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News

SAPC Members on REF 2021 Sub-panel 2.

We are delighted that three SAPC members – Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Oxford; Professor Paul Little, Southampton; and Professor Tim Peters, Bristol – have all been selected to serve on REF Sub-panel 2 (Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care). Taking this on represents an enormous amount of work, but is essential to support and promote academic primary care. Our congratulations and thanks to each of you.  

Winner of the Yvonne Carter award announced

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, Cardiff University, who is this year's winner of the Yvonne Carter award for outstanding new researcher awarded by RCGP and SAPC.

Here are a couple of links to the announcement:

RCGP Clinical Update

RCGP Prizes page - scroll down to view the Yvonne Carter award

Andrew is based at Cardiff University and leads the Patient Safety work package at the PRIME (Primary and Emergency Care Research) Centre Wales.

Making a difference

GP SCHOLARSHIP

Championing and cultivating the intellectual expertise at the heart of the profession of General Practice

SAPC, working in partnership with the RCGP, is leading work to raise the profile of, capacity for, and impact of clinical scholarship across the Primary Care community.

Scholarship refers to both the intellectual task of GP practice (Every GP a Scholar), and the collective professional wisdom of our discipline.

Scholarship is the higher level thinking that underpins the everyday pragmatism of clinical practice - the intellectual expertise that enables clinicians to deliver highest quality care to their individual patients. 

Scholarship is a necessary part of professional excellence: both in the context of the clinical consultation, as well as the extended roles undertaken by many GPs including practice development and organisation, education, innovation, leadership, and research.

The GP Scholarship programming is rethinking how we recognisechampionand cultivate General Practice as the intellectual discipline it is, and needs to be, to address today's healthcare challenges.

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.