Dublin 2016

45th annual scientific meeting

6th–8th July 2016 at Dublin Castle

Conference chair: Professor Tom Fahey, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

This year's conference at Dublin Castle was attended by just over 380 delegates.  The SAPC annual conference brings together researchers and educators from the primary care community to showcase their latest studies on any aspect or issues relating to primary care. This is a great opportunity for participants to share work, join the conversation and shape the future of primary care. 

View videos of the keynote talks: Prof Margaret Cupples, Prof Chris Dowrick (3rd Helen Lester Memorial Lecture), Prof Matthias Egger, Prof Theo Verheij

View videos of the prize session: Dr Kamal Mahtani, Dr Dee Mangin, Dr Jennifer Walker

View videos of the presentations of distinction - selected from the highest scoring abstracts: Dr Veline L'Esperance, Prof Frances Mair

Read CMAJ's fantastic round up of a sparkling 2016 Conference at Dublin Castle

The Dangerous Ideas soapbox once again offered a sparkling array of ideas. The vote was one this year by Anthony Chuter – a patient member of SAPC who argued that we should replace community pharmacy provision with an Amazon-style delivery system! (Well, not quite – a full report from Anthony to follow…)

Prize winners were announced in the closing session.


The conference programme can still be viewed and you can create your own personal programme of parallel oral and elevator pitch sessions. 

Other meetings that were held during the conference:

Abstracts were submitted for inclusion in the programme as oral presentations including panel sessions, elevator pitchesposters, workshops and dangerous ideas

Social programme

The social programme started with a welcome drinks reception in College Hall at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on Wednesday 6th July and continued with the conference dinner in the spectacular Round Room at The Mansion House on Thursday 7th July 2016 and included optional activites and special performances throughout the conference.

Pre-conference workshops

SAPC pre-conference workshop "Preparing for your fellowship interview" took place on Wednesday 6th July from 10.30 to 12.30.


The registration fees and the terms and conditions can be found here

Thank you to everyone who participated. 



Helen Lester Memorial Lecture - Suffering and Hope
Cardiovascular disease: non pharmacological prevention
Bad science or bad behaviour? The reporting of medical research
Patient safety issues and infectious disease
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Day 1 : Wednesday 6th July


Learning disabilities - special interest group


Registration opens


Pre-conference workshop 2 - Preparing for your fellowship interview


Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and SAPC mentors meeting




Welcome and opening session including Plenary 1: Professor Margaret Cupples "Cardiovascular disease: non pharmacological intervention"

