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Dr. Andrew O'Regan

Biography

Dr Andrew O'Regan is a General Practitioner in Killarney, Co. Kerry and is Senior Lecturer in General Practice in the University of Limerick School of Medicine. Before being appointed senior lecturer in 2014, he worked as a researcher, clinical skills and PBL tutor at the School of Medicine and received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011.

Dr O'Regan is passionate about conducting research that will positively impact on the lives of patients. Accordingly, he has a strong interest in the area of physical activity and chronic disease, how patients engage with the health service and how primary and secondary care interface. Furthermore, he is active in medical education research, particularly in the expansion of medical education in community settings.

Research Interests

Dr O'Regan is passionate about conducting research that will positively impact on the lives of patients. Accordingly, he has a strong interest in the area of chronic disease, specifically how such illnesses are managed in the community, how patients engage with the health service and how primary and secondary care interface. Furthermore, he is active in medical education research, particularly in the expansion of medical education in community settings.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Development and sustainment of professional relationships within longitudinal integrated clerkships in general practice (LICs): a narrative review.
O'Doherty J, Hyde S, O'Connor R, Brown MEL, Hayes P, Niranjan V, Culhane A, O'Dwyer P, O'Donnell P, Glynn L, O'Regan A.
(2021) Development and sustainment of professional relationships within longitudinal integrated clerkships in general practice (LICs): a narrative review.
In Irish Journal Of Medical Science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-021-02525-2

2020

The effect of 'paying for performance' on the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional observational study.
O'Connor R;O'Driscoll R;O'Doherty J;Hannigan A;O'Neill A;Teljeur C;O'Regan A;
(2020) The effect of 'paying for performance' on the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional observational study.
In Bjgp Open;
DOI: 10.3399/bjgpopen20X101021

2020

How to improve recruitment, sustainability and scalability in physical activity programmes for adults aged 50 years and older: A qualitative study of key stakeholder perspectives.
O'Regan A;García Bengoechea E;Clifford AM;Casey M;Gallagher S;Glynn L;Doyle C;Woods C;
(2020) How to improve recruitment, sustainability and scalability in physical activity programmes for adults aged 50 years and older: A qualitative study of key stakeholder perspectives.
In Plos One;
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240974
[ULIR]

2020

The University of Limerick Education and Research Network for General Practice (ULEARN-GP): practice characteristics and general practitioner perspectives
O'Regan A, Hayes P, O'Connor R, Casey M, O'Dwyer P, Culhane A, O'Donnell P, Stack G, Cuddihy J, O'Connell B, O'Flynn J, Cullen W, O'Doherty J, O'Connell M, Glynn L.
(2020) The University of Limerick Education and Research Network for General Practice (ULEARN-GP): practice characteristics and general practitioner perspectives
In Bmc Family Practice;
DOI: 10.1186/s12875-020-1100-y
[ULIR]

2020

Career destinations of graduates from a medical school with an 18-week longitudinal integrated clerkship in general practice: a survey of alumni 6 to 8 years after graduation
Glynn LG, O'Regan A, Casey M, Hayes P, O'Callaghan M, O'Dwyer P, Culhane A, Cuddihy J, O'Connell B, Stack G, O'Flynn G, O'Donnell P, O'Connor R, McKeague H, McGrath D.
(2020) Career destinations of graduates from a medical school with an 18-week longitudinal integrated clerkship in general practice: a survey of alumni 6 to 8 years after graduation
In Irish Journal Of Medical Science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-020-02260-0
[ULIR]

2020

A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate and promote health and well-being among medical students: the 'MED-WELL' programme
Worobetz A., Retief P.J., Loughran S., Walsh J., Casey M., Hayes P., Bengoechea E.G., O'Regan A., Woods C., Kelly D., O'Connor R., McGrath D., Glynn L.G.
(2020) A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate and promote health and well-being among medical students: the 'MED-WELL' programme
In BMC medical education;
DOI: 10.1186/s12909-020-02097-2
[ULIR]

2019

Prescription of psychotropic medication in patients with type two diabetes mellitus: A multi-practice study from Ireland
Keating, P., O'Connor, R., O'Doherty, J., Hannigan, A,, Cullen, W., Hickey, L., Harnett, A., Meagher, D., O'Regan, A.
(2019) Prescription of psychotropic medication in patients with type two diabetes mellitus: A multi-practice study from Ireland
In European Journal Of General Practice;
DOI: 10.1080/13814788.2019.1640208

