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GP Journal Club re-launches on Twitter

5 September 2018

GP Journal Club (#gpjc) is a popular monthly discussion group on Twitter for academics, students and professionals with an interest in primary care. The club is re-launching on Sunday 9 September at 19:30 (BST), with the first tweet chat on the topic of resilience in primary care.

GPJournal Club (@GPJournalclub) was founded by Dr Lucy Pocock, who is Primary Care Research GP Career Progression Fellow at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol.

The club started in 2015 with 100 followers and now has over a thousand.

 “Using the #gpjc on Twitter, we discuss topical primary care relevant papers, guidelines, and editorials”, says Dr Pocock. “Each month we have a different co-chair, who chooses an article. We then set the date and time for a tweet chat.

“Anyone from around the world with an interest in primary care – and a Twitter account - can take part. I’m really excited to re-launch the club and hope to welcome many newcomers over the next few months.

“I’m also keen to hear from anyone who would like to chair a future chat, so please get in touch if this is something you would like to do.”

Details about forthcoming tweet chats, and information about how to take part, are available on the Centre for Academic Primary Care website.

Articles to read for the 9 September tweet chat on resilience, co-chaired by Dr Shibley Rahman, are also available on the website.

The second tweet chat is on 21 October. Professor Helen Atherton will co-chair a discussion of the recently published findings of the ‘3D Study’ which tested a new approach to caring for patients with multimorbidity in primary care.

GP Journal Club is hosted by the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol and supported by the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP).

Further information

For more information, see GP Journal Club or contact

About the Centre for Academic Primary Care

The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol is a leading centre for primary care research in the UK, one of nine forming the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. It sits within Bristol Medical School, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for population health research and teaching. Follow us on Twitter: @capcbristol.

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