NIHR School for Primary Care Research October news update
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A decade of research: contributing to the evidence base for primary care

A one day showcase will be held at the Wellcome Collection on 22 November 2016 to mark the ten year anniversary of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.View the programme.

Milestone moment for Keele's Research User Group

The Research User's Group (RUG) based at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. Held on 22 September, the event brought together patients, researchers, charity representatives and Patient and Publice Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) champions from all over the UK and Europe to hear about its achievements and the future of PPIE. A blog written by support worker Laura Campbell is available here.

Images courtesy of the Research User's Group

School members win RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award

A publication by School members at the Universities of Manchester, Keele and Southampton was awarded the prestigious Research Paper of the Year Award (2015) by the RCGP in London on 28 September.

The publication ‘Non-disclosure of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care and the limits of instrumental rationality in chronic illness self-management’, published in Social Science & Medicine, was recognised as an 'exceptional piece of research relating to general practice and primary care'. The research was funded by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Greater Manchester, the project and resulting

RCGP press release 
University of Manchester press release.
Applications are now open for three year doctoral studies across the nine SPCR departments.

Application deadline: Midday, Friday 6 January 2017. 
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Mairead Murphy (University of Bristol) has submitted her PhD entitled: Development of a patient-reported outcome measure for primary care. Mairead was supervised by Chris Salisbury and Sandra Hollinghurst (Bristol).

Catherine Woods (University of Southampton) passed her viva on 28 September for her PhD entitled: A Conversation Analytic Examination of Cancer Helpline Talk. Catherine was supervised by Geraldine Leydon (Southampton) and Paul Drew (Loughborough).

George Lewith (University of Southampton) and an international working group have had a proposal accepted to be put forward for an award worth 49,220 Euros by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) . The working group consists of lead applicant Erik Baars from the Louis Bolk Institute in the Netherlands and collaborators from the UK, Germany, Switzerland and France. They will be developing a strategic approach to the ‘Appropriate use of antibiotics: the role of CAM treatment strategies’.
Laura Campbell, Keele University 
Milestone moment for Keele’s Research User Group

Morag Farquhar, University of Cambridge
Taking action to support carers of patients with breathlessness: update on research at the Primary Care Unit

Writing Qualitative Research: A Masterclass led by Professor David Silverman

A one day masterclass on writing qualitative research will be led by Professor David Silverman.  Designed for ECRs as well as PhD students, the Masterclass is an opportunity to learn how to build theory from data and how to do credible qualitative research.  The masterclass will include lectures and practical sessions, as well as a limited number of one-to-one supervisions.
News and funding opportunities from NIHR

Appointment of GP to Pancreatitis Guideline Committee

NICE are looking for a full member of the Guideline Committee who will attend meetings and contribute throughout guideline development. The member will work in collaboration with the Developer (NGC), Chair and other members of the guideline committee (GC) over a period of approximately two years to produce service guidance on pancreatitis on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Further information on the NICE guideline: Pancreatitis: diagnosis and management final scope

Contact Project Manager Tamara Diaz for more information or 020 3075 1276


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