GP research awards to be presented at the RCGP Annual Conference

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

Delegates will be able to hear the winners of the Research Paper of the Year awards and the Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher discussing their work on Thursday. The overall winner will be announced on Saturday.

Research Paper of the Year

The Research Paper of the Year award recognises 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:

  • Cancer Dr Matthew Ridd: Patient-doctor continuity and diagnosis of cancer: electronic medical records study in general practice. BJGP 2015; 65(634): e305-11
  • CVD, Renal, Respiratory, Oral, ENT and Ophthalmology Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham: Non-disclosure of chronic kidney disease in primary care and the limits of instrumental rationality in chronic illness self-management. Soc Sci Med 2015; 131: 31-9
  • Children, Reproduction, Genetics, Infections Professor Chris Butler: Childhood urinary tract infection in primary care: a prospective observational study of prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. BJGP 2015; 65(633): e217-223
  • Neurology, Mental Health and Dementia Dr Sarah Knowles: Managing depression in people with multimorbidity: a qualitative evaluation of an integrated collaborative care model. BMC Fam Pract 2015; 16: 32
  • Health Service Delivery and Public Health Dr Charlotte Paddison: Informal carers’ health-related quality of life and patient experience in primary care: evidence from 195,364 carers in England responding to a national survey. BMC Fam Pract 2015; 16: 62
  • Endocrinology (including Diabetes), Gastroenterology, Musculoskeletal and Trauma, and Dermatology Dr John Robson: Reduction in self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes: an observational controlled study in east London. BJGP 2015; 65(633): e256-63

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. This year’s winner is Dr Kamal Mahtani, an academic GP who impressed the judges with his leadership and his plans to use the award to support development of an international network of primary care academics.

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