SAPC ASM 2023 - Brighton

51st Annual Scientific Meeting, Brighton 18-20 July 2023

at DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole

Theme: Informed and inclusive primary care

2023 Attendee information

Information for presenters in parallel sessions

Information for ePoster presenters

Downloadable conference programme

DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole

Travel information

DOI reference for abstracts and talks: 10.37361/asm.2023.1.1


Abstracts on-line Downloadable abstract booklet


Abstract - Copyright belongs to the authors of the individual abstracts under the creative commons license

SAPC ASM 2023 Welcome


I am really excited to welcome you all to this year’s annual scientific meeting, which we are hosting for the first time ever in Brighton. This is SAPC’s second in-person conference since the restrictions necessitated by the covid-19 pandemic have been lifted, and we hope to make it a very special and memorable experience for all.


The theme of the conference this year is Informed and Inclusive Primary Care. Recent years have seen the gap between the least and most well-off in society widen, and this is reflected in a wide range of metrics that illustrate the impact of this inequity in the health and social care space too.  


This conference theme means that we can look forward to some incredible, engaging and inspiring plenary sessions that will orientate us towards a deeper consideration of health inequalities, and how our work might address these. We have a stellar line-up of speakers and presenters who will showcase work in this domain.  However, we look forward to welcoming submissions of work (posters, oral presentations and workshops) that reflects the broad range and scope of academic primary care. The deadline for abstract, poster and workshop submissions is fast approaching – so get typing and submitting! More guidance on this will be available, as will some hints and tips about preparing and presenting your work, which we hope will help you feel welcome and at ease amongst our scholarly community.


We will have our traditional pre-conference meetings of the Heads of Teaching, Heads of Departments and Special Interest Groups – who will have a ‘SIG Café’, on the Tuesday. The main conference will then launch with a welcome address and novel plenary on Wednesday morning. We will look forward to a diverse range of parallel sessions showcasing work that colleagues across the academic primary care spectrum are engaging in through, and have an exciting seaside Conference Celebration planned for the Wednesday evening. The second day of the conference will begin with a second welcome and opening, with this year’s Helen Lester Memorial Lecture, which will then be followed by another range of parallel sessions. Thursday will also see our prizes, joint awards and annual general meeting (AGM) being brought centre-stage in the middle of the day. The whole event promises to combine a celebration and sharing of the great work that our community does, whilst also platforming, front-and-centre, the very reason our work is so necessary.


I look forward to welcoming you in July and can’t wait to see you there!


Best wishes




Dr Duncan Shrewsbury (they/them)

Reader in Clinical Education & Primary Care, BSMS

Conference chair


A note on covid:

We know that large gatherings can still pose a significant risk to the spread of covid-19 strains. We feel that, as a society promoting best evidence and practice in primary healthcare, we have a responsibility to be sensitive to this risk. As such, we will be ensuring that the conference venue is well ventilated, observes guidance around hygiene and distancing (where possible). We would ask that, if possible, you check you do not have covid-19 before attending (for example, using a lateral flow test – although we appreciate these are not as readily available as they were previously*). We would also like to encourage people to wear a face covering where adequate social distancing is not possible indoors. To support this, we will have a limited number of disposable face masks available at key points.


Eligibility for free lateral flow tests kits from the website include: working in an NHS setting, or a private provider being commissioned to deliver NHS service; having Covid-19 symptoms; you are due to be admitted to hospital for treatment; or your GP has advised you take a test. A variety of private providers supply lateral flow test kits from as little as £2 each if you are not eligible, but wish, to have a test done.


A note on virtual attendance:

The organising committee are sensitive to the fact that travel to attend in-person events may not be possible, easy or comfortable for all. We wish to be as inclusive as possible with the work we do, including the opportunities to participate in events like the ASM. Having done a great deal of homework on this matter, we realise that a formal ‘hybrid’ or ‘online’ offering is well outside of any budgetary possibilities, but still wish to find a way of making it work. Because of this, we will be using a different version of an online communications platform to provide dial-in options for remote viewing (and participation via the chat function) that will be supported by one of our conference volunteers. The technology that we will be using imposes a cap of about 20 attendees, so ‘spaces’ to attend the conference virtually will be limited, and available on a first-come-first-serve basis for those who meet the eligibility criteria.





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Day 1 : Tuesday 18th July


Room: Ambassador

Education SIG Meeting


Room: Osbourne

SAPC Exec Meeting


Room: Ambassador

HoTs Meeting


Room: Osbourne

HoDs Meeting


Room: Surrey 2

Mackenzie Group Meeting


Room: Oxford

SIG Cafe

3.00pm until 6.00pm with refreshments available throughout. SIGs are welcome to network and mingle throughout this session with dedicated times and tables allocated to the below SIGs:

15.00 - 16:00 Multi-morbidity, Palliative, (Behaviour Change cnx) 

16:00 - 17:00 Meds optimisation, QASI, Learning Disability and Autism 

17:00 - 18:00 CVD, Digital, PPI, Womens Health, Mental Health

Day 2 : Wednesday 19th July


Room: Sussex Lounge

Registration opens


Room: Oxford

Welcome and Plenary 1

Welcome from Duncan Shrewsbury, ASM Chair 

Plenary 1: Dr Becks Fisher Senior Policy Fellow, The Health Foundation

Community Group Showcase:

