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.
Scholarship refers to both the intellectual task of GP practice (Every GP a Scholar), and the collective professional wisdom of our discipline.
Scholarship is the higher level thinking that underpins the everyday pragmatism of clinical practice - the intellectual expertise that enables clinicians to deliver highest quality care to their individual patients.
Scholarship is a necessary part of professional excellence: both in the context of the clinical consultation, as well as the extended roles undertaken by many GPs including practice development and organisation, education, innovation, leadership, and research.
The GP Scholarship programming is rethinking how we recognise, champion, and cultivate General Practice as the intellectual discipline it is, and needs to be, to address today's healthcare challenges.
Venue: University of Warwick, Radcliffe House
Travel directions (free parking available at Radcliffe)
HODs meeting timetable
Thursday 7th December 2017
15.30 coffee or tea on arrival
16.00 welcome and meeting part 1
18.00 meeting ends
19.00 drinks and dinner
Overnight accommodation at Radcliffe House
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)
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"
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.
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.
Professor Helen Lester was secretary to SAPC from 2004-2010 and Chair from 2010-2013. She was an inspirational GP and academic who made a difference to the lives of many people. Helen was truly one of the iconic figures of academic general practice.
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.