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2018 Creative Enquiry at the SAPC ASM London

Waves CE ASM 2018

‘Creative enquiry’ was a new strand within the SAPC programme of 2018. Through imagination, metaphor and symbol, successful participants embrace the complexity and inter-subjectivity inherent in lived experience and patient care. Knowledge-creation and meaning-making through the creation of artistic, poetic or dramatic expressions allows for the emergence of perspective and voice and can help us to gain insight on ourselves as seers and the lenses we embody.


The Annual General Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care will take place from 12.45 to 13.45 on Thursday 12th July 2018 during the 47th Annual Scientific Meeting at the Barbican Centre, London

Here are the papers:


Paper A - draft minutes from AGM 2017 University of Warwick

Paper B - Officers' report

Recognising Scholarship at the heart of the modern discipline of General Practice

Clinical Practice is changing, so medical education must too (Wenzel 2017). In a world characterised by widespread access to knowledge, professional practice is increasingly defined not by what you know, but by how you use what you know (Wenzel 2017).

For General Practice, this means revising our understanding of the medical generalist role. It is no longer sufficient (accurate or adequately distinct) to describe the generalist as someone who ‘knows a little about a lot of things.

Career Support

SAPC has instigated a number of initiatves to support the careers of primary care academics involved in education and/or research. We have groups dedicated to supporting the needs of academic GPs, non-clinical members (Primary Healthcare Scientists - PHoCuS members), Early Career Academics, and a new piece of work looking at GPs with extended roles that include scholarship. We run career development workshops, a mentorship scheme, as well as offering a range of prizes. We are now developing a new role - the SAPC Ambassador role - offering opportunities for people to join the work we are doing whilst developing new skills and career opportunities.

Engagement with other organisations

Why is it important for SAPC to engage with other organisations?

Our engagement work supports the aims of the society: to advance primary care through education and research; build and support a vibrant academic primary care workforce; and, create impact through supporting collaborative action. Our engagement activity has an important role in:  

Early careers workshop at ASM 2018

13:30 - 15:30 Tuesday 10th July 2018, Barbican Centre, Frobisher Room 4, level 4

Event Organiser: Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown

Speakers: Prof Amanda Howe, Prof Stephanie Taylor, Prof Anita Berlin and Prof Joanne Reeve 

There will be lots of opportunity for discussion at this 2-hour workshop.

Topics will include:

SAPC Elections - 2018

Seeking SAPC executive committee members and a vice-chair

In 2018, we will be holding an election for four general member places on SAPC Executive, to serve from July 2018-2021.  In addition we are also seeking nominations for a vice-chair who will serve from July 2018-2019 and will become chair in 2019 (until 2022).


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 recognisechampionand cultivate General Practice as the intellectual discipline it is, and needs to be, to address today's healthcare challenges.

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)