GP research awards presented at RCGP Annual Conference

The RCGP will be honouring the best in new research relevant to primary care at this year's Annual Conference.

Dr Nicola Wiles, overall winner of the Research Paper of the Year
Dr Nicola Wiles, overall winner of the Research Paper of the Year

Delegates will be able to hear the winners of the Research Paper of the Year (RPY) awards and the Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher discussing their work in a dedicated session on Thursday. The overall winner of the RPY awards Dr Nicola Wiles will present her work in the Saturday morning plenary session.

Research Paper of the Year

The Research Paper of the Year award gives recognition to an individual or group of researchers who have undertaken and published an exceptional piece of research relating to general practice or primary care. The category winners are:

  • Neurology, Mental Health and Dementia Dr Nicola Wiles (also Overall Winner): Long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for treatment-resistant depression in primary care: follow-up of the CoBalT randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry 2016;3(2):137-44.
  • Cancer Dr Anita Lim: Cytology in the diagnosis of cervical cancer in symptomatic young women: a retrospective review. BJGP 2016;66(653):e871-e9.
  • CVD, Renal, Respiratory, Oral, ENT and Ophthalmology Dr Rachel Jordan: Targeted case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease versus routine practice in primary care (TargetCOPD): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2016;4(9):720-30.
  • Children, Reproduction, Genetics, Infections Dr Alastair Hay: Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children in Primary Care: Results from the DUTY Prospective Diagnostic Cohort Study. Ann Fam Med 2016;14(4):325-36.
  • Health Service Delivery and Public Health Professor Bruce Guthrie: Safer Prescribing – A Trial of Education, Informatics, and Financial Incentives. N Engl J Med 2016;374(11):1053-64.
  • Endocrinology (including Diabetes), Gastroenterology, Musculoskeletal and Trauma, and Dermatology Dr Sara Muller: Characterising those with incident polymyalgia rheumatica in primary care: results from the PMR Cohort Study. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2016;18:200.

Yvonne Carter Award

The annual Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher is presented jointly by the RCGP and the Society for Academic Primary Care to recognise the contributions of earlier career researchers in advancing the discipline of academic primary care through research. A prize of £1,000 is intended to give the winner the opportunity to develop international networks and partnerships.

  • This year’s winner is Dr Nathan Davies, a Research Fellow at UCL, who impressed the panel members with the number of grants he has secured and projects he has collaborated on in the three years since completing his PhD.

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