Research Awards

The RCGP is pleased to offer the opportunity to apply for several awards. These awards celebrate research, innovation and audit and promote them to GPs and the wider primary healthcare community.

RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award 

The Research Paper of the Year (RPY) award gives recognition to an individual or group of researchers who have undertaken and published an exceptional piece of research relating to general practice or primary care.

The overall winner is selected from winning research papers from the following categories:

  • Category 1: Cancer
  • Category 2: CVD, Renal, Respiratory, Oral, ENT & Ophthalmology
  • Category 3: Children, Reproduction, Genetics, Infections
  • Category 4: Neurology, Mental Health and Dementia 
  • Category 5: Health Service Delivery and Public Health (includes generic primary care topics)
  • Category 6: Endocrinology (inc Diabetes), Gastroenterology, Musculoskeletal and Trauma, and Dermatology 

 

Winners of Research Paper of the Year 2016 (awarded in 2017) are:

Category 1: Cancer
Lim AW, Landy R, Castanon A, Hollingworth A, Hamilton W, Dudding N, et al. Cytology in the diagnosis of cervical cancer in symptomatic young women: a retrospective review. The British journal of general practice: the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 2016;66(653):e871-e9.

Category 2: CVD, Renal, Respiratory, Oral, ENT & Ophthalmology
Jordan RE, Adab P, Sitch A, Enocson A, Blissett D, Jowett S, et al. Targeted case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease versus routine practice in primary care (TargetCOPD): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Respiratory medicine. 2016;4(9):720-30.

Category 3: Children, Reproduction, Genetics, Infections
Hay AD, Sterne JA, Hood K, Little P, Delaney B, Hollingworth W, et al. Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children in Primary Care: Results from the DUTY Prospective Diagnostic Cohort Study. Annals of family medicine. 2016;14(4):325-36.

Category 4: Neurology, Mental Health and Dementia
Wiles NJ, Thomas L, Turner N, Garfield K, Kounali D, Campbell J, et al. Long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for treatment-resistant depression in primary care: follow-up of the CoBalT randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Psychiatry. 2016;3(2):137-44.

Category 5: Health Service Delivery and Public Health (includes generic primary care topics)
Dreischulte T, Donnan P, Grant A, Hapca A, McCowan C, Guthrie B. Safer Prescribing--A Trial of Education, Informatics, and Financial Incentives. The New England journal of medicine. 2016;374(11):1053-64.

Category 6: Endocrinology (inc Diabetes), Gastroenterology, Musculoskeletal and Trauma, and Dermatology
Muller S, Hider SL, Helliwell T, Lawton S, Barraclough K, Dasgupta B, et al. Characterising those with incident polymyalgia rheumatica in primary care: results from the PMR Cohort Study. Arthritis research & therapy. 2016;18:200.

Research Paper of the Year 2016 Overall Winner:
Wiles NJ, Thomas L, Turner N, Garfield K, Kounali D, Campbell J, et al. Long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for treatment-resistant depression in primary care: follow-up of the CoBalT randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Psychiatry. 2016;3(2):137-44.

More information about this award and inclusions within categories can be found here.

This award is not restricted to members of the RCGP.

For further information please email RPY@rcgp.org.uk or phone 020 3188 7594.

RCGP and NIHR Clinical Research Network Research Awards

The call for applications is now closed.

These awards, run in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for members of the College, recognise research active NHS GPs and general practices that are demonstrating excellence and innovation in delivering NIHR research.

The 2017 winners are:

  • First5® award – Dr Christopher Newark, a GP in Buckden  
  • Practice award – Bovey Tracey & Chudleigh Practice, Devon

Applicants were required to outline their contribution to NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies with particular weight being attached to:

  • the range and number of patients in NIHR Clinical Research Network studies;
  • how patients have been engaged and informed of new opportunities to participate in clinical research;
  • the contribution made to the delivery of studies;
  • innovative methods of study delivery.

As part of the application process the applicants had to set out what activities they planned to carry out in the future to improve research delivery.

The awards were presented during the RCGP Annual Conference on 14 October in Liverpool.

 

Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher 2017

The annual Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher, presented jointly by the RCGP and the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), recognises the contributions of earlier career researchers in advancing the discipline of academic primary care through research.

An annual award of £1000 is offered to support the international development of promising researchers in primary care. It is intended to enable the award winner to have the opportunity to develop international networks and partnerships by meeting and collaborating with researchers in other countries or attending and presenting work at an international research meeting.

Professor Yvonne Carter CBE was an outstanding and inspirational leader who had a remarkable impact on academic general practice and this award was instituted to commemorate her outstanding contribution to primary care research.

For further information, please contact the CIRC team at SFB@rcgp.org.uk or phone 020 3188 7594.

 

 

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