18 July 2017
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'.
23 June 2017
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.
11 May 2017
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.
11 April 2017
Dr Abi Methley, Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Manchester, received the 2016 Emerald and EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for her School funded research "Health care services for multiple sclerosis: The experiences of people with multiple sclerosis and health care professionals."
10 April 2017
The NIHR encourages you to “get digital” with the launch of the Let’s Get Digital Competition on 6 April 2017. The competition is designed to recognise those people involved in NIHR research using video, photography, websites, infographics and online communities to promote research.
Royal College of General Practitioners fellowship awarded for significant contribution to general practice
9 March 2017
Dr Toby Helliwell, recipient of a two year SPCR GP Career Progression Award in 2013, has been awarded a Royal College of General Practitioners fellowship.
7 March 2017
This year International Women's Day is being celebrated under the banner of 'Be bold for change'. Universities around the country are taking part in celebrations to promote the delivery of equality for women and to forge a better working world with gender inclusivity.
6 February 2017
Ashley Bryce communicated her research on anti-microbial resistance in children with urinary tract infections to Professor Chris Whitty, the Department of Health's Chief Scientific Adviser, at the University of Bristol, on 23 January.
3 February 2017
Dr Nathan Davies, SPCR Fellow at UCL, has been asked to spend a month in Australia, presenting his work on dementia and end-of-life-care.
3 January 2017
A systematic review published in Pain has found mixed evidence in the 12 papers reviewed of the link between long-term opioids in women with chronic non-cancer pain and reproductive dysfunction in women.
8 December 2016
The NIHR Trainees Co-ordinating Centre held it's 10th Annual NIHR Trainee Meeting 'Research leaders of the future' on 6-7 December, where SPCR GPCP trainee Dr Shoba Poduval won Best Poster Prize.
27 September 2016
The annual trainees’ event was well supported this year with over 70 delegates attending a range of talks and poster presentations at the two day meeting on 19 and 20 September.
21 July 2016
Fleeting ‘mini-strokes’ suffered by 50,000 Britons a year may have a long-lasting impact, experts warn. Mini-strokes, also called transient ischaemic attacks or TIAs, are usually considered a short-term issue and are often dismissed as exhaustion, a migraine or a ‘funny turn’. When they are taken seriously at all, it is usually because they can be a warning sign that a major stroke is on the way.
29 June 2016
Ben Fletcher, SPCR trainee at the University of Oxford, was presented with a Nautilus Award by Green Templeton College on 25 June. The award recognises his outstanding contributions to college and university life, in particular his publication record, conference presentations, and competitive selection for the TUTOR-PHC (Transdisciplinary Understandings and Training on Research Primary Health Care) programme.