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 its Annual Conference in Glasgow this week.

Dr Eleanor Barry, winner of this year's RCGP Research Paper of the Year award
Dr Eleanor Barry, winner of this year's RCGP Research Paper of the Year award

Delegates will be able to hear the winners of the Research Paper of the Year (RPY) awards discussing their work in a dedicated session on Thursday morning. The overall winner of the RPY awards Dr Eleanor Barry will present her work on Saturday morning.

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:

Cancer Dr Sarah Bailey: Clinical relevance of thrombocytosis in primary care: a prospective cohort study of cancer incidence using English electronic medical records and cancer registry data. BJGP 2017; 67(659): e405-e413.

CVD, Renal, Respiratory, Oral, ENT & Ophthalmology Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox: Development and validation of QRISK3 risk prediction algorithms to estimate future risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective cohort study. BMJ 2017; 357: j2099

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 Cathy Morgan: Incidence, clinical management, and mortality risk following self-harm among children and adolescents: cohort study in primary care. BMJ 2017; 359: j4351

Neurology, Mental Health and Dementia Dr Anna Taylor: Barriers, facilitators, and survival strategies for GPs seeking treatment for distress: a qualitative study. BJGP 2017; 67(663): e700-e708.

Health Service Delivery and Public Health (includes generic primary care topics) Dr Gwenwillian Wynne-Jones: Effectiveness and costs of a vocational advice service to improve work outcomes in patients with musculoskeletal pain in primary care. Pain 2018; 159(1): 128-138.

Endocrinology (including Diabetes), Gastroenterology, Musculoskeletal & Trauma, and Dermatology Dr Eleanor Barry: Efficacy and effectiveness of screen and treat policies in prevention of type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of screening tests and interventions. BMJ 2017; 356: i6538.

Yvonne Carter Award

This year’s winner of the Yvonne Carter Award is Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, Clinical Reader of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at Cardiff University, a GP and health services researcher with an international reputation in leading research into how health and social care organisations learn from unsafe care experienced by patients.

The Yvonne Carter Award, presented jointly by the RCGP and the Society for Academic Primary Care, recognises the contributions of earlier career researchers in advancing the discipline of academic primary care through research.

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