Professor Deborah Swinglehurst awarded John Fry Award for 2019

Congratulations to Professor Deborah Swinglehust of Queen Mary University of London, who is this year's recipient of the RCGP John  Fry Award. This award recognises a Member or Fellow of the College who has promoted the discipline of general practice through research and publishing, with SAPC making the award recommendation to the College.

We had an excellent field of applicants this year and making a choice was not easy. However, we were delighted that Deborah is this year's recipient. Deborah's research explores a range of generalist concerns including: the role of information technologies in practice; quality and safety of repeat prescribing; multimorbidity, polypharmacy and medicines optimisation; medical overuse; the meaning of ‘quality’ in health care; how health policies shape practice; patient and professional experiences of health care. Throughout her work, she applies a scholarly lens to the work done by practitioners and patients as they navigate the complexities of health care, developing ‘practice-based’ evidence for clinicians, students and policymakers. Deborah was also part of the team who delivered a very successful and enjoyable ASM at The Barbican in 2018.

You can find out more about her work at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/blizard/staff/centre-for-primary-care-and-public-health/staff/deborah-swinglehurst.html#