SAPC ASM 2018 - London

47th annual scientific meeting

10-12 July 2018 at City of London

The 47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care

Themes: Learning from Europe and Populations on the Move

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Congratulations to this year's prize winners


Registration - what's included?

Map of conference venues

Downloadable maps:

Barbican Centre and St Bartholomew's Hospital

Conference venues including Barbican Centre level 4, floorplan and conference dinner venue

Hotel bookings and map

Key dates

Tuesday 10th July 2018 - HODs, HOTs, Old Heads, Early career workshop, Special Interest Groups - at the Barbican Centre

and the Helen Lester Memorial Lecture at the Robin Brook Centre, Bart's Hospital, West Smithfield

Wednesday 11th July and Thursday 12th July - two day conference at the Barbican Centre


Queen Mary University London

Conference chairs: Professor Stephanie Taylor and Professor Anita Berlin

Scientific chair: Dr Deborah Swinglehurst

Our team at Queen Mary University London are hosting the annual conference which showcases the latest research and education in academic primary care, and provides an opportunity to share relevant methodological developments. 

Scientific programme

Create your own personalised programme of parallel sessions - here's how!

The Conference programme will be dedicated to providing opportunities to share your work through oral presentations, posters, symposia and workshops. By popular demand we will also continue some of the new features from the 2017 programme (e.g. the doctoral masterclass).  

We are keen to showcase the academic work of our international primary care colleagues in Europe and beyond.  We also plan to include a special emphasis on the challenges faced by populations on the move: migration, displacement, homelessness, delivering cross-cultural primary care, for example. Preference will be given to papers which highlight primary care as expert generalism and which embrace the complexity of delivering person-centred care. 

The call for abstracts is now closed but you can still see the text for abstract submission and the different types of presentation.

Parallel oral sessions

Oral presentations are in 15 minute slots (10 minutes presentation time plus 5 minutes Q&A). 

Posters and poster pitches

Find out more about posters and poster pitches eg when to put up your poster, design etc.

Poster board size - 1m wide by 2m high - A0 portrait orientation (please do not use landscape)

Posters will be on display in the Conservatory Terrace, level 4, Barbican Centre POSTER SESSION 1 (Weds) and POSTER SESSION 2 (Thurs)

Social programme

We have organised a social programme which will provide a chance to network with colleagues and make new friends. This will begin on Tuesday 10th July at the drinks reception which will be held in The Great Hall at Barts – a great opportunity to see this wonderful building. It will continue on Wednesday 11th July with the conference dinner at The Tower Hotel in its magnificent location next to Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.

Our team will also provide some extra activities such as a run and walking tours.

We hope that you will come and join us in July 2018 to enjoy the conference and take the opportunity to explore London.

The Audience

This annual conference brings together researchers and educators from the primary care community in the UK and around the world to showcase their latest studies on any aspect or issues relating to primary care. This is a great opportunity for you to share your work, join the conversation and shape the future of primary care. 

Social Events

Drinks reception: Tuesday 10th July 2018 at The Great Hall, Barts - dine out afterwards at a restaurant nearby - example list of restaurants near Smithfield Market from Open Table

Conference dinner: Wednesday 11th July 2018 at The Tower Hotel by Tower Bridge, drinks reception overlooking the Thames


We are grateful to our sponsors:

BioMed Central Ltd 

Clinical Practice Research Datalink

NAPCRG Annual Meeting 2018 - abstract submission deadline 31st July 2018


5th Helen Lester Memorial Lecture Tues 10th July 5.45pm Barts Hospital - The Leper's Squint: Spaces for Participation in Primary Healthcare
Weds 11th July 9am - Milton Court by Barbican Centre - Populations on the move: Bridging divides
Thursday 12th July 9am - Milton Court by Barbican Centre - Primary Care: exclusion, inclusion and community - a Turning Point perspective
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Day 1 : Tuesday 10th July


10:30 coffee, 11:00 meetings start: HODs and HOTs at the Barbican Centre, Frobisher Rooms, level 4


Special Interest Groups

Venue: Barbican Centre, Frobisher Rooms, level 4

NOTE: on Tuesday please use single lift by Silk Street entrance of Barbican Centre

11.00-13.00 Dermatology/Skin, Frobisher Room 4

12.00-13.00 Statistical group - CANCELLED - apologies


1. Physical Activity/Exercise as Medicine, Frobisher Room 3

2. Sexual and Reproductive Health, Frobisher Boardroom


1. Compassion, Frobisher Boardroom

2. Genetics, Frobisher Room 3


1. Learning disabilities, Frobisher Room 1&2

2. Patient and Public Involvement, Frobisher Room 4

3. Digital Technologies, Frobisher Room 3

4. The Self, Frobisher Boardroom

5. Education Research, Frobisher Room 5&6


Early Career Workshop at The Barbican Centre


Registration at The Great Hall, Barts


Professor Anne MacFarlane, University of Limerick

The Helen Lester Memorial Lecture, Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield, by The Great Hall, Barts