The Clare Project


Friends Families and Travellers


Room: Durham

Refreshment break

1A Inequalities OXFORD Caroline Mitchell & Ludivine Garside 6 talks
1A.1 Responses to the inverse care law in Scotland over the past 20 years: a qualitative study. Alessio Albanese Full abstract
1A.2 Do general practices in England influence life expectancy? Richard H. Baker Full abstract
1A.3 What are the experiences and needs of Perimenopause in Bristol’s Black Communities? Jo Burgin Full abstract
1A.4 How do the public, health care professionals, and policy makers view unhealthy behaviours in the context of socioeconomic deprivation? A qualitative study. Hamish Foster Full abstract
1A.5 Providing care to marginalised communities: a qualitative study of community pharmacy teams Kelly Howells Full abstract
1A.6 Bridging Gaps: Improving access to primary care for and with marginalised patients- “it’s quite joyful for us. It’s really improved our work” Lucy Potter Full abstract
1B Antibiotics & Infections KENSINGTON Rupert Payne & Samuel Freeman 5 talks
1B.2 Reducing Antibiotic Resistance in urinary tract infection in the practice - a randomised controlled trial Ildiko Gagyor Full abstract
1B.3 Point-of-care testing in care homes: a qualitative interview study with UK care home staff Abi Moore Full abstract
1B.4 Knowledge and attitude factors influencing primary care clinicians’ diagnosis, treatment, and management of urinary tract infections in England: A qualitative ‘think-aloud’ study Angela Kabulo Mwape Full abstract
1B.5 Patients’ experiences and views of recurrent urinary tract infections: qualitative evidence synthesis and meta-ethnography. Leigh Sanyaolu Full abstract
1B.6 What are the knowledge, needs, and practices of GPs in the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections? Eefje de Bont Full abstract
1C Digital Impact CAMBRIDGE Rachel Spencer & Carol Bryce 6 talks
1C.1 Can digital health interventions assist with patient support in primary care settings?: Exploring enablers and barriers. Mel Ramasawmy Full abstract
1C.2 How are staff and patients supported to access and use digital services in primary care? Interview study with stakeholders Dr Bethan Treadgold Full abstract
1C.3 What are the differences between telephone and face-to-face consultations when discussing emotional symptoms/concerns? Findings from a mixed methods qualitative study. Catherine Woods Full abstract
1C.4 Going digital: evolution of the general practice receptionist role Stephanie Stockwell Full abstract
1C.5 Di-Facto patient survey: Digital facilitation to support patient access to online services in primary care Gary Abel Full abstract
1C.6 Exploring perceptions about the potential deployment of Artificial Intelligence within the English NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Lakshmi Chandrasekaran Full abstract
1D Mental Health CLARENCE Carolyn Chew-Graham & Tom Kingstone 6 talks
1D.1 Intersection of ethnicity and physical multimorbidity on incidence of mental health conditions – retrospective cohort study from superdiverse south London Jamie Scuffell Full abstract
1D.2 Patient-reported outcome measures for monitoring depression in primary care: cluster randomised controlled trial Tony Kendrick Full abstract
1D.3 How can service users and practitioners collaborate to optimise medication in people living with severe mental illness (SMI)? Ian Maidment Full abstract
1D.4 Improving GP delivered cross-cultural mental health care: A qualitative study. Aaron Poppleton Full abstract
1D.5 Community Outpatient Psychotherapy Engagement Service for Self-harm (COPESS): A feasibility trial Pooja Saini Full abstract
1D.6 Are there gender-based mental health inequalities in primary care in England? Ruth Watkinson Full abstract
1E Consultations & Workforce LANCASTER Joanne Reeve & Judith Ibison 6 talks
1E.1 What is the perceived impact of paramedics working in primary care teams on the working practices of other professionals in primary care and the experiences of patients? Georgette Eaton Full abstract
1E.2 Supporting and retaining new to practice GPs through training in advanced generalist medicine: An evaluation of the Catalyst programme Myriam Dell'Olio Full abstract
1E.3 Developing a Framework for 'Community Paramedicine' in Ireland Tomas Barry Full abstract
1E.4 Evaluating a social prescribing initiative to support international medical graduates Nicholas Broadwell Full abstract
1E.5 Recognising health inequalities within the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme in primary care Nicola Walsh Full abstract
1E.6 Being boundaried: The costs of saying no and the costs of saying yes Dr Rachel Barnard Full abstract
1F Workshop DURHAM BALCONY TBC 1 talk
1F.1 Overcoming challenges and facilitating research in Multiple Long-Term Conditions Dr Jane Masoli Full abstract

