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RCGP Research Paper of the Year Awards

RCGP Research Paper of the Year Awards

Publication Research Impact

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.

Contributing to ongoing research on childhood ezcema

Contributing to ongoing research on childhood ezcema

Research Impact

Studies conducted by Matthew Ridd, Miriam Santer, Beth Stuart and Ruth Baker all feature in the new NIHR Highlight on Childhood Eczema, published by the NIHR Dissemination Centre this month.

Trainees up their game with elevator pitches

Trainees up their game with elevator pitches

Research Trainees Event

Delegates were treated to three minute elevator pitches instead of the regular poster presentations in a new format and shift in gear for the SPCR's trainees' event.

£1.8 million funding for ambitious programme of systematic reviews

£1.8 million funding for ambitious programme of systematic reviews

Research Impact

A collaboration of nine member departments of the NIHR School of Primary Care Research has been awarded £1.8 million to undertake, develop the methods, and build capacity in systematic reviews covering priority areas in primary care.

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Publication Research

Lung cancer survivors who quit smoking within a year of diagnosis will live for longer than those who continue to smoke, according to new research led by the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham.

Eight priorities identified for tobacco control research

Eight priorities identified for tobacco control research

Publication Research

A new set of research priorities to support tobacco control will help ensure future research provides the greatest benefit to public health and value for money, according to an international group led by Oxford University researchers and funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research.

Improving the care of patients with HFpEF

Improving the care of patients with HFpEF

Research

Christi Deaton, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research at the University of Cambridge, will lead a new programme of research to improve the care of patients with a common form of heart failure called Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF).

Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease

Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease

Publication Research

Results from a School for Primary Care Research funded study published in JAMA today indicates that oral steroids should not be used to treat acute lower respiratory tract infection.

Relieving symptoms of acute respiratory tract infections with herbal alternative

Relieving symptoms of acute respiratory tract infections with herbal alternative

Research Publication

Andrographis Paniculata (A. Paniculata, Chuān Xīn Lián) appears beneficial and safe for relieving acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) symptoms and shortening time to symptom resolution, according to a systematic review led by University of Southampton.

New SPCR collaborative projects

New SPCR collaborative projects

Research

The School is pleased to announce that, after a very competitive round of applications and external review, the following projects successfully received funding for collaborative research in Funding Round 14. The School awarded £4,643,577 in total for the cross-departmental studies.

Pioneering Change: SAPC's 46th ASM

Pioneering Change: SAPC's 46th ASM

Research Trainees Event

Another year down and another fantastic turnout for the SPCR at SAPC. The University of Warwick hosted the 46th SAPC ASM from 12-14 July. By all accounts it resulted in lively talks and debate around key issues affecting the primary care environment under the theme 'Pioneering Change'.

We need your input!

We need your input!

Engagement Impact Research

For the INVOLVE standards consultation

Delegates meet in Prague for WONCA 2017

Delegates meet in Prague for WONCA 2017

Research Event

The World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) Europe conference was held in the beautiful city of Prague this year and attended by several thousand family doctors from around the world.

From the West Midlands to Madrid: Flying the research flag at EULAR

From the West Midlands to Madrid: Flying the research flag at EULAR

Research Event Engagement

The 18th Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) celebrated its 70th anniversary with a second visit to the beautiful city of Madrid on the 14-17 June, where several researchers from Keele University’s Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences braved the scorching temperatures to showcase their dedication to the research of inflammatory conditions.

Newcastle receives £1.7m from Alzheimer's Society

Newcastle receives £1.7m from Alzheimer's Society

Research Impact

Alzheimer’s Society has committed almost £1.7m to Newcastle University, as part of its biggest single investment in dementia care research.

Another School member scoops Yvonne Carter Award

Another School member scoops Yvonne Carter Award

Research Trainees Engagement

Congratulations to Dr Nathan Davies, SPCR Fellow at University College London, who is this year's winner of the prestigious Yvonne Carter Award. The award is co-presented by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC). It recognises the contributions of early career researchers in advancing the discipline of academic primary care through research.

The 'One in a million' archive supports a range of  health-related communications research

The 'One in a million' archive supports a range of health-related communications research

Publication Research

Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) have created a unique archive of 300 video-taped GP-patient consultations that are now available for research and education purposes.

New posts at the CanTest Collaborative

New posts at the CanTest Collaborative

Research

Clinical Research Fellow & Research Associate

Teaching and training for general practice

Teaching and training for general practice

Research Trainees

Using a Dutch success story as a point of reference, Professor Harm van Marwijk looks at the academic general practice setting in the UK, where he is now based. He reflects on key lessons to be learnt in the UK including the importance of relationship building, open conversations and personal continuity.

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