Dr Andrew Knight

Dr Andrew Knight

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

MBBS UNSW 1984

MMedSci(clinepid) University of Newcastle 2004

FRACGP 1993

FAICD 2012

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

Andrew Knight is a senior staff specialist in general practice at the Primary and Integrated Care Unit of the South Western Sydney Local Health District.  He is a conjoint senior lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW and Western Sydney University.   

Dr Knight combines deep experience as a clinical general practitioner with skills in education, governance, research and quality improvement.  He was the foundation director of training for WentWest, a regional general practice training provider.  He has served as director and chair of the Blue Mountains Division of General Practice, the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network and NPS MedicineWise.  Between 2004 and 2014 he was clinical advisor to the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives program, a large quality improvement initiative, which worked with over 2000 Australian general practices to improve care.  His research interests have focused on quality improvement in general practice which is the subject of his recently submitted PhD thesis by publication.  He has also published on the role of general practitioners in caring for people with rare diseases.

Phone
+61-2-97941830
Location
Primary and Integrated Care Unit (PaICU) South Western Sydney Local Health District c/o Primary Care Clinic, PO Box 215 Villawood NSW 2163
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Knight A; Dawda P, 2018, 'Quality improvement research in primary care', in Goodyear-Smith F; Mash R (ed.), How To Do Primary Care Research, CRC Press
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Anandasivam B; Tam CWM; McGeechan K; Price K; McLean K; Tracy M; Hall J; Knight A; Vuong K, 2022, 'Melanoma risk assessment and management: a qualitative study among Australian GPs', British Journal of General Practice, 72, pp. E737 - E746, http://dx.doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2021.0668
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hafiz N; Hyun K; Tu Q; Knight A; Hespe C; Chow CK; Briffa T; Gallagher R; Reid CM; Hare DL; Zwar N; Woodward M; Jan S; Atkins ER; Laba TL; Halcomb E; Johnson T; Usherwood T; Redfern J, 2022, 'Data-driven quality improvement program to prevent hospitalisation and improve care of people living with coronary heart disease: Protocol for a process evaluation', Contemporary Clinical Trials, 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2022.106794
    Journal articles | 2022
    Knight AW; Fraser J; Pond CD, 2022, 'It is time to reinvest in quality improvement collaboratives to support Australian general practice', Medical Journal of Australia, 216, pp. 438 - 440, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51502
    Journal articles | 2022
    Knight AW; Tam CWM; Dennis S; Fraser J; Pond D, 2022, 'The role of quality improvement collaboratives in general practice: A qualitative systematic review', BMJ Open Quality, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001800
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tu Q; Hyun K; Hafiz N; Knight A; Hespe C; Chow CK; Briffa T; Gallagher R; Reid CM; Hare DL; Zwar N; Woodward M; Jan S; Atkins ER; Laba TL; Halcomb E; Usherwood T; Billot L; Redfern J, 2022, 'Age-Related Variation in the Provision of Primary Care Services and Medication Prescriptions for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, pp. 10761, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191710761
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chow JSF; Knight A; Disney A; Kohler F; Duggan J; Maurya N; Gonzalez-Arce V, 2021, 'Understanding the general practice of telemonitoring integrated care: A qualitative perspective', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 27, pp. 364 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY20215
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gonzalez-Arce V; Chow JSF; Gonzalez-Arce V; Knight A; Maurya N; Kohler F, 2021, 'Learnings from Implementing Telemonitoring in South West Sydney (LITE in SWS)', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s4009
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gonzalez-Arce V; Chow JSF; Knight A; Duggan J; Maurya N; Sykes A; Kohler F, 2021, 'History of telemonitoring in South Western Sydney', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s4181
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hafiz N; Hyun K; Knight A; Hespe C; Chow CK; Briffa T; Gallagher R; Reid CM; Hare DL; Zwar N; Woodward M; Jan S; Atkins ER; Laba TL; Halcomb E; Usherwood T; Redfern J, 2021, 'Gender Comparison of Receipt of Government-Funded Health Services and Medication Prescriptions for the Management of Patients With Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care', Heart Lung and Circulation, 30, pp. 1516 - 1524, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2021.04.005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tu Q; Hyun K; Hafiz N; Knight A; Hespe C; Chow C; Briffa T; Gallagher R; Reid C; Hare D; Zwar N; Woodward M; Jan S; Atkins E; Laba T; Halcomb E; Billot L; Usherwood T; Redfern J, 2021, 'Age-related Differences in the Receipt of Primary Healthcare Services in Managing Contemporary Patients with Cardiovascular Disease in Australia', Heart, Lung and Circulation, 30, pp. S274 - S274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2021.06.399