Room: Durham

Lunch and ePoster discussion and viewing

6A e-Poster discussion - Cancer Station A Nada Khan 6 talks
6A.1 Developing and Validating a Multivariable Lung Cancer Risk Prediction Model that identifies high-risk smokers in areas with a higher incidence of disease: ECLS and UK Biobank. Lamorna Brown Full abstract
6A.2 The effect of multimorbidity on diagnostic interval for lung cancer and mesothelioma: a cohort study using data from the Clinical Practice Research Data link. Imogen Rogers Full abstract
6A.3 ‘Picking up the pieces’ - primary care practitioners’ experiences of cancer care reviews: a qualitative study Dipesh Gopal Full abstract
6A.4 Can community pharmacies help to reduce health inequalities in early cancer detection? Judit Konya Full abstract
6A.5 Socioeconomic Inequalities in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer in the United Kingdom: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis Benjamin Pickwell-Smith Full abstract
6A.6 Novel decision support intervention to support choice in cervical screening modality: SUCCEED or In-clinic or self-sampling for HPV: Supporting person-centred choice for cervical screening Dr Eleanor Clarke Full abstract
6B e-Poster discussion - Child & Young People's Health Station B Rosina Cross 4 talks
6B.1 Does dietary advice based on food allergy tests improve disease control in children with eczema? Trial of food allergy IgE tests for Eczema Relief (TIGER) study protocol Catherine Woods Full abstract
6B.2 What is the relationship between socio-economic factors and self-reported health in adolescents? Frank Sullivan Full abstract
6B.4 Young people’s priorities for the self-management of distress after stoma surgery due to inflammatory bowel disease: a consensus study using online nominal group technique Benjamin Saunders Full abstract
6B.6 Barriers to healthcare for people with a learning disability from ethnic minority backgrounds: perspectives of self-advocates and carers. Katie Umpleby Full abstract
6C e-Poster discussion - Inequalities Station C Philip Rankin 5 talks
6C.2 The under-representation of minority ethnic groups in academic general practice Alice Howe Full abstract
6C.3 What barriers exist in delivering healthcare to Indigenous people living with multimorbidities in settler-colonies and how can culturally appropriate care improve outcomes: a narrative review of aetiology and management Dr Harm Van Marwijk Full abstract
6C.4 Barriers to healthcare faced by people with a learning disability from ethnic minority populations: unpicking the effects of COVID-19 Christina Roberts Full abstract
6C.5 Holistic health and social care outreach for people experiencing homelessness with recent non-fatal overdose: the Pharmacy Homeless Outreach Engagement Non-medical Independent prescribing Rx (PHOENIx after overdose) pilot randomised controlled trial Richard Lowrie Full abstract
6C.6 Experiences of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) users in Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic – A qualitative interview study. Zahraa Khammas Full abstract
6D e-Poster discussion - Research Methods Station D Eduard Shantsila 4 talks
6D.2 The Measurement of Treatment Burden after Stroke (TRUSTED) Frances Mair Full abstract
6D.4 The Acceptability of Quantum-Inspired Imaging for Remote Monitoring of Health & Disease in Community Healthcare (QUEST) Karen Wood Full abstract
6D.6 The BEauty and health community LOuNGes (BELONG) study: overview and preliminary findings Marjorie Lima do Vale Full abstract
6E e-Poster discussion - Consultations & Workforce Station E Emily Fletcher 5 talks
6E.1 Do single-handed and single-partnered practices deliver high-quality personalised care? Ian Holdroyd Full abstract
6E.2 The uptake of roles through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme and associations with patient experience: Analysis of General Practices and Primary Care Networks in England 2020-2022 Chris Penfold Full abstract
6E.4 Operational failures in general practice (OFIG): A consensus-building study of the operational failures on GPs’ and patients’ priorities for improvement Ahmed Alboksmaty Full abstract
6E.5 Should researchers standardise usual care arms in randomised controlled trials? Katrina Turner Full abstract
6E.6 What is the relationship between research activity and quality of care in English general practice? A mixed methods study Peter Bower Full abstract
2A Consultations & Workforce OXFORD Lucy Potter & Lucy Pocock 9 talks
2A.1 What interventions have addressed the Inverse Care Law in general practice in Scotland over the last 20 years? A systematic scoping review James Bogie / Cara Bezzina Full abstract
2A.2 A Realist Evaluation of the Clinical- and Cost-effectiveness of Paramedics Working in General Practice Matthew Booker Full abstract
2A.3 How does continuity of care work when patients are seen outside their regular general practice? A theory based on two case studies of extended access providers. Patrick Burch Full abstract
2A.4 Access to General Practice: Which systems have been tried? – A Scoping Review Abi Eccles Full abstract
2A.5 How does equitable general practice look like? A realist review and action framework Anna Gkiouleka Full abstract
2A.6 What is the Impact of remote consultations on workload, work practices and staff wellbeing? A primary care qualitative interview study (RECON Study) Jeremy Horwood Full abstract
2A.7 ‘It’s not just about seeing patients as a GP’ : the need to acknowledge, make visible and allocate time for hidden work in general practice Dr Sharon Spooner Full abstract
2A.8 What are the characteristics of effective ‘research active’ general practices from the perspective of staff, patients and stakeholders? Peter Bower Full abstract
2A.9 Determinants of lipid clinic referral and attendance in a multi-ethnic adult population in South London Aya Ayoub Full abstract
2B Quality in Prescribing KENSINGTON Jo Protheroe & Penny Geer 9 talks
2B.1 Amitriptyline at Low-dose and Titrated for Irritable Bowel Syndrome as Second-line Treatment in Primary Care(The ATLANTIS study): A Double-blind Placebo-controlled Trial Hazel Everitt Full abstract
2B.2 Low-dose amitriptyline for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): patients’ and GPs’ views on barriers and facilitators of prescribing and uptake Emma Teasdale Full abstract
