Dr Andrew Papanikitas
FRCGP PhD President. GP Section
Dr Andrew Papanikitas qualified as a general practitioner (MRCGP) in 2008 and was awarded FRCGP in recognition of his education activities in 2018. He is the current chair of the RCGP Committee On Medical Ethics. His PhD research was on the ethics education of British GPs and he maintains a research interest in medical ethics and education. He teaches and facilitates medical ethics and law as well as inter-professional and clinical communication skills for several UK Higher Education Institutions. A founding member of the Royal Society of Medicine Student Members' section, he has served as president of the Open (Medicine and Society) and Primary Healthcare Sections. As well as writing books, he has been ethics editor for the London Journal of Primary Care and peer-reviews for a number of peer-reviewed journals and academic publishers.
He has written several books and chapters themes relating to both clinical examinations and to medical ethics, including the ‘Crash course in medical ethics and sociology’ (Mosby-Elsevier, 2013) and (with John Spicer) The Handbook of Primary Care Ethics (CRC Press - BMA Book Awards Category Winner in 2018).
Dr Papanikitas’ PhD thesis, “From the classroom to the clinic: ethics education and general practice” explores ethics education in UK general practice.