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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.

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'.

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.

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.

Outstanding doctoral research award

Outstanding doctoral research award

Trainees Research

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."

Let's get digital

Let's get digital

Research Trainees Engagement Impact

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.

Roads to Recovery

Roads to Recovery

Research Trainees Impact

The NIHR Dissemination Centre launched the 'Roads to Recovery: Organisation and Quality of Stroke Services' themed review in Manchester on 4 April.

Royal College of General Practitioners fellowship awarded for significant contribution to general practice

Royal College of General Practitioners fellowship awarded for significant contribution to general practice

Publication Research Trainees

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.

#BeBoldForChange on International Women's Day 2017

#BeBoldForChange on International Women's Day 2017

Research Impact Trainees

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.

Skills training organised by students

Skills training organised by students

Research Trainees Event

Doctoral students from around the SPCR organised the first of an ongoing series of PhD training days on 21 February.

SPCR doctoral student presents AMR outcomes to DH Chief Scientific Adviser

SPCR doctoral student presents AMR outcomes to DH Chief Scientific Adviser

Trainees Engagement Impact Publication Research

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.

Australia to hear about novel ways to support carers of people with dementia

Australia to hear about novel ways to support carers of people with dementia

Engagement Trainees

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.

Enhancing communication in clinical settings

Enhancing communication in clinical settings

Research Trainees

DPhil student Charlotte Albury received a competitive ESRC bursary to attend an advanced training workshop in applied Conversation Analysis at Loughborough University from 2-3 February 2017.

Are long-term opioids linked to reproductive dysfunction in women?

Are long-term opioids linked to reproductive dysfunction in women?

Publication Trainees

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.

Best Poster Prize winner for SPCR trainee at NIHR 'Research leaders of the future' event

Best Poster Prize winner for SPCR trainee at NIHR 'Research leaders of the future' event

Research Event Engagement Impact Trainees

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.

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit

Publication Trainees

Jamie Hartmann-Boyce was lead author on a recently published updated NIHR Cochrane Review that provides an independent assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking.

Gaining career insights at the 2016 SPCR trainees' event

Gaining career insights at the 2016 SPCR trainees' event

Trainees Event Engagement Research

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.

Mini strokes could cause long-term anxiety, depression and fatigue

Mini strokes could cause long-term anxiety, depression and fatigue

Publication Research Trainees

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.

In recognition of contributions to college and university life

In recognition of contributions to college and university life

Trainees Event Publication

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.

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