Dr Melvyn Jones


Personal Profile

Name: Melvyn Jones Email: melvyn.jones@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Dr Tel: 0207 8302239
Department: Primary Care & Population Health Fax: 0207 7941224
Position: Senior Clinical Lecturer Address: DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY CARE & POPULATION HEALTH, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill St, London, NW3 2PF
Research Domain: Cardiometabolic Science, Personalised Medicine, Populations & Lifelong Health Web Page: Personal Web Page


Research Description

 Melvyn Jones is a General Practitioner and partner in a practice in Hertfordshire. He is an honorary NHS Consultant with NHS England (Hertfordshire & South Midlands). He has published in the fields of medical education, cardiovascular observational research and health services research. His current research interests are exploring chest pain among people with diabetes and developing educational research activities. He has been the generalist GP on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) COPD 2010 update,  NICE COPD quality standards group,  advisor to NICE NHS GP quality and outcome framework (QOF) on peripheral vascular disease, panel member for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) research paper of the year award and is currently a member of the NIHR HTA primary care and disease prevention panel. He is a co-director of the London Best Evidence in Medical Education (BEME) international collaboration (BICC).

Research Activities

BEME The role of intercalated BScs in medical education

Education Description

He has two main roles in the undergraduate educational field. His main role is Yr 4 UCL lead for community based teaching, with 380 students placed in 3 courses including medicine in the community component of the general medicine firm, primary care involvement in the clinical introductory course and care of the older person courses (now in year 5) all based in local general practices. His role is overseeing these programmes. He is also actively involved in the firm management through the steering groups (MMG).  He led on the revision of these courses for the UCL 2012 MB BS curriculum review. 

He has been involved in the UCL intercalated BSc in primary health care for over 14 years, leading it for the first 7 years. This course was the first internationally, recruits students from across the UK and has produced over 140 graduates, who are now GPs and hospital doctors (including MB PhD transfers, and doctoral students). The course has been evaluated, and a several publications about the course have been published.  He has  led on a BEME systematic review on the role of intercalated iBScs in medical education which was published in 2013.     

In the postgraduate field he is a GP trainer in his practice and will be working with the academic GP trainees, including the new Enfield CCG sponsored attachment to UCL.      


UCL Collaborators

External Collaborators

Dr Patrick Hutt; Dr Sophie Eastwood



    • Friel R, Purushotham N, Jones MM, Rosenthal J (2014). Can clinical commissioning groups and academic departments work together to enrich primary care?.
    • De Coster DA, Jones M (2014). Tailoring of corticosteroids in COPD management. Current Respiratory Care Reports, 3(3), 121 - 132. doi:10.1007/s13665-014-0084-2
    • Fukaura R, Jones M (2014). Are GP career intentions more prevalent in UCL Primary Health Care iBSc students?. British Journal of General Practice, 64(619), 72 - 72. doi:10.3399/bjgp14X677077
    • Jones MM (2014). Patient access again. British Journal of General Practice, 64(621), 188 - 188. doi:10.3399/bjgp14X677879


    • De Coster DA, Jones M, Thakrar N (2013). Beclometasone for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, (10), - . doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009769.pub2
    • Jones M, Hutt P, Eastwood S, Singh S (2013). Impact of an intercalated BSc on medical student performance and careers: A BEME systematic review: BEME Guide No. 28. MEDICAL TEACHER, 35(10), E1493 - E1510. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2013.806983


    • Jones MM (2012). Apixaban reduced stroke or systemic embolism more than warfarin in AF regardless of renal function. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 157(12), - .
    • Amuzie R, Jones M (2012). A systematic review: the role of spirituality in reducing depression in people living with HIV/AIDS. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 62(595), 68 - 68. doi:10.3399/bjgp12X625049


    • Howman M, Jones M (2011). Does undertaking an intercalated BSc influence first clinical year exam results at a London medical school?. BMC MED EDUC, 11, - . doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-6
    • Gruffydd-Jones K, Jones MM (2011). NICE guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: implications for primary care. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 61(583), 91 - 92. doi:10.3399/bjgp11X556182
    • Jones MM, Topic expert group (TEG) http://publications.nice.org.uk/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-quality-standard-qs10/the-topic-expert-group-and-nice-project-team (2011). NICE Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (QS10).