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hanna S; Tam CWM; Knight A; Zhao L; Ban L; Pellizzon B; Parks J, 2020, 'The ED2GP (emergency department to general practice) for Women study: understanding lower follow-up rates among older women', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 26, pp. 396 - 401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY19221
    Journal articles | 2020
    Song H; Harris M; Li F-Y; Green J; Knight A, 2020, 'Connecting General Practitioners Through a Peer-Facilitated Community of Practice for Chronic Disease Care', Annals of Family Medicine, 18, pp. 179 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1370/afm.2490
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'QUality improvement in primary care to prevent hospitalisations and improve Effectiveness and efficiency of care for people Living with coronary heart disease (QUEL): Protocol for a 24-month cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-020-01105-0
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chow JSF; Gonzalez-Arce VE, 2019, 'Learnings from implementing telemonitoring – the LITE study', Journal of Integrated Care, 27, pp. 346 - 356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JICA-05-2019-0022
    Journal articles | 2019
    Knight AW; Dhillon M; Smith C; Johnson J, 2019, 'A quality improvement collaborative to build improvement capacity in regional primary care support organisations', BMJ Open Quality, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2019-000684
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chow JSF; Gonzalez-Arce V; Knight A; Kohler F, 2018, 'Retrospective analysis of telemonitoring in Wollondilly, Australia', Journal of Integrated Care, 26, pp. 150 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JICA-10-2017-0032
    Journal articles | 2018
    Harris M; Harris-Roxas B; Knight A, 2018, 'Care of patients with chronic disease: achievements in Australia over the past decade', Medical Journal of Australia, 209, pp. 55 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja18.00333
    Journal articles | 2018
    Knight A; Lembke T, 2018, 'Ten tips for becoming a Time Lord', Australian Journal of General Practice, 47, pp. 188 - 190
    Journal articles | 2018
    Knight AW; Lembke T, 2018, 'Ten tips for becoming a Time Lord.', Aust J Gen Pract, 47, pp. 189 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-11-17-4403
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tam CWM; Khan AH; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2018, 'How doctors conceptualise P values: A mixed methods study', Australian journal of general practice, 47, pp. 705 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-02-18-4502
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kohler F; Knight A; Gonzalez-Arce V; Chow J, 2017, 'Retrospective Analysis of Telemonitoring (RATE)', International Journal of Integrated Care, 17, pp. 13 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.3125
    Journal articles | 2017
    Liaw S-T; Taggart J; Tam M; Knight A; Harris M; Duggan J; Pennock R, 2017, 'Integrated Healthcare Homes & Neighbourhoods: governance, clinical, managerial & evaluation matters', International Journal of Integrated Care, 17, pp. 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.3155
    Journal articles | 2016
    Knight A; Delaney G; Girgis A; Liaw ST, 2016, 'ISQUA16-1279JOINING UP THE CONTINUUM FROM CANCER SERVICES TO FAMILY PRACTICE THROUGH IMPROVED COMMUNICATION', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 28, pp. 64.2 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzw104.102
    Journal articles | 2016
    Tam CWM; Knight A; Liaw ST, 2016, 'Alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care - Evidence and a pragmatic practice-based approach', Australian Family Physician, 45, pp. 767 - 770
    Journal articles | 2014
    Knight A; Lembke T, 2014, 'Appointment zen - shaping demand and matching capacity.', Aust Fam Physician, 43, pp. 234 - 238, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24701629
    Journal articles | 2014
    Knight AW; Szucs C; Dhillon M; Lembke T; Mitchell C, 2014, 'The eCollaborative: using a quality improvement collaborative to implement the National eHealth Record System in Australian primary care practices.', Int J Qual Health Care, 26, pp. 411 - 417, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzu059
    Journal articles | 2013
    Knight AW; Lembke T, 2013, 'Appointments 101: How to shape a more effective appointment system', Australian Family Physician, 42, pp. 152 - 156, http://search.proquest.com/docview/1435378385?accountid=12763
    Journal articles | 2013
    Knight AW, 2013, 'Patient-centred prescribing', Australian Prescriber, 36, pp. 199 - 201, http://www.australianprescriber.com/magazine/36/6/199/201
    Journal articles | 2012