1A Multimorbidity Main Hall Emma Wallace 6 talks
1A.1 Mapping of UK initiatives for the multimorbidity patient Jose Martinez Valderas Full abstract
1A.2 Are perceived stress and multimorbidity associated with an increased risk of hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions? Anders Prior Full abstract
1A.3 Interventions targeted at primary care practitioners to improve the identification and referral of adults with co-morbid obesity: a realist review David Nicholas Blane Full abstract
1A.4 Integrating Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) into routine primary care for patients with multimorbidity: A feasibility study Ian Porter Full abstract
1A.5 Socio-demographic and lifestyle determinants of multimorbidity ten years later in older people: a prospective cohort study Jose M Valderas Full abstract
1A.6 The association of clinical outcomes with patient satisfaction: A cross sectional study of patients with long term conditions Charlotte Weston Full abstract
1B Infectious disease Poddle Akke Vellinga 6 talks
1B.1 Predicting adverse outcome from lower respiratory tract infection in primary care: The 3C cohort study of LRTI in primary care Michael Moore Full abstract
1B.2 The impact of an immediate or delayed antibiotic prescription on reconsultations, hospital admission and death for LRTI Paul Little Full abstract
1B.3 Clinician views of antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections (RTI) 2012 cf. 2015: Changing practice or public accounts? Christie Cabral Full abstract
1B.4 What clinicians want from decision aids for children with urinary tract infections (UTI): implications for antibiotic prescribing interventions Christie Cabral Full abstract
1B.5 Screening for chlamydia in Australian general practice – what works? Meredith Temple-Smith Full abstract
1B.6 Investigating the prevalence of, and risk factors for, antimicrobial resistance in paediatric urinary bacteria: retrospective analysis of the ‘DUTY’ (Diagnosis of Urinary Tract infection in Young children) cohort study Ashley Bryce Full abstract
1C Diagnosis and safety Courtyard 1 Colin Bradley 6 talks
1C.1 Quantifying diagnostic intervals in multiple myeloma: a systematic review Constantinos Koshiaris Full abstract
1C.2 Future diagnosis following recorded presentation of symptoms of breathlessness and wheeze in primary care Ying Chen Full abstract
1C.3 An economic evaluation of using a clinical decision rule (PROOF-BP) in the diagnosis of hypertension in Primary Care Mark Monahan Full abstract
1C.4 Never Events in General Practice? A focus group study exploring the concept and the implementation of preventative initiatives Rebecca Lauren Morris Full abstract
1C.5 The elicitation and management of multiple health concerns in GP consultations Christopher Elsey Full abstract
1C.6 Predicting pneumonia in primary care: The 3C cohort study of lower respiratory tract infection in primary care Michael Moore Full abstract
1D Health behaviours Bedford Tower - Balcony Room Jennifer Mc Sharry 6 talks
1D.1 Encouraging smokers to seek help to quit: the Start2quit randomised trial to increase attendance at NHS Stop Smoking Services Hazel Gilbert Full abstract
1D.2 Why don’t they get help? An exploration of barriers to seeking help to quit smoking Hazel Gilbert Full abstract
1D.3 What motivates patients with COPD to engage in behaviour change? A longitudinal qualitative study of telephone health coaching Amy Blakemore Full abstract
1D.4 Social Prescribing and impact on Primary Care: an evaluation of a social prescribing project in east London Sally Hull Full abstract
1D.5 Physical activity on prescription as a method for treatment of patients with metabolic syndrome in primary health care. A 6-month follow-up regarding physical activity level, metabolic risk factors and health-related quality of life. Stefan Lundqvist Full abstract
1D.6 Intention to change risky health behaviours: is the Theory of Planned Behaviour a valid model, and can we improve upon it? Emma Pearce Full abstract
1E Mental health Bedford Tower - Bedford Hall Richard Baker 6 talks
1E.1 The role of primary care in reducing the risk of premature death in patients with history of self-harm: lessons from a cohort study Carolyn A. Chew-Graham Full abstract
1E.2 Did the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework improve rates of recognition and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors in people with severe mental illness? Rupert Payne Full abstract
1E.3 The CASPER trial: Can collaborative care to prevent and treat depression among older adults in primary care? Simon Gilbody Full abstract
1E.4 Factors associated with the development of postnatal depression at 6 months postpartum in young mothers: a cohort study. Kerenza Hood Full abstract
1E.5 Should we limit collaborative care for depression to those with chronic medical conditions? Results from an individual patient data meta-analysis Maria Panagioti Full abstract
1E.6 The Supportive Management of Depression and Anxiety in Ovarian Cancer Patients Experiencing a Recurrence: A Qualitative Study Sam Watts Full abstract
1F Workshop 1 - Workshop 1 - The good, the bad and the ugly: improving the reporting of implementation studies Bedford Tower - E207 & 208 Hilary Pinnock and Stephanie Taylor Talks TBC
EP1A Chronic disease 1 Main Hall Rupert Payne 10 talks
EP1A.01 Substance or style? Valuing aspects of personalisation of the support for self-management Chris Burton Full abstract
