Professor Azeem Majeed is a huge asset for general practice – a prominent primary care researcher with his feet firmly placed on the ground.
The south London GP makes the Power 50 list for the first time, nominated for his ‘high profile and important research into controversial aspects of general practice’ – and he has had a busy year.
He has published research that showed APMS general practices perform worse on quality measures than more traditional PMS or GMS general practices. He also has led a major project to review the NHS Health Checks programme for the Department of Health, with his latest report showing the scheme had reached only a fifth of its target population and that only a third of patients identified as high risk were receiving appropriate treatment.
And he has been a visible defender of general practice in social media and blogs in the UK – combating misconceptions with a cool head and some hard data.
Professor Majeed says his favourite moment of the year was was learning in December 2014 that Imperial College London had been rated joint top among universities in the UK for the quality of its research.
‘This reflects the quality and impact of the research that is carried out in primary care, both in the UK and overseas at Imperial College London,’ he says.