RACGP Foundation 2017 grant recipients

The RACGP congratulates the successful recipients of the 2017 RACGP research grants and awards.

The RACGP Foundation has been awarding grants, awards and scholarships for more than 50 years, and would like to thank our funding partners joining us in investing in GPs and GP registrars to build research evidence.

RACGP Foundation Patron Professor Peter Mudge was very pleased with the quality of applications this year. The high calibre of these applications reflects the need in general practice to address research questions that impact general practice for frontline practitioners, improving health outcomes for all Australians.

Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd (TGL)/RACGP Research Grant

Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis ($80,367) Understanding antibiotic prescribing and use of guidelines in general practice – the GP National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (GP-NAPS) pilot study 

RACGP/HCF Research Foundation Research Grant

Prof Geoffrey Mitchell ($59,722) Development of a routine data collection process in community-based end-of-life care

Prof Parker Magin ($54,100) AusTAPER Pilot: Team Approach to Polypharmacy Evaluation and Reduction (AusTAPER) pilot study for older General Practice patients

RACGP/Diabetes Australia Research Grant

A/Prof John Furler ($58,960) Personalised care for people with type 2 diabetes: An integrated shared decision making tool embedded in the electronic medical record in general practice

RACGP/IPN Medical Centres Research Grant

Prof Geoffrey Mitchell ($19,232) Understanding the reasons for clinician lack of recognition of the risk of dying

RACGP/Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine Research Grant

Dr Rosemary Craig ($10,000) Better Osteogenesis Needs Exercise- Australian Indigenous Dance

RACGP/Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4) Research Grant

Dr Matthew Grant ($9,514) Community peer support in cancer: patient attitudes and experiences

RACGP Indigenous Health Award

Dr James Doran ($9,000) Pilot study in the training in the use of focused cardiac ultrasound by primary care medical staff within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service - its feasibility and impact in the remote primary care setting

RACGP Family Medical Care Education and Research Grant

Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis ($20,000) Multimorbidity and glycaemia in people with type 2 diabetes attending Australian general practice: a cross-sectional study utilising data from NPS MedicineInsight

The Iris and Edward Gawthorn Award

Dr Sophie Carter ($500) This is awarded to the registrar in general practice who scores the highest score on the Cardiovascular and Respiratory components on the Fellowship Exam in 2017.

RACGP Best General Practice Research Article in the AFP Journal Award

Ms Carole Meade - Bernadette Ward, Helen Cronin. Implementation of a team model for RACF care by a general practice. Australian Family Physician, Volume 45, No.4 Pages 218-222

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