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.
"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?