2B.3 Unblinding to treatment allocation in randomised placebo-controlled trials: A new process and analysis of patient perspectives from a trial of low-dose amitriptyline for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in primary care Felicity Bishop Full abstract
2B.4 A Cohort Study in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink to explore whether potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in middle-aged adults is associated with increased healthcare utilisation and mortality Michael Naughton Full abstract
2B.5 Improving Medicines use in People with Polypharmacy in Primary Care (IMPPP): Delivery of a multicentre cluster randomised trial evaluating a complex intervention for medication optimisation Rupert Payne Full abstract
2B.6 Exploring Polypharmacy: A Storytelling-Based Co-Design Approach to Creating Patient-Centered Solutions Alison Thomson Full abstract
2B.7 Interim findings from a multicentre pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT): Community Pharmacy Homeless Outreach Engagement Non-medical Independent prescribing Rx (Community Pharmacy PHOENIx) Richard Lowrie Full abstract
2B.8 Evaluating a social prescribing initiative to support international medical graduates Nicholas Broadwell Full abstract
2B.9 Recruitment to Talking in Practice (TIP): Randomised controlled trial testing the effects of communication skills e-learning for primary care practitioners on patients’ musculoskeletal pain and enablement. Hazel Everitt Full abstract
2C Research Methods CAMBRIDGE Joe Rosenthal & Kerstin Nothnagel 9 talks
2C.1 How do researchers select usual care comparators when designing primary care trials of complex interventions? Shoba Dawson Full abstract
2C.2 What is the effectiveness and safety of an extended-role GP "Symptoms Clinic"? Results of Multiple Symptoms Study 3 Chris Burton Full abstract
2C.3 Navigating the interface between ‘normal’ and ‘medical’ in adolescent dysmenorrhoea in general practice: why research and terminology discrepancies matter. Sharon Dixon Full abstract
2C.4 How do patients and their relatives experience the ReSPECT process? A qualitative study in primary care contexts Jenny Harlock Full abstract
2C.5 Learning from co-production methods to improve participation of people with learning disability from ethnic minority populations in healthcare research Nicola Cooper-Moss Full abstract
2C.6 Can treatment burden be assessed in routine General Practice using a brief measure which is valid and reliable? Anastasiia Kovalenko Full abstract
2C.7 Does a practice-level educational intervention improve the timely assessment of adults with shingles? Cluster randomised trial with nested qualitative study. Elizabeth Lovegrove Full abstract
2C.8 Tackling ‘inverse representation’ through trial, error and triumph across ten research case studies: reflective research practice and autoethnography in the Deep End Caroline Mitchell Full abstract
2C.9 The Hard Evidence Play: A Process Evaluation of the Use of Creative Methods as a Tool for Research Dissemination Cat Papastavrou Brooks Full abstract
2D Care of Older Adults CLARENCE Carolyn Chew-Graham & Sam Freeman 9 talks
2D.1 How do older people with Multiple Long-Term Conditions engage with behaviour change interventions? A qualitative study Jessica Catchpole Full abstract
2D.2 Visualising and understanding post discharge management of older people in general practice Rachel Spencer Full abstract
2D.3 Community-dwelling frail older people’s views of frailty and frailty services: a qualitative study Catherine Aicken, Una Kerin Full abstract
2D.4 What makes a multidisciplinary medication review and deprescribing intervention for older people work well in primary care? A realist review and synthesis Kinda Ibrahim Full abstract
2D.5 A qualitative study of ambulance personnel, care staff and service users’ experiences and perceptions of emergency care in care homes Despina Laparidou Full abstract
2D.6 What are the challenges of delivering tailored care for sleep disturbance among community-dwelling people living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment? Aidin Aryankhesal Full abstract
2D.7 Supporting the management of mental health problems among older adults: Where does the Fire and Rescue Service fit in an integrated world? Tamsin Fisher Full abstract
2D.8 Predictors of conveyance of care home residents to hospital by ambulance services for medical emergencies Aloysius Siriwardena Full abstract
2D.9 Improving access to personalised care planning for people living with dementia: Findings from the PriDem feasibility and implementation study Emily Spencer & Sarah Griffiths Full abstract
2E COVID-19 LANCASTER Pippa Oakeshott & Polly Duncan 9 talks
2E.1 “Me figuring stuff out myself” – maternal vaccination uptake in socially and ethnically diverse areas in London in the Covid-19 context: a qualitative study Sima Berendes Full abstract
2E.2 A longitudinal perspective on living with and accessing healthcare for long-COVID in Scotland: a qualitative study Susan Browne Full abstract
2E.3 Research equity in the PRINCIPLE and PANORAMIC national community COVID-19 Clinical Trials Mahendra G Patel Full abstract
2E.4 How do participants experience the work involved in the Remote Diet Intervention to REduce long-COVID symptoms Trial (ReDIRECT)? Yvonne Cunningham Full abstract
2E.5 What is the underlying pathophysiology of Long Covid? Prof Brendan Delaney Full abstract
2E.6 Can themes be identified in United Kingdom Health Security Agency records of general practice COVID-19 case investigations to support minimisation of SARS-CoV-2 transmission? Lorna Duncan Full abstract
2E.7 How do patients view access to primary care since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic? A qualitative study Rebecca Goulding Full abstract
2E.8 How well does a rapid multiplex diagnostic assay for SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A/B perform in symptomatic patients in the community? Gail Hayward Full abstract
2E.9 Molnupiravir for early COVID-19 treatment in primary care: PANORAMIC platform trial Paul Little Full abstract
2F Workshop & Creative enquiry DURHAM BALCONY TBC 2 talks
2F.1 Sexual healthcare for trans, non-binary and gender-diverse people Julia Bailey Full abstract
2F.2 Creative Enquiry - The Interview Debra Westlake Full abstract

