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Dr Rupert Payne

Dr Rupert Payne


Dr Rupert Payne


University of Bristol

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Rupert Payne is a senior academic GP and clinical pharmacologist at the University of Bristol, where he leads a programme of applied health service research focused on improving the safety and quality of medicines use in primary care. He undertook his medical training and PhD in Edinburgh, and subsequently held a NIHR clinical lectureship in Cambridge. He has a particular interest in improving how we measure, evaluate and manage polypharmacy, and has methodological expertise in pharmacoepidemiology, electronic health records, and data science. He is the lead for Pharmacology and Therapeutics undergraduate medical teaching in Bristol. He is a member of the MHRA Pharmacovigilance Expert Advisory Group, an expert clinical adviser and member of the Scientific Foundation Board of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and consultant editor of the journal Prescriber. He practises clinically as a GP in North Somerset.