Winner of Research Paper of the Year announced

Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham and colleagues from the National Institute of Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research have won this year's RCGP and Primary Care People Research Paper of the Year award.

The category winners, including Prof Carolyn Chew-Graham (centre), pictured with RCGP chair elect Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard (far right), RCGP president Dr Terry Kemple (third from right) and RCGP chair of clinical innovation Dr Imran Rafi (far left)

The awards, which are in their 20th year, recognise an individual or group of researchers who have undertaken and published an exceptional piece of research relating to general practice or primary care.

Professor Chew-Graham received the award from RCGP chair elect Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard at the RCGP annual conference on Saturday.

The winning paper was on non-disclosure of chronic kidney disease in primary care and the limits of intrumental rationality in chronic illness self management.

Six category winners are recognised in the awards and an overall winner is chosen from this list. Professor Chew-Graham's research won the CVD, renal, respiratory, oral, ENT and ophthalmology category. The other five category-winning research papers were:

  • Cancer Dr Matthew Ridd: Patient-doctor continuity and diagnosis of cancer: electronic medical records study in general practice. BJGP 2015; 65(634): e305-11
  • 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

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