About this section

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section provides a national independent forum to promote high-quality education, networking and an exchange of ideas on topical and emerging issues in primary care by learning with, from and about other professions.

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Cover a large proportion of your annual mandatory training requirements in just one day. This course provides an update on recent legislation and evidence related to safe and efficient functioning of health care organisations, and the safety of patients and staff.

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Prizes

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize  

Prize

  • First prize: £300

Submission deadline

Sunday 14th June 2020 at midnight

Open to

GP registrars, postgraduate students based in primary care, medical students and other undergraduates from professional groups involved in primary care and patients with experiences from primary care.

Application guidelines

Submit an essay of up to 3,000 words on the following topic:

  • An account of an audit or quality improvement project carried out by yourself in primary care
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General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: Medical Student and Trainee Poster Prize 

Prize

  • First prize: £100
  • Second prize: £50

Submission deadline

Friday 1 May 2020

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract describing the nature and purpose of your poster presentation, which should be relevant to a topic to be discussed at the 39th Primary Care Update. The abstract should be clearly structured and describe original research, a literature review or case studies.

Please include the title of the poster, the names of presenting and other authors and their professional role and affiliation.

Shortlisted applicants will be given a free place to the meeting. Posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

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General Practice with Primary Health Care Section and CAIPE John Horder Student Award

Prize

  • First prize: £150

Submission deadline

Friday 1 May 2020

Open to

Pre-qualifying students from all health care professions

Application guidelines

This annual essay award will be offered to a student who has been involved with interprofessional learning or working, within the community. The essay will reflect the experience and learning achieved. 

The award is being offered jointly by the General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, RSM and the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education.

Applicants are asked to comply with the following

  • Submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words
  • Essays should follow the set title Describe and discuss an example of inter-professional working or learning with which you have been involved
  • Essays should include:
    • Description of the student's experience of interprofessional learning and collaborative working
    • Application of academic learning to the case described. References to the literature must be included
    • Degree of reflection on the student's experience
  • Only one author per submission
  • The winner must be available to present at the event on Wednesday 02 September 2020 at the 40th Primary Care Update
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General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section and CAIPE John Horder award

This award is being offered jointly by the General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, RSM and the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE).

Prize

  • First prize: £600

Submission deadline

Friday 1 May 2020

Open to

An interprofessional team working within the primary health care community.

Application guidelines

Applicants are asked to produce one documents consisting of:

  1. A factual and descriptive report on all or part of their interprofessional team working being presented for consideration.
  2. Evidence demonstrating how the work presented fulfils the principles of interprofessional team working. (For further details see below).
  3. The preparation and presentation of each submission should anticipate further collaborative working with definite outcomes designed to improve patient care.

The above three areas form the basis for the assessment criteria to award the prize.

For more details on the application guidelines please click the 'Apply here' button below. 

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Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

President

Dr Andrew Papanikitas

President-Elect

Jeshni Amblum-Almer