EP1A.02 Perceptions and experiences of taking oral medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies Jennifer Mc Sharry Full abstract
EP1A.03 Lay health workers in pulmonary rehabilitation-recruitment and training of COPD patient volunteers. Patrick White Full abstract
EP1A.04 ‘I’m fishing really’. Inflammatory marker testing in primary care: a qualitative study. Jessica Watson Full abstract
EP1A.05 “It's just a great muddle when it comes to food”: exploring patient decision making around gout and diet Jennifer Liddle Full abstract
EP1A.06 Complementary and Alternative Medicine use by participants in the PACE Trial George Lewith Full abstract
EP1A.07 WITHDRAWN - Could Improved Health Locus of Control Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Maria C.M. Eriksson(1) Full abstract
EP1A.08 Patient and professional Attitudes and perceptions of Thyroid control in General Practice (PATH-GP) Rosie Dew Full abstract
EP1A.09 Asthma prescribing and risk of hospital admission: an analysis of linked primary and secondary care records in East London Sally Hull Full abstract
EP1A.10 Patient coping strategies in COPD across disease severity and quality of life: a qualitative study Sarah Brien Full abstract
EP1B Digihealth Courtyard 1 Chris Salisbury 10 talks
EP1B.01 Primary Care Provider Perceptions of Patient Engagement in an eReferral System: Lessons from a Safety Net System J. Nwando Olayiwola Full abstract
EP1B.02 Exploring uptake of E-Mental Health: What can we learn from a longitudinal study of depression in primary care? Jane Gunn Full abstract
EP1B.03 The Impact of Supported Telemonitoring on Glycemic Control in People with Type 2 Diabetes: the Telescot Diabetes Pragmatic Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Brian McKinstry Full abstract
EP1B.04 Pilot study of an online diabetes education program Shoba Poduval Full abstract
EP1B.05 Learning to Care: using machine learning to improve prediction of COPD admissions Brian McKinstry Full abstract
EP1B.06 Perceptions and experiences of telemonitoring in older patients with multimorbidity: qualitative study. Jo Middlemass Full abstract
EP1B.07 Using the internet to treat paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Esther Crawley Full abstract
EP1B.08 A systematic review & meta-analysis in the effectiveness of mobile phone interventions used to improve adherence to ART in HIV Reshma Shah Full abstract
EP1B.09 The e-Health Implementation Toolkit (e-HIT): Reflections on its Application in the Evaluation of a national digital health deployment (‘dallas’). Ula Chetty Full abstract
EP1B.10 Recruiting online for a randomised controlled trial of a web-based domestic violence intervention (I-DECIDE): Who do you get and how does it work? Kelsey Hegarty Full abstract
EP1C Vulnerable groups Bedford Tower - Balcony Room Anne MacFarlane 8 talks
EP1C.01 How do asylum seeking and refugee women perceive and respond to preventive health care? Cervical Screening as a case study. Anna Matthews Full abstract
EP1C.02 Migration and the Media: the effect on healthcare access for asylum seekers and refugees Anna Matthews Full abstract
EP1C.03 A Realist Review of Access to Primary Care for Socio-economically Disadvantaged Older People in Rural Areas John Ford Full abstract
EP1C.04 Access to primary care for socio-economically disadvantaged older people living in rural areas: a qualitative study John Ford Full abstract
EP1C.05 Primary care professionals’ perspectives on communication with recent migrants: a qualitative study Antje Lindenmeyer Full abstract
EP1C.06 A descriptive study of long term conditions, health service utilisation and patient engagement for users of a specialist homeless GP practice in the UK. Anton Bradley Queen Full abstract
EP1C.07 Reasons for Encounter (RFE) and Outcomes - A Snapshot of 2 UK Inner City General Practices Thomas Round Full abstract
EP1C.08 A longitudinal evaluation of two primary care social prescribing models Deborah Shenton Full abstract
EP1D Musculoskeletal / Mental health Bedford Tower - Bedford Hall Carolyn Chew-Graham 9 talks
EP1D.01 Mandibular trabecular bone reflects skeletal bone condition and may improve fracture prediction with FRAX: a longitudinal study Grethe Jonasson Full abstract
EP1D.02 A randomised controlled feasibility trial of an internet intervention to support self-management of low back pain Adam Geraghty Full abstract
EP1D.03 selfBACK: A decision support system for self-management of low back pain Barbara Nicholl Full abstract
EP1D.04 What is the added value of Bone Mineral Density as a risk factor to Fracture Risk? Paula Dhiman Full abstract
EP1D.05 What influences general practitioners’ use of exercise for patients with chronic knee pain? Results from a national survey Elizabeth Cottrell Full abstract
EP1D.06 WITHDRAWN - Effects of kundalini yoga, strength training and advice on back pain: A randomized controlled trial. Elisabeth Björk Brämberg Full abstract
EP1D.07 Is it feasible to recruit problem drinkers into a trial to compare an online alcohol treatment against face-to-face treatment? Fiona Hamilton Full abstract
EP1D.08 Refining a psychosocial intervention for older people with anxiety and/or depression to be delivered by third sector providers: a qualitative study Tom Kingstone Full abstract
EP1D.09 Are screening and brief alcohol interventions adequately embedded in routine primary care? Amy O'Donnell Full abstract
EP1E Dangerous ideas soapbox Poddle Bob McKinley and Joanne Reeve Talks TBC