    Knight AW; Caesar C; Ford D; Coughlin A; Frick C, 2012, 'Improving primary care in Australia through the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program: a quality improvement report.', BMJ Qual Saf, 21, pp. 948 - 955, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000165
    Journal articles | 2012
    Knight AW; Ford D; Audehm R; Colagiuri S; Best J, 2012, 'The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program: improving diabetes care.', BMJ Qual Saf, 21, pp. 956 - 963, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000460
    Journal articles | 2011
    Knight A; Lembke T, 2011, 'Appointments - getting it right.', Aust Fam Physician, 40, pp. 20 - 23, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21301688
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ford DR; Knight AW, 2010, 'The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives: an Australian general practice success story.', Med J Aust, 193, pp. 90 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03809.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Knight AW, 2009, 'Learning from four years of collaborative access work in Australia.', Qual Prim Care, 17, pp. 71 - 74, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19281677
    Journal articles | 2008
    Jiwa M; Knight A, 2008, 'Delays in accessing primary care.', BMJ, 337, pp. a1435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1435
    Journal articles | 2008
    Knight A, 2008, ''I've been bleeding from the bowel'.', Aust Fam Physician, 37, pp. 918 - 921, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19037465
    Journal articles | 2008
    Senior T; Knight A, 2008, 'Rare diseases: a role for primary care.', Lancet, 372, pp. 890, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61394-X
    Journal articles | 2007
    Knight AW; Taruscio D, 2007, 'International conferences on rare diseases: initiatives in commitment, patient care and connections.', Med J Aust, 187, pp. 74 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01143.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Knight A; Usherwood T; Adams J, 2006, 'Increasing EBM learning in training GPs - a qualitative study of supervisors.', Aust Fam Physician, 35, pp. 268 - 269, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16642248
    Journal articles | 2006
    Knight AW; Senior TP, 2006, 'The common problem of rare disease in general practice.', Med J Aust, 185, pp. 82 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00477.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Senior TP; Knight AW, 2006, 'Rare diseases need a generic approach.', BMJ, 333, pp. 602, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7568.602-a
    Journal articles | 2005
    Farmer L; Knight A; Ford D, 2005, 'Systems change in Australian general practice--early impact of the National Primary Care Collaboratives.', Aust Fam Physician, 34 Suppl 1, pp. 44 - 46, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16369683
    Journal articles | 2005
    Kefalas B; Usherwood T; Knight A, 2005, 'External clinical teaching visits in the regionalised environment.', Australian family physician, 34 Suppl 1, pp. 10 - 12
    Journal articles | 2005
    Knight A; Canalese R, 2005, 'Three years of registrar rural exemptions--a review of a novel approach.', Australian family physician, 34 Suppl 1, pp. 13 - 15
    Journal articles | 2005
    Knight AW; Padgett J; George B; Datoo MR, 2005, 'Reduced waiting times for the GP: two examples of "advanced access" in Australia.', Med J Aust, 183, pp. 101 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06941.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Knight A, 2004, 'The collaborative method. A strategy for improving Australian general practice.', Aust Fam Physician, 33, pp. 269 - 274, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15129474
    Journal articles | 2004
    Usherwood T; Mishra A; Knight A, 2004, 'Registrars are teachers too!', Med Educ, 38, pp. 1189 - 1190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2929.2004.01997.x
  • Conference Presentations | 2021
    Anandasivam B; Vuong K; Tam M; McGeechan K; Price K; Tracy M; Knight A; McLean K; Hall J, 2021, 'Understanding melanoma risk assessment and its management among Australian general practitioners: a qualitative study', presented at WONCA Europe Conference, Virtual, 06 July 2021 - 10 July 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Vuong K; Anandasivam B; McGeechan K; Price K; McLean K; Tacey M; Hall J; Knight A; Tam M, 2021, 'Agreement between clinician-and model generated melanoma risk predictions in Australia: a cross-sectional study', presented at WONCA Europe Conference, Virtual, 06 July 2021 - 10 July 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Vuong K; Anandasivam B; McGeechan K; Price K; McLean K; Tracy M; Hall J; Knight A; Tam M, 2020, 'Agreement between clinician- and model-generated melanoma risk', presented at Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Annual Conference, Online, 16 November 2020 - 29 November 2020, https://gp20.delegateconnect.co/talks
