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Dr Matthew Ridd, a practising GP and Consultant Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol, has won the 2017 John Fry Award. Matthew's research explores continuity of care and person-centred care, with a foundation in dermatological issues in general practice and wider primary care.

As well as highlighting the importance of his research, a panel of senior academics praised Dr Ridd’s leadership in a wide range of clinical and academic communities. Their decision was agreed by the RCGP’s governing Council in June.

The John Fry Award is presented to a practising GP, who is a College Member or Fellow, who has promoted the discipline of general practice through research and publishing. The John Fry Award is awarded jointly by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC).

Dr Ridd has had School funding to conduct two studies, a systematic review on improving the diagnosis and management of acute infectious rashes in children and a second study on the psychological impact of childhood eczema. 

Read the RCGP press release.

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