Conference prizes for our members

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

SAPC Senior Investigator Research Prizes

Winners of the SAPC Senior Investigator Research Prizes will be eligible for a travel bursary, with the opportunity to present their work at a Distinguished Paper slot at the annual NAPCRGAAAPC or ASME conferences. These are important opportunities to showcase APC and SAPC.

You can indicate if you would like to be considered when you submit your abstract. 

SAPC Junior Research Prize

The winner of the SAPC Junior Investigator Research Prize will be eligible for a travel bursary.

To be considered, tick the box for "I am an early career academic" on the abstract submission form.

Distinguished Paper

The Distinguished Paper slots offer an opportunity for individuals to present their work in a plenary presentation to all conference attendees. 

Two Distinguished Paper prizes are awarded from the top 10 scoring abstracts.

These will be judged by the host scientific committee and SAPC Chair and winners will be notified in advance of the ASM.

Education Prize

The top 5 scoring abstracts with an education theme will be judged at the ASM.

Best Poster Prize

All posters presented are eligible.


Former prize winners


The winners were announced at the closing session of the SAPC ASM on Thursday 20th July 2023 - DoubleTree by Hilton Metropole Brighton

List of winners in 2023


The winners were announced at the closing session of the SAPC ASM on Wednesday 6th July 2022 - virtual conference

List of winners in 2022


The winners were announced at the closing session of the SAPC ASM on 1st July 2021 - virtual conference

List of winners in 2021


The conference was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic so no prizes were awarded


The winners were announced at the closing session of the SAPC ASM on Friday 5th July 2019 at the University of Exeter

List of winners in 2019


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

List of winners in 2018


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