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We are delighted to congratulate School member Dr Miriam Santer who won the RCGP Research Paper of the Year awards at Annual Conference held in Liverpool, for her work on childhood eczema in the BATHE study. Miriam was joined by Professors Carolyn Chew-Graham, Chris Salisbury, Richard McManus, Maria Panagioti (School funded 'Burnout in Practitioners', Project No.298), David Kessler and Matthew Ridd who received awards in the Clinical, Health Services and Health Education categories. The awards recognise researchers who have undertaken and published an exceptional piece of research relating to general practice or primary care. 

Clinical Research

 Winner Dr Miriam Santer: Emollient bath additives for the treatment of childhood eczema (BATHE): multicentre pragmatic parallel group randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost effectiveness.  BMJ paper on the BATHE Study

Runner Up Professor David Kessler: Mirtazapine added to SSRIs or SNRIs for treatment resistant depression in primary care: phase III randomised placebo controlled trial (MIR). Paper published in the BMJ.

Runner Up Professor Richard McManus: Efficacy of self-monitored blood pressure, with or without telemonitoring, for titration of antihypertensive medication (TASMINH4): an unmasked randomised controlled trial. Paper published in The Lancet

Health Service Research

Winner Mark Minchin: Quality of Care in the United Kingdom after Removal of Financial Incentives. N Engl J Med 2018;379:948-57

Winner Professor Chris Salisbury: Management of multimorbidity using a patient-centred care model: a pragmatic cluster-randomised trial of the 3D approach. Paper in The Lancet 

Medical Education

Published research funded by the School and led by Dr Maria Panagioti, received 'Commended'. Maria looked at the association Between Physician Burnout and Patient Safety, Professionalism, and Patient Satisfaction. Paper in JAMA

Commended Paper Dr Melvyn Jones: Universities and Primary care organisations working together to recruit GPs: a qualitative evaluation of the Enfield clinical teaching fellow programme. bjgpopen18X101361

Commended Paper Dr Sarah Barber: UK medical students’ attitudes towards their future careers and general practice: a cross-sectional survey and qualitative analysis of an Oxford cohort. BMC Medical Education (2018) 18:160

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