Dr Kamal Mahtani’s award for outstanding new researcher reflects the leadership and impact which he is demonstrating, and provides funds towards his further development of an international network of primary-care practitioners.
In a post-award interview for the RCGP, Dr Mahtani outlined his plans for the award and also offered some advice for other new primary-care researchers:
- Don’t do research for the sake of just doing research – ask questions that are genuinely relevant
- Don’t work on your own – there is much to learn from others
- The final outputs from your research should be more than a publication – think about other ways of disseminating your work
- Don’t give up your clinical work – clinical and academic skills and experiences can complement each other
- Have fun!
Read more about Dr Mahtani’s tips for GP researchers, and his plans for his award, on the RCGP’s website