The 3rd Helen Lester Memorial Lecture - Professor Chris Dowrick


Drinks reception at RCSI, College Hall, St Stephens Green


Please make your own arrangements for dinner here is a list of our hosts' recommended restaurants

Day 2 : Thursday 7th July


Primary healthcare scientists meeting (PHoCus) with breakfast

2A Emergency care and admissions Main Hall Gerard Bury 6 talks
2A.1 Can continuity of primary care decrease emergency care use? Peter Tammes Full abstract
2A.2 Which types of emergency medical admissions may be preventable? Analyses of 132 randomly selected cases Robert Fleetcroft Full abstract
2A.3 Primary care interventions that avert emergency department presentations: a rapid review Danielle Mazza Full abstract
2A.4 Which mechanisms of primary care influence the population outcomes of standardised mortality rates under 65 years and of emergency admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions? Richard Baker Full abstract
2A.5 How do we improve the provision and use of unscheduled urgent care services by adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Bristol? Melanie Chalder Full abstract
2A.6 Primary care out-of-hours: Lessons from a rapid systematic review of the international literature Hamish Foster Full abstract
2B Dementia Poddle Jo Protheroe 6 talks
2B.1 Long-term risk of dementia after traumatic brain injury – a population-based cohort study Mogens Vestergaard Full abstract
2B.2 Reducing dementia risk in mid-life: evaluating a dementia risk profiler and on-line support environment. The In-MINDD feasibility RCT Kate O'Donnell Full abstract
2B.3 What makes difficult decision-making even more difficult in end of life dementia care? Rammya Mathew Full abstract
2B.4 What do patients know about dementia and its risk factors? A qualitative study of participants in the In-MINDD feasibility RCT Karen Wood Full abstract
2B.5 Challenges for carers of people with dementia and their support needs from health and social care providers: a qualitative study Despina Laparidou Full abstract
2B.6 Can heuristics (rules of thumb) help aid practitioners make difficult decisions at the end-of-life for people with dementia? Nathan Davies Full abstract
2C Prescribing Courtyard 1 Tony Avery 6 talks
2C.1 GP views on the potential role for pharmacist independent prescribers within care homes: Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Study (CHIPPS) Christine Bond Full abstract
2C.2 Impact of potentially inappropriate prescribing on adverse health outcomes in older people attending general practice: a prospective cohort study Emma Wallace Full abstract
2C.3 What is the quality and content of published UK guidelines on the use of ULMs? Gemma Donovan Full abstract
2C.4 Is hospitalisation associated with the unintentional discontinuation of appropriate long-term medication in the GP record? Ronald McDowell Full abstract
2C.5 Long-term opioid prescribing and the risk of adverse events in patients with musculoskeletal pain: a cohort study in the CPRD Ying Chen Full abstract
2C.6 Views of patients and professionals about electronic multi-compartment medication devices: a qualitative study Brian McKinstry Full abstract
2D Health services research 1 Bedford Tower - Balcony Room Roger Jones 6 talks
2D.1 Patient direct access to NHS musculoskeletal physiotherapy in primary care: The STEMS pilot cluster randomised trial Annette Bishop Full abstract
2D.2 What changes have occurred in the organisation of care for hypertension, and how are current diagnostic guidelines implemented, within Primary Care in South West England? Christopher Clark Full abstract
2D.3 Effectiveness of multidisciplinary team case management: Direct and/or spill-over effects? Jonathan Stokes Full abstract
2D.4 A new vocational advice service improves work outcomes in patients with musculoskeletal pain in primary care: The 'SWAP' Trial. Majid Artus Full abstract
2D.5 What are the facilitators and barriers to interdisciplinary team working processes in formal, statutory primary care teams? Pauline O’Reilly Full abstract
2D.6 Innovative models of community hospitals in Scotland: a multiple case study Jennie Corbett Full abstract
2E Cancer Bedford Tower - Bedford Hall Jon Emery 6 talks
2E.1 Incorporating cancer risk information to promote behaviour change for cancer prevention into general practice: a qualitative study using focus groups with healthcare professionals. Juliet Usher-Smith Full abstract
2E.2 The ProCare Trial: a phase II randomised controlled trial of shared care for follow-up of men with prostate cancer. Jon Emery Full abstract
2E.3 Identification and quantification of the clinical features of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer in patients under 50 Sal Stapley Full abstract
2E.4 Predicting cutaneous melanoma: a systematic review of clinical prediction rules Emma Harrington Full abstract
2E.5 Use of Unscheduled Care in both GP Out-of-Hours and Accident & Emergency departments by Patients with Terminal Cancer. Sarah Mills Full abstract
2E.6 Identifying people at higher risk of melanoma across the UK: a primary care-based electronic survey Fiona Walter Full abstract
2F Workshop 2 - Making the most of UK primary care databases through multidisciplinary collaborations Bedford Tower - E207 & 208 Helen Strongman, Arlene Gallagher, Mark Wright, Willie Hamilton Talks TBC

