Luke Daines receives RCGP Early Career Academic GP Award 2019

Luke Daines pictured receiving his award
8 Oct 2019

Congratulations to Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research PhD student, Dr Luke Daines, who has been awarded the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Early Career Academic GP Award!

Showcasing research from early career academic GPs

The RCGP recently introduced the award to encourage and nurture early career academic GPs. It demonstrates the achievements of GPs who are starting out in their academic careers by showcasing their research and demonstrating its importance to general practice based primary care.

Luke’s article ‘Systematic review of clinical prediction models to support the diagnosis of asthma in primary care’ was published in npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine in May 2019.

Luke commented:

"I’m delighted to have been recognised by RCGP Scotland with their early career academic award 2019. I feel very lucky to work as a GP and researcher; to have the opportunity to investigate clinical questions that I encounter when consulting. For example, making a diagnosis of asthma which remains a cause of uncertainty in clinical practice. Working within the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research has been instrumental in allowing me to consider possible solutions and now begin developing a clinical decision support system for asthma diagnosis in partnership with patients, nurses and doctors.” 

Could a clinical prediction model help to reduce asthma mis-diagnosis?

Read more about Luke’s research in his blog for RCGP

Read the published article in npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine


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