The Society for Academic Primary Care

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

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Winner of SAPC's Principal Investigator Prize 2020

The prize is for the PI who provides exceptional support, leadership and encouragement for their team through the highs and lows of research, careers and life. We received fewer nominations than last year - but all gave inspiring descriptions of...

Winners of SAPC medical student essay and PhD prizes

SAPC is delighted to announce the winners of our career prizes in 2020 Medical Student essay prize Essay subject: "A consultation in primary care that changed my practice" This is the first year we have offered this award. We received 37 excellent...

COVID-19 research update from SAPC members

There have been a number of important contributions from SAPC members to the evidence-base which will support clinicians in their work. Added 4th June 2020: Study by Edge Hill and Keele Universities Children on coronavirus: ‘Don’t just tell us to...

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.