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 in Liverpool.

Dr Miriam Santer
Dr Miriam Santer

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 in a dedicated session on Thursday (C4). The overall winner of the RPY awards Dr Miriam Santer will present 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 laureates are:

Clinical Research

Winner Dr Miriam Santer: Emollient bath additives for the treatment of childhood eczema (BATHE): multicentre pragmatic parallel group randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost effectiveness. BMJ 2018;361:k1332.

Runner Up Professor David Kessler: Mirtazapine added to SSRIs or SNRIs for treatment resistant depression in primary care: phase III randomised placebo controlled trial (MIR). BMJ 2018;363:k4218

Runner Up Professor Richard McManus: Efficacy of self-monitored blood pressure, with or without telemonitoring, for titration of antihypertensive medication (TASMINH4): an unmasked randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2018; 391: 949–59

Health Service Research

Winner Mark Minchin: Quality of Care in the United Kingdom after Removal of Financial Incentives. N Engl J Med 2018;379:948-57

Winner Professor Chris Salisbury: Management of multimorbidity using a patient-centred care model: a pragmatic cluster-randomised trial of the 3D approach. Lancet 2018; 392: 41–50

Medical Education

Commended Paper Dr Maria Panagioti: Association Between Physician Burnout and Patient Safety, Professionalism, and Patient Satisfaction. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(10):1317-1330.

Commended Paper Dr Melvyn Jones: Universities and Primary care organisations working together to recruit GPs: a qualitative evaluation of the Enfield clinical teaching fellow programme. bjgpopen18X101361

Commended Paper Dr Sarah Barber: UK medical students’ attitudes towards their future careers and general practice: a cross-sectional survey and qualitative analysis of an Oxford cohort. BMC Medical Education (2018) 18:160

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.

Dr Emma Wallace
This year’s winner is Dr Emma Wallace, a GP in North Dublin and Senior Lecturer in General Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) where she leads the RCSI Senior Cycle undergraduate general practice teaching programme.

Dr Wallace is a programme management committee member for the national centre for primary care research in Ireland - the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research. The centre aims to establish standards for the quality of care of vulnerable patient groups, including older adults, with a particular emphasis on effective medicines monitoring.

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