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Royal College of Physicians, London

This year we celebrate our tenth cohort of trainees at the Royal College of Physicians on 26 November. We will highlight innovation and collaboration in primary care research from our capacity and development trainees and alumni with a very exciting programme of talks and poster presentations.

Strengthening the body of research: SPCR showcase 2019


9.30 - 10.15 Registration, refreshments and poster hanging Registration desk, Osler and Long Rooms to hang posters
10.15 - 10.30

Welcome: Professor Richard Hobbs

Prizes presented for 'Exceptional Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement'  and 'Impactful Contribution in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement' competitions

Wolfson Auditorium
10.30 - 11.30


plenary 1

Wolfson Auditorium
11.30 - 12.30

Parallel session 1


Wolfson Auditorium
Sloane Room, Linacre Room and Council Chamber

12.30 - 13.45

Lunch and poster viewing (poster presenters to please stand next to your posters from 13.30 - 13.45)

poster dot

Osler and Long Rooms
13.45 - 14.45

Parallel session 2


Wolfson Auditorium
Sloane Room, Linacre Room and Council Chamber
14.45 - 15.15 Refreshments Osler and Long Rooms
15.15 - 16.15


plenary 2

Wolfson Auditorium
16.15  Close (Please be considerate of our plenary speakers when booking your transport) Wolfson Auditorium

career progression journeys by past trainees

SESSION 1 plenary 1 All in Wolfson Auditorium
10.30 - 10.45      Amanda Lewis, Trial Manager, University of Bristol
10.45 - 11.00 Amy O'Donnell, Faculty Fellow, Newcastle University
11.00 - 11.15 Evan Kontopantelis, Professor of Data Science & Health Services Research, University of Manchester
11.15 - 11.30 Jane Vennik, Research Fellow, University of Southampton
SESSION 2 plenary 2
15.15 -  15.30 Helen Atherton, Associate Professor, Unit of Academic Primary Care, University of Warwick
15.30 - 15.45 Rachel Johnson, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Primary Health Care, University of Bristol
15.45 - 16.00 Nathan Davies, Senior Research Fellow, UCL
16.00 - 16.15 Jenny Lund, Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow, University of Cambridge










11.30 - 12.30 Presentations
Understanding consultations PO1 General practitioners' decisions about prescribing anticipatory medicines at the end of life: A qualitative study. Ben Bowers
Council Chamber How can empathy be improved in healthcarae consultations? A secondary analysis of data. Kirsten Smith
How can we measure the complexity of general practice consultations? Chris Salisbury
Exploring the views of primary care and community health professionals on managing malnutrition in frail and older people? Christina Avgerinou
Managing long term conditions PO1b OPtimising Treatment for MIld Systolic hypertension in the Elderly (OPTiMISE): primary results from a randomised controlled non-inferiority trial. James Sheppard
Wolfson Auditorium Examining decision making in primary care for anti-diabetic prescribing. Juan Carlos Bazo Alvarez
Assessing the severity of cardiovascular disease in people with coronary heart disease (CHD) in UK primary care: a retrospective cohort study. Salwa Zghebi
Self-management interventions to reduce urgent healthcare use in patients with Asthma: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Alex Hodkinson
Frail and special populations PO1c “...the forgotten heroes”: a qualitative study exploring how friends and family members of DV survivors use domestic violence helplines to seek support. Alison Gregory
Sloane Room Feasibility and acceptability of a 'buddy' physical activity intervention for postnatal women. Kate Ellis
Intervention co-design with teenage and young adult cancer patients: a mutually beneficial approach. Anna Spathis
iCARE: preliminary findings of a qualitative study on treatment experiences of substance users in primary care. Paula Alves
Painful and acute conditions PO1d Spatio-temporal analysis of prescriptions for pain management drugs in England. Magdalena Nowakowska
Linacre Room Early symptoms and treatment duration in polymyalgia rheumatica: a joint modelling approach.Chris Morton
The effectiveness of triage, self-referral and direct access services for patients with musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review. Opeyemi Babatunde
Understanding the relationship between access to social care and healthcare utilisation by older adults: development of an existing theoretical framework. Gemma Spiers
13.45 - 14.45 Presentations
Patients preference and behaviour PO2a What constitutes an effective brief mindfulness-based intervention? Teacher and course attendee perspectives. Kelly Birtwell
Council Chamber Brief opportunistic interventions for weight loss: associations between doctors’ intervention style and patient action. Charlotte Albury
Exploring the unintended consequences of digital health tools in primary care. Andrew Turner
Understanding eating behaviours and social context in the appraisal of oesophageal and gastric cancer symptoms. Elka Humphries/Jenni Burt
Digital-era primary care PO2b Predicting outcome in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome receiving conservative management as part of a randomised control trial (Injection versus Night Splints in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). Claire Burton
Sloane Room Is health research undertaken where it is needed most? Geographical inequalities in recruitment to research in England 2013-2018. Christos Grigoroglou
What is the relationship between social deprivation, frailty and end of life care? Evidence from primary care electronic health records. Daniel Stow
Describing the content of general practice consultations: a national morbidity study in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). Clare Bankhead
Research standards and training PO2c Raising the Standards of Public Involvement in Primary Care Research. Steven Blackburn
Wolfson Auditorium Developing a participant experience questionnaire for randomised trials: patient and public involvement for the PAtient Centred Trials (PACT) Study. Nicola Small
An investigation into the early career intentions and training experiences of newly qualified general practitioners. Jon Gibson
Quality of consent in a primary care based randomised controlled trial: multi method study of recruitment to the OPTiMISE trial. Elka Humphries/Jenni Burt
Interventions and patient experience PO2d Novel upper respiratory tract microbiological point-of-care testing in patients presenting to primary care with acute cough: a mixed methods feasibility study.Tanzeela Khalid
Linacre Room Exploring peoples’ values and preferences for colorectal cancer screening: a think-aloud study. Katie Mills
Management of Paediatric Sleep Problems in Primary Care: A Systematic Review. Samantha Hornsey
Predisposing factors to acquisition and transmission of acute respiratory tract infections in the community: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ashley Hammond


The special 10th anniversary showcase will take place at the Royal College of Physicians this year. 

Welcome, plenaries, one parallel session, closing comments

Wolfson Theatre

Poster boards, refreshments and buffet lunch

Osler Long Room

Parallel Orals

Wolfson, Council Chamber, Sloane, Linacre