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South West SAPC - Annual Research Meeting 2019 13-14 March

South West SAPC at Southampton 2019

The South West regional meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care, Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour 13-14 March 2019.

We hope you enjoyed the conference!

Thank you to all reviewers, chairs, helpers, presenters and delegates.

Please see below for the conference PRIZE WINNERS!

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Our abstract submissions have now closed. If you submitted an abstract we will be in touch after the review period.


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The South West regional meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care 2019 is being organised by the University of Southampton Primary Care group.

South West SAPC - Annual Research Meeting 13-14 March 2019 prize winners

Regional SAPC Prize for best early career researcher oral presentation

Mohana Ratnapalan, University of Southampton

Placebos in Primary Care? A Nominal Group Study Explicating GP and Patient Views.

Best Oral Presentation

Abigail Moore, University of Oxford

Serious infection in older adults: a qualitative study of patient experience.

Best Elevator Pitch

Charley Hobson-Merrett, University of Plymouth

Recruiting to Cluster Randomised Controlled Trials: Challenges and Regional Variations.

Best Poster

Jessica Martin, University of Bristol.

Test talk: a mixed methods study exploring the discussion of blood tests between doctors and patients in primary care.

Keynote speakers

Keynote speaker Wednesday 13 March 2019

Simon Denegri OBE, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public.

I was appointed the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public in 2012. I was Chair of INVOLVE – the national advisory group for the promotion and support of public involvement in research funded by NIHR – from 2011 to 2017 and awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2018.

Prior to this I was Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) from 2006 until 2011.  This followed a three-year stint as director of corporate communications at the Royal College of Physicians of London from 2003 to 2006.  Before this I was assistant chief executive at the Alzheimer’s Society (UK) from 2002 to 2003.  I also worked for the Society from 1992 until 1997 becoming its first head of public affairs.  Between 1997 and 2000 I worked as Procter & Gamble’s Corporate and Financial PR Manager based at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.   On my return I took up a post as director of communications at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health.

I write and speak on issues concerning the public, health research and democracy.  Particular areas of interest include:  public involvement in research; co-production; public attitudes to science; approaches to public dialogue; use of online and digital media for public involvement and engagement; health research regulation; the pharma industry; dementia and mental health.

Keynote speaker Thursday 14 March 2019

Professor Lucy Yardley is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Southampton and University of Bristol.

Currently my main research focus is on using the internet to support self-management of health. I pioneered the development of the unique ‘LifeGuide’ open source software for developing web-based interventions to support health management ( ), which is available to a large international network of users. My programme of research addresses key questions such as how to maximise engagement with digital interventions and how best to integrate digital support for self-management of health with existing public health and healthcare services. I am addressing these questions through the development and evaluation of numerous web-based healthcare interventions funded by grants from NIHR, MRC, ESRC, EPSRC, medical charities and EC. These include interventions to support weight management, physical activity, reduction of infection transmission and antibiotic over-use, and self-management of numerous long-term health conditions (including cancer, hypertension, diabetes, back pain, asthma, cognitive decline and many other health problems). Through this work I have developed the ‘person-based’ approach to using mixed methods for intervention development, which has resulted in very effective interventions published in journals such as the Lancet, BMJ and Annals of Internal Medicine.

I am an NIHR Senior Investigator and Director the Behavioural Science theme of NIHR BioMedical Research Centre at University of Southampton. My professional roles have included Editor-in-Chief of Psychology & Health (journal of the European Society for Health Psychology) and core member of the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) public health committee A.

Simon Denegri
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