Drinks reception at The Great Hall, Barts 


Dine out at a restaurant of your choice - link to restaurants near Barts

Day 2 : Wednesday 11th July


Registration desk opens in Milton Court, Silk Street.  NOTE: after 10.00 registration will be in the Garden Room, level 3, Barbican Centre


09:00 - 09:45 Plenary 1 - venue Milton Court, Silk Street

Professor Val Wass

Title: Populations on the move – Bridging divides


09:45 - 10:45 Most Distinguished Papers

AAAPC (Australian Association for Academic Primary Care), Dr Penny Abbott, Western Sydney University

‘Medical homelessness’ and women in contact with the criminal justice system.

NAPCRG (North American Primary Care Research Group), Dr Sharon Johnston, University of Ottawa, Canada

‘Citizen, Consumer, and Patient Roles in Using Publicly Reported Primary Healthcare Performance Information: Lessons From Citizen-Patient Dialogues in Three Canadian Provinces’.

Yvonne Carter Award, Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, Cardiff

Generating learning from patient safety incidents in general practice


Move to Barbican Centre, level 3 for COFFEE BREAK and

POSTER SESSION 1 viewing, Conservatory Terrace, level 4

1A Education Frobisher 1&2 Anne Stephenson & Anita Berlin 8 talks
1A.1 The GP Academy Project: Exploring the experiences of those learning and working within them. Shahad Bashagha Full abstract
1A.2 “If I could do anything but vote with my feet…” Understanding why GPs are leaving direct patient care and what might help to retain them: a qualitative study. Emily Fletcher Full abstract
1A.3a PITCH: Investigating Self review of prescribing by GPs in training Richard Andrew Knox Full abstract
1A.3b PITCH: A systematic review of smart device technology in medical education. Dr Omar Khalique Full abstract
1A.3c PITCH: What could students learn through a half-day interprofessional education programme using standardized patients for dementia care in clinical setting? Mina Suematsu Full abstract
1A.4 Exploring the views of key stakeholders on an intervention aimed at improving the safety of prescribing of GP Associates in training Richard Knox Full abstract
1A.5 Explaining differences in Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners Applied Knowledge Test (MRCGP AKT) performance associated with candidate sex and ethnicity A. Niroshan Siriwardena Full abstract
1A.6 Emotional responses from medical students provoked by professionalism issues in simulated primary care consultations Neelam Parmar Full abstract
1B Migration and migrant health 1 Frobisher 3 Joanne Reeve & Christine Phillips 6 talks
1B.1 Keeping healthy and accessing primary and preventive health services in Glasgow: the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers from Sub Saharan Africa Anna Isaacs Full abstract
1B.2 Health literacy policy in Europe: evidence synthesis to identify and learn from best practice. Gillian Rowlands Full abstract
1B.3 Creative Enquiry: A tribute to “Familiar Strangers” in Life, Love and Loss Roghieh Dehghan Zaklaki Full abstract
1B.4 “If it was at home, you will suffer on your own.” Burmese migrants’ experiences of the 6week post-natal general practice check in Victoria, Australia. Meredith Temple-Smith Full abstract
1B.5 What is the impact of policies of exclusion on primary care attendance patterns of asylum seekers in Australia? Christine Phillips Full abstract
1B.6 Unmet mental health needs in a male-dominated immigrant workforce: Is mobile technology the answer? Susie Fletcher Full abstract
1C Cancer Frobisher 4 Richard Neal & Fiona Walter 6 talks
1C.1 The use, quality and effectiveness of pelvic examination in primary care for the detection of gynaecological cancer: a systematic review Pauline Williams Full abstract
1C.2 What are the individual beliefs and behaviours amongst GPs, and formal and informal practice team systems and norms when identifying, investigating and referring patients with cancer signs and symptoms? Julia Hiscock Full abstract
1C.3 Association between use of the urgent suspected cancer referral (two week wait) pathway and cancer survival: a 5 year national cohort study Thomas Round Full abstract
1C.4 Catching the ‘tigers’: Retrospective cohort study identifying prognostic factors for prostate cancer progression using routine primary care data Sam Merriel Full abstract
1C.5 Do symptom experience or health literacy impact the timely diagnosis of oesophageal and gastric cancer? A mixed-methods study Elka Humphrys Full abstract
1C.6 Factors affecting diagnostic timeliness and safety in symptomatic patients subsequently diagnosed with bladder and kidney cancer. A Systematic Review Yin Zhou Full abstract
1D Ageing and frailty 1 Auditorium 2 Victoria Tzortziou-Brown & Elizabeth Edwards 6 talks
1D.1 What enables good end of life care for people with dementia? A multi-method study with key stakeholders. Louise Robinson Full abstract
1D.2 Emergency admissions from care home to hospital in the last week of life: an analysis of national data for England between 2006 and 2015 Rebecca Farndale Full abstract
1D.3 How do healthcare professionals manage depression and refer older people to psychological therapies? A systematic review of qualitative studies. Rachael Frost Full abstract
1D.4 General practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: a mixed methods systematic review Aisling Jennings Full abstract
1D.5 Implementing a novel clinical decision support system to enhance identification of patients with dementia (DECODE): GP assessment of acceptability and feasibility Sarah Moore Full abstract
1D.6a PITCH: What are frail older people’s priorities for future mental health research? A Public Engagement Project. Pushpa Nair Full abstract
1E Patient-clinician relationship Frobisher 5&6 Sue Richards & Penny Abbott 6 talks
1E.1 Antibiotic Negotiations: Conversation Analytic Pilot (ANCAP) Catherine J. Woods Full abstract
1E.2 Shifting gears versus sudden stops: a qualitative study of consultations about driving in patients with cognitive impairment Carol Sinnott Full abstract
1E.3 Creative Enquiry: Narratives about embodied persons as a way of bridging of the psyche-soma gap Stefan Hjorleifsson Full abstract
1E.4 Outcomes of Practice-Level Continuity in Primary Care Andrew Bazemore Full abstract
1E.5 Extending a framework for understanding the early phases of eHealth implementation: the Digital Health Engagement Model (DIEGO) Frances Mair Full abstract
1E.6 Harnessing resources from the internet to maximise outcomes from GP consultations (HaRI): a qualitative study Laura Hall Full abstract
1F WORKSHOP: What should we teach medical students when they come to GP placements? Frobisher Boardroom Alex Harding 1 talk
1F.1 What should we teach medical students when they come to GP placements? Alex Harding Full abstract