Most distinguished papers from USA and Australia and the presentation of the Yvonne Carter Award for outstanding young researcher




SAPC making a difference featuring the AGM

3A Chronic conditions Main Hall Simon Griffin 6 talks
3A.1 Is low HbA1c associated with hypoglycaemia among people with type 2 diabetes treated with intensive glucose-lowering therapy? A retrospective cohort study in primary care. Manil Malawana Full abstract
3A.2 Diabetes monitoring and control in diabetic patients with and without severe mental illness using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) Robert Smith Full abstract
3A.3 Randomised controlled trial of a web-based self-management intervention for people with type 2 diabetes (HeLP-Diabetes). Elizabeth Murray Full abstract
3A.4 From efficacy to effectiveness in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus: Making the transition Manuj Sharma Full abstract
3A.5 Patients and caregivers’ experiences of long-term life-limiting conditions: what can we learn from a meta-review of systematic reviews of qualitative studies of chronic heart failure; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease? Carl May Full abstract
3A.6 Evaluating the impact of Weight-loss Referrals for Adults in Primary care (WRAP): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Susan Jebb Full abstract
3B Vulnerable groups Poddle Stewart Mercer 6 talks
3B.1 Does opiate substitution therapy cause short-term mortality increases in injection drug users and do these effects differ in patients prescribed buprenorphine compared to those prescribed methadone? John MacLeod Full abstract
3B.2 The development of GP clinics for marginalised groups Patrick O'Donnell Full abstract
3B.3 UnderstaNding uptake of Immunisations in TravellIng and Gypsy communities (UNITING) Louise Condon Full abstract
3B.4 Improving access to primary care; Participatory research with six marginalised groups Patrick O'Donnell Full abstract
3B.5 Experiences of refugees and asylum seekers from Sub Saharan Africa in Glasgow: keeping healthy and engaging with primary health care Anna Isaacs Full abstract
3B.6 A systematic review and meta-analysis of school based programmes to prevent childhood injuries Elizabeth Orton Full abstract
3C Older adults Courtyard 1 Martin Roland 6 talks
3C.1 Can we predict who should be tested for postural hypotension? Christopher Clark Full abstract
3C.2 Service use of older people who participate in primary care health promotion John Ford Full abstract
3C.3 The health service and help-seeking in older people: a qualitative study Una Macleod and Trish Green Full abstract
3C.4 Patients’ and carers’ experiences of a multidisciplinary team-led community case management programme Tom Gorman Full abstract
3C.5 A randomised controlled trial of internet-based vestibular rehabilitation for older adults with chronic dizziness in primary care Lucy Yardley Full abstract
3C.6 Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in care home residents Patricia Apenteng Full abstract
3D Health services research 2 Bedford Hall - Balcony Room Christine Bond 6 talks
3D.1 Implementing Change to Improve Access in UK General Practice: A Mixed-methods Exploratory Case Study. Rosa Lau Full abstract
3D.2 Supporting cross-cultural communication European health care: policy recommendations from the RESTORE project Kate O'Donnell Full abstract
3D.3 Scaling up: embedding primary care research in the new models of care Vanessa Short Full abstract
3D.4 The effects of triaging patients with musculoskeletal disorders directly to physiotherapists in primary care. Lena Bornhöft Full abstract
3D.5 Innovation for Evidence: Integrating service design, evaluation and research in a collaborative a strategy to improve person centred coordinated care (PCCC) in the south west of the UK. Richard Byng Full abstract
3D.6 The implementation of case management in primary care teams: a qualitative study using Normalisation Process Theory Claire Dickinson Full abstract
3E Methods Bedford Tower - Bedford Hall Sally Kerry 6 talks
3E.1 What is the impact of Public and Patient Involvement in Implementation Reserarch? Anne MacFarlane Full abstract
3E.2 Community-Based Primary Health Care in Canada: Improving Patient Health Outcomes and Building Research Capacity Kathryn Nicholson Full abstract
3E.3 Impact of measurement error and sample size on the performance of multivariable risk prediction models at external validation Maria Vazquez-Montes Full abstract
3E.4 Strategies to increase participation of adults aged ≥65 years in observational studies and RCTs: a systematic review Rosie J. Lacey Full abstract
3E.5 Are needs for new cardiovascular prediction rules clearly assessed in derivation?: a review of derivation studies included in the International Register of Clinical Prediction Rules for Primary Care Ban Jong-Wook Full abstract
3E.6 Can machine-learning algorithms enhance cardiovascular risk prediction using routinely collected primary care data? Stephen Weng Full abstract
3F Workshop 3 - Getting qualitative research into print: an interactive workshop Bedford Tower - E207 & 208 Roger Jones, Fiona Stevenson, Kalwant Sidhu Talks TBC

