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Three NACRG Pearls have been awarded this year, for School funded work, by the Community Clinician Advisory Group (CCAG). They were selected amongst others as the top research studies presented at the NAPCRG Annual Meeting (2015) that will impact clinical practice.

Napcrg pearls awarded for research impact

Professor Alastair Hay (Bristol) was awarded a Pearl for his presentation 'Oral Steroids for Acute Cough (OSAC): A UK Multi-Centre, Placebo Controlled, Randomised Trial'. Dr Grace Moran (Birmingham) was awarded Pearls for two presentations from her SPCR funded doctoral research 'Not as Transient as the Name Suggests: Fatigue, Psychological and Cognitive Impairment Following Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)' and 'Missed Opportunities for Prevention of Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) in Primary Care'. Read the abstracts.

In addition, Grace won the Distinguished Paper Award in 2015 for Missed Opportunities for Prevention of Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) in Primary Care Grace Moran; Melanie Calvert; Max Feltham; Tom Marshall; Ronan Ryan. Her presentation is mentioned in a CMAJ blog Highlights of NAPCRG 2015 by Domhnall MacAuley.

This is the first year of the award which selects authors from the top twenty rated abstracts and reviews their publications. 

SCHOOL FUNDED PRESENTATIONS AT NAPCRG INCLUDED:

The Association Between Hand Problems and Mental Health Characteristics in Older People Over 3 Years of Follow Up Daniel Green, Kelvin Jordan, Joanne Protheroe, Danielle Van der Windt.

Barriers and Enablers for the Adoption of Patient Safety Tools to Improve Patient Safety in UK Primary Care

Katherine Perryman, Kate Marsden, Lucy Doos, Ian Litchfield, Sheila Greenfield, Stephen Campbell, Anthony Avery.

 Patient Experience and Understanding of Medication Safety in Primary Care Sally Giles, Darren Ashcroft Anthony Avery Mark Jeffries Penny Lewis Faith Mann Kate Marsden, Jackie Nightingale, Denham Phipps.

Developing, Testing and Implementing the NIHR School for Primary Care Research Patient Safety Toolkit in General Practices in England Kate Marsden, Katherine Perryman, Stephen Campbell, Umesh Kadam, Brian Bell, Anthony Avery.

Distinguishing Between Emotional Distress and Psychiatric Disorder in Primary Care Attenders Adam Geraghty, Michael Moore, Beth Stuart, Anthony Kendrick, Paul Little, Berend Terluin.

Oral Steroids for Acute Cough (OSAC): A UK Multi-Centre, Placebo Controlled, Randomised Trial Alastair Hay, Sara Brookes, Harriet Downing, Anthony Harnden, Sandra Hollinghurst, Denise Kendrick, Paul Little, Margaret May, Michael Moore, Elizabeth Orton, Matthew Thompson, Kay Wang.