Lunch and poster viewing POSTER SESSION 1 

13:15 PHoCuS meeting (Frobisher 1&2) – packed lunch provided

13:15 CEA workshop (Frobisher 3) – packed lunch provided

13:30 Mindfulness (Frobisher 5&6) – please have lunch first


Poster voting in session 1 - please hand in your voting slip (near the back of your programme book) to the registration desk before 14:30

2A Health policy 1 Frobisher 1&2 Roger Jones & Andrew Bazemore 6 talks
2A.1 What is the cost of ‘outstanding’? A national study estimating the relationship between funding to general practices and Care Quality Commission ratings in England. Veline L'Esperance Full abstract
2A.2 What are the issues posed by food poverty and food bank referral for primary care providers and patients in London? Findings from an ethnographic study Claire Thompson Full abstract
2A.3 Evaluating Primary Care Transformation in Scotland: Findings From Two Qualitative Studies Linda Thomas Full abstract
2A.4 Family Medicine in Palestine: A Dangerous Idea 6 years on Anita Berlin Full abstract
2A.5 Patient experience – how much of a role do CCGs play? Gary Abel Full abstract
2A.6 Exploring primary care staff experiences of financial incentives for implementing asthma self-management: a qualitative study in Northern Ireland using normalization process theory Tracy Jackson Full abstract
2B Migration and migrant health 2 Frobisher 3 Kate O'Donnell & Hazel Tapp 8 talks
2B.1 Can a practice facilitation intervention improve primary care delivery to refugees in Australia? Early findings from the OPTIMISE project. Grant Russell Full abstract
2B.2 Evaluating the use of the ICI Linguistic Aid in GP Practice Nurse-Patient consultations Aisha McHayle and Alejandra Martin Segura Full abstract
2B.3a PITCH: Observations on the continued need for improved access to healthcare in northern France and Belgium following the dismantling of the 'Jungle', following a healthcare professional visit in September 2017. Rachael Marsh, Francesca Burns Full abstract
2B.3b PITCH: Do preventative health care interventions targeted at migrant groups focus only on behaviour and access or do they also consider upstream determinants? Kirsty Duncan Full abstract
2B.3c PITCH: Creative Enquiry: The Big Issue of Feet Emma Perkins Full abstract
2B.4 Who decides whom to interview? Sexual violence research in refugee torture survivors – ethical issues of gatekeeping Roghieh Dehghan Zaklaki Full abstract
2B.5 “I was trying to speak to them to their human side.” Moral understandings of undocumented migrants regarding access to healthcare in urban settings in Belgium. Dirk Lafaut Full abstract
2B.6 Impact of social networks on health-seeking behaviours among Sri Lankan migrants and Anglo-Australians with depression Jo Antoniades Full abstract
2C Experience of illness Auditorium 2 Carolyn Chew-Graham & Gill Rowlands 6 talks
2C.1 ‘Why all of a sudden is my motor going a bit funny?’ Using narrative methods to explore illness experience amongst patients with atrial fibrillation. Meredith Hawking Full abstract
2C.2 “No one thinks, it could be a brain tumour”- a qualitative study of people recently diagnosed with a glioma Fiona Walter Full abstract
2C.3 Creative Enquiry: Story Specimens and Chemistry Caroline Sanders Full abstract
2C.4 Adults with asthma and pharmacist-led medication adherence support in general practice Marissa Ayano Mes Full abstract
2C.5 “It’s like the bad guy in a movie who just doesn’t die” Exploration of the impact of the relapsing-remitting cycle in eczema in young people: a secondary qualitative analysis of interview data Daniela Ghio Full abstract
2C.6 Development and usability testing of a very brief intervention for personalised cancer risk assessment to promote behaviour change in primary care Katie Mills Full abstract
2D Medicines management Frobisher 5&6 Deborah Swinglehurst & Mike Moore 8 talks
2D.1 Exploring macrocognitive functions in the deprescribing of anti-hypertensive medication: an interview study with GPs and older patients Jenni Burt Full abstract
2D.2 Ethnic variations in the incidence of hypoglycaemia among people with type 2 diabetes prescribed insulins and/or sulphonylureas: a historical cohort study using general practice-recorded data. Manil Malawana Full abstract
2D.3a PITCH: What adverse outcomes are associated with polypharmacy in later life? A systematic review of reviews. Laurie Davies Full abstract
2D.3b PITCH: What factors that influence patients’ purchase and use of asthma preventer medicines Nicholas Zwar Full abstract
2D.3c PITCH: A descriptive study of repeat prescribing systems in general practices recruited for the SPPiRE trial Susan Smith Full abstract
2D.4 Improving prescribing safety in general practices in the East Midlands through the PINCER intervention: a qualitative evaluation Gill Gookey Full abstract
2D.5 Implementing the PINCER intervention in the East Midlands to reduce hazardous prescribing in general practices Sarah Rodgers Full abstract
