Setting research priorities in primary care - views from the coal-face

Date22 March 2018
Duration1 day
Start Time09:00
End Time17:00
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, GP Trainer or educator, Medical student, First5, Nurse, Physician assistant, Practice manager, Practice nurse, Retired GP, Pharmacist



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Although over 90% of patient contacts within the NHS occur in primary care, the relevance and applicability of research findings and guidelines to front-line primary care practice is highly variable. Input from those working on the front-line can help close the gap between evidence, clinical practice and service delivery. That's why we are asking you - as primary care clinicians and commissioners - to make your voice heard on what is important to you when it comes to setting the direction of research.

The purpose of this symposium is to bring together front-line GPs and other primary care professionals (including nurses, practice managers and AHPs) as well as NHS commissioners and primary care academics to identify and prioritise topics where further evidence is urgently required and would make a difference.

Do join us if you are a:

  • front-line clinician
  • NHS commissioner
  • involved in local service redesign and workforce planning
  • researcher
  • research commissioner. You may get some interesting research ideas!      

We want to hear from you!

If unable to attend the event but you have ideas and you would like to contribute to the discussion, please feel free to complete our brief survey at:

The event is organised by Queen Mary University of London, hosted by RCGP London and funded by NIHR.

VenueRoyal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB
Maximum capacity70
Phone0203 188 7405
Faculty/DepartmentRCGP London, NW London Faculty, North East London Faculty, South London Faculty

Course programme

09:00-09:30 Registration and refreshments
09:30-10:00 Bridging the gap between evidence and practice
10:00-10:30 From idea to research: the basics of formulating research questions
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 Round table discussion: brainstorming and prioritising research ideas
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Presentation of research ideas
15:00-15:30 Voting for the top research ideas
15:30-16:00 Next steps and closing remarks
16:00-17:00 Drinks reception and socialising


  • Hearing Loop
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-fi


Dr Victoria Tzortziou-Brown, GP and NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Blizard Institute, QMUL and RCGP London Chair.


Professor Clare Wilkinson, GP and Professor of Primary Care, North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, NIHR HTA Primary Care Community and Preventive Interventions Panel Chair.


Dr Kamal Mahtani, GP and Clinical Scientist in Evidence Based Medicine, Director MSc EBHC Systematic Reviews, Deputy Director Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.


Dr Geoff Wong, GP and Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.


Professor Azeem Majeed, GP and Professor of Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London..


Professor Roger Jones, Editor, British Journal of General Practice & BJGP Open


Professor Philip Evans, GP and National Speciality Lead  for Primary Care and Cluster Lead CRN National Specialty Hub C (Kings College London) for Primary Care; Mental Health; Public Health and Dermatology 

Dr Thomas Round, GP and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King's College London

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