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The School celebrated ten years of primary care research at the Wellcome Collection on 22 November. Delegates from around the country were welcomed with a programme of presentations and discussions about past, present and future research impact. The showcase highlighted the increased evidence base provided by the School to date as well as research that promises to add a lot more to this in the future.

The School's first Director, Professor Martin Roland, gave the keynote address 'How far has primary care research come and how far does it have to go?' in which he laid out key markers, turning points and the potential challenges for the future of primary care research.

The 10th anniversary of the SPCR is a time for celebration. It has been a remarkable story, and this milestone should allow the key players an opportunity to stand back and recognise what that have done... As a GP, I recognise how their research has improved clinical practice and contributed greatly to the health of patients. As an academic colleague, I am immensely proud of their achievements. As an editor, it has been an immense privilege for me to have shared part of the journey." - Domhnall MacAuley, CMAJ Associate Editor


A primary care research success story, Domhnall MacAuley, CMAJ

Happy Birthday SPCR, Roger Jones, BJGP

Filmed recordings 

Richard Hobbs

Martin Roland: How far has primary care research come and how far does it have to go?

Patricia Apenteng: Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in care home residents

Richard McManus: Targets and self-management for the control of blood pressure in stroke and at risk groups (TASMIN-SR): a randomised controlled trial

Congratulations to the following poster prize recipients:

1st prize went to Bethany Bareham, Newcastle University for her poster entitled: 'A qualitative systematic review of older adults' and health and social care practitioners' perceptions and experiences of alcohol consumption in later life.'

2nd prize went to Alison Gregory, University of Bristol, for her poster entitled: 'Exploring the ripple-out effect: The impact of domestic violence on informal supporters of survivors.'

3rd prize went to Gemma-Claire Ali, University of Cambridge, for her poster entitled: 'Developing a dyadic mental health intervention for people living with chronic physical conditions and their supporters: The literature review phase.'

View photographs from the day. 

View the programme


Development and implementation of a Patient Safety Toolkit for general practice. Tony Avery

Mutimorbidity: A NIHR SPCR funded research programme. Chris Salisbury

"It's just a great muddle when it comes to food: Exploring patient decision making around gout and diet. Jennifer Liddle

Determinants and burden of differing health trajectories in the very old: The Newcastle 85+ study. Rachel Duncan

Impact of long-term conditions on the effectiveness of collaborative care for depression: An individual participant data meta-analysis. Maria Panagioti

Predicting dementia risk in primary care: Development and validation of the Dementia Risk Score using routinely collected data. Kate Walters

Alcohol misuse and injury outcomes in young people aged 10-24: A cohort analysis using linked primary care and secondary data in England. Louise Lester

Process evaluation of a feasibility randomised controlled trial comparing a web-based alcohol treatment programme against face-to-face treatment. Fiona Hamilton

The MoleMate Trial: Outcomes and impact. Fiona Walter

Preventing acute kidney injury in primary care: A qualitative study exploring 'sick day rules' implementation. Rebecca Morris

Improving prescribing safety in general practices in the East Midlands through the PINCER intervention. Sarah Rodgers

Oral steroids for acute cough (OSAC): A UK multi-centre, placebo controlled, randomised trial. Alastair Hay

Incosistencies in Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) data collevtion in clinical trials: A potential sources of bias? Derek Kyte

"It's not really an illness as we understand": Patient and clinician experiences of early stage chronic kidney disease in primary care. Jeremy Horwood

Investigating views of smokers and smoking cessation advisors on a data sharing and communication facility within a cessation smartphone app (Q Sense). Felix Naughton

Missed opportunities for primary prevention of stroke and transient ischemic attack in primary care. Grace Turner

Maternal depression and anxiety and the risk of injuries in children aged 0-4 years. Ruth Baker

Development of an online resource for families of children with otitis media with effusion in primary care. Jane Vennik

A conversation analytic examination of Cancer Helpline Talk. Catherine Woods

One in a Million: A study of treatment recommendations in primary care consultations. Rebecca Barnes

Towards person-centred care: Development of a patient support needs tool for patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) in primary care. Carole Gardener

Where next for patient and public involvement (PPI) in the NIHR School for Primary Care Research? Steven Blackburn

Economic evaluation of oral steroids for acute cough: The OSAC study. Sandra Hollinghurst

Interventions to prevent burnout in physicians: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Maria Panagioti

Geographical epidemiology of health deprivation in England, 2004-2015, and its association with primary care spending in 2015. Evan Kontopantelis