2D.6 Does modification of potentially inappropriate prescribing occur following fall-related hospitalisations in older adults? Mary Walsh Full abstract
2E Stroke and cardiac disease Frobisher 4 Richard McManus 6 talks
2E.1 Should GPs use self-monitored or telemonitored blood pressure to manage hypertension? The TASMINH4 randomised controlled trial Richard McManus Full abstract
2E.2 Benefits and harms of antihypertensive treatment for uncomplicated mild hypertension in primary care: an observational cohort study in the clinical practice research datalink James Sheppard Full abstract
2E.3 Effect of major common infections on the incidence of post-stroke dementia: A cohort study using UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink Dr Caroline Morton Full abstract
2E.4 Divergent temporal trends in stroke incidence in younger versus older people: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and population based study Cathy Scott Full abstract
2E.5 Patient-reported measures of treatment burden in stroke – a systematic review Katie Gallacher Full abstract
2E.6 Ethnic differences in the progression of chronic kidney disease in a UK diabetic population: An observational cohort study. Rohini Mathur Full abstract
2F WORKSHOP: GP Scholarship - developing skills for extended roles Frobisher Boardroom Joanne Reeve, Ali Marsh, Pritesh Mistry 1 talk
2F.1 GP Scholarship - developing skills for extended roles Joanne Reeve, Ali Marsh, Pritesh Mistry Full abstract

Tea break and poster viewing

3A Accessing healthcare services Frobisher 3 Chris Salisbury & Niro Siriwardena 4 talks
3A.1 What are the reasons behind delayed presentation in smokers? Annie Hendry Full abstract
3A.2 How can theory contribute to optimising access to general practice? A qualitative participatory case study in Greater Manchester Jennifer Voorhees Full abstract
3A.3 Primary care access in Europe: how does England compare? Benedict Hayhoe Full abstract
3A.4 Improving access to primary care for rural, socio-economically disadvantaged older people: the I-ACT cluster feasibility trial John Ford Full abstract
3B Mental health Auditorium 2 Chris Dowrick & Felicity Goodyear-Smith 4 talks
3B.1 How acceptable is a Culturally adapted Manual Assisted Problem solving (C-MAP) intervention for Self-Harm? A qualitative study. Anna Kathryn Taylor Full abstract
3B.2 How do older adults self-manage distress and does the Internet have a role? A Qualitative study Alice Moult Full abstract
3B.3 ‘We’re all wounded healers’: A qualitative study to explore the wellbeing and needs of helpline workers supporting survivors of domestic violence and abuse Anna Kathryn Taylor Full abstract
3B.4 Meeting the physical healthcare needs of people with serious mental illness in primary care Katharine Bosanquet Full abstract
3C Health policy 2 Frobisher 1&2 Kirsten Patrick & Grant Russell 4 talks
3C.1 Can financial incentives aimed at increasing relational continuity improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients at increased risk of hospitalisation? Nicholas Zwar Full abstract
3C.2 Understanding variation in acute admissions of people aged 85 and over: a systems-based approach Andrew Wilson Full abstract
3C.3 Heatwaves: a healthcare problem of our making Timothy Allen Full abstract
3C.4 The good the bad and the ugly – what do we really do when we identify the best and the worst general practices? Gary Abel Full abstract
3D Medicines management 2 Frobisher 5&6 Alastair Hay & Nick Francis 4 talks
3D.1 REDUCE programme to help people withdraw from inappropriate long-term antidepressant treatment Tony Kendrick Full abstract
3D.2 What is the relationship between hospitalisation and potentially inappropriate prescribing among older people in primary care? Frank Moriatrty Full abstract
3D.3 Parents' perceptions of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance: what does it mean for families at home? Oliver Van Hecke Full abstract
3D.4 Age-related decline in primary care antibiotic prescribing for patients with uncomplicated respiratory tract infections following the introduction of the Quality Premium in England: Interrupted time series analysis. Sabine Bou-Antoun Full abstract
3E Symposium: International perspectives on eliciting and characterising patient safety incidents in general practice Frobisher Boardroom Emma Wallace 1 talk
3E.1 International perspectives on eliciting and characterising patient safety incidents in general practice Emma Wallace, Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi, Katharine Wallis/Susan Dovey Full abstract
3F SYMPOSIUM: Refugees, vulnerable migrants and health: implications for primary care education Frobisher 4 Anita Berlin & discussant Maria van den Muijsenbergh 1 talk
3F.1 Refugees, vulnerable migrants and health: implications for primary care education Anita Berlin, Ann Smalldridge, Ceri Butler Full abstract

