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With the rescheduling of the SAPC 2020 ASM to 30 June - 2 July 2021, this year's submitted abstracts have been made available in an online abstract book.

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We would like to thank our SPCR funded members for their submissions presented below by topic:

B. Ageing, frailty and dementia


Managing older people's perceptions of alcohol-related risk in primary care: Qualitative exploration. 
Bethany Bareham. SPCR Launching Fellow.

C. Cancer
C.14 Weight loss as a sign of cancer in the primary care population of Kaiser Permanente Washington – a retrospective cohort study using routinely collected electronic health record data.
Jason Oke. 

D. Cardiovascular

D.4 Why do people take part in atrial fibrillation screening? A longitudinal interview study with SAFER trial participants
Sarah Hoare. SPCR DPhil Studentship
D.5 Barriers and facilitators to optimising heart failure management in ethnic minorities: A metaaggregation of qualitative studies.
Muhammad Hossain. Project no. 384
D.8 Does a pre-existing musculoskeletal condition worsen outcomes in acute coronary syndrome?
Kelvin Jordan. Project no. 428
D.11 The SAFER study (Screening for Atrial Fibrillation with ECG to Reduce stroke): is it feasible to screen for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in general practice?
Jonathan Mant. 
D.12 A randomised controlled trial to determine if screening for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation reduces stroke and mortality: SAFER Trial - Screening for Atrial Fibrillation with ECG to Reduce stroke.
Jonathan Mant. 
D.15 Uncertainty and Variability - Insights from a multiperspective qualitative study on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.
Emma Sowden. Project no. 384
D.17 Assessing the severity of cardiovascular disease in 213,088 people with coronary heart disease (CHD) in England: a retrospective cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
Salwa Zghebi. Project no. 331

E. Child health and development

E.2 Exploring Online Forums to Understand Parents’ and Families’ Views about Resources and Sources of Support for the Management of Children’s Chronic Insomnia in the Community and Primary Care.
Samantha Hornsey. SPCR PhD Studentship
E.3 A Systematic Review of the Management of Paediatric Chronic Insomnia in Primary Care.
Samantha Hornsey. SPCR PhD Studentship
E.5 Helping parents of children with respiratory infections decide when to seek medical help: an appropriateness study.
Emma Newbould. Project no. 417

I. Diabetes


How common is antidepressant use in people with type 2 diabetes and who is at risk? 
Kingshuk Pal 

J. Education

J.18 Informing undergraduate medical education: A systematic review of international policy and mission documents to identify how generalism is described.
Maddy Foster and Sophie Park
J.30 Empathico - The Development of an Intervention to train Primary Care Practitioners in Empathy and Optimism.
Kirsten Smith. Project no. 389 
Empathica Study SAPC 2020 video

M. Infectious disease

M.1 Understanding the management of common infections in out-of-hours primary care.
Rebecca Barnes. Project no.414

N. Information Technology

N.8 The impact of implementing digital health tools in primary care on clinician-patient communication and relationships: Findings from the DECODE study.
Jeremy Horwood. Project no. 408
N.11 A qualitative exploration of patients’ needs and expectations regarding online access to their primary care record.
Brian McMillan. Project no. 429

O. Living and dying well

O.9 Changes in end of life preferences for care and place of death in people age 75+: A population level study using electronic health records.
Daniel Stow. SPCR PhD Studentship

P. Mental Health

P.1 Do GPs and patients have differing views about the value of managing anxiety in primary care? A qualitative study.
Charlotte Archer. SPCR PhD Studentship
P.9 The experiences and perspectives of young people who self-harm in general practice: a qualitative study.
Faraz Mughal. SPCR Clinical Fellowship.
P.11 Interventions for Perinatal Anxiety (PNA) in a general practice population: a systematic review and narrative synthesis.
Victoria Silverwood. Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship.

R. Musculoskeletal

R. 6 Exploring patient views of empathic optimistic communication for osteoarthritis in primary care.
Emily Lyness. Project no. 389.
R.11 Psychometric evaluation of the Polymyalgia Rheumatica-Impact Scale (PMR-IS); a new patientreported outcome measure to assess quality of life in polymyalgia rheumatica.
Helen Twohig. Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship.

U. Prescribing

U.5 Prescribing at 95+: findings from the Newcastle 85+ Study.
Laurie Davies. SPCR PhD Studentship.
U.8 What is the Prevalence of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing (PIP) in Middle-Aged Adults in South London?
Aman Khatter. Highly commended in the 2020 George Lewith Prize for Undergraduate Students.
U.10 Prescribing of Long-term Antibiotic to Adolescents in Primary Care: a Retrospective Cohort Study.
Mark Lown. Project no. 374.
U.16 Spatial Exploration of Deprivation Driven Inequalities in Opioids Prescribing in English Primary Care: a Cross Sectional Analysis.
Magdalena Nowakowska. SPCR & GM PSTRC PhD 
U.18 Organisational variation and reliability of national polypharmacy performance indicators.
Rupert Payne. Project no. 409.

X. Respiratory Disease


Self-management interventions to reduce healthcare utilisation and improve quality of life among patients with asthma: a systematic review and network metaanalysis.
Alex Hodkinson. Project no. 269.

X.3 Self-management interventions to reduce healthcare utilisation and improve quality of life among patients with asthma: a systematic review and network metaanalysis.
Alex Hodkinson. Project no. 390.

Z. Women's Health

Z.9 Factors associated with postpartum return to smoking in two UK cohorts.
Lauren Taylor. Co-author Sophie Orton's Launching Fellowship.