Progressions and fellowship award31 July 2012Congratulations to Dr Trevor Thompson on his progression to Reader in Healthcare Education, Dr Katrina Turner on her progression to Senior Lecturer and to Dr Rachel Johnson on being awarded her GP Clinical Fellowship by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.
July teaching newsletter31 July 2012Have you booked your teaching for 2011-12? Have you considered becoming a ‘Core Teaching Practice’? Would you like to become an academic mentor?
GP Teaching awards21 June 2012Congratulations to this year's winners of the GP Teaching awards
RCGP domestic violence guidelines28 May 2012The Centre for academic primary care has helped develop national guidance for general practice on responding to domestic abuse.
Avoidable hospital admissions: myth or reality?15 May 2012Dr Sarah Purdy will present a summary of her research on risk factors for unplanned admission, interventions aimed at reducing unplanned admission and the views of professionals and patients.
Researcher vacancy14 May 2012Applications are invited to join the Predictors of Onset, Persistence and Psychological Impact of Childhood Eczema (POPPIE) study team as a Research Associate/Research Assistant.
Promotions23 April 2012Maggie Evans and Ceire Costelloe have progressed to being Research Fellows.
NIHR ST3 entry ACF in General Practice19 March 2012Applications are invited from second-year general practice specialty trainees (in ST2 year) who wish to undertake clinical academic training. Funding is now available to allow trainees to extend their training by a year, allowing part-time attachment to a University department during the ST3 and ST4 years.
Junior researcher prize2 March 2012Dr Lucy Pocock won the junior researcher prize for her presentation at the South West meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care in Torquay for her work on End of Life Care.
PhD studentship15 February 2012PhD studentship is available from the Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol. This highly successful multidisciplinary Unit would welcome applications from individuals from a range of research background.
The value of ECGs in evaluating chest pain7 February 2012In the UK, the exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) is the most common initial test for the evaluation of stable chest pain and has been used widely for almost half a century. However, recent NICE guidelines recommend that it should not be used to diagnose or exclude stable angina in patient assessments. New research published in the BMJ Open finds that the test has other uses that transcend its technical contribution to diagnosis.
Senior Research Fellow post23 January 2012The Academic Unit of Primary Health Care seeks to appoint an outstanding researcher who has an established track record in leading and conducting research on important questions relating to primary health care.