Conference dinner at The Tower Hotel by Tower Bridge, in the Thames Suite with drinks reception overlooking the river

Day 3 : Thursday 12th July


Registration desk opens in Milton Court, Silk Street, after 10.00 registration will be in the Garden Room, level 3, Barbican Centre


09:00 - 09:45 Plenary 2 at Milton Court, Silk Street

Lord Victor Adebowale, CEO of Turning Point

Primary Care: exclusion, inclusion and community - a Turning Point perspective


Use of hormone replacement therapy and risk of venous thromboembolism

Yana Viogradova

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

Chris Salisbury


Move to Barbican Centre, level 3 for COFFEE BREAK and

POSTER SESSION 2 viewing, Conservatory Terrace, level 4

4A Technology and health Frobisher 1&2 Sally Hull & Tony Kendrick 6 talks
4A.1 Clinical Performance Feedback Intervention Theory (CP-FIT): A Meta-synthesis of Qualitative Studies Benjamin Brown Full abstract
4A.2 Implementing actionable population-based feedback in UK primary care: a longitudinal optimisation study using Clinical Performance Feedback Intervention Theory Benjamin Brown Full abstract
4A.3 Creative Enquiry: Compassion in the age of intelligent machines Sarah Moore Full abstract
4A.4 A qualitative process study: Lessons learned from implementing a digital intervention for managing hypertension in Primary Care Kate Morton Full abstract
4A.5 Towards a Learning Health System John Robson Full abstract
4A.6 Coding CKD in primary care matters: outcomes of a CKD learning health system in east London. Sally Hull Full abstract
4B Investigating and delivering chronic disease management Frobisher 5&6 Steph Taylor & Caroline Mitchell 8 talks
4B.1 ACTIB trial (Assessing Cognitive behavioural Therapy in Irritable Bowel): a multicentre randomised controlled trial Stephanie Hughes Full abstract
4B.2 Improving access to liver health nurses in primary care - can we improve the early detection of liver disease? Findings from the LOCATE study. Magdy El-Gohary Full abstract
4B.3a PITCH: Factors associated with six-week postpartum glucose tolerance testing in women with a history of gestational diabetes Rebecca Dennison Full abstract
4B.3b PITCH: Understanding Post-Stroke Fatigue: A Clinical Perspective Karen Thomas Full abstract
4B.3c PITCH: Post-Stroke Fatigue: Insights of stroke survivors and their carers from an online forum Karen Thomas Full abstract
4B.4 Does coding of chronic kidney disease (CKD) improve disease risk management and slow disease progression? Dr Grace Okoli Full abstract
4B.5 Long term benefits of the Risk Assessment and Management Programme for patients with hypertension (RAMP-HT) on HT-related Complications and Mortality – A Population-based Cohort Study in Hong Kong Esther Yu Full abstract
4B.6 The role of informal carers in the diagnosis of heart failure: a secondary qualitative analysis Clare J Taylor Full abstract
4C Sexual health and women's health Frobisher 4 Pippa Oakeshott & Danielle Mazza 8 talks
4C.1 Are emergency hormonal contraceptives indicative of domestic violence and abuse: nested case-control study using Clinical Practice Research Datalink? Joni Jackson Full abstract
4C.2 The Catch-22 of sexual health discussions with older Australians: Patients’ perspectives of who should be doing the talking and how Sue Malta Full abstract
4C.3a PITCH: Promotion of HIV testing in primary care in east London through a research programme. An MRC phase IV implementation study Werner Leber Full abstract
