The RCGP John Fry Award is presented to a GP whose work promotes the discipline of General Practice through research. The 2017 winner has been announced as Dr Matthew Ridd from the University of Bristol. Matt is a member of SAPC, and chairs the SAPC Dermatology SIG.
The 5th annual SAPC Dangerous Ideas soapbox saw 6 speakers propose a range of ideas to improve primary care.These included the reorganisation of community pharmacy together with the reinstatement of generalist leadership. Offered alongside partly-tongue-in-cheek critiques of current opiod prescribing, care for the homeless, shared decision making and 'moaning' GPs. The six speakers pitched their ideas to a lively SAPC audience who voted for the introduction of a new Amazon-esque style approach to medicines management! (Almost...) Next year''s Dangerous Ideas soapbox will be held at the ASM in Warwick.