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SAPC responds to threat to cut GP training budgets in England

Senior members of SAPC have responded to plans announced by Health Education England to cut the educational support budget for GP training by 30% from next year. In a letter published in the BMJ on 18th May (in print on 27th May), the Chair, representatives of the Heads of Departments and Heads of Teaching, along with other senior academics in SAPC, expressed their disquiet at this decision.

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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 conjunctin with partners, to address them.