Room Durham:

Refreshment break and SAPC Ambassador Meet & Greet 

3A Child & Young Peoples Health OXFORD Benjamin Saunders & Nada Khan 6 talks
3A.1 Dietary advice for children with eczema and possible food allergy: A Delphi consensus study Ludivine Garside Full abstract
3A.2 Patient and Public Involvement in the development of an online intervention for young people with acne: novel approaches to reach underserved groups Mary Steele Full abstract
3A.3 What are parents’ perceptions and experiences of help-seeking for common infant symptoms? A qualitative interview study. Amy Dobson [1] Full abstract
3A.4 Long-term consequences of urinary tract infection in Childhood (LUCI): Electronic population-based cohort study Kathryn Hughes Full abstract
3A.5 CHOOSE - CHildren and yOung peOple pSychiatric diagnoses before and during the Covid-19 pandEmic Carolyn Chew-Graham Full abstract
3A.6 Does a data-enabled Quality Improvement programme improve timeliness and equity of childhood immunisations across North East London? Milena Marszalek Full abstract
3B Mental Health KENSINGTON Katrina Turner & Tamsin Fisher 6 talks
3B.1 Health professionals views on discontinuation of long-term antidepressants: a systematic review and thematic synthesis Ellen Van Leeuwen Full abstract
3B.2 Understanding the mental health and psychosocial experiences of asylum seekers’, refugees’ and undocumented migrants’ and their journey to accessing healthcare and social services. Alessio Albanese Full abstract
3B.3 Developing inclusive approaches to multidimensional mental health assessment in UK primary care: A qualitative study and community outreach approach Adam Geraghty Full abstract
3B.4 How do patients with a mental health diagnosis interact with online services at the general practice? A qualitative study Jo Parsons Full abstract
3B.5 Can we reduce the risk of relapse of depression in primary care? A mixed methods study Andrew Moriarty Full abstract
3B.6 What were Health Professionals’ perspectives of antidepressant discontinuation during the REDUCE trial? Hannah Bowers Full abstract
3C Long Term Conditions CAMBRIDGE Pippa Oakeshott & Judith Ibison 6 talks
3C.1 Digital first primary care for patients with multiple long-term conditions – the views of staff and stakeholders Jenny Newbould Full abstract
3C.2 Interim findings from a pragmatic, multicentre pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) of optimisation of prescribing by primary care pharmacists in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and associated co-morbidities Richard Lowrie Full abstract
3C.3 Managing epilepsy in primary care. A qualitative study and logic model. Charlotte Cotterill Full abstract
3C.4 Participatory Co-design of a novel website to improve GPs' understanding of the benefits and harms of treatments for long-term conditions. Julian Treadwell Full abstract
3C.5 Evaluating ethnic variations in the risk of infections presenting to primary and secondary care in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes: a matched cohort study Umar A R Chaudhry Full abstract
3C.6 Which long-term conditions benefit from exercise-based rehabilitation, and how are comorbidities considered? An overview of systematic reviews Grace Dibben Full abstract
3D Research Methods CLARENCE Nefyn Williams & Marina Boulton 6 talks
3D.1 Using the Primary Care Academic Collaborative to explore patient safety in actioning and communicating blood test results Jessica Watson Full abstract
3D.2 A concept mapping approach to assess factors influencing the delivery of community-based salon interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease and breast cancer among ethnically diverse women in South London Dr Maham Zaman Full abstract
3D.3 A mixed-methods evaluation of urgent care delivered through telephone based digital triage Vanashree Sexton Full abstract
3D.4 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) thinking in systematic reviews: the comparison of two tools for increasing the awareness and consideration of EDI in a systematic review of physical activity and heart failure. Alyson Huntley Full abstract
3D.5 Primary care research for all: two proof-of-concept studies using the Primary care Academic CollaboraTive (PACT) network Polly Duncan Full abstract
3D.6 Adherence to statins and LDL-cholesterol control: a population-based study using primary care data Juan Carlos Bazo-Alvarez Full abstract
3E Digital Impact LANCASTER Benjamin Jackson & Myriam Dell'Olio 6 talks
3E.1 The hidden work of engaging with online services: ethnographic case study on digital facilitation Carol Bryce Full abstract
3E.2 Impact and experiences of offering HIV testing across a whole city population through primary care clusters and GP surgeries in the Texting 4 Testing (T4T) project David Gillespie Full abstract
3E.3 Making sense of technology: Use and non-use of doctor-patient video consultations in Danish general practice Elle Lüchau Full abstract
3E.4 Ethnic inequities in the patterns of Personalised Care Adjustments for ‘Informed Dissent’ and ‘Patient Unsuitable’: A retrospective study using Clinical Practice Research Datalink Brenda Hayanga Full abstract
3E.5 Digital facilitation in primary care, a focused ethnographic study of the experiences of staff, patients and stakeholders. Jenny Newbould Full abstract
3E.6 The illusion of inclusion: digital transformation in general practice Jackie van Dael Full abstract
3F Workshop DURHAM BALCONY TBC 1 talk
3F.1 Developing an LGBTQ+ INCLUDE Framework Adam DN Williams Full abstract

ASM Celebration at the i360

Day 3 : Thursday 20th July


Room: Surrey 2

PHoCuS meeting (Primary Healthcare Scientists) 


Room: Sussex Lounge

Registration opens


Room: Oxford



The 9th Helen Lester Memorial Lecture - Andrea Williamson Professor of General Practice and Inclusion Health, University of Glasgow


Room: Oxford

Distinguished Papers - AAAPC & NAPCRG 2022

Australasian Association of Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) Winning presentation from the annual conference 2022

Rhea Singh General practitioner experiences in delivering early medical abortion services to women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Winning presentation from the annual conference 2022

Marije te Winkel Personal Continuity and Prescribing Correctly: a Perfect Couple in Primary Care