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    2020, 'Melanoma risk assessment and its clinical application among Australian general practitioners: a qualitative study'
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Hanna S; Tam M; Knight A; Zhao L; Ban L; Pellizzon B; Parks J, 2019, 'The ED2GP for women study: understanding lower follow-up rates amongst older women', presented at RACGP Annual Conference (GP19), Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, 24 October 2019 - 26 October 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3218
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Hanna S; Tam M; Knight AW; Zhao L; Ban L; Pellizzon B; Parks J, 2019, 'The ED2GP for women study: understanding lower follow-up rates amongst older women', presented at Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase 2019, The William Inglis – MGallery by Sofitel, Sydney, 06 June 2019 - 06 June 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3092
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Knight A; Song H; Li F-Y; Green J; Harris M, 2019, 'How to create an enduring Community of Practice to support local general practitioners: A qualitative study', in Australian Journal of Primary Health, CSIRO Publishing, Adelaide, presented at Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care 2019 Conference, Adelaide, 12 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Knight A; Song H; Li F-Y; Green J; Harris M, 2019, 'How to create an enduring Community of Practice to support local general practitioners: a qualitative study', in Abstracts of the Australasian Academic Association for Primary Care’s (AAAPC) Annual Research Conference, Adelaide, Vol. 25, presented at AAAPC 2019 Annual Research Conference, Adelaide, 12 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PYv25n3abs
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Knight A; Song H; Li Y; Green J; Harris M, 2019, 'How to create an enduring Community of Practice to support local general practitioners: A qualitative study', presented at AAAPC Annual Research Conference 2019, Adelaide, South Australia, 12 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Tam M; Khan A; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2019, 'How we (mis)conceptualise p-values (and what we can do about it)', presented at Annual Research Conference, Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 12 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3134
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Tam M; Khan A; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2019, 'How we (mis)conceptualise p-values (and what we can do about it)', presented at Wonca Asia-Pacific Conference 2019, Kyoto International Conference Centre, Kyoto Japan, 15 May 2019 - 18 May 2019, https://vitualis.com/?p=3061
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Chow J; Gonzalez-Arce VE; Knight A; Kohler F; Duggan J; Sykes A, 2018, 'Transforming Telehealth through Enhanced General Practices Partnerships', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, UBIQUITY PRESS LTD, Vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s1024
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Chow J; Knight A; Kohler F; Duggan J; Gonzalez-Arce VE, 2018, 'Transforming telehealth through enhanced General Practices partnerships', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, UBIQUITY PRESS LTD, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s2310
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Knight A; Kohler F; Chow J; Duggan J; Liaw T; McDonald K; McDougall K, 2018, 'Integrating Health Care (Our Journey Continues)', presented at 18th International Conference in Integrated Care, Utrecht, Netherlands, 23 May 2018 - 25 May 2018, https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1G6QO4yTFb5wJEk9xEvRHtcZn4Ly8YYZk
    Conference Posters | 2018
    Knight A; Moraes Rocha V; Middleton P, 2018, 'Issues and Strategies for Care Integration between Emergency and General Practice', Melbourne, Australia, presented at 2018 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 01 August 2018 - 03 August 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Knight A; Moraes Rocha V; Middleton P, 2018, 'Issues and strategies for Integration between emergency and general practice care (ED2GP Care Integration)', presented at Innovations Forum
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Tam CWM; Khan A; Knight A; Rhee J; Price K; McLean K, 2018, 'How we (mis)conceptualise p-values (and what we can do about it)', presented at RACGP Annual Conference (GP18), Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre, QLD, Australia, 11 October 2018 - 13 October 2018
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Knight A; Delaney G; Girgis A; Liaw ST, 2016, 'JOINING UP THE CONTINUUM FROM CANCER SERVICES TO FAMILY PRACTICE THROUGH IMPROVED COMMUNICATION', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Vol. 28, pp. 64 - 65, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000387123500103&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

2002 GP Leaders Award National Institute of Clinical Studies

2012 Best Tutor Fairfield Hospital 

2015 SWSLHD Quality Award for Integration

2016 Best Tutor Fairfield Hospital