Tea break

EP2A Chronic disease 2 Main Hall Andrew Wilson 8 talks
EP2A.01 The Global prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease Nathan Hill Full abstract
EP2A.02 How do patients with hypertension or chronic heart failure contribute to healthcare choices in consultations? A qualitative evidence synthesis. Rachel Johnson Full abstract
EP2A.04 Prevalence of sleep apnoea and its associated impact on quality of life in a primary care COPD population Andy Dickens Full abstract
EP2A.05 Integrating theory and data to create a new online self-management programme for adults with type 2 diabetes: HeLP-Diabetes Kingshuk Pal Full abstract
EP2A.06 Variation in prescribing for type 2 diabetes mellitus in Ireland in 2013 and 2014 Mark Murphy Full abstract
EP2A.07 SpringboarD: Trial of a self-help intervention to improve functioning and emotional well-being in people with type 2 diabetes Susie Fletcher Full abstract
EP2A.08 What is the prevalence of neurocognitive impairment in HIV-infected patients in the United Kingdom? Arun Thiyagarajan Full abstract
EP2A.09 Diagnostic and management challenges of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) in general practice: a qualitative study Toby Helliwell Full abstract
EP2B Health services research Poddle Carol Sinnott 9 talks
EP2B.01 Development and impact of training for health care assistants to provide a walking intervention to older adults in chronic pain Emma Healey Full abstract
EP2B.02 Using an organisational change tool to monitor and support the implementation of Person Centred Coordinated Care (PCCC) in General Practice in Somerset, UK Inocencio Maramba Full abstract
EP2B.03 Could a frailty index enhance primary care for frail older adults at the end of life? Holly Standing Full abstract
EP2B.04 The PRIMROSE Study- A blooming success for Clinical Research Network Wessex! Ruth Gibbins Full abstract
EP2B.05 Sick leave certification in primary care: Primary care physician experience and attitudes in Västra Götaland region, Sweden Karin Starzmann Full abstract
EP2B.06 Can we improve the response of primary care to children exposed to domestic violence? A mixed method evaluation of a pilot intervention in English general practices Elizabeth Bates Full abstract
EP2B.07 Who Addresses Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care? J. Nwando Olayiwola Full abstract
EP2B.08 Patient and Public Involvement in health research: Exploring the views and experiences of South Asian participants Shoba Dawson Full abstract
EP2B.09 Human resources and models of mental healthcare integration into primary and community care in India: an exploration of 72 programmes Nadja van Ginneken Full abstract
EP2C Women's health / Child health and development Courtyard 1 Kate O'Donnell 10 talks
EP2C.01 Do women with polycystic ovary syndrome and their children have elevated rates of autism? An electronic health records study in the UK Rupert Payne Full abstract
EP2C.02 Minimising Distress: How can we improve the lived experience of PCOS? Shanu Sadhwani Full abstract
EP2C.03 Predictors of pregnancy termination for psychosocial reasons by Australian women: secondary analysis of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health Danielle Mazza Full abstract
EP2C.04 Is the apparently protective effect of NRT used in pregnancy on infant development explained by smoking cessation in pregnancy? Barbara Iyen-Omofoman Full abstract
EP2C.05 GP's Current Practice and Attitudes towards Pertussis Vaccination during Pregnancy Aine O'Connell Full abstract
EP2C.06 Mighty Mums; can a lifestyle intervention for pregnant women with obesity have positive effects on weight gain during pregnancy? Karin Haby Full abstract
EP2C.07 Parents' and carers’ views of topical corticosteroid use in childhood eczema: qualitative study of discussion threads in online forums Miriam Santer Full abstract
EP2C.08 Preventing and Lessening Exacerbations of Asthma in School-age children Associated with a New Term: The PLEASANT Trial Steven A Julious Full abstract
EP2C.09 Dissonant views: comparing GPs’ and parents’ perspectives on common colds and antibiotic prescribing for young children Ruby Biezen Full abstract
EP2C.10 Global Illness severity assessment and determinants for children with cough and RTI: do parents and clinicians agree? Esther Kok Full abstract
EP2D Cancer Bedford Tower - Balcony Room Willie Hamilton 9 talks
EP2D.01 Can a complex community and GP intervention reduce time to cancer diagnosis in rural Western Australia? Jon Emery Full abstract
EP2D.02 Use of the Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease –Cancer: identification of and planned actions for cancer patients in primary care Una Macleod Full abstract
EP2D.03 “It still feels like a death thing”: What is the place of primary care in fostering public understandings of cancer? Trish Green Full abstract
EP2D.04 What helps to promote physical activity for cancer survivors? Annie Hendry Full abstract
EP2D.05 Variation and statistical reliability of publicly reported diagnostic activity indicators for cancer in primary care: A cross-sectional of routine data. Gary Abel Full abstract
EP2D.06 What is the evidence for delayed presentation in primary care among smokers? A systematic review. Annie Hendry Full abstract
EP2D.07 Presentations to general practice before a cancer diagnosis: do they differ between Australia and England? Jon Emery Full abstract
EP2D.08 Optimising Pharmacist-Based Treatment for Smoking Cessation (STOP): a cluster randomised pilot controlled trial of training inte Vichithranie Madurasinghe Full abstract
EP2D.09 Does inducing fear using personal risk factors to prompt smokers to quit? Hazel Gilbert Full abstract
EP2E Education / Health behaviours / Consultation Bedford Tower - Bedford Hall Sarah Purdy 10 talks
EP2E.01 GP Training for Areas of Deprivation and with Marginalized groups Austin O Carroll Full abstract
EP2E.02 “Just a GP”: Active denigration (badmouthing) of General Practice as a career choice Joanna Hall Full abstract
EP2E.03 Opiate addiction and overdose: GP training in Ireland Gerard Bury Full abstract
EP2E.04 What do doctors learn from patients? A narrative-based study of doctors’ stories in three settings Jackie Beavan Full abstract
EP2E.05 Understanding the presentation, content and management of patient concerns in GP consultations: a secondary analysis of video-data. Elisabeth Gennery Full abstract
EP2E.06 What Impact Does Prior Continuity of Care Have on Hospital Readmissions? Gregory M. Garrison Full abstract
EP2E.07 Associations between social support and recommended physical activity level among patients with metabolic syndrome Sabine Vesting Full abstract
EP2E.08 Randomised controlled trial of a very brief pedometer intervention to promote physical activity in preventative health checks. Joanna Mitchell Full abstract
EP2E.09 Opiate addiction, overdose and lay access to naloxone: the views of GPs in Ireland Gerard Bury Full abstract
EP2E.10 Making Sense of Street Chaos: An Ethnographic Exploration of Homeless Peoples Health Service Usage in Dublin Austin O Carroll Full abstract
EP2F Cardiovascular disease Bedford Tower - E207 & 208 Richard McManus 10 talks
EP2F.01 Representativeness of participants included in heart failure trials: a systematic review Pieter MacKeith Full abstract
EP2F.02 The REFer for EchocaRdiogram study: a prospective validation of a clinical decision rule in the diagnosis of heart failure Clare Taylor Full abstract
EP2F.03 Screening for atrial fibrillation – a cross-sectional survey of healthcare professionals in primary care Jaspal Taggar Full abstract
EP2F.04 Let’s talk! Qualitatively exploring communication about blood pressure self-monitoring between patients and health professionals Sabrina Grant Full abstract
EP2F.05 Obesity and the prevention of cardiovascular morbidity: a primary care survey Emma Bray Full abstract
EP2F.06 Stopping the strokes: general practitioner engagement with transient ischaemic attack Andrew Davey Full abstract
EP2F.07 How do GPs really measure blood pressure? Adherence to hypertension guidelines in practice: results from a patient survey. Sarah Stevens Full abstract
EP2F.08 How do people respond to receiving phenotypic and genetic CHD risk scores and life style advice - A qualitative study Guy Shefer Full abstract
EP2F.09 Systematic review and meta-analysis of secondary prevention rehabilitation programmes initiated within 90 days of a TIA or ‘minor’ stroke Neil Heron Full abstract
EP2F.10 Current and future cardiovascular disease risk assessment in the European Union: an international comparative study Rupert Payne Full abstract