4C.3b PITCH: Views of women with a history of gestational diabetes on reducing risk of developing type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis Rebecca Dennison Full abstract
4C.3c PITCH: A systematic review of physical exercise as a treatment for symptoms of premenstrual syndrome Emma Pearce Full abstract
4C.4 A systematic review of targeted client communication via mobile devices for maternal health Melissa Palmer Full abstract
4C.5 What are young people’s attitudes towards internet-based chlamydia testing via general practice websites? Lorraine McDonagh Full abstract
4C.6 What impact did financial incentives for long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) advice to women have on abortion rates? Richard Ma Full abstract
4D Primary care workforce Auditorium 1 Tim Stokes & Vivian Ramsden 8 talks
4D.1 Can a Dutch model of organisation of district nursing be implemented in England and address issues of quality of patient care and staff retention? VM Drennan Full abstract
4D.2 Is the provision of general medical services by non-medical health professionals cost-effective? Bethany Anthony Full abstract
4D.3a PITCH: Understanding Medical Students' Perceptions of General Practice Stephen Singh Full abstract
4D.3b PITCH: General Practice in the Netherlands - findings from an Erasmus+ exchange programme in Dutch primary care Salman Waqar Full abstract
4D.3c PITCH: Creative Enquiry: Waves Freya Elliott Full abstract
4D.4 Where are all the European GPs? Veline L’Esperance Full abstract
4D.5 You go into GP training with your eyes wide shut; an exploration of prominent factors which influence the success of transitions from GP training to GP work Dr Sharon Spooner Full abstract
4D.6 What policies and strategies aimed at improving GP retention do GPs think might work? A RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method Panel study Suzanne Richards Full abstract
4E Ageing and frailty 2 Auditorium 2 Fiona Cowdell & Dipesh Gopal 5 talks
4E.1 Supporting healthier alcohol use amongst older people within community care settings: Insights from a qualitative exploration of older people’s and care providers’ perspectives Bethany Bareham Full abstract
4E.2 Prevalence of postural hypotension in primary care, community and institutional care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis Sinead T. J. McDonagh Full abstract
4E.3 Incidence of self-harm and its subsequent clinical management and unnatural-cause mortality risk among older adults: a primary-care based cohort study. Catharine Morgan Full abstract
4E.4 Frailty in the very old – longitudinal analysis of the Newcastle 85+ study Mohammad Yadegarfar Full abstract
4E.5 General Practitioners knowledge of and attitude to assessment and management of pain in people with dementia. Aisling Jennings Full abstract
4F WORKSHOP: Doctoral research Frobisher 3 Helen Atherton, Joanne Reeve, Rebecca Morris 1 talk
4F.1 Doctoral research workshop Helen Atherton, Joanne Reeve, Rebecca Morris Full abstract
4G WORKSHOP: Cultivating the courage to resist ‘too much medicine’ Frobisher Boardroom Stefan Hjorleifsson & Deborah Swinglehurst 1 talk
4G.1 Cultivating the courage to resist ‘too much medicine’ Stefan Hjorleifsson and Deborah Swinglehurst Full abstract

Lunch break and poster viewing

12:45 - 13:45 SAPC update meeting including the AGM


Poster voting in session 2 - please hand in your voting slip (near the back of your programme book) to the registration desk before 14:00

