The Society for Academic Primary Care

Championing expertise in Academic Primary Care and Driving Improvements in Primary Care provision

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Executive election 2020

We are holding an election ( link to constitution) for two places on SAPC Executive , to serve from July 2020-2023. The closing date for applications is 29th April (extended from original date of 8th April). The Executive team lead the work of SAPC...

Report of 2018 national survey UK Heads of GP teaching

Many thanks to Emily Cottrell, Hugh Alberti and Trevor Thompson who have now prepared a report on our 2018 national survey of all UK Heads of GP teaching. We are very grateful to them for all their efforts. This was a cross-sectional questionnaire...

Chair-Elect of RCGP announced

Many congratulations to Professor Martin Marshall (Professor of Healthcare Improvement, University College London) who will be the next Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, taking over from Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard in November...

Prize winners at SAPC ASM 2019

Congratulations to all the prize winners at the 48th SAPC annual scientific meeting held at the University of Exeter from 3rd to 5th July 2019. Christian Mallen, Keele, was announced as the winner of SAPC's inaugural principal investigator's award...

Professor Amanda Howe to be next President of RCGP

Congratulations to Professor Amanda Howe, University of East Anglia, who will be the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, taking over from Professor Mayur Lakhani in November 2019. Amanda is the immediate past-President of...

Making a difference

Teaching general practice: Guiding principles for undergraduate general practice curricula in UK medical schools

The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have collaborated to produce, for the first time, national guidance on the design and delivery of general practice learning and teaching in UK medical schools. The guidance is based on published evidence and current best practice in UK medical schools and has been refined through consultation with the Heads of Teachers group in SAPC, the Medical Schools Council (MSC), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the MRCGP Curriculum Development Group. It aims to support implementation of the...

Supporting General Practice careers

Professor Val Wass led a recent task force review to examine what could be done to promote GP careers within medical schools. Academic Primary Care, and the Society for Academic Primary Care, are recognised to play a key role in this agenda. This article outlines the key recommendations from the report and the work that SAPC is doing, in conjunction with partners, to address them.

Academic Primary Care - Now More Than Ever

Strong primary care delivers better outcomes at lower cost with greater equity. Academic Primary Care underpins the sustained delivery and improvement of primary care. We need strong Academic Primary Care, Now More Than Ever.