Room: Oxford

SAPC Annual General Meeting


Room: Durham

Refreshment Break

4A Cancer OXFORD Hazel Everitt & Kinda Ibrahim 9 talks
4A.1 Understanding the diagnostic timeliness of cancer patients with pre-existing morbidities: What do different methodological approaches tell us? Gary Abel Full abstract
4A.2 Does residency (rural vs. urban) influence the uptake of cervical, breast and colorectal cancer screening in Scotland? Jamie Collins Full abstract
4A.3 Complexities in cancer diagnosis: An embedded qualitative intervention development study for the Think Cancer! trial on early diagnosis of cancer in primary care Julia Hiscock Full abstract
4A.4 Symptom attribution and clinical decision-making among general practitioners relating to lung cancer investigations for patients with pre-existing COPD: a vignette study Lucy Mitchinson Full abstract
4A.5 Can incorporating lower risk symptoms into urgent cancer referral guidance detect cancers earlier? Sarah F. Moore Full abstract
4A.6 The ThinkCancer! Intervention: results and lessons learned from a phase II feasibility trial in Wales Nefyn Williams Full abstract
4A.7 What is the risk of cancer after a negative urgent suspected cancer referral? Suzanne Scott Full abstract
4A.8 How cost-effective is a biomarker and low-dose CT scan compared to standard care in the early diagnosis of Lung cancer? Frank Sullivan Full abstract
4A.9 Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in people with blood cancer Emma Copland Full abstract
4B Child & Young People's Health KENSINGTON Philip Rankin & Tamsin Fisher 8 talks
4B.1 Using a child’s antibiotic history as a data-enabled brief intervention to optimise antibiotic prescribing Oliver Van Hecke Full abstract
4B.2 Developing Acne Care Online: early insights from developing a digital behaviour change intervention to support effective treatment of acne in young people Rosie Essery Full abstract
4B.3 Seasonal trends in antidepressant prescribing, depression, anxiety, and self-harm in adolescents and young adults: an open cohort study using UK primary care data Ruth Jack Full abstract
4B.5 TRAINS: a pragmatic cluster RCT to prevent summer holiday drop in asthma prescription uptake in school-age children. Rami Alyami Full abstract
4B.6 Healthcare professionals’ priorities for training to identify and manage distress experienced by young people with a stoma due to inflammatory bowel disease: a consensus study using online nominal group technique Benjamin Saunders Full abstract
4B.7 Accuracy of the LqSOFA and National PEWS scores for detecting serious illness in acutely unwell children presenting to general practice Kathryn Hughes Full abstract
4B.8 Title: Are children who receive their first Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR1) vaccination by 24 months more likely to share a household with older non-vaccinated children? Milena Marszalek Full abstract
4B.9 Documented adolescent dysmenorrhoea (period pain) and adolescent endometriosis in English general practice: prevalence and social patterns Sharon Dixon Full abstract
4C Consultations & Workforce CAMBRIDGE Victoria Tzortziou-Brown & Jo Protheroe 9 talks
4C.1 GP Workforce Sustainability to maximise effective and equitable patient care: a realist review of what works, for whom and in what circumstances? Sophie Park Full abstract
4C.2 How the changing role of the GP is impacting community palliative care: a qualitative interview study Tanuka Palit Full abstract
4C.3 What are the facilitators of, and barriers to, the communication of poor prognosis between secondary and primary care? A systematic review with narrative synthesis Dr Lucy Pocock Full abstract
4C.4 Creating a patient experience film to convey experiences and emotions of older people and their carers’ interaction with general practice following discharge from hospital Rachel Spencer Full abstract
4C.5 A survey of patients’ experiences of GP consultations since the introduction of the new GP contract in Scotland Kieran Sweeney Full abstract
4C.6 How are social prescribing link workers creating and maintaining professional networks in different socioeconomic areas? Amadea Turk Full abstract
4C.7 The Experiences of Patients with Palliative Care needs and their Carers who have accessed Out-of-Hours Care in the Community: A Systematic Review. Laura Emery Full abstract
4C.8 Population, workforce, and organisational characteristics affecting appointment rates in primary care: a retrospective cross-sectional analysis Tianchang Zhao Full abstract
4C.9 The Role of General Practice in Bereavement Care after Death in the Acute Setting: a scoping review and model Chloe Gamlin Full abstract
4D Inequalities CLARENCE Sian-Lee Ewan & Marina Boulton 9 talks
4D.1 Perspectives on Contraception amongst Ethnic Minority Groups: A Qualitative Study. (Work in progress) Rebecca Mawson Full abstract
4D.2 Person Centred care: an untapped resource to increase patient capacity to manage multimorbidity in the context of poverty? Marianne McCallum Full abstract
4D.3 Expanding Burden of Treatment Theory in the context of multimorbidity and poverty: the importance of community and biography Dr Marianne McCallum Full abstract
4D.4 Integration of primary care and palliative care services to improve cultural competency and equity at the end-of-life: Findings from realist stakeholder workshops Sarah Mitchell Full abstract
4D.5 What is the prevalence of multimorbidity in migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons and its association with mortality? Findings from a systematic review Catherine O'Donnell Full abstract
4D.6 FAIRSTEPS: Integrative Review of the Barriers and Enablers to Primary Care Equity Josephine M.K. Reynolds Full abstract
4D.7 A co-produced systematic review about barriers to healthcare in people with a learning disability from ethnic minority populations Christina Roberts Full abstract
4D.8 Inequalities in primary care: an exploration of the causal pathways linking practice funding, workforce and patient experience Natasha Salant Full abstract
4D.9 Significant and persistent challenges to accessing healthcare, throughout the pandemic and beyond, have perpetuated inequities amongst minoritised communities living with chronic conditions and disabilities: qualitative findings from the CICADA study Dr Amanda Moore Full abstract
4E Priorities in Women’s Health LANCASTER Joanne Reeve & Judit Konya 9 talks
4E.1 Developing inclusive support for socioeconomically deprived and ethnic minority women with gestational diabetes, to reduce the risk of subsequent type 2 diabetes. Dr Amanda Moore Full abstract
4E.2 Under pressure and under scrutiny: supporting women’s health in general practice; a qualitative study Sharon Dixon Full abstract
4E.3 “This is an intimate, dark, shaming space”: Lived experiences of urogynaecological symptoms and help-seeking Abigail McNiven Full abstract
4E.4 In what ways can GPs improve care for Women with Anal Incontinence due to Childbirth Injury? Abi Eccles Full abstract
4E.5 Effectiveness of recruitment strategies to increase diversity within one trial site in a post-partum weight management intervention: the Supporting MumS Randomised Controlled Trial  Alice Ivory & Emmanuela Osei-Asemani Full abstract
4E.6 In delicate condition: A scoping review on insights to promoting uptake of antenatal vaccination. Dr. Stephanie McCarron Full abstract
4E.7 A systematic review to identify the optimum implementation for HPV self-sampling in underserved communities Olivia Mackay Full abstract
4E.8 Counselling about cannabis use during pregnancy and lactation: A qualitative study of pregnant and lactating people and their clinicians Meredith Vanstone Full abstract
4E.9 Pregnant women’s perceptions and acceptance of vaccinations during the Covid-19 pandemic: a qualitative study Jo Parsons Full abstract
4F Workshop DURHAM BALCONY TBC 1 talk
4F.1 Using primary care data for research purposes Dr Sarah Rodgers Full abstract

