About the Authors

Frances Bunn, Claire Goodman, Elaine McNeilly
Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Katie Sworn
Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, York, United Kingdom

Greta Rait, Steve Iliffe
Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL Medical School, London, United Kingdom

Carol Brayne
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Louise Robinson
Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

CB is a member of the Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine, and LR received an honorarium from Pfizer for an expert lecture. The authors declare that no other competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FB CG SI GR CB LR KS. Analyzed the data: FB KS EM. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: FB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: FB CG SI GR CB LR KS EM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: FB CG KS GR CB LR EM SI. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: FB CG KS GR CB LR EM SI. Wrote the protocol: FB CG GR CB LR SI. Undertook thematic analysis: FB KS EM. Results of the thematic analysis were critically reviewed by all authors.