5A Social determinants of health Frobisher 1&2 Shirley Bighead & Amadreep Thind 7 talks
5A.1 Can Self Determination Theory explain presence or absence of change in patients with multimorbidity, living in areas of high socio-economic deprivation, involved in a primary care-based complex intervention? Marianne McCallum Full abstract
5A.2 How do socioeconomic circumstances influence older adults’ use of social care and health services? Findings from the Newcastle 85+ study Gemma Spiers Full abstract
5A.3a PITCH: How do homeless women conceptualise access to and experience of antenatal and postnatal care in Sheffield? A Seddon Full abstract
5A.3b PITCH: Exploring the Experience of a 'Diagnosis' of Pre-diabetes and Factors Influencing Uptake of a Lifestyle Intervention Programme in Areas of Socio-economic Deprivation Victoria Hodges Full abstract
5A.3c PITCH: Does the negative correlation between satisfactory glycaemic control and deprivation and non-white ethnicity still persist in English general practices? Louis Levene Full abstract
5A.4 Precarity and the Social Determinants of Health – exploring theory and research agendas for social science and academic primary care Claire Thompson Full abstract
5A.5 Does rurality predict poorer cancer survival? – An international meta-analysis and narrative synthesis of evidence for potential mechanisms Romi Carriere Full abstract
5B SYMPOSIUM: Artificial intelligence and supporting diagnosis in 21st Century Primary Care Frobisher 3 Brendan Delaney 1 talk
5B.1 Artificial Intelligence and supporting diagnosis in 21st Century Primary Care Brendan Delaney Full abstract
5C Research methodology Auditorium 1 Jens Sondergard & Meredith Temple-Smith 7 talks
5C.1 Avoidable time-delays to research trials in primary care: a normalisation process theory evaluation and time-interval delay framework. Joseph Clark Full abstract
5C.2 Exploring medication safety for frail older people with palliative care needs: Negotiating access and undertaking video reflexive ethnography in primary care settings Aileen Collier Full abstract
5C.3a PITCH: How many patients are required to provide a high level of reliability in the Japanese version of the CARE Measure? Takaharu Matsuhisa Full abstract
5C.3b PITCH: Primary Care mental health research - Where’s the diversity? Reflections on South Asian and Central and Eastern European Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) initiatives Aaron Poppleton Full abstract
5C.3c PITCH Process evaluations – why do we do them, how do we get the most out of them, and do we all agree? Caroline French Full abstract
5C.4 How do practice nurses and healthcare assistants deliver a behaviour change intervention to lower cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk factors in people with severe mental illnesses in primary care (Primrose)? Alexandra Burton Full abstract
5C.5 Implementation failure or intervention failure? Process evaluation findings from the 3D study Cindy Mann Full abstract
5D Person-centred care Auditorium 2 Clare Jinks & Steph Taylor 7 talks
5D.1 “90% of the time it’s not just weight.” Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of obesity guidelines in general practice. Danielle Mazza Full abstract
5D.2 How and when is safety-netting advice delivered in routine primary care consultations? Peter J Edwards Full abstract
5D.3a PITCH: Peer Support & Homelessness: What Makes it Work? Stephanie Barker Full abstract
5D.3b PITCH: Development of a web-based behavioural intervention to support self-management of acne vulgaris Athena Ip Full abstract
5D.3c PITCH - Creative Enquiry: Oyster shells: reflective piece William Hirst Full abstract
5D.4 Sub-threshold depression in people with long-term conditions - is the community pharmacy a setting to offer a psychosocial intervention? A qualitative study. Carolyn Chew-Graham Full abstract
5D.5 “I don't think pills solve anything”: Exploring the experience of pain and pain management among community-dwelling people with dementia Laurna Bullock Full abstract
5E Multimorbidity Frobisher 5&6 Frances Mair & Peter Bower 7 talks
5E.1 Cost-effectiveness of a patient-centred approach to managing multimorbidity in primary care: a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial Joanna C Thorn Full abstract
5E.2 What is the prevalence of frailty in middle aged and older adults, and what is its association with multimorbidity and mortality in different age groups? Peter Hanlon Full abstract
5E.3a PITCH: 'Patient journeys into hospital'. An in-depth exploration of primary care's role in the emergency admission of older people with multimorbidity' Nicola Walker Full abstract
5E.3b PITCH: Mapping the patterns of multimorbidity burden of type-2 diabetes mellitus: cohort study using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink Magdalena Nowakowska Full abstract
5E.3c PITCH: A systematic review to investigate the effectiveness of physical activity interventions for people with osteoarthritis and comorbidity Sarah Mckevitt Full abstract
5E.4 What is the relationship between multimorbidity, all-cause mortality and glycaemic outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes? A systematic review Jason I Chiang Full abstract
5E.5 Trying to put a square peg into a round hole?’: a qualitative study of healthcare professionals’ views of integrating complementary medicine into primary care in the UK for musculoskeletal and mental health comorbidity Ava Lorenc Full abstract
5F SYMPOSIUM: Routine Data in Primary Care research: Utopian dream or nightmare reality? Frobisher 4 Kerenza Hood 1 talk
5F.1 Routine Data in Primary Care research: Utopian dream or nightmare reality? Gary Abel Full abstract
5G WORKSHOP: What can we learn with and through the arts? Frobisher Boardroom Louise Younie 1 talk
5G.1 What can we learn with and through the arts? Louise Younie Full abstract

