Useful Information

Education Research SIG meeting 7th December 2017

All Education Research SIG and / or SAPC members are welcome to join us for our December meeting. 

Date: Thursday 7th Dec 2017

Time: 10 - 15.30 (coffee from 9.30)

Venue: University of Warwick, Radcliffe House, Room RAD Space 30

Travelling to the venue (Radcliffe) - free parking is available at Radcliffe. 

Attendance cost £25 (please bring cash or cheque on the day)

Person-Centred Primary Care: Searching for the Self - new title coming soon

Edited by Professor Chris Dowrick, University of Liverpool

The latest volume in the Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities series provides a thoughtful and thought provoking new assesssment of a core concept in primary care - the Self.

Professor Dowrick described the reasons for writing the book:

"Primary care, grounded in the provision of continuous comprehensive person-centred care, is vital to the delivery of effective health care. The central notion of person-centred care, however, relies on often-unexamined concepts of self, or understandings of what it means to be
a person. This book explores contemporary pressures on the sense of self for both patient and health professional within a consultation and argues that building new concepts of the self is essential. Combining theoretical perspectives with insights drawn from practice, this volume
is suitable for those researching and studying primary healthcare, communication and relationships in healthcare and the medical humanities"

This brand new text, written by members of SAPC's SIG on The self in Primary Care is now available for preorder.

Working as a psychologist in academic primary care – new Psychology Group

There are several of us who are trained psychologists working in primary care departments, across the UK and beyond, however this may not always be apparent. Psychologists run the risk of going unnoticed as a discipline if our roles don’t require us to provide specific psychology input and/or if our job titles don’t identify us as psychologists (e.g. holding generic titles such as research fellow). We need to identify ourselves and the skills we can offer for both ourselves and academic primary care to thrive.

SAPC AGM 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care will take place from 12.30 to 13.25 on Thursday 13th July 2017 during the 46th Annual Scientific Meeting at the University of Warwick 

Here are the papers:

Agenda

Paper A - draft minutes from AGM 2016 Dublin

Paper B - Officers' report

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.

We need strong Academic Primary Care, now more than ever, if we are to achieve the effective, efficient, equitable health care that the best models of primary care can deliver. The strength of our discipline comes from bringing together Primary Care clinicians, including GPs, and Primary Health Care Scientists in a shared goal of championing excellence in primary care scholarship driving improvements in primary care provision.

What do we mean by scholarship?

Scholarship refers to both the intellectual capacity of individual GPs (Every GP a Scholar) and the collective professional wisdom.

Our view of scholarship recognises the full range of intellectual tasks described by Boyer . Namely, Discovery (including original research); Integration (information synthesis across discipline/topics/time); Application (discovering ways to use knowledge to solve problems); and Inspiration (teaching). Scholarship is defined by tasks and actions not by job title or contractual status.

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

Collective professional wisdom is an integral part of Academic Primary Care: the distinct body of work and knowledge that defines, develops and delivers the person-centred model/system of healthcare that is primary care.

SAPC Executive - Elections 2017

In 2017, we will be holding an election for one place on SAPC Executive, to serve from July 2017-2020.

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.

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.

Applying for a fellowship?

Fellowships are one route to developing a research portfolio towards becoming a leader in health research. They can be a useful way of funding people’s time, research projects and training development. Fellowships are available from a range of funders to support people at different points in their research path.

Fellowship support

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