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School researchers win 2018 Research Paper of the Year awards in their categories at the annual RCGP conference in Glasgow on 4 October.

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.  A session at the conference has been dedicated to hearing about the work by the category winners.

Julia Hippisley-Cox, and her team of researchers based at Nottingham University, are congratulated for their work on the development of risk prediction factors for cardiovascular disease. They were winners in the Cardiovascular, Renal, Respiratory, Oral, ENT & Opthamology category.


Development and validation of QRISK3 risk prediction algorithms to estimate future risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective cohort study. BMJ 2017; 357: j2099

Congratulations are also extended to winners in the Neurology, Mental Health and Dementia category, Ruth Riley (PI), Johanna Spiers, Carolyn Chew-Graham and Anna Taylor considered the facilitators and strategies GPs use to survive stress. 


Barriers, facilitators, and survival strategies for GPs seeking treatment for distress: a qualitative study. BJGP 2017; 67(663): e700-e708.


Read about all the awards in GPOnline