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 conjunctin with partners, to address them.
If you are in the process of applying for a fellowship or plan to apply in the future you may wish to get in touch with an academic who has been through the experience and is willing to share their advice. Please contact anyone on this list.
The Behaviour Change Special Interest group held their first network and training day in October 2016 with a workshop focused on the Person-Based Approach to developing behaviour change interventions in primary care. The workshop was kindly hosted by the University of Southampton with support from the Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP) and the Academic Unit of Primary Care and Population Sciences (PCPS).
Outlines SAPC commitment to building a community of primary care publishers - optimising the impact of the work we do through collaboration, offering career development opportunities to the APC community, and offering SAPC members benefits eg through reduced open access publishing fees. We start our new round of affiliations with a new partnership with the Journal of Comorbidity
Quotes from mentees of their experience of the SAPC mentorship programme
"It has been invaluable for me – I’ve had a good relationship with my mentor who has understood my needs well. I’ve been through a lot of changes in the past 2 years- having a baby and changing employer, and my mentor’s support has been crucial."
Quotes from SAPC mentors of their experience of the mentorship programme
The Annual General Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care will take place from 12.30 to 13.25 on Thursday 7th July 2016 during the 45th Annual Scientific Meeting at Dublin Castle.
Here are the papers:
Paper A - draft minutes from AGM 2015 Oxford
Paper B - Officers' report
Paper Ci - Treasurer's report
Paper Cii - Accounts year end 31 May 2016
19th May, University of Manchester
The SAPC early careers working group held their first networking and career development day on the 19th of May, kindly hosted by the University of Manchester.