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NIHR School for Primary Care Research. Winner announcement for our 2023 George Lewith essay competition. 

Image shows a gold envelope with a white paper taken out, the text on the card reads; Congratulations Hannah Mudge. University of Southampton.

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) holds an annual competition for undergraduate medical students in memory of the eminent clinician, academic and mentor Professor George Lewith. George Lewith was Professor of Primary Care at the University of Southampton, and SPCR training lead. George made remarkable contributions to academic primary care and in particular to research in the area of complementary medicine, as a training lead, mentor and supervisor. 

The competition reach is beyond SPCR members and is open to all medical students from across the UK and provides our winner with the opportunity to find out more about academic primary care and become involved in research.

Congratulations to our 2023 Winner

Congratulations to Hannah Mudge from the University of Southampton, who has been awarded a funded place at the Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC) 51st Annual Scientific Meeting, being held on the 18-20 July 2023.

Hannah's submission was on 'Summarising emerging evidence of potential associations of COVID-19 with a future diagnosis of inflammatory arthropathies: a rapid review.

I feel privileged to have been awarded the George Lewith Prize for my research investigating the relationship between COVID-19 infection and development of inflammatory rheumatic musculoskeletal disease. I learnt so much from this project and I hope that the work will go some way towards helping patients who present to their GP with rheumatological symptoms after COVID-19 infection. Thank you to my supervisors Drs Claire Burton, Kayleigh Mason and Victoria Welch [SPCR Internship at Keele University] for all of their support and to the NIHR-SPCR for this opportunity.

Congratulations to the Highly commended entries

Winston Zhu, University of Oxford - Depression in patients living with Parkinson’s disease and its biopsychosocial determinants.

Irtiqa Ahmed, University of Nottingham -  Folic acid supplementation before and during pregnancy - A quality improvement project