David Mant

Emeritus Fellow

Professor of General Practice

MB ChB Birmingham, BA Cambridge, MSc London, MA Oxford, FRCGP, FRCP, FMedSci

David Mant is head of the University Department of Primary Health Care, which provides community based teaching of undergraduate medical students in Oxford, and a service general practitioner at South Oxford Health Centre.  He is also responsible for supervising the Departmental research programme which aims to provide a scientific base for everyday clinical practice.  Most of the clinical questions addressed by the research are straightforward (e.g. how do we minimise delay in diagnosing serious illness?) although providing an answer often requires application of the latest scientific techniques.


Diagnostic safety-netting. Br J Gen Pract. 2009 Nov;59(568):872-4.
Commentary: What’s so special about familial hypercholesterolaemia? Br J Gen Pract. 2009 Oct;59(567):777-8.
In vitro evaluation of five rapid antigen detection tests for group A beta-haemolytic streptococcal sore throat infections. Fam Pract. 2009 Sep 11.
Child deaths: confidential enquiry into the role and quality of UK primary care. Br J Gen Pract. 2009 Nov;59(568):819-24. Epub 2009 Sep 2.
Neuraminidase inhibitors for treatment and prophylaxis of influenza in children: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BMJ. 2009 Aug 10;339:b3172. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b3172.
How well do vital signs identify children with serious infections in paediatric emergency care? Arch Dis Child. 2009 Nov;94(11):888-93.
Systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis of diagnosis of heart failure, with modelling of implications of different diagnostic strategies in primary care. Health Technol Assess. 2009 Jul;13(32):1-207, iii.
Blood glucose self-monitoring in type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial. Health Technol Assess. 2009 Feb;13(15):iii-iv, ix-xi, 1-50.
Non-invasive measurement of respiratory rate in children using the photoplethysmogram. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2008;2008:1886-9