ed Heritage Z. Occasional Paper 64. Royal College General Practitioners

Fisher B, Britten N. Patient access to records: expectations of hospital doctors and experiences of cancer patients.  BJGP. 1993,43,52-56

Britten N, Fisher B. Qualitative research and general practice. Leader in BJGP July 1993.

Fisher B, Dunning M. Implementing Clinical Effectiveness: making it happen in primary care. The Pharmaceutical Journal. Vol 260

Fisher B, Neve H, Heritage Z. Community Development, User Involvement and primary health care. Leader in BMJ. BMJ 1999;318:749-50.

Fisher B., Gillam S. Community development in the new NHS.  Br J Gen Pract. 1999 Jun; 49 (443):428-9.

Fisher B, Gilbert D. Patient Involvement and Clinical Effectiveness. Chapter in New Beginnings: towards patient and public involvement in primary health care. Ed: Gillam S, Brooks F. King’s Fund Publication 2001

Fisher B. Community Development in Primary Care. Chapter in New Beginnings: towards patient and public involvement in primary health care. Ed: Gillam S, Brooks F. King’s Fund Publication 2001

Fisher B. The Primary Healthcare Team. Chapter 23.1 Management of Advanced Disease EdN. Sykes, P Edmonds, J Wiles. Arnold, London 2004

Fisher B, Dixon A, Honeyman A. Informed patients, reformed clinicians. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Vol 98. Dec 05

Fisher B et al. Record Access – the time has come! BJGP June 2007 p.507 - 510.

Brian Fisher, Vanita Bhavnani, Marlene Winfield. "How patients use access to their full health records: a qualitative study of patients in general practice." J RSoc Med 2009; 102: 539-544 doi:10.1258/jrsm.2009.090328 © 2009 RoyalSociety of Medicine.

Fisher, B. Patient record access: making it work for you and the NHS: London Journal of Primary Care: Vol 4, No 1 (tandfonline.com) doi/abs/10.1080/17571472.2011.11493327

Vanita Bhavnani, Brian Fisher, Marlene Winfield and Paul Seed, "How patients use access to their electronic GP record—a quantitative study." Family Practice 2010; 0:1–7doi:10.1093/fampra/cmq092

Fisher B. Patient record access: making it work for you and the NHS. London Journal of Primary Care 2011;4: 2011 Royal College of General Practitioners

The impact of patient record access on appointments and telephone calls in two English general practices: a population-based study. Caroline Fitton (Medical Student), Richard Fitton (General Practitioner), Amir Hannan (General Practitioner), Brian Fisher (General Practitioner), Lawrie Morgan (Economic Adviser) & David Halsall (Principal Operational Research Analyst) doi/abs/10.1080/17571472.2014.11493405

Interests & Specialisms

Brian is interested in user involvement in the NHS, championing patient record access which has helped the UK shift to a national programme that includes record access as routine. 

Brian is Chair of The Health Creation Alliance, the only national movement helping to tackle health inequalities through Health Creation and community-strengthening. 

Brian remains a part-time GP working in South East London.