    • Jones MM (2010). Doctors and welfare reform And another thing. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 341, - . doi:10.1136/bmj.c6655
    • Jones M (2010). US health care does not deliver better quality diabetes care (in this study) [Response]. Family Practice, , - .
    • Zaman MJS, Jones MM (2010). Strategies to screen and reduce vascular risk-putting statins in the tap water is not the answer. HEART, 96(3), 177 - 178. doi:10.1136/hrt.2009.183764
    • Jones MM, Zaman MJS (2010). Strategies for assessing cardiovascular risk in asymptomatic populations Reply. HEART, 96(11), 901 - 901. doi:10.1136/hrt.2010.196121
    • Jones MM, Somerville C, Feder G, Foster G (2010). Patients' descriptions of angina symptoms: a qualitative study of primary care patients. BRIT J GEN PRACT, 60(579), 735 - 741. doi:10.3399/bjgp10X532378
    • Jones M (2010). Change in UK government must not mean widespread removal of GPs. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE, 103(7), 264 - 265. doi:10.1258/jrsm.2010.100187
    • O'Reilly J, Jones MM, Parnham J, Lovibond K, Rudolf M, Guideline Dev Grp (2010). Guidelines Management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary and secondary care: summary of updated NICE guidance. BRIT MED J, 340, - . doi:10.1136/bmj.c3134
    • informatics S (2010). NHS clinical knowledge summary: scarlet fever.


    • Brittain D, Jones M (2009). Music in the waiting room (vol 59, pg 613, 2009). BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 59(566), 694 - 694. doi:10.3399/bjgp09X454223
    • Howman M, Jones M (2009). Does undertaking a BSc improve subsequent results at a London Medical School?.
    • Howman M, Jones M (2009). Does undertaking a BSc improve subsequent results at a London Medical School?.
    • Jones M, Singh S, Rosenthal J (2009). Student feedback: a herald of a doctors poor performance?.
    • Jones M, Mountain D (2009). Patient information sheets in emergency care. BRIT MED J, 338, - . doi:10.1136/bmj.b35
    • Jethwa S, Bryant P, Singh S, Jones M, Berlin A, Rosenthal J (2009). Your Life in Their Pocket: Students' Behaviors Regarding Confidential Patient Information. FAMILY MEDICINE, 41(5), 327 - 331.
    • Jones M, Hutt P, Eastwood S, Singh S (2009). ..that was the year I that I learnt to think and to question and to find out things for myself]...a qualitative review of the role of intercalated BScs in medical education.
    • Jones M, Brittain D (2009). Music in the waiting room. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 59(565), 613 - 614. doi:10.3399/bjgp09X453864
    • Jones MM (2009). RCGP Essential Knowledge Update 4: Nov 2009 /› /› 5. Management of Patients with Stroke or TIA.


    • Heritage J, Jones M (2008). A study of young peoples' attitudes to opportunistic Chlamydia testing in UK general practice. Reproductive Health, 5(1), 11 - 11. doi:10.1186/1742-4755-5-11
    • Jones M (2008). Methods to examine the prognosis of people with angina in primary care.
    • Bryant P, Berlin A, Coppola W, Jones M (2008). A comparison of clinical content between structured specialty teaching sessions and teaching in routine general practice consultations.. Education for Primary Care, 19(1), 43 - 53.
    • Jones M, Singh S, Meakin R (2008). Undergraduate research in primary care: is it sustainable?. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 9(01), - . doi:10.1017/S1463423607000461
    • Jones M, Singh S (2008). Systematic review of the role of intercalated BScs in medical education.


    • Junghans C, Jones M (2007). Consent bias in research: how to avoid it. HEART, 93(9), 1024 - 1025. doi:10.1136/hrt.2007.120113
    • Singh S, Jones M, Meakin R (2007). Can medical students undertake original research projects in primary care?.


    • Mannan R, Murphy J, Jones M (2006). Is primary care ready to embrace e-health? A qualitative study of staff in a London primary care trust. Informatics in Primary Care, 14(2), 121 - 131.
    • (2006). Physician, don't heal thyself. The Clinical Teacher, 3(2), 77 - 78. doi:10.1111/j.1743-498X.2006.00102_3.x
    • Jones M, Rait G, Falconer J, Feder G (2006). Systematic review: prognosis of angina in primary care. FAM PRACT, 23(5), 520 - 528. doi:10.1093/fampra/cml038
    • Mannan R, Murphy J, Jones M (2006). Is primary care ready to embrace e-health? A qualitative study of staff in a London primary care trust.. Informatics in primary care, 14(2), 121 - 131.