Conference dinner at the Round Room, the Mansion House

Day 3 : Friday 8th July

4A Stroke prevention Main Hall David Fitzmaurice 4 talks
4A.1 How effective are interventions to support shared decision making for hypertension? A systematic review. Rachel Johnson Full abstract
4A.2 Do patients ever do what we ask them to? Patient performance and persistence in the tasmin-sr blood pressure self-management tri Claire Schwartz Full abstract
4A.3 Self-monitoring of blood pressure in patients with multi-morbidity (BP-SMART-MM): an individual patient data meta-analysis James Sheppard Full abstract
4A.4 Evolving antithrombotic treatment patterns in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation: UK findings from the GARFIELD-A Patricia Apenteng Full abstract
4B Education and training Poddle Neil Heron 4 talks
4B.1 was 4B.4 - The changing general practitioner workforce: developing policies and strategies to retain the GP workforce (ReGROUP) John Campbell Full abstract
4B.2 How can we inspire the next generation of GPs? The positive impact of the learning environment on role-modelling and vocation towards careers in Primary Care. Russell Hearn Full abstract
4B.3 Square pegs vs round holes – a mismatch between what new doctors want and how they see general practice careers Sharon Spooner Full abstract
4B.4 Patient participation in undergraduate medical education: development of an informative patient resource Caroline Alfrey (ST4) and Sophie Park Full abstract
4C Digihealth Courtyard 1 Brian McKinstry 4 talks
4C.1 Engagement and recruitment to digital health interventions – what factors determine participation? A systematic review of qualitative studies Frances S Mair Full abstract
4C.2 CONTACT: Content analysis of email consultations between general practitioners and patients. Helen Atherton Full abstract
4C.3 Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation Clare Liddy Full abstract
4C.4 Practitioners and patient experience of implementation of alternatives to face to face consultations in general practice. Helen Atherton Full abstract
4D Depression Bedford Hall - Balcony Room Jane Gunn 4 talks
4D.1 Target-D: Protocol for a randomised trial of a clinical prediction tool for targeting depression care Susie Fletcher Full abstract
4D.2 Patients' perspectives on the use of self-assessment depression rating scales in primary care. Carl Wikberg Full abstract
4D.3 Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in people aged 20 to 64 Carol Coupland Full abstract
4D.4 What is the evidence for Antidepressants for Insomnia? Results of a Cochrane Systematic Review Hazel Everitt Full abstract
4E Decision making Bedford Tower - Bedford Hall Henry Smithson 4 talks
4E.1 Developing General Practice and Web-Based Toolkits for the Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Case Ascertainment Tool (FAMCAT) Stephen Weng Full abstract
4E.2 Impact of communicating genetic and phenotypic risk of coronary heart disease on health-related behaviour: the INFORM randomised controlled trial Barbora Silarova Full abstract
4E.3 Can point-of-care tests assist antibiotic prescribing decisions for diabetic foot ulcer infections? (INDUCE study) Kerry Hood Full abstract
4E.4 A longitudinal cohort study to identify prognostic factors associated with outcome in primary care attendees with unexplained physical symptoms Kethakie Lamahewa Full abstract
4F Workshop 4 - The self in primary care Bedford Tower - E207 & 208 Chris Dowrick, Joanne Reeve, Deborah Swinglehurst Talks TBC