Room: Durham

Lunch & e-Poster discusssion & viewing

7A e-Poster discussion - Education Station A Samuel Freeman 6 talks
7A.1 Performance of doctors in the UK GP licensing Applied Knowledge Test for different question lengths Aloysius Siriwardena Full abstract
7A.2 Are we adequately preparing our GP trainees in Wessex to understand Health Inequalities and to work in areas of deprivation? Nicola McAlister Full abstract
7A.3 Bridging the Gap: The role of graduand students in developing medical education materials Milap Rajpara Full abstract
7A.4 Using GP Fellowships to support Health Equity project implementation in Primary Care: the Newham Case Study. Kavita Gaur Full abstract
7A.5 How do the diagnostic reasoning styles of UK medical and physician associate students compare? An exploratory study using an online patient simulation tool Ruth Plackett Full abstract
7A.6 Conceptualising undergraduate clinical general practice placements as clinical Communities of Practice: drawing on findings from a case study of an Undergraduate Longitudinal GP Placement Liza Kirtchuk Full abstract
7B e-Poster discussion - Long Term Conditions Station B Eduard Shantsila 6 talks
7B.2 Can a trial of a text message intervention to improve effective use of medication rapidly recruit people with type 2 diabetes during a global pandemic? Louise Jones Full abstract
7B.3 Are alternative home- and technology supported modes of rehabilitation delivery as effective as traditional centre-based programmes for people with heart disease? Findings from a Cochrane review. Sinead McDonagh Full abstract
7B.4 Major haemorrhage in people with heart failure and atrial fibrillation: community-based cohort study Nicholas Jones Full abstract
7B.5 Hypertension in the time of Corona -- Whose hypertension did the pandemic most affect in North East London? Stuart Rison Full abstract
7B.6 Primary care intervention development research; developing a lifestyle intervention for people living with gout Lorraine Watson Full abstract
7C e-Poster discussion - Priorities in Women’s Health Station C Abi Eccles 5 talks
7C.1 Assessing the Acceptability and Effectiveness of Mobile-Based Physical Activity Interventions for Midlife Women During Menopause: Systematic Review of the Literature Ghada AlSwayied Full abstract
7C.2 Oral Spironolactone for Adult Female Acne (SAFA): multicentre double-blind randomised trial Megan Lawrence Full abstract
7C.3 Vulval lichen sclerosus in primary care: how common is it and how can we support patients? Sophie Rees Full abstract
7C.4 What are the risks of bone fractures for women when using menopausal hormonal therapy and after cessation of treatment? Yana Vinogradova Full abstract
7C.6 A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis of Women’s Experiences and Attitudes of Antenatal Weighing Alice Maidwell-Smith Full abstract
7D e-Poster discussion - Prescribing Station D Rachel Spencer 6 talks
7D.1 Early-career general practitioners’ antibiotic prescribing for acute infections: a systematic review Emma Baillie Full abstract
7D.2 Polypharmacy prescribing amongst ethnic groups: A scoping review Rima Chauhan Full abstract
7D.3 How feasible is a proactive review of patients taking opioid medicines for persistent pain led by pharmacists in primary care? Clare Jinks Full abstract
7D.4 What value do pharmacist-general practitioner (GP) inter-professional collaborative discussions have in patient medication reviews? A qualitative process evaluation (IMPPP Trial). Dr Debbie McCahon Full abstract
7D.5 A cost-utility analysis of a fixed-dose combination “polypill” for primary prevention of cardiovascular events Ben Jacob Full abstract
7D.6 How can referrals from primary care to a golf on prescription scheme be implemented? Frank Sullivan Full abstract
7E e-Poster discussion - Consultations & Workforce Station E Victoria Tzortziou-Brown 6 talks
7E.1 Domestic abuse in General Practice; What are the lived experiences of medical students consulting using Forum Theatre training? Claire McPeake Full abstract
7E.2 Health care professional’s role in the randomized controlled trial of the selfBACK app – a mixed-methods process evaluation Frances S Mair Full abstract
7E.3 Can the history of primary care be used to inform its future? Developing an innovative approach to understand patient engagement with primary care services Barbara Caddick Full abstract
7E.4 Antinuclear antibody (ANA) testing. Why did I request it and what do I do now? An observational study of UK primary care. Dr Will Evans Full abstract
7E.5 Perspectives on access in primary care from patients, clinicians and practice staff: The PEOPLE-HULL study Alex Young (1) Full abstract
7E.6 What are patients, caregivers, and healthcare professional’s experiences of, and perspectives on, online health records access in primary care? A qualitative synthesis. Brian McMillan Full abstract
5A Quality in Prescribing OXFORD Rupert Payne & Kerstin Nothnagel 8 talks
5A.1 What are the challenges / barriers for GPs in prescribing cardioprotective medication to patients with severe mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression)? A qualitative study in Edinburgh and Glasgow health board areas. Dr Amanda Vettini Full abstract
5A.2 Greener Asthma Prescribing Study: A qualitative study exploring healthcare professional perspectives on reducing the prescribing of metered dose inhalers for asthma to reduce the carbon footprint of primary care Lauren Franklin Full abstract
5A.3 Prescription medication sharing in England: A population-based telephone survey Dr Deborah McCahon Full abstract
5A.4 Prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for women of reproductive age, during pregnancy or breastfeeding: a systematic review of local formulary guidance in England and Wales. Elizabeth Lovegrove Full abstract
5A.6 Prescription medication sharing for non-recreational purposes: A systematic review of the literature Shoba Dawson Full abstract
5A.7 Multidisciplinary medication reviews and deprescribing in primary care for older people living with frailty Dr Kinda Ibrahim Full abstract
5A.9 Efficacy and safety of sacubitril/valsartan in the treatment of heart failure: A systematic review incorporating unpublished clinical study reports Dr David Byrne Full abstract
5B Prevention & Risk KENSINGTON Chris Burton & Rebecca Mawson 9 talks
5B.1 How can we make care for people at risk of multimorbidity more inclusive?: Findings from the SYMPHONI study. Carolyn Chew-Graham Full abstract
