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The Royal College of General Practitioners 2016 Research Paper of the Year Awards took place on Tuesday 19th September 2017. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Keele were authors on three papers which went on to win their category.

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The 2016 awards received 87 nominations of papers, reporting a variety of methodologies, from a wide range of journals. There are six categories and each category has a panel of assessors from various organisations with an interest in primary care research, who judge the papers.

Drs Sarah Muller and Sam Hider were winners in the category ‘Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Musculoskeletal & Trauma, and Dermatology’ for their paper ‘Characterising those with incident polymyalgia rheumatica in primary care: results from the PMR cohort study’

Professors Alastair Hay and Chris Butler won the category on Children, Reproduction, Genetics, Infections with their paper: Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children in Primary Care: Results from the DUTY Prospective Diagnostic Cohort Study., published in the Annals of family medicine.

Alastair has recently published the results of a School funded trial investigating oral corticosteroids for acute cough (OSAC) in JAMA. Read more about the results.