BJGP Open most read paper of 2019

5th February 2010

Congratulations to Robert Goldsmith, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and PRIME Centre Wales colleagues for coming first in the British Journal of General Practice 'Top 10 Research Publications of 2019', announced on 31st January.

The article 'findings from Robert's research undertaken as part of his RCBP First Into Research Fellowship, funded by Welsh Government.

Robert conceived of the research idea and initially contacted PRIME Centre Wales in early 2017 with a collaboration enquiry for the application to RCBC, and was subsequently contacted by Nefyn Williams and Fiona Wood to offer supervisory support. The team successfully submitted the bid to RCBC, and the project got underway later that year.

"It was a wonderful surprise to learn that our article had attracted so much interest. We are really pleased that we have been able to shine a light on a vulnerable population that often struggle to come to terms with the overwhelming impact of their condition and access appropriate care. I'm enormously grateful for the financial support from RCBC and the supervisory support from PRIME.

I work as Physiotherapist and I found the combined perspectives of Nefyn Williams (an Academic GP) and Fiona Wood (a Medical Sociologist) was really valuable in making sure we had considered how patients might interact with various parts of the healthcare system.

We are looking to build on the insights we have gained from this study to inform the development of conservative interventions for this population. hope it shows what can be achieved on a small budget with the right support and encourages other clinical AHPs to develop their own ideas for research." 

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