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SAPC Innovations in undergraduate GP teaching

The need for new approaches to undergraduate teaching in general practice was brought starkly into focus by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. A range of novel educational resources, developed by SAPC Heads of GP Teaching (HoTs), in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Medical Schools Council (MSC), has proved invaluable in supporting medical students’ learning in general practice. Three of these SAPC led resources, now available to all UK and Ireland medical schools, are introduced below and will be featured in the Education keynote on the...

SAPC Executive - Elections 2021

In 2021, we will be holding an election for four general member places on SAPC Executive , to serve from July 2021-2024. In addition we are seeking nominations for a vice-chair who will serve from July 2021-2022 and will become chair in 2022 (until 2025). The Executive team lead the work of SAPC to raise the profile of Academic Primary Care, build a vibrant workforce by helping people get into and progress 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...

Introducing the SAPC Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and the Division of Primary Care, Palliative Care and Public Health at the University of Leeds is delighted to be hosting the 49th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the SAPC to be held on Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July 2021. This will be a virtual meeting comprising our usual programme features of keynotes, oral presentations within parallel sessions, workshops and posters. Opportunities will be available for networking on-line on a one to one basis and in groups. There will be dedicted discussion time for posters. Poster presenters...

2021 Call for Abstracts

The University of Leeds, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, is managing the Scientific Programme of the annual SAPC conference, which showcases the latest research and education in academic primary care. In 2021 the conference will be virtual. Submission deadline 28th February 2021. We invite you to submit work in the following formats: Presentations: short orals (between 3 and 6 minutes) or "super" posters - review criteria SUBMISSION FORM (link closed) Interactive workshops - submission form and review criteria - link closed Creative enquiry and how to submit - review criteria Conference...

Conference prizes for our members

https://aaapc.org.au/ Every year we offer a number of prestigious prizes for presenters at our annual scientific meeting. You can find out details on the prizes on offer and how to apply in this article.

SAPC North 2020

CHAMPIONING THE KNOWLEDGE WORK OF PRIMARY CARE Join us at this year's SAPC North first ever on-line conference to celebrate all that we do so that we can optimise the impact of our work. It is nearly a year since members of SAPC North met in Preston to share work, ideas and stories. Despite all that has happened since, our community have continued to champion scholarship at the heart of excellent primary care. Delivering innovation and best practice in teaching, research, quality improvement and clinical practice to ensure that primary care continues to serve as the bed rock of the NHS. This...

AGM 2020

We had planned to hold SAPC's Annual General Meeting on 16th July 2020 but this will not take place physically this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are providing the papers for the AGM on-line (links below). We ask you to read the papers and encourage you to email any questions or suggestions you might have to the SAPC office office@sapc.ac.uk . Please do this before 31st July 2020. We will keep a record of correspondence and summarise it as draft notes from AGM 2020. The AGM next year will be held on 1st July 2021 at the University of Leeds durikng the 49th Annual Scientific Meeting...

Yvonne Carter award for outstanding early career researcher 2020 presentation

Click the image below to view Sarah's presentation The cartoons in the presentation slides are from StoryboardThat . An introduction by Carolyn Chew-Graham, SAPC Chair and comment from Sarah can be found below Introduction by Carolyn Chew-Graham Nick Thomas (Clinical Research Lead, RCGP) and I had great pleasure in attending a 'virtual' seminar hosted by St Luke's Hospice, Sheffield, at which the winner of the Yvonne Carter award, Sarah Mitchell, presented her PhD study 'a realist inquiry into the delivery of palliative care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions'...

ASM 2020 - prize winning presentation NAPCRG 2019

“Nosotros” Approach: Community health workers as trust builders and community healers Authors: RL Ferrer, 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 diabetes...

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...

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