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RCGP awards - congratulations from SAPC

RCGP awards The SAPC comunity would like to congratulate Anthony Harnden and Greg Irving on recent awards from RCGP: The President’s Medal – Professor Anthony Harnden The President’s Medal is given in recognition of consistent and excellent efforts...

SAPC members recognised in the 2022 New Year Honours

Professor Tony Avery OBE Tony Avery, GP and Professor of Primary Healthcare at University of Nottingham, and a Senior Investigator for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), received an OBE for services to General Practice. Link to page...

December 2021 - a message from SAPC Chair, Carolyn Chew-Graham

Hello colleagues and friends. I am sure we are all reflecting on what has been another challenging and busy year, and that we are ready for a break. I do hope everyone is able to get some rest and recovery, spending time with people who are special...

Student Symposium for Research in General Practice

This free on-line conference being held on 18th September is run by medical students, for medical students offering an opportunity to find out about getting involved in General Practice research. In the past, students have told us they weren't aware...

2021 SAPC/RCGP Elective Prize winners

Congratulations to the winners Ellie Read and David Simmonds who entered a joint application from St George's University London. Elective project title: ‘Just a GP': A UK medical student filming project highlighting the stigma around wanting to...

John Fry Award

The John Fry Award 2021 was announced in the RCGP Chair of Council's blog on Friday 2nd July - congratulations Dr Greg Irving: The John Fry Award is an award by nomination normally presented each year by the Royal College of General Practitioners (...

Making a difference

SAPC North 2020

CHAMPIONING THE KNOWLEDGE WORK OF PRIMARY CARE Join us at this year's SAPC North first ever on-line conference to celebrate all that we do so that we can optimise the impact of our work. It is nearly a year since members of SAPC North met in Preston to share work, ideas and stories. Despite all that has happened since, our community have continued to champion scholarship at the heart of excellent primary care. Delivering innovation and best practice in teaching, research, quality improvement and clinical practice to ensure that primary care continues to serve as the bed rock of the NHS. This...

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.