Conference prizes for our members

We offer prizes each year to presenters at the annual scientific meeting.  The prize winners are announced in the closing session of the conference.

Prize 1 & 2 - Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) - Travel Prizes 

The winners will be selected from the highest scoring abstracts who are given oral presentations at the SAPC annual conference.

1. A junior prize - an early career prize of £500 for the winner to attend the NAPCRG conference and receive complimentary registration

2. A senior prize - a later career prize of a distinguished presentation slot at the NAPCRG conference and complimentary registration

You will be asked if you wish to be considered when you are notified of your abstract status (by the end of April)


Early career academics: for students, doctoral fellows or candidates within 5 years pro-rata of completing your PhD 

Senior career academics: 5 years or more full-time equivalent post-doctoral research experience.

Prize 3 - Best Presentation by an Early Career Academic

One Hundred Pounds (£100) is awarded for the best presentation by an early career researcher. To qualify, the main author and presenter should have no more than five years (whole time equivalent) research experience. Shortlisting for the prize will be based on the quality of submitted abstracts, and shortlisted presentations will be judged by a panel of senior academics.  

When submitting your abstract via the on-line form tick the box for "I am an early career academic" in the About you and your abstract section of the form.

Prize 4 - Best Presentation in Education

One Hundred Pounds (£100) is awarded for the best presentation focusing on education.  Shortlisting for the prize will be based on the quality of submitted abstracts, and shortlisted presentations will be judged by a panel of senior academics.

Presenters of the top scoring education abstracts in an oral session will be judged for the prize.

Prize 5 - Best Methodological Presentation

A prize of £100 will be given to the winner.

If you would like to be considered when submitting your abstract via the on-line form tick the box for "Methodologies: innovative methodologies" in the topic list.

Oral presentations whose abstracts were among the top 8 highest scorers in the innovative methodologies category will be judged at the SAPC annual scientific meeting.

The winner is announced in the closing session of the SAPC annual scientific meeting.

Prizes 6 & 7 - Poster Prizes

An award of seventy-five pound (£75) in book tokens is given to the two best posters at the conference.


Former prize winners


The winners were announced in the closing session of the SAPC ASM on Thursday 12th July 2018 at the Barbican Centre, London

NAPCRG/SAPC Senior Award

For presentation as a distinguished paper at NAPCRG 2018

Does a patient-centred approach improve outcomes for people with multimorbidity?  Pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial.

Chris Salisbury (Bristol)

NAPCRG/SAPC junior travel award

4E.5 General Practitioners’ knowledge of and attitude to assessment and management of pain in people with dementia

Aisling Jennings (University College Cork)

Education Prize

1A.6  Emotional responses from medical students provoked by professionalism issues in simulated primary care consultations

Neelam Parmar (Kings College London)

Early career prize

3B.1  How acceptable is a Culturally adapted Manual Assisted Problem solving (C-MAP) intervention for Self-Harm? A qualitative study.

Anna Taylor (Bristol)

Anna was also winner of the RCGP/SAPC elective prize last year and the work from this project was on display as poster 01

Primary Care patients’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs around the use of self-help strategies in the management of subthreshold depressive symptoms: a qualitative study.

Methodology Prize

1D.4  Implementation failure or intervention failure? Process evaluation findings from the 3D study

Cindy Mann (Bristol)

Poster prizes

Session 1 (Wednesday)

P1.39  Adherence to direct oral anticoagulants for non-valvular atrial fibrillation in real world settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Meredith Hawking (Queen Mary University London)

Session 2 (Thursday)

P2.18  How do homeless women conceptualise access to and experience of antenatal and postnatal care in Sheffield?

Anna Seddon (Sheffield)



The winners were announced in the closing session of the SAPC ASM on Friday 14th July 2017 at the University of Warwick


Junior prize: John Barber, UCL

Presentation: Facilitators and barriers to teaching undergraduate medical students in primary care: the GPs’ perspective

Senior prize: Louise Robinson, Newcastle

Presentation: The Newcastle 85+ study: healthcare use by the very old increase as they age – true or false?

Early career prize

Matthew Booker, Bristol

Presentation: Why do primary care problems result in contact with the ambulance service?  Findings from an ethnographic study

The education prize and poster prize competitions did not run in 2017.


The winners were announced in the closing session of the SAPC ASM on Friday 8th July 2016 in Dublin


Junior prize: Anders Prior, Aarhus University, Denmark

Presentation: Our perceived stress and multimorbidity associated with an increased risk of hospitalisations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions

Senior prize: Frances Mair, University of Glasgow

Presentation: What is the current state of digital health readiness in the UK: Findings from the delivering assistive living lifestyles at scale (Dallas) programme

Education prize

Sophie Park, University College London

Presentation: 4B.1/4 Patient participation in undergraduate medical education: development of an informative patient resource.

Early career prize

Veline L’Esperance, King’s College London

Presentation: Across-sectional study exploring the relationship between GP practice funding and practice achievement

Poster prizes

Presented by Rachel Spencer, University of Nottingham

Poster: P2.35 Retrospective review of prescriptions issued by GPs in Training

Presented by Emer Brangan and colleagues, University of Bristol

Poster: P2.42 How features of primary care influence self-referral to the Emergency Department.  A storyboard.


The winners were announced at the closing session on Friday 10th July 2015 in Oxford


Junior prize: Edward Tyrrell, University of Nottingham

Presentation: Changes in adolescent poisonings in the UK over the past 20 years: a population based cohort study

Senior prize: Nicola Wiles, University of Bristol

For her presentation of a follow up on the Cobalt Trial

Education prize: 

Kay Leedham-Green, King’s College London

Presentation: What are the learning needs of medical students when addressing obesity in a primary care consultation and how might they be addressed?

Early career prize

Puja Verma, Norwich Medical School

Presentation: Strategies to recruit and retain general practitioners: a systematic review

Poster prizes

Rebecca Porter, Lincoln

Presentation: Mr Grumpy becomes Mr Happy, Effective sleep treatment using Community Pharmacists

Maike Uijen, RCSI

Presentation: Impact analysis of clinical prediction rules relevant to primary care


The winners were announced at the closing session on Friday 11th July 2014 in Edinburgh

NAPCRG/SAPC travel award

Ruth Blackburn, University College London

Presentation: Patterns of statin prescribing for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in people with severe mental illness

Education prize

Russell Hearn, King's College London

Presentation: The use of a Simulated General Practice placement for undergraduate teaching.  Student perceptions of the benefits and drawbacks.

Early career prize

Fergus Hamilton, Bristol

Presentation: The risk of cancer in primary care patients with hypercalcaemia: a retrospective cohort study using electronic records.


NAPCRG/SAPC travel prize

Eliot Rees, Keele

Presentation: Undergraduate teaching in UK general practice: a complete national geographical picture

Education prize

Nicholas Fenlon, Irish College of GPs, Dublin

Presentation: Addressing suicide in primary care – an overview of the suicide prevention in primary care project

Early career prize

Matthew Booker, Bristol

Presentation: Exploring emergency ambulance use for primary care sensitive problems: results and reflections from a qualitative study

Poster prizes

Harry Longman, Patient Access

Presentation: How GP-patient continuity rises while average waiting days to see a GP falls to same day.  A whole system model and intervention are described.

Mark Porcheret, Keele

Presentation: Consulting for osteoarthritis: development and testing of criteria to rate video recorded consultations for osteoarthritis in primary care