Tea break and poster viewing

6A Epidemiology and public health Auditorium 1 Patrick White & Najia Sultan 4 talks
6A.1 Delivery and impact of the NHS Health Check in the first eight years: a systematic review Juliet Usher-Smith Full abstract
6A.2 How does maternal pertussis immunisation effect infant risk for pertussis in first six months of life accounting for early primary immunisation series Felicity Goodyear-Smith Full abstract
6A.3 Informed choice of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests and adherence with screening programme: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial in four cities Martin CS Wong Full abstract
6A.4 Development and validation of lifestyle-based prediction models for the prevention of the most common preventable cancers Juliet Usher-Smith Full abstract
6B Trials Frobisher 3 Kerenza Hood & Sandra Eldridge 4 talks
6B.1 Is a steroid injection clinically effective in reducing symptoms and improving function in the short to medium term compared to a night splint in mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome managed in primary care? Linda Chesterton Full abstract
6B.2 Do anaesthetic ear drops reduce antibiotic consumption and ear pain in children presenting to primary care with acute otitis media? A three arm (placebo and usual care controlled) randomised trial. Alastair Hay Full abstract
6B.3 What is the clinical effectiveness of including emollient bath additives in the treatment of childhood eczema? Findings from BATHE multi-centre randomised controlled trial Miriam Santer Full abstract
6B.4 Alcoholic versus aqueous chlorhexidine for skin antisepsis – the AVALANCHE trial. Tom Brett Full abstract
6C Diagnosis Frobisher 1&2 Harm van Marwijk & John Macleod 4 talks
6C.1 Can a complex intervention based on education and a risk prediction tool increase testing and diagnosis of Hepatitis C? - results of a cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care (HepCATT) John Macleod Full abstract
6C.2 Screening for Atrial Fibrillation using Economical and Accurate TechnologY – the SAFETY study Mark Lown Full abstract
6C.3 Understanding why dementia is underdiagnosed: Recording practices of cognitive impairment in the elderly Shanu Sadhwani Full abstract
6C.4 Developing A National Learning Health System For Asthma Colin Simpson Full abstract
6D Polypharmacy Frobisher 5&6 Jonathan Mant & Emma Wallace 4 talks
6D.1 Supporting prescribing in Irish primary care: a non-randomised pilot study of a General Practice Pharmacist (GPP) intervention to optimise prescribing in primary care Barbara Clyne Full abstract
6D.2 “I just do it in the quickest way possible to say that I’ve done it.” GP and pharmacists’ perceptions of medication reviews in UK General Practice: a qualitative interview study. Dr Polly Duncan Full abstract
6D.3 OPtimising Treatment for MIld Systolic hypertension in the Elderly (OPTiMISE): feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial James Sheppard Full abstract
6D.4 Patterns of prescribing in general practice in the last year of life Rupert Payne Full abstract
6E Quality and safety of patient care Auditorium 2 Mark Ashworth & Aileen Collier 4 talks
6E.1 Operational failures in General Practice: A scoping review Carol Sinnott Full abstract
6E.2 "It’s all about patient safety": co-construction of patient safety in a community pharmacy. Nina Fudge Full abstract
6E.3 How do patients and carers want to be involved in primary care patient safety? A qualitative study examining the role of a patient safety guide in primary care Rebecca Lauren Morris Full abstract
6E.4 Impact of an enhanced intervention for quality improvement for AF and hypertension: a controlled before-after study Timothy Smith Full abstract
6F SYMPOSIUM: Populations on the move: accessing healthcare in a "hostile environment" Frobisher 4 Jessica Potter 1 talk
6F.1 Populations on the move: accessing healthcare in a ‘hostile environment’ Jessica Potter Full abstract
6G Frobisher Boardroom WORKSHOP: Data sharing - why, when and how? Sally Kerry & Chris Newby 1 talk
6G.1 Data sharing – why, when and how? Sally Kerry Full abstract

Closing session including prize giving and ASM 2019 presentation


City of London

The conference will take place in the City of London (details below).

Map of conference venues

Hotel bookings and view Map of Hotels

Conference venues

Tuesday 10th July 2018:

  • Barbican Centre for Heads of Department (HODs), Heads of Teaching (HOTs), Education Research Group (follows the HOTs meeting), Early careers workshop, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) - these meetings will take place during the day - schedule
  • Registration from 17.00 at The Great Hall, St Bartholomew's Hospital 
  • Helen Lester Memorial Lecture 17.45-18.30 Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital
  • The Great Hall, St Bartholomew's Hospital - 18.30-20.00 drinks reception - dine out afterwards at a restaurant nearby - example list of restaurants near Smithfield Market from Open Table

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Thursday 12th July 2018

Directions to Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Please use the Silk Street entrance to the Barbican Centre.  If travelling from the Barbican underground cross Aldersgate Road and walk along Beech Street (under the tunnel) at the end turn right into Silk Street and you will see the entrance to the Barbican Centre on the right.  Milton Court (venue for plenaries on Weds & Thurs) is on Silk Street a little further on from the Barbican Centre and on the left.

If you are attending meetings in the Barbican Centre on Tuedsay 10th July it is a 10 minute walk from the Barbican Centre to St Bartholomew's Hospital.

Directions to St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE - Tuesday 10th July

The Helen Lester Memorial Lecture and the conference drinks reception will take place at St Bartholomew's Hospital. Please go to the Great Hall near the Henry VIII gate on West Smithfield.

From Barbican Centre underground station turn right at the traffic lights onto Long Lane and after 5 minutes you will find Smithfield Market on your right, keep left and go around the circle of West Smithfield and enter the Henry VIII gate into St Bartholomew's Hospital.  Go through to the square and turn left, The Great Hall is on the left.  

Directions to the Tower Hotel, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD - Conference Dinner

The closest underground station is Tower Hill (Circle and District Lines), 7 minute walk to The Tower Hotel.  If alighting at Monument and walking along by the river this will take approximately 15 minutes to The Tower Hotel.

Getting around London and sightseeing



Conference team