5B.2 Understanding measurement of postural hypotension: a nationwide survey of primary care practice in England Sinéad TJ McDonagh Full abstract
5B.3 Understanding Measurement of Postural Hypotension in Primary Care – A qualitative approach. Rosina Cross Full abstract
5B.4 Skin Lesions Made Easy: A Case Study on Using Participatory Approaches to include Patients, Clinicians, and Members of the Public to Improve Dermatology Referrals Laura Alvarado Cruz Full abstract
5B.5 Consequences of Over-Diagnosing Hypothyroidism in an Ageing United Kingdom population (CODHA UK) Mia Holley Full abstract
5B.6 Incident dementia risk among patients with type 2 diabetes receiving metformin versus alternative antihyperglycaemic agents: a retrospective cohort study using UK primary healthcare records. William Doran (1) Full abstract
5B.7 Should adults with recurrent acute tonsillitis have a tonsillectomy? Frank Sullivan Full abstract
5B.8 Herpes zoster and risk of incident Parkinson’s disease in US Veterans: a matched cohort study Louis Tunnicliffe Full abstract
5B.9 How do components of social connection interact in their associations with all-cause and CVD mortality? A UK Biobank cohort analysis. Hamish Foster Full abstract
5C Long Term Conditions CAMBRIDGE Nefyn Williams & Sarah Moore 9 talks
5C.1 What does “housebound” mean? Polly Duncan Full abstract
5C.2 A scoping review on multimorbidity clustering and its effect on treatment burden and the utilisation of health and social care services in the United Kingdom Lucy Kaluvu Full abstract
5C.3 Clusters of Long-Term Conditions and Adverse Health Outcomes in People with Multimorbidity Stefanie J. Krauth Full abstract
5C.4 The experiences of remote consulting for people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and fibromyalgia in primary care Helen Leach Full abstract
5C.5 Identifying clusters of multiple long term conditions and their associations with quality of life. Bhautesh D. Jani Full abstract
5C.6 An academic primary care research agenda for multimorbidity: a Delphi consensus study Jonathan Stokes Full abstract
5C.7 How do ME/CFS patients decide what interventions to try and who to listen to? An interpretive descriptive study Meredith Vanstone Full abstract
5C.8 Process evaluation of a pragmatic, multicentre pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) in primary care: Tailored Intervention for COPD and Co-morbidities by Pharmacists and Consultant Physicians (TICC PCP) Karen Wood Full abstract
5C.9 Treatment burden in COPD - Findings from a pragmatic, multicentre pilot randomised controlled trail (RCT) in primary care: Tailored Intervention for COPD and Comorbidities by Pharmacists & Consultant Physicians (TICC PCP) Karen Wood Full abstract
5D Education CLARENCE Joe Rosenthal & Marina Boulton 9 talks
5D.1 Communicating weight loss advice in primary care: Using conversation analysis to develop online education resources for clinicians Charlotte Albury Full abstract
5D.2 Can capacity limitations in primary care undergraduate placements be addressed using a blended learning approach? Catherine Neden Full abstract
5D.3 Mapping the Impact of Early Primary Care Placements on Medical Students’ Professional Development Dr Sian-Lee Ewan Full abstract
5D.4 How does the General Practice curriculum understand health inequality? Leonard Grant Full abstract
5D.5 What helps patients access online services in primary care? Free-text analysis of patient responses to the Di-Facto survey Nada Khan Full abstract
5D.6 General Practitioner preferences and use of evidence in clinical practice: a mixed methods study Emer O'Brien Full abstract
5D.7 Exploring perceptions of doctors in GP specialty training with specific learning difficulties undertaking clinical and work place-based assessments for GP licensing: interview study Dr Julie Pattinson Full abstract
5D.8 Performance of doctors with specific learning difficulties in the UK GP licensing Applied Knowledge Test data interpretation questions Aloysius Siriwardena Full abstract
5D.9 Patient involvement in primary care medical education: how might their active participation be enhanced? Doyin Alao Full abstract
5E COVID-19 LANCASTER Emily Fletcher & Umar Chaudhry 7 talks
5E.1 The Changing Face of Primary Care in a Pandemic: a comparison of primary care systems before and 'after' the Covid-19 Pandemic Susan Browne Full abstract
5E.2 Have the drivers of general practice appointment volumes changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic? Tianchang Zhao Full abstract
5E.3 Satisfaction with remote GP consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic: a population survey of UK adults Kate Lifford Full abstract
5E.4 ‘You can be in hell and they still refuse to help’: Racially and ethnically minoritised patients with Long Covid highlight poor experiences of primary care Tom Kingstone Full abstract
5E.6 How does the impact of Covid-19 affect the work of an organisation supporting vulnerable migrants’ access to healthcare? Antje Lindenmeyer Full abstract
5E.8 Vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19-related hospital admissions and deaths in the immunocompromised population: A retrospective, population-based cohort study in England Daniel T.H. Chen Full abstract
5E.9 Modifying a manualised Behavioural Activation intervention for use with older adults at risk of depression and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic Carolyn Chew-Graham Full abstract
5F Workshop DURHAM BALCONY TBC 1 talk
5F.1 Reimagining equitable primary care: Actionable insights to address inequalities in health and healthcare Anna Gkiouleka Full abstract

Room: Durham

Refreshment break


Room: Oxford

Award Winners Session

Chairs: Rupert Payne & Eduard Shantsila


SAPC/RCGP Elective prize winner 2022

Ioan Wardhaugh GP Workforce Recruitment and Retention in Welsh Coastal Communities - what can be done to stem the tide?


SAPC Doctoral prize winner presentation - Sarah Mills



SAPC ASM 2023 Distinguished Paper presentations


16:30 - Richard Baker Do general practices in England influence life expectancy? (1A.2)


16:45 - Carol Bryce The hidden work of engaging with online services: ethnographic case study on digital facilitation (3E.1)


SAPC ASM 2023 Awards


Closing Remarks

ASM 2024 - Bristol


ASM Closes


DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole

Conference team