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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 Elections 2019

Closing date for nominations Wednesday 17th April 2019 In 2019, we will be holding an election for two general member places on SAPC Executive , to serve from July 2019-2022. Exeutive Members James Prior and Suzanne Richards' terms are due to end at...

SAPC Principal Investigator of the Year Prize

Deadline for nominations 31st March 2019 How good is your Principal Investigator? It’s competition time! Here at SAPC, the search is on for the best, the most dedicated, and the most successful primary care Principal Investigator. But we’re not...

SAPC members recognised in New Year's Honours List

Many congratulations to our SAPC colleagues recognised in this year’s New Year's Honours List: Professor Dame Louise Robinson Professor Richard Hobbs CBE Professor Willie Hamilton CBE We are very proud of you!

RCGP Discovery Prize

We are delighted that Professor Richard Hobbs, University of Oxford and Director of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, is the recipient of the 2018 Discovery Prize. This award recognises outstanding research in general practice, which has...

Two new Special Interest Groups

SAPC has two new SIGs! Cancer and No Health without Mental Health . If you would like to find out more about these SIGs please click on their titles to read more and find out who to contact. The Physical Activity / Excercise as Medicine SIG held its...

Making a difference

Highlights of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to share some of the successes in the academic primary care community over this year. One major piece of work this year has now come to fruition – the GP Scholarship programme. Developed in collaboration with RCGP, this work was launched at the RCGP Conference in November. We hope it will help to support our GP colleagues, develop clinical scholarship across our community and promote the revitalisation of general practice as a career. Two new SIGs were launched this year: Cancer and No Health without Mental Health. Two SIGs that were formed just over a...

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.