Seminars and Events

Current Seminars

Aim:To provide a forum for departmental staff to share and learn about current research developments.


  • To provide an opportunity for speakers (internal and external) to  present work to the department.
  • To provide a space for staff to present research work in progress.
  • To generate and facilitate discussion and sharing of ideas about research substantive topics and methodologies.
  • To critique and develop research in an informal and supportive environment.

Timetable for 2016/2017 Seminars

Date Unit Responsible Title Day
21st November 2016 BRHS Physical activity: patterns and promotion across the lifespan Monday
16th January 2017 Infection Sexual health promotion research at Public Health England Monday 
6th March 2017  PhD Upgrade Missed opportunities for the diagnosis of malaria in Primary Care Monday  
15th March 2017  PhD Upgrade The public health potential of currently available mobile health applications for increasing physical activity Wednesday 
4th May 2017  Clinical Epidemiology and Electronic Health Records Research Communicating risks and evidence to patients in a clear and balanced way Thursday
18th May 2017  External speaker NoCLoR. Title TBC Thursday
20th June 2017  External speaker Facilitating sexual health discussions in primary care with older Australians: Health practitioner perspectives Tuesday
3rd July 2017  External speaker Open access compliance  Monday 
21st July 2017 CAPS Challenges in delivering Innovative interventions for dementia Friday
31st July 2017  Health Improvement  TBC Monday 
16th August 2017  E-Health Development of a model of service delivery to standardise anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation in the NHS and testing the feasibility of an E-Health intervention to support delivery of this model Wednesday 
21st September 2017  Teaching  TBC Thursday 
16th October 2017  Mental Health  TBC Monday 
20th November 2017  BRHS  TBC Thursday 
14th December 2017  CAPS  TBC

PRIMENT Seminars

PhD Upgrade Seminars

Date & Time: Thursday 20th July 2017. 10am

Speaker: Sheren Batayneh

Venue: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, PCPH

Abstract: According to the IDF (International Diabetes Federation) Diabetes Atlas 2015, the global number of adults with diabetes in 2015 is estimated to be 415 million, and this is projected to reach 642 million in 2040. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is high in Jordan (19.7%). It has increased dramatically over the last three decades, probably due to the population growth, changes in nutrition and the increase in obesity and physical inactivity. The government of Jordan recognizes that high prevalence of diabetes and the increased risk of complications have created a heavy financial and social burden. The need for effective interventions to treat the disease is necessary to combat the growing problem. The most effective type of dietary intervention is not clear. In most cases of T2DM, dietary interventions are associated with better glycaemic control. 

Aim: The overall aim of the project is to develop an intervention for people with diabetes in the NCDEG settings in Jordan.

This PhD project has 2 main parts; the first part is systematic review of dietary interventions for type 2 diabetes patients in low and middle-income countries, to investigate interventions’ effect on the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus and identify probable ‘active components’ associated with effective interventions. The Second part is qualitative work that further explores effective health promotion components from the perspectives of patients and healthcare professionals; using focus groups and semi-structured interviews.

Date & Time: Thursday 3rd August 2017. 12.30 - 2.00pm

Speaker: Shoba Poduval

Venue: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, PCPH

Title: Online self-management education for type 2 diabetes 

Background: The number of people living with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is growing. Structured education reduces the risk of complications, and it is NHS policy that newly diagnosed patients are referred to a structured education programme. Uptake to group-based courses is low. The internet could help surmount barriers to accessing education. HeLP-Diabetes: Starting Out is an online structured education programme for T2DM.

Aim: The overall aim of the thesis is to develop, optimise and evaluate an online structured education programme for people newly diagnosed with T2DM called HeLP-Diabetes: Starting Out.

Methods: The thesis involves four studies using mixed methods. Study 1 is an evaluation of the first iteration of the programme. Study 2 is a revision of the programme and evaluation of the second iteration. Study 3 is a study of strategies to reduce patient attrition between registration and completion of the programme. Study 4 is an analysis of usage data to compare webpage visits between different patient groups.

Results: Evaluation of the programme showed that online structured education is feasible, and that a wide demographic can use the programme. Patients who complete the programme may improve their self-efficacy (self-confidence in self-management) and emotional distress. Problems with uptake and patient attrition need to be addressed.

Discussion: The results of the four studies will inform recommendations on strategies for improving adherence to a fully optimised programme suitable for a Phase 3 Randomised Controlled Trial.

GP Tutors Annual Conference 2018

"Quality in General Practice Education"

Date:   Friday 16th March 2018

Venue: The Atrium, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2PF

For queries please contact Carol Lynch

2017 conference page

Previous Seminars

Timetable for 2015/2016 Seminars

Date Unit Responsible Title Day
17th September 2015 E-Health Alcohol Help Centre and Check Your Drinking: Can they reduce hazardous drinking in the UK? Thursday
19th October 2015 Teaching Undergraduate Medical Education in Israel. The views of an international Review Team Monday
29th October 2015 Central Services  Introduction to Information Governance Services Thursday
19th November 2015 CAPS Developing a complex behaviour change intervention for older people using 'co-design' methods: the experiences of the HomeHealth study Thursday
8th January 2016 Priment Increased mortality associated with weekend hospital admission: a case for expanded seven day services? An analysis of 2013/14 data Friday
14th January 2016  Royal Free R&D  Overview of HRA changes to research approvals Thursday 
21st January 2016  Madingley dry run  TBC  Thursday 
15th February 2016 BRHS Physical activity in the elderly: new findings from the British Regional Heart Study Monday
17th March 2016 Methodology Patient and public involvement in health research Thursday
18th April 2016 Mental Health How can we encourage more smokers to seek help? The start2quit randomised trial Monday
19th May 2016 ISL Exploring the Regulatory Impact of Medical Revalidation in the United Kingdom - Findings from a Profession Wide Survey Thursday
21st June 2016 E-Health HeLP Diabetes Tuesday 
19th July 2016  External speaker  The challenges of developing and implementing effective family medicine in the occupied Palestinian territories Tuesday 
26th July 2016  E-Health  I-DECIDE Tuesday 
19th September 2016  Teaching  Patient and public engagement in UK medical education (or the rocky road to a Doctorate in Education) Monday 
20th October 2016  CAPS  The aftermath of the Liverpool Care Pathway - developing heuristics (rules-of-thumb) for practitioners making end of life decisions for people with dementia Thursday 

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