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ASM 2020 - prize winning presentation NAPCRG 2019

“Nosotros” Approach: Community health workers as trust builders and community healers Authors: RL FerrerL, CG Schlenker, RS Poursani, I Cruz, P Noel, R Palmer, CR Jaén Department of Family and Community Medicine, UT Health San Antonio, Texas, USA Context: Promoting patients’ commitment to engage in self-care is a core goal of primary care, yet often elusive in the context of social deprivation. Objective: To report on an innovative, practice-integrated, community health worker (CHW) intervention designed to promote trusting relationships and effective self-care in patients with type 2...

ASM 2020 - prize winning presentation from AAAPC 2018

The Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd): A cluster randomised controlled trial aimed at increasing LARC uptake Presenter: Danielle Mazza Authors: Danielle Mazza , Cathy Watson, Kirsten Black, Jayne Lucke, Angela Taft, Kevin McGeechan, Marion Haas, Kathleen McNamee, Jeffrey Peipert Context LARCs reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion rates but Australian uptake is low. General practitioners (GPs) are ideally placed to promote LARCs. Objective The Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd), adapted from the US Contraceptive CHOICE study, evaluated whether a complex primary...

SAPC executive elections 2020

In 2020, we will be holding an election ( link to constitution) for two places on SAPC Executive , to serve from July 2020-2023. The Executive team lead the work of SAPC to raise the profile of Academic Primary Care, build a vibrant workforce by helping people Get In and Get On in APC, and enhance the impact of our work through supporting collaborations. Each Executive member leads on an area of work for the Society. Details of the current team can be found on the Exec page . We're now inviting expressions of interest in standing for this year's election. You must be a member of SAPC to stand...

SAPC North and the new SAPC Northern Powerhouse

This year's Northern SAPC Conference saw the beginning of a new initiative - the SAPC Northern Powerhouse. The SAPC NPO is a network of networks - bringing together SAPC departments of Academic Primary Care within partners engaged in primary care schoalrship from across our region. To drive collaborative innovations in education and research that deliver sustained and sustainable primary care excellence.

So you want to be...an expert medical generalist

Tell someone you are training to be a doctor, and the response is often, “what will you specialise in?” Many doctors specialise in the management of specific conditions (e.g. diabetes or cancer) or of organ systems (e.g. cardiology, urology). But growing proportions of patients have problems that don’t fit neatly into these biomedically defined categories. Which is why we also need doctors who specialise in whole person medicine . These are doctors with the distinct skills and expertise of medical generalism [1]. Skills that enable them to safely construct robust, individually-tailored, whole-person explanations of illness experience; and so implement person-centred healthcare designed to enhance health-related capacity for daily living [2]. The NHS Long Term Plan [3] recognises that changes in our population – including growing numbers of older people living with (often multiple) chronic illness - mean we need to expand our capacity for medical generalist practice within modern healthcare – both in hospital and primary care settings. So what is medical generalism? What does the medical generalist do? What skills do they use to practice? And what do you need to know if you are interested in working as a medical generalist? This essay offers an introduction to how you can use your medical training to find out more about this most intellectually stimulating area of medical practice. It forms part of the Undergraduate Curriculum Guidance produced by SAPC and RCGP

2020 Baby friendly conference

The SAPC ASM 2020 will be the first SAPC ASM to be truly baby friendly. The whole conference will be baby friendly. In addition, there will be a dedicated fun baby room for parents and their babies, including: Soft play by Bounce and Wobble Baby changing facilities Separate private baby feeding space Live streaming of the main plenary sessions on a large screen Registered delegates will be able to bring a companion to aid you with your little ones whilst you attend sessions. There will be a separate free companion ticket and baby ticket (so we have an idea of numbers). The companion ticket...

2020 Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed (the deadline was 16th February 2020) The text on this page is for information only. Thank you if you submitted an abstract, workshop or creative piece. Your submission will be reviewed and you will be notified of the Scientific Programme Committee's decision by the end of April. The University of Leeds, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, is hosting the annual SAPC conference, which showcases the latest research and education in academic primary care. You can share your work through: Presentations: long orals (15 min slots: 10 min presentation + 5 min Q&...

Paper published in BJGP - Teaching medical students in general practice is seriously underfunded

Authors: Joe Rosenthal, Robert K McKinley, Chris Smyth, John Campbell Although there is a standard national tariff for undergraduate teaching in hospitals, arrangements for teaching students in general practice are made locally, and vary widely across the UK. At a time of difficulty in recruiting new entrants to general practice, students‘ experiences of high-quality clinical placement in general practice are important in achieving greater interest in general practice as a career, but the workforce crisis is adding further pressure to these arrangements. Professor Joe Rosenthal and colleagues...

Reflections on a wonderful Annual Scientific Meeting

As incoming Chair of SAPC, I would like to reflect on what was a very successful ASM in Exeter. Thank you to Professors John Campbell, Jose Valderas, Willie Hamilton and their organising team for putting on a great event in glorious surroundings – and the sun helped! There were a number of highlights for me – firstly the Helen Lester Memorial Lecture given by Professor Gene Feder OBE (University of Bristol) presenting his programme of work on domestic violence. The second highlight was joining in the ‘NHS Big Cuppa’, on Friday 5th July, raising money for NHS charities. We raised £53.44, so...

2019 pitches

Guidance for making your pitch You can use slides as you wish, but you will not be allowed more than 3 minutes. Please save your slides in format 16 x 9. These can be emailed to office@sapc.ac.uk before 20th June. If you also have a poster please don’t just have a slide with your poster on as it is unlikely to be clear enough for the audience to see. Keep it simple Focus on one point and explain why it is important Consider which bits of methods are really important for the audience to know and stick to those. It is probably not very much. Don't Think just because you have put your talk on...

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