News

September 2017

July 2017

  • The Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health is pleased to offer a prize for the Research Paper of the Year 2016. The Research Paper of the Year award recognises an individual or group of people from the UCL Department Primary Care and Population Health who have published an exceptional piece of research relating to primary care and/or population health. The award will be judged by a panel.  Deadline for submissions: Friday 1st September 2017 at 12 noon. 
  • Congratulations to Fiona Hamilton who has been appointed our new Clinical Lecturer. Fantastic news!
  • Academic Clinical Fellow was awarded awarded the prestigious NAPCRG/SAPC* Early Career Award for his presentation ” Facilitators and barriers to teaching undergraduate medical students in primary care: The GPs’ perspective” at the SAPC Annual Scientific Meeting in Warwick. Abstract available at: https://sapc.ac.uk/conference/2017/abstract/facilitators-and-barriers-teaching-undergraduate-medical-students-primary
  • Irene Petersen and colleagues have secured a Beacon Bursery to explore Psychotropic medication in pregnancy – translation of evidence into practice, with pregnant mothers.

May 2017

  • Congratualtions to Nathan Davies he has been awarded the RCGP Yvonne Carter Award for outstanding new researcher. Read his interview with the RCGP on their ◦website
  • Congratulations to Kingshuk Pal who has been appointed as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer

February 2017

  • Departmental work on dementia care funded by the Alzheimer's Society, Marie Curie and NIHR School for Primary Care Research is being disseminated across Australia by Nathan Davies- read more about it on the SPCR website.
  • Congratulations to Dr Fiona Stevenson who is now Co-director of the eHealth Unit

January 2017

  • Congratulations to Dr Hazel Gilbert and her team who have had their start2quit trial findings published in The Lancet. "Effectiveness of personalised risk information and taster sessions to increase the uptake of smoking cessation services (Start2quit): a randomised controlled trial". View article

October 2016

  • Many congratulations to Prof Martin Marshall who has just been elected as Vice Chair of Council for the RCGP
  • Congratulations to our new doctors! Kethakie Lamahewa and Ghadah Alkhaldi all passed their PhDs with minor correction! Congratulations Dr Lamahewa and Dr Alkhaldi

May 2016

  • We have a brand new Doctor, Sheena Gawler from CAPS successfully defended her PhD thesis on therapist effects from the ProAct 65+ trial. Congratulations Dr Gawler.
  • Jamie Ross has been awarded an NIHR School for Primary Care Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the same week as submitting her PhD thesis, congratulations Jamie.
  • The HomeHealth study from the CAPS team has recruited to target! Congratulations to Kalpa Kharicha, Rachael Frost, Eleanor Tildesley and Anne Marie Taylor.
  • Kingshuk Pal has just had an essay published in the Lancet, a reflection of a patient consultation, very interesting, go take a read, View Article.
  • Another fantastic editorial this month from Louise Marston in the BMJ on the Pursuit of truly independent data monitoring committees in research View article.
  • Great Success from Joe Rosenthal and team with their editorial of How can medical schools encourage students to choose general practice as a career? View article. This has also been highlighted in GP magazine this week view article.
  • Congratulations to Amber Appleton, who gave birth on the 10th May to a healthy baby boy weighing 7lb 4oz and named Elijah.
  • Brilliant news that Anita Berlin who has this week been awarded her EdD from the UCL Institute of Education. Her thesis focused on public engagement in UK medical education. Anita is the first in the department to gain an EdD. Congratulations to Anita!
  • Great news Dr Fiona Hamilton has won an NSPCR funded place on the Oxford International Leadership Programme. Congratulations Fiona!
  • Congraulations to Ann Liljas and the team in CAPS and BHRS for their new publication 'Hearing impairment and incident disability and all-cause mortality in older British community-dwelling men'
    in Age and Ageing.

April 2016

  • Congratulations to Emma Dunphy and Ann Liljas who both completed a Marathon this month! Find out about their experience in our blog.
  • Nathan Davies and Steve Iliffe were awarded with letter of the week in The BMJ with their letter on why end of life care for people with dementia is different View article.

January 2016

December 2015

  • New article published with BMJ Open explores the experiences of junior doctors managing medically unexplained symptoms. View article.
  • Congratulations to Gotaro Kojima and the CAPS team for their publication in BMC Geriatrics looking at frailty as a prediction of short term incidence of future falls in community dwelling older people. View article.