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2019 nihr senior investigators

2019 NIHR Senior Investigators

The NIHR has announced the names of the 46 new and re-appointed Senior Investigators for 2019.

Opportunities for research collaboration

Opportunities for research collaboration

Two SPCR trainees are selected every year to join the cohort of trainees across the NIHR on individually designed early career placements to establish future research collaboration.

Gestational diabetes considering the distinct needs and experiences of new mothers

Considering the distinct needs and experiences of new mothers who have had gestational diabetes

Strategies to promote healthier lifestyles for women who have had gestational diabetes need to consider the distinct needs and experiences of new mothers, say researchers at the University of Cambridge

Bjgp top ten articles

BJGP top ten most read articles

A number of School researchers and trainees were included as authors of the BJGP top ten publications of 2018, announced this week, including Dr Brian McMillan (University of Manchester's Centre for Primary Care).

Increasing the effectiveness of the flu jab with comedy

Increasing the effectiveness of the flu jab with comedy

Current research at the University of Nottingham, led by Professor Kavita Vedhara, will consider whether using comedy before administering the flu jab, will increase the effectiveness of the vaccination.

Southampton holds phd day to gain critical feedback on work in progress

Students gain critical feedback on work in progress during PhD conference

The Southampton Primary Medical Care group held its 5th annual PCPS PhD Research Conference on 21 January.

George lewith prize open for applications

George Lewith Prize open for applications

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research has established an undergraduate medical student prize in memory of Professor George Lewith.

Spcr internships changing impressions of primary care research

SPCR internships: changing impressions of primary care research

Aimed to encourage careers in academic primary care, the School's internship programme offers medical students a unique opportunity to join a research team for hands-on experience in one of our partner departments, for a few weeks over the summer.

Dementia new study explores support and social networks of family carers

Dementia: New study explores the support and social networks of carers

A new publication by SPCR researcher and former trainee, Dr Nathan Davies, has found that with an ageing population, ageing carers - increasingly competent internet users - will use this resource to support their role as carers.

Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines correctly

Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines correctly

Research funded by the School and the NIHR RfPB suggests that automated phone calls could be effective at helping patients to take their medicines as prescribed.

Damehood to professor louise robinson in new years honours list

Damehood for Professor Louise Robinson in New Year's Honours list

The University of Newcastle's Professor Louise Robinson has been awarded a damehood for services to Primary Care and for improving older people's quality of life and care they receive.

The spcr welcomes a new ppi e officer

The SPCR welcomes a new PPI&E Officer

Esther van Vliet joined the SPCR in early December and will be leading the School's programme of patient and public involvement and engagement.

New years honours 2019

CBE awarded to Prof Richard Hobbs in New Year's Honours 2019

Professor Richard Hobbs, Director of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, is appointed CBE for services to medical research, and receives the RCGP Discovery Prize.

James Mackenzie Lecture 2018

University of Bristol Centre for Academic Primary Care's Professor Chris Salisbury presented the RCGP James Mackenzie Lecture this year.

The support needs approach for patients website is launched

The Support Needs Approach for Patients (SNAP) website launch

Since the SPCR-funded development of the SNAP tool, researchers at the Universities of East Anglia and Cambridge have undertaken subsequent research to develop the SNAP intervention. The SNAP website, launched in late November, provides access to the SNAP tool and many other resources.

Spcr funding gets the ball rolling

SPCR funding gets the ball rolling

Congratulations to former SPCR PhD Student and Research Fellow Alison Gregory who has secured a 125,000 Euro fellowship with the insurance firm AXA. One of eight winners, Alison proposes to investigate 'Building resilience in the forgotten heroes: Improving informal support for women experiencing domestic violence.'

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