    • Jones M, Singh S, Lloyd M (2005). "It isn't just consultants that need a BSc": student experiences of an Intercalated BSc in primary health care.. doi:10.1080/01421590400019567
    • Junghans C, Feder G, Hemingway H, Timmis A, Jones M (2005). Recruiting patients to medical research: double blind randomised trial of "opt-in" versus "opt-out" strategies. BRIT MED J, 331(7522), 940 - 942. doi:10.1136/bmj.38583.625613.AE
    • Jones M (2005). Domestic violence in the Bengali community. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 55(518), 715 - 716.
    • Hooper C, Meakin R, Jones M (2005). Where students go when they are ill: how medical students access health care. MED EDUC, 39(6), 588 - 593. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2929.2005.02175.x
    • Mannan R, Jones M (2005). What's the evidence that NICE guidance has been implemented? Maybe NICE needs to do more to ensure implementation of guidelines. BRIT MED J, 330(7499), 1085 - 1085.
    • Jones M (2005). What's the point. BMJ, 330(7481), 22 - 22. doi:10.1136/bmj.330.7481.22


    • Azad S, Singh S, Jones M (2004). What is the patient care pathway before and after a consultation at the NHS Soho walk in centre?. Epidemiology and Community Health, 58(SII), A18 - A18.
    • White S, Jones M (2004). Impact of Advanced Access. British Journal of General Practice, 54(505), 622 - 622.
    • Jones M, Ramsay J, Feder G, Crook AM, Hemingway H (2004). Influence of practices' ethnicity and deprivation on access to angiography: an ecological study. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 54(503), 423 - 428.
    • Ring F, Jones M (2004). NHS direct usage in a GP population of children under 5 years: is NHS Direct used by people with the greatest health need?. BRIT J GEN PRACT, 54(500), 211 - 213.
    • Jones M (2004). Caring for those who refuse help. BMJ, 328(7455), 1546 - 1546. doi:10.1136/bmj.328.7455.1546


    • Ali B, Jones M (2003). Do medical students want to become GPs?. British Journal of General Practice, 53(3), 241 - 241.


    • Jones M (2002). Walk in centres: lessons from Canada. National evaluation of walk in centres conference.
    • Allen R, Jones M (2002). What are general practices providing in terms of aid and access for the visually impaired?. BRIT J GEN PRACT, 52(474), 58 - 59.
    • Ali B, Jones M (2002). Using electronic mail as a method of surveying medical students' opinions and attitudes. MEDICAL EDUCATION, 36(4), 392 - 392. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2923.2002.1178f.x


    • Jones M, Lloyd M, Meakin R (2001). An intercalated BSc in Primary Health Care - an outline of a new course. MED TEACH, 23(1), 95 - 97.


    • Jones M (2000). Walk-in primary medical care centres: lessons from Canada. BRIT MED J, 321(7266), 928 - 931.


    • Madge S, Jones M, Mocroft A, Wells H, Johnson MA (1999). Do people attending a same day testing clinic discuss their need for a HIV test with their GP?. Br J Gen Pract, 49(447), 813 - 815.


    • Jones M, Meakin RP, Stevens T, Biller L (1998). A Report of a Review of Barking & Havering Primary Care Centres Ltd.
    • Jones M (1998). Who are GP deputies and where do they get CME?. Education for General Practice, 9, 154 - 155.
    • Jones M (1998). A preliminary audit of out-of-hours drug despensing in a GP co-operative. Audit trends, 6, 12 - 17.
    • Jones M (1998). GP Tomorrow. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 91(10), 556 - 557.
    • Olaitan A, Madge S, Jones M, Johnson M (1998). Reducing the vertical transmission of HIV - Screening programme has not failed. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 316(7148), 1900 - 1901.
    • Jones M (1998). Why the BMJ needs data on doctors - BMA must sometimes make uncommercial decisions. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 316(7127), 310 - 310.
    • Jones MM, Fraser K (1998). Misoprostol and attempted self-induction of abortion. J ROY SOC MED, 91(4), 204 - 205.


    • Jones M (1997). Working as a deputy in general practice. BMJ, 315(7112), 2 - 2. doi:10.1136/bmj.315.7112.2
    • Roff WR, Hill-Smith I, Reynolds EMR, Soler M, Jones RB, Jones M, Carter Y, Everington S, Sharpley O (1997). Out of hours primary care. BMJ, 314(7088), 1197 - 1197. doi:10.1136/bmj.314.7088.1197

    • De Coster D, Jones M (). Effectiveness and Safety of Inhaled Beclometasone in COPD: a Cochrane Systematic Review.
    • Jones MM, Singh S (). BEME- Systematic Review: Impact of an Intercalated BSc on Medical Student Performance & Careers.
    • Jones MM (). Rapid appraisal of a community based element of a revised undergraduate curriculum - The UCL Medicine in the community course.