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PHoCuS meeting July 2019

08.00 - 08.55 on Thursday 4th July 2019 during the SAPC ASM Exeter PHoCuS group meeting, pastries and coffee will be available from 07.45 to take in to the meeting Content Part 1 – update: Membership Champions Mentoring activity 2018/2019 Part 2 – interactive session on networking and why it’s important

Highlights of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to share some of the successes in the academic primary care community over this year. One major piece of work this year has now come to fruition – the GP Scholarship programme. Developed in collaboration with RCGP, this work was launched at the RCGP Conference in November. We hope it will help to support our GP colleagues, develop clinical scholarship across our community and promote the revitalisation of general practice as a career. Two new SIGs were launched this year: Cancer and No Health without Mental Health. Two SIGs that were formed just over a...

2019 Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission deadline 17th February 2019 Submission is now closed this page is for information only The University of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) is hosting the annual SAPC conference, which showcases the latest research and education in academic primary care. You can share your work through: Presentations: orals , posters and lightning talks - review criteria to submit a presentation abstract please set up a user account when prompted once you click on the submission form above Symposia - submission form and review criteria Interactive workshops - submission...

Teaching general practice: Guiding principles for undergraduate general practice curricula in UK medical schools

The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have collaborated to produce, for the first time, national guidance on the design and delivery of general practice learning and teaching in UK medical schools. The guidance is based on published evidence and current best practice in UK medical schools and has been refined through consultation with the Heads of Teachers group in SAPC, the Medical Schools Council (MSC), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the MRCGP Curriculum Development Group. It aims to support implementation of the...

2018 Creative Enquiry at the SAPC ASM London

‘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 motto of the Royal College of General Practitioners is ‘Cum Scientia Caritas’ (science with compassion). Caritas: Creative Enquiry...

SAPC AGM 2018

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: Agenda Paper A - draft minutes from AGM 2017 University of Warwick Paper B - Officers' report Paper Ci - Treasurer's report - coming soon Paper Cii - Accounts year end 30 April 2018 Paper D - Head of Teaching group report (HoTs) Venue : Frobisher Auditorium 1, level 4, Barbican Centre Copies of all the papers will be handed out at the AGM

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. Defining generalist practice in terms of 'what you know' invites a continued search for technical solutions (...

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: Communicating the aims of SAPC Obtaining wider support for and sharing information about the work we do Developing collaborations with organisations who have shared and complementary interests Who we engage with? Clinicians and clinical academics...

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: Career progression in academic primary care for both non-clinicians and clinicians REF - what does it mean? Facilitators and barriers to progression Target audience Early career researchers and educators with less than 5 years work experience in primary care or within 5 years of...

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