GP Journal Club (@GPjournalclub)

Welcome to GP Journal Club

GP Journal Club (#gpjc) uses Twitter to discuss primary care relevant research, guidelines, and editorials. 

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 can take part.

Our aim is to harness the power of social media to:

  • facilitate discussion of topical issues
  • encourage international collaboration, and
  • promote evidence-based practice.

All contributors are welcome!

The 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).

If you’re interested in how we got started, see this article in BJGP Life.

Recent and forthcoming tweet chats

Click on the titles for links to articles to be discussed, transcripts of the chats (after they've happened) and other relevant links.


Sunday 17 September 2023, 19:00-20:00 (BST):
Sleep restriction therapy in primary care - Co-chair: Dr Samuel Finnikin (@sfinnikin)

Sunday 5 March 2023, 19:00-20:00 (GMT):
Video consultations in primary care - Co-chair: Dr Richard Darnton (@DrDarnton)

Sunday 12 February 2023, 19:00-20:00 (GMT): 
NICE Depression Guidance - what's new? - Co-chair: Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham (@CizCG)

Sunday 22 January 2023, 19:00-20:00 (GMT): 
Effectiveness of mRNA-1273, BNT162b2, and BBIBP-CorV vaccines against infection and mortality in children in Argentina - Co-chair: Professor Azeem Majeed (@Azeem_Majeed)


Sunday 21 November 2021, 18:00 (GMT)
Disruption as opportunity: Impacts of an organizational health equity intervention in primary care clinics - Co-chair: Dr Lucy Potter (@DrLucypotter)

Sunday 20 June 2021, 19:00 (BST)
Which patients miss appointments and why - Co-chair: Prof Carolyn Chew-Graham (@CizCG)

Sunday 28 March 2021, 19;00 (BST)
The impact of patient factors on excess mortality during the first COVID peak - Co-chair: Greg Irving (@gregjirving)

Sunday 17 January 2021, 19:00 (GMT)
Changing media depictions of remote consulting in COVID-19: analysis of UK newspapers - Co-chair: Ben Bowers (@Ben_Bowers__)

Break due to the coronavirus pandemic


Sunday 22 September 2019, 20:00-21:00 (BST) 
Management of depression and referral of older people to psychological therapies - Co-chair: Dr Nadia Llanwarne (@nadiallanwarne)

Sunday 3 March 2019 19:30-20:30 (GMT)
Low carbohydrate diets and their impact on consultation techniques for people with type 2 diabetes: Co-chair Dr Ishani Patel (@drishanipatel)

Sunday 10 February 2019 19:30-20:30 (GMT)
Mortality, morbidity and missed appointments: Co-chair Dr Natasha Usher (@natashaeusher)


Sunday 16 December 2018 19:30-20:30 (GMT)
Cancer diagnosis and safety-netting in primary care: Co-chair Dr Jamie Hynes (@ArtfulDoctor)

Sunday 11 November 2018 19:30-20:30 (GMT)
RCP 'Talking about dying' report: Chair Dr Lucy Pocock (@drpoco

Sunday 21 October 2018 19:30-20:30 (BST)
The '3D Study': Co-chair Professor Helen Atherton (@H_Atherton

Sunday 9 September 2018 19:30-20:30 (BST)
Resilience in primary care: Co-chair Dr Shibley Rahman (@dr_shibley

How to take part

Want to know more about how to take part? See How to participate (PDF, 111kB) for hints and tips.

Fancy co-chairing?

Being a co-chair is a great way to share your knowledge on a topic, gain CPD, brush up on your critical appraisal skills and is great fun! Anyone can volunteer, regardless of your background. We are always on hand to help during the chat. If you want to know more about what’s involved, then see How to be a co-chair (PDF, 202kB). If you would like to volunteer or find out more about what's involved, contact


Dr Lucy Pocock, Primary Care Research GP Career Progression Fellow, Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol


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