Coffee break

EP3A Prescribing Main Hall Dee Mangin 9 talks
EP3A.01 How does potentially inappropriate prescribing measured by STOPP and START relate to healthcare utilisation in older people? A cohort study Frank Moriarty Full abstract
EP3A.02 What Are The Types and Causes of Prescribing Errors Generated from Using Electronic Prescribing Systems? A Systematic Review Clare Brown Full abstract
EP3A.03 Are two GPs better than one? Feasibility of an implementation intervention to support medication review in patients with multimorbidity Carol Sinnott Full abstract
EP3A.04 GPs’ perspectives on prescribing for older people in primary care: a qualitative study David O Riordan Full abstract
EP3A.05 Discontinuation and restarting in patients on statin therapy: a cohort study using a primary care database Yana Vinogradova Full abstract
EP3A.06 The association between antibiotic use and risk of subsequent infection: a systematic review. Umer Malik Full abstract
EP3A.07 Helicobacter Eradication Aspirin Trial Wendy O'Brien Full abstract
EP3A.08 The PIPc Study: development and validation of indicators of potentially inappropriate prescribing in children in primary care. Emma Barry Full abstract
EP3A.09 Increase in antibiotic prescriptions in Out of Hours primary care while in hours primary care prescriptions decrease: service evaluation in a population of 600,000 patients Gail Hayward Full abstract
EP3B Methods Poddle Sandra Eldridge 9 talks
EP3B.01 Designing randomised trials in primary care that are relevant to practice – the views of those that will use the results towards a trial design tool, PRECIS-2 Gordon Forbes Full abstract
EP3B.02 Quantitative Testing of the Primary Care Outcomes Questionnaire Chris Salisbury Full abstract
EP3B.03 Defining common mental health disorders among adolescents using electronic primary care data: an external validation Rosie Cornish Full abstract
EP3B.04 Video elicitation interviews: A viable method for health services research? Jennifer Newbould Full abstract
EP3B.05 Is another validation of a clinical prediction rule necessary? A demonstration of research wastes using recursive cumulative meta-analyses Ban Jong-Wook Full abstract
EP3B.07 WITHDRAWN - What is the feasibility of recruiting to an occupational health intervention trial and how does it compare to recruitment to other primary care trials? Cassandra Kenning Full abstract
EP3B.08 How to Evaluate the Added Value of a New Risk Factor to an Established Risk Prediction Tool? Paula Dhiman Full abstract
EP3B.09 Cochrane review of patient reported outcome measures in the routine monitoring of common mental health disorders Tony Kendrick Full abstract
EP3B.10 SHARE: The Scottish Health Research Register Brian McKinstry Full abstract
EP3C Multimorbidity Courtyard 1 Susan Smith 10 talks
EP3C.01 Patient reported outcomes (PROMs) based recommendation in the clinical guidance for the management of chronic conditions in the United Kingdom Ian Porter Full abstract
EP3C.02 Preferences for sources of support for management of symptoms amongst primary care attendees with unexplained physical symptoms Kethakie Lamahewa Full abstract
EP3C.03 A systematic review exploring interventions to increase physical activity in people with physical-mental multimorbidity Isabel Adeyemi Full abstract
EP3C.04 Can we integrate case-finding and management of joint pain, anxiety and depression into long-term condition reviews? Clare Jinks Full abstract
EP3C.05 Patients with multimorbidity in general practice; characterisation of patients in The 3D Study Mei-See Man Full abstract
EP3C.06 COPD and Comorbidities: A- Cross Sectional Analysis of 1.2 Million Patients from a Nationally Representative Dataset in Scotland Ula Chetty Full abstract
EP3C.07 Multimorbidity in Canada: Examining Prevalence and Patterns Using a National Electronic Medical Record Database Kathryn Nicholson Full abstract
EP3C.08 Understanding usual care for patients with long-term conditions in 3 areas of the UK – an aspect of the process evaluation of the 3D study Mei-See Man Full abstract
EP3C.09 What is the impact of levels of activity and function on the development multimorbidity over time? Aine Ryan Full abstract
EP3C.10 ‘Personal care networks’ of older people with multimorbidity: social network analysis and qualitative study Jolien Vos Full abstract
EP3D Infection Bedford Tower - Balcony Room Paul Little 8 talks
EP3D.01 What are the facilitators and barriers to chlamydia testing in general practice using the COM-B Model: A systematic review Lorraine McDonagh Full abstract
EP3D.02 Understanding antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections in primary care out of hours services (The UNITE Study) Samantha Williams Full abstract
EP3D.03 Nurse-led telephone-based management of chlamydia & gonorrhoea diagnosed in primary care: Pilot trial qualitative evaluation Emer Brangan Full abstract
EP3D.05 Approaches and experiences when recruiting to infectious disease trials in the primary care setting: survey of GP Practices Johanna Cook Full abstract
EP3D.06 Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in adult women in primary care: diagnosis, management and outcome across four EU countries (an observational study) Kerenza Hood Full abstract
EP3D.07 The POETIC study: Exploratory analysis of appropriate antibiotic prescribing (stage 2) Tin Man Mandy Lau Full abstract
EP3D.08 An antibiotic stewardship gap? Exploring the views of A&E clinicians on antibiotic prescribing for children with fever. Sarah Tonkin-Crine Full abstract
EP3D.09 Is evaluation of centralised nurse-led management of common STIs in a cluster randomised trial feasible and acceptable? John Macleod Full abstract
EP3E Health systems Bedford Tower - Bedford Hall Barbara Clyne 10 talks
EP3E.01 Community hospitals in high-income countries: a review of the evidence on effectiveness and efficiency Jennie Corbett Full abstract
EP3E.02 What are the experiences of patients and professionals of sharing decisions about starting statins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease? A qualitative evidence synthesis. Rachel Johnson Full abstract
EP3E.03 Co-designing a Primary Care Patient Safety Handbook: using an experience based co-design approach and embedded qualitative study Rebecca Lauren Morris Full abstract
EP3E.04 Can using trigger tools engage the clinical team and raise the profile of safety in practice Tom Margham Full abstract
EP3E.05 The social responsibility of GPs working in deprived areas: can this help tackle health inequalities? Graham Watt Full abstract
EP3E.06 Can Significant Event Audit identify key factors that might reduce emergency admissions? Robert Fleetcroft Full abstract
EP3E.07 Diagnostic delay for giant cell arteritis (GCA): a systematic review and meta-analysis James Prior Full abstract
EP3E.08 How can we best support family carers to care for their relative with dementia at the end of life? Jenny Hopwood Full abstract
EP3E.09 Care commissioning for end of life care and dementia: how evidence based is current practice Louise Robinson Full abstract
EP3E.10 The association of comorbidity and health service utilisation among patients with dementia in the UK: a population-based study Rupert Payne Full abstract

Elevator pitch session 3


Conference papers of distinction and prize giving session

PL Papers of distinction 2 talks
PL.1 A cross-sectional study exploring the relationship between GP practice funding and practice achievement Veline L'Esperance Full abstract
PL.2 What is the Current State of Digital Health “Readiness” in the UK: Findings from the delivering assistive living lifestyles at scale (dallas) programme. Frances Mair Full abstract

Packed lunches will be provided to take away at the end of the conference


Tour of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle


Dublin Castle
Dublin, Ireland

Map of conference venues - Dublin Castle and the social event venues

The conference will take place in the Printworks building within the grounds of Dublin Castle.  Enter the Castle via the Palace Street gate (shown on the lcoation map) and the conference venue is on the left. Palace Street is off Dame Street, opposite the Olympia Theatre. 


A selection of hotels and en-suite student rooms at Trinity College are available to book.  The prices quoted are in Euros.


From Dublin airport

Information about travelling into Dublin from the airport

If you are interested in supporting environmental projects aimed at off-setting your carbon footprint you may wish to visit the climate care website.

Travelling by train

Link to Irish Rail


Conference team

Conference social events

Wed 06 Jul -
18:30 to 20:00
Dress code:
Dress as you wish
Wed 06 Jul - 19:30
Thu 07 Jul - 17:30
Thu 07 Jul -
19:30 to 23:45
Dress code:
Smart casual
Fri 08 Jul - 14:30