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Multiple awards for CAPC at the RCGP Annual Conference 2019

30 October 2019

Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) have scooped awards at this year’s Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Annual Conference.

The Research Paper of the Year was awarded to Professor Miriam Santer from the University of Southampton for a BMJ paper on the BATHE Study, which found that pouring emollient additives into the bath do not add any benefit over standard management. The study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme and was conducted with CAPC’s Dr Matthew Ridd, in partnership with Cardiff University and the University of Nottingham. Find out more about the research.

CAPC’s Professor Chris Salisbury was the joint winner in the Health Service Research category for a paper published in The Lancet on the 3D Study, the largest ever trial of an intervention to improve care for people with multimorbidity. The study trialled a patient-centred approach to caring for patients with multiple long-term conditions in primary care. It found that while the intervention improved patients’ experience of their care, it did not improve patients’ health-related quality of life. Find out more about the research.

Research by CAPC’s Professor David Kessler was runner-up in the Clinical Research category for a paper published in the BMJ. The paper presented the results of a trial that looked at the effectiveness of adding mirtazapine to an SSRI or SNRI in patients who remain depressed after at least six weeks of conventional (SSRI or SNRI) antidepressant treatment. The combination was found to be no more effective in improving depression than placebo. Find out more about the research.

Dr Zoe Brown, Teaching Fellow at Bristol Medical School won highly commended for her poster entitled ‘What do medical school students expect from primary care teaching?’.

Professor John Macleod and Dr Katrina Turner, joint Heads of the CAPC at the University of Bristol, said: “The RCGP conference, is a key event for GPs and practice team colleagues, showcasing the latest clinical and policy developments across the UK. The standard of research considered for the Research Paper of the Year awards is extremely high and we are immensely proud of colleagues who have had their work recognised by peers in this way.”

“We are also delighted that Bristol Medical School students won the award for GP Society of the Year at the conference. We have a really active student body who are committed to promoting general practice within the University and beyond. It’s great also to see recognition for Dr Zoe Brown’s research on teaching academic primary care. These awards show the breadth and the depth of primary care research and teaching here at Bristol Medical School.”

The RCGP conference took place in Liverpool on 24-26 October this year.

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About the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol

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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