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Dr Matthew Ridd wins 2017 John Fry Award

22 July 2016

Dr Matthew Ridd, a practising GP and Consultant Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Academic Primary Care has been awarded the 2017 John Fry Award by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC). His work explores continuity of care and person-centred care, with a foundation in dermatological issues in general practice and wider primary care.

As well as highlighting the importance of his research, a panel of senior academics praised Dr Ridd’s leadership in a wide range of clinical and academic communities. 

He said: "I'm delighted and honoured to receive this award.  General Practice and primary care in the UK are the jewels in the NHS crown, and as such deserve the best evidence to support the complex and important work that the doctors and nurses working do every day.  My contribution, only possible through the many mentors and colleagues who have supported and work alongside me, is my small part towards this endeavour."

Professor Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The value of academic primary care can never  be underestimated. It is essential in progressing our profession in the best interests of our patients and keeping general practice sustainable for the future – that is what the John Fry award was created to recognise, and that is what Matthew has done. He is a very worthy winner and I look forward to seeing what comes next from him – congratulations on this excellent achievement”

The John Fry Award is presented to a practising GP, who is a College Member or Fellow, who has promoted the discipline of general practice through research and publishing and will be presented to Dr Ridd at the RCGP Spring General Meeting on 12 May 2017.

Further information

Further details can be found on the RCGP website by clicking here

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