2019

An analysis of childhood consultations in general practice: a multi-practice study.
O'Doherty, J., Hannigan, A., Hickey, L., Cullen, W., O'Gorman, C., Glynn, L., O'Neill, E., O'Regan, A.
(2019) An analysis of childhood consultations in general practice: a multi-practice study.
In Irish Journal Of Medical Science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-019-01982-0

2019

Medical management of acute upper respiratory infections in an urban primary care out-of-hours facility: cross-sectional study of patient presentations and expectations
O'Connor R.;O'Doherty J.;O'Regan A.;O'Neill A.;McMahon C.;Dunne C.
(2019) Medical management of acute upper respiratory infections in an urban primary care out-of-hours facility: cross-sectional study of patient presentations and expectations
In BMJ open;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025396
[ULIR]

2019

Communication between primary and secondary care: deficits and danger.
Dinsdale E;Hannigan A;O'Connor R;O'Doherty J;Glynn L;Casey M;Hayes P;Kelly D;Cullen W;O'Regan A;
(2019) Communication between primary and secondary care: deficits and danger.
In Family practice;
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmz037

2019

An evaluation of an intervention designed to help inactive adults become more active with a peer mentoring component: a protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life programme.
O'Regan A;Glynn L;Garcia Bengoechea E;Casey M;Clifford A;Donnelly A;Murphy AW;Gallagher S;Gillespie P;Newell J;Harkin M;Macken P;Sweeney J;Foley-Walsh M;Quinn G;Ng K;O'Sullivan N;Balfry G;Woods C;
(2019) An evaluation of an intervention designed to help inactive adults become more active with a peer mentoring component: a protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life programme.
In Pilot And Feasibility Studies;
DOI: 10.1186/s40814-019-0473-y
[ULIR]

2019

Impact of early assessment and intervention by teams involving health and social care professionals in the emergency department: A systematic review
Cassarino M.;Robinson K.;Quinn R.;Naddy B.;O'Regan A.;Ryan D.;Boland F.;Ward M.;McNamara R.;O'Connor M.;McCarthy G.;Galvin R.
(2019) Impact of early assessment and intervention by teams involving health and social care professionals in the emergency department: A systematic review
In Plos One;
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220709

2019

Over prescribing of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections; A qualitative study to explore Irish general practitioners' perspectives 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1117 Public Health and Health Services
O'Doherty J.;Leader L.;O'Regan A.;Dunne C.;Puthoopparambil S.;O'Connor R.
(2019) Over prescribing of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections; A qualitative study to explore Irish general practitioners' perspectives 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1117 Public Health and Health Services
In BMC family practice;
DOI: 10.1186/s12875-019-0917-8
[ULIR]

2018

Social media and professional identity: Pitfalls and potential.
O'Regan A;Smithson WH;Spain E;
(2018) Social media and professional identity: Pitfalls and potential.
In Medical teacher;
DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1396308

2018

What effect do point of care fees have on childhood consultations in general practice?
O'Regan, A;Cullen, W;O'Gorman, C;Hickey, L;O'Neill, E;O'Doherty, J;Hannigan, A
(2018) What effect do point of care fees have on childhood consultations in general practice?
In Bmc Health Services Research; LONDON : BMC
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3800-8
[ULIR]

2018

Management of bone fragility in primary care in Ireland
O'Connor R, O'Regan A, O'Doherty J.
(2018) Management of bone fragility in primary care in Ireland
In Irish Medical Journal;

2018

Psychological morbidity among young adults attending primary care: a retrospective study
Hickey, L,Hannigan, A,O'Regan, A,Khalil, S,Meagher, D,Cullen, W
(2018) Psychological morbidity among young adults attending primary care: a retrospective study
In Early Intervention In Psychiatry;
DOI: 10.1111/eip.12284

2018

A snapshot of type two diabetes mellitus management in general practice prior to the introduction of diabetes Cycle of Care
Gettings, JV;O'Connor, R;O'Doherty, J;Hannigan, A;Cullen, W;Hickey, L;O'Regan, A
(2018) A snapshot of type two diabetes mellitus management in general practice prior to the introduction of diabetes Cycle of Care
In Irish journal of medical science; LONDON : SPRINGER LONDON LTD
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-018-1754-9

2018

Family physicians perceived role in perinatal mental health: An integrative review
Noonan M.;Doody O.;Jomeen J.;O'Regan A.;Galvin R.
(2018) Family physicians perceived role in perinatal mental health: An integrative review
In BMC family practice;
DOI: 10.1186/s12875-018-0843-1

