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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...

Professor Paul Little awarded RCGP Discovery Prize

We are delighted to announce that Professor Paul Little, from the University of Southampton, is this year's recipient of the RCGP's Discovery Award. This is one of the College's most prestigious awards, given in recognition of outstanding research...

Professor Deborah Swinglehurst awarded John Fry Award for 2019

Congratulations to Professor Deborah Swinglehust of Queen Mary University of London, who is this year's recipient of the RCGP John Fry Award. This award recognises a Member or Fellow of the College who has promoted the discipline of general practice...

NIHR Senior Investigators 2019

Many congratulations to the SAPC members awarded, or re-awarded, NIHR Senior Investigator Awards: Jonathan Mant (Cambridge); Kamlesh Khunti (Leicester); Alastair Hay (Bristol); and Richard McManus (Oxford). This is a fantastic achievement and we are...

SAPC AGM 2019 12.30 Thursday 4th July Exeter

The Annual General Meeting will take place at 12.30 (until 13.30) on Thursday 4th July Papers will be available on-line shortly before the AGM and will be distributed in hard copy at the meeting. Venue: The Auditorium, The Forum Directions and maps

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.