2020 SAPC North

Regional meeting

12 November 2020 at Zoom


SAPC North was held as a one day on-line meeting using Zoom on 12th November 2020.

Programme and Abstract Book - click to download

Poster Book - click to download (Best viewed in Adobe Reader)

DOI reference:  10.37361/n.2020.1.1

Click on the Schedule tab above to view the programme and parallel session abstracts.

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Parallel session A (3 sessions)

Parallel session B (3 sessions)

The book of abstracts will be published with a DOI reference after the meeting.



An opportunity to bring your project idea to an experienced panel of researchers who will work with you on developing your idea into a focused question. Please submit a 300 word abstract to APC@hyms.ac.uk outlining: Why/how do you think research can help with the problem; What is your draft question; Where are you stuck; and What do you hope to get from the panel.


The conference will welcome educators, researchers, clinicians and students coming together for a celebration of primary care scholarship.

Our aims are to:

  • raise the profile of the knowledge work we do - our work to discover, create, apply and teach new knowledge for primary healthcare
  • help you connect with other people working in primary care - researchers, educators and clinicians
  • and so contribute to boosting the impact of our work

We invited abstracts for: a) project presentations (education, research, quality improvement, including student projects); b) workshops; c) a Masterclass on writing a Research Question. Further details on all of these can be found here

Abstract submission is still open for the Masterclass (deadline 29th October). Other abstracts are now closed with an exciting programme now being shaped! 

Further details of the meeting, including how to submit an abstract for the Masterclass can be found here.

Registration is now open here

Contact: Ali Waring for more details and/or to go on our email list to receive updates and more information.


Where next for academic primary care? A panel discussion
Where next for academic primary care? A panel discussion
Where next for academic primary care? A panel discussion
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Day 1 : Thursday 12th November


Celebrating Primary Care Scholarship

We start with a welcome to the meeting and an outline of the day ahead.

A1 Primary Care Delivery Virtual Dr Ben Jackson 7 talks
A1.1 How GPs think about persistent or “medically unexplained” symptoms: a qualitative interview study Hannah Andrew Full abstract
A1.2 Development of a prognostic model to PREDICT Relapse of depression in primary care (the PREDICTR study) Andrew S Moriarty Full abstract
A1.3 An Audit of Risk Assessments and Management for Self-Harm and Suicide in Patients with Depressive Symptoms at the Reedyford Healthcare Group Win Let Oo Full abstract
A1.4 Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for patients with acne vulgaris Trupesh Patel Full abstract
A1.5 Prevalence of fragility fractures and prescribing of medications for osteoporosis in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR): Results from the PMR Cohort Study Balamrit Singh Sokhal Full abstract
A1.6 Development and Validation of the PMR-Impact Scale Helen Twohig Full abstract
A1.7 A Standards-based Clinical Audit on Safe Prescribing of Combined Oral Contraception at a Local GP Surgery Joshua Wong Full abstract
A2 Primary Care Medical Education Virtual Dr Caroline Sprake 8 talks
A2.1 Learning and Recommendations from Significant Event Analyses of Bowel Cancer Cases Achint Bajpai Full abstract
A2.2 A curriculum review: Evaluating if the HYMS MBBS curriculum is designed to deliver on national guidance for general practice teaching James Bennett Full abstract
A2.3 Exploring Medical Students’ Challenging Experiences in Clinical Environments Charlotte Ford Full abstract
A2.4 New roles - Psychology graduates in general practice and community care focusing upon mental health prevention and promotion. Ameera Iqbal Full abstract
A2.5 ‘Just a GP’ – exploring the issue of denigration within medicine Liam McHale Full abstract
A2.6 How does the introduction of a new year 3 curriculum affect future commitment to teach? A realist inquiry of third year GP clinical teachers at Newcastle University Michael Harrison Full abstract
A2.7 The Elephant in the room: Does giving students the opportunity to share their personal experience of an emotive clinical topic have an impact on the subsequent teaching session. Lily Lamb Full abstract
A2.8 Differences in GP Recruitment between Medical Schools: A Quantitative Study of FY2 Career Choices Katie Munro Full abstract
A3 Patient Perspectives Virtual Dr Paul Whybrow 7 talks
A3.1 How do people of South Asian origin with long-term physical conditions understand, experience and seek help for emotional distress? A systematic review. Hassan Awan Full abstract
A3.2 “Finding the right GP”: a qualitative study of the perspectives of people with long-COVID Carolyn Chew-Graham Full abstract
A3.3 Co-constructing explanations for persistent physical symptoms: knowledge work in action Kate Fryer Full abstract
A3.4 What are the support needs of family carers making health care decisions for people with dementia?: a systematic qualitative review and framework synthesis Victoria Hodges Full abstract
A3.5 Parents’ lived experience of healthcare for children with long term conditions: qualitative interview study. Emily Devoy Full abstract
A3.6 Registration without documentation Kitty Worthing Full abstract
A3.7 ‘You know where we are if you need us.’ The role of the GP in supporting patients following major pancreatic surgery for cancer: A qualitative study Anna Kathryn Taylor Full abstract



Panel Discussion: Where next for Academic Primary Care?