2018

Irish general practitioners' view of perinatal mental health in general practice: a qualitative study
Noonan M, Doody O, O Regan A, Jomeen J, Galvin R
(2018) Irish general practitioners' view of perinatal mental health in general practice: a qualitative study
In BMC family practice;
DOI: 10.1186/s12875-018-0884-5
[ULIR]

2018

Interventions to improve quality of referral letters from primary to secondary care: a literature review and discussion paper
Tobin-Schnittger, P., O'Doherty, J., O'Connor, R., O'Regan, A.
(2018) Interventions to improve quality of referral letters from primary to secondary care: a literature review and discussion paper
In Primary Health Care Research and Development ;
DOI: 10.1017/S1463423617000755

2018

Effectiveness of early assessment and intervention by interdisciplinary teams including health and social care professionals in the emergency department: protocol for a systematic review.
Cassarino M;Robinson K;Quinn R;Naddy B;O'Regan A;Ryan D;Boland F;Ward ME;McNamara R;McCarthy G;Galvin R;
(2018) Effectiveness of early assessment and intervention by interdisciplinary teams including health and social care professionals in the emergency department: protocol for a systematic review.
In BMJ open;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023464

2018

Is problem alcohol use being detected and treated in Irish general practice?
O'Regan, A,Cullen, W,Hickey, L,Meagher, D,Hannigan, A
(2018) Is problem alcohol use being detected and treated in Irish general practice?
In BMC family practice;
DOI: 10.1186/s12875-018-0718-5
[ULIR]

2017

Adherence to COPD management guidelines in general practice? A review of the literature.
Sehl, J., O'Doherty, J., O'Connor, R., O'Sullivan, B., O'Regan, A.
(2017) Adherence to COPD management guidelines in general practice? A review of the literature.
In Irish Journal Of Medical Science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-017-1651-7

2016

Benefits of post-operative oral protein supplementation in gastrointestinal surgery patients: A systematic review of clinical trials
Crickmer, M,Dunne, CP,O'Regan, A,Coffey, JC,Dunne, SS
(2016) Benefits of post-operative oral protein supplementation in gastrointestinal surgery patients: A systematic review of clinical trials
In World Journal Of Gastrointestinal Surgery;
DOI: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.521

2015

Educational interventions: equipping general practice for youth mental health and substance abuse. A discussion paper.
O'Regan A;Schaffalitzky E;Cullen W;
(2015) Educational interventions: equipping general practice for youth mental health and substance abuse. A discussion paper.
In Irish journal of medical science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-015-1285-6

2014

Development and evaluation of an educational intervention in youth mental health for primary care practitioners
Birrane J.;Swan D.;Aherne D.;Davis R.;Hannigan A.;McPhillips D.;Meagher D.;O’Regan A.;Ryan P.;Schaffalitzky E.;Cullen W.
(2014) Development and evaluation of an educational intervention in youth mental health for primary care practitioners
In Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine;
DOI: 10.1017/ipm.2014.71

2013

Towards Vertical Integration in General Practice Education: Literature Review and Discussion Paper.
O'Regan, A., Culhane, A., McGrath, D., O'Dwyer, P., Meagher, D., Dunne, C., Cullen, W.
(2013) Towards Vertical Integration in General Practice Education: Literature Review and Discussion Paper.
In Irish Journal Of Medical Science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-012-0893-7

2013

Integrating postgraduate and undergraduate general practice education: Qualitative study
O'Regan A, Culhane A, Dunne C, Griffin M, McGrath D, Meagher D, O'Dwyer P, Cullen W.
(2013) Integrating postgraduate and undergraduate general practice education: Qualitative study
In Education For Primary Care;
DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2013.11494166

Other Journals

2012

Forum Clinical Review
O'Regan, A.
(2012) Forum Clinical Review
In A. (2012) "Screening for fractures and falls in the elderly;

2011

The physical care of mentally ill patients.
O'Regan, A., Fanning, M., McCarthy F.
(2011) The physical care of mentally ill patients.
In Forum;

Articles

2018

The prevalence and treatment of mental health conditions documented in general practice in Ireland
O'Doherty J.;Hannigan A.;Hickey L.;Meagher D.;Cullen W.;O'Connor R.;O'Regan A.
(2018) The prevalence and treatment of mental health conditions documented in general practice in Ireland
In Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine;
DOI: 10.1017/ipm.2018.48