‘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
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.
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.
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:
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:
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 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)