Join Professors Stokes-Lampard, Rosenthal and Foy in a lively debate on the future direction for our discipline, and a few extra surprises!



B1 Primary Care Delivery Virtual Dr Tom Blakeman 8 talks
B1.1 Reaching the parts that QOF cannot reach: An Early Evaluation of a General Practice Quality Improvement Initiative in the English NHS Donna Bramwell Full abstract
B1.2 Communication between specialist genetic services, CCGs and GPs: a service development project Judith Gordon Full abstract
B1.3 What works in terms of mental health prevention and promotion delivered in general practice and community settings? Charlotte Harding Full abstract
B1.4 Primary care networks and health inequality: a policy analysis Joseph Hutchinson Full abstract
B1.5 Enacting infection prevention and control (IPC) in elderly long-term care facilities (LTCFs): a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies Paul Pascall Jones Full abstract
B1.6 The Colonial Legacy on the Social Dynamics in Global Health Partnerships Josephine Reynolds Full abstract
B1.7 Experience of implementing and evaluating social prescribing in the North West Coast of England Nadja van Ginneken Full abstract
B1.8 Effectiveness of interventions to improve patient transitions from Secondary to Primary Care- A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of randomised controlled trials. Oliver Wright Full abstract
B2 Primary Care Medical Education Virtual Dr John Richmond 8 talks
B2.1 How can medical education be optimised to support the development of person-centredness? A realist review. Aarti Bansal Full abstract
B2.2 Delivery of a Primary Care In-Situ Simulation Workshop Emma Claire Hughes Full abstract
B2.3 Evaluation of Frailty and Advance Care Planning Documentation in Heart Failure Reviews: A Quality Improvement Project. Sushilkumar Keshav Jadhav Full abstract
B2.4 Assessment of palpitations Deepa Sharma Full abstract
B2.5 Hybrid Community General Practise placements for year four medical students; a pilot study Gillian Shaw Full abstract
B2.6 Combined oral contraceptive pill: Safety and satisfaction at Bassett Road Surgery Lara Budwig Full abstract
B2.7 Active learning in clinical undergraduate GP placements: A qualitative exploration of debrief interactions during parallel surgeries Ashika Dhondee Full abstract
B2.8 A systematic review of existing primary care and community-based heart failure services, to develop a new model of care within Primary Care Networks: A study protocol Abdullah Egiz Full abstract
B3 Patient Perspectives Virtual Prof Umesh Chauhan 8 talks
B3.1 A qualitative study exploring barriers and facilitators to physical activity experienced by 18 to 35 year olds living in Sheffield’s most deprived areas Rachel Crothers Full abstract
B3.2 Remote asthma reviews: scoping advice and identifying the benefits and challenges from the perspective of professionals and patients. Brigitte Delaney Full abstract
B3.3 Optimisation of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for older patients with atrial fibrillation: a qualitative study of patient and healthcare practitioner perspectives Yeyenta Osasu Full abstract
B3.4 The ‘Behavioural Activation in Social IsoLation’ Study (BASIL): Modification of a psychosocial intervention for older adults with multiple long-term conditions in response to COVID-19 Claire Sloan Full abstract
B3.5 Establishing new Methods to utilise Patient reported feedback for Older people With multiple long-term conditions to increase EmpoweRment (EMPOWER): scoping review preliminary findings Nicola Small Full abstract
B3.6 Does occupation predict outcome in conservatively managed carpal tunnel syndrome? Chris Stevens Full abstract
B3.7 What is primary care epileptology/neurology? Jon Dickson Full abstract
B3.8 Work participation in primary care consulters for musculoskeletal conditions Lauren Franklin Full abstract



MASTERCLASS: Writing a Research Question



Learning from today: what can we take forward. Prizes.



We’ll be meeting on-line this year, so we’re trying out some new ways of working. The main goal is to create a space for as many people as possible to meet together, to share your work, discuss ideas, and so start conversations that  can continue beyond the time we spend together on-line. But the programme might look a little different.

Conference team