Useful Information

The SAPC Dangerous Ideas Soapbox

At a time of significant change and challenge in the world of primary care, we need critical creative ideas to help  find solutions. SAPC has recognised the need to expand the capacity for  blue sky thinking and basic research in primary care. Conferences  offer a key opportunity to bring people together – to create a ‘festival for ideas’, stimulating new conversations and new thoughts as well as critiques of existing ideas.

Abstract review: examining inter-rater agreement

Selecting a programme for an academic conference is crucial to maximise the usefulness and impact of the meeting . SAPC uses a transparent process of abstract selection – a process informed by critical review.

New Century, New Challenges

A report summarising recent developments in academic general practice and primary care in medical schools in the United Kingdom. It considers the challenges facing departments of general practice and primary care, and how further investment in these departments could help to address major challenges facing academic medicine and the health service. 

A short history of Academic General Practice in UK medical schools 1948-2000

This anthology describes the vision, struggles and successors of those whose pioneering work established the discipline of academic General Practice and then Primary Care in the UK. It is the first collective record of the evolution of general medical practice as an academic discipline in over half a century.

Blue sky research for primary care

Basic research in primary care develops the conceptual understanding of the content processes organisation and outcomes of primary  care. Professor Watt's report describes why it matters. SAPC response describes the challenges for the APC community to make it happen.

APOSTLE

APOSTLE (Academic Primary care STrategic LEadership group) is a policy focused working group formed as a collaboration between SAPC, NIHR SPCR, RCGP, HODS, HOTS and the CRN

Mentorship programme

 

The aim of the SAPC Mentorship Programme is to support academic colleagues working in departments of Primary Care.  The Programme was established initially to help primary health care scientists (non-GPs), who, because of their heterogeneous core disciplines have no other single support scheme.  We are delighted that SAPC is now able to extend the scheme to GP members.  The mentorship scheme is designed to have a positive impact on career aspirations and development for such professionals and enhance their research productivity and leadership.  In order to build a clear pathway, and community of mentorship practice, it is essential that the scheme is led and delivered by the most experienced researchers and clinical leaders from similar backgrounds.

Mentors

Are you interested in becoming a mentor for SAPC?

The aim of the SAPC-PHoCuS Mentorship Programme is to support primary health care scientists  (ie non-medical colleagues)  working in departments of Primary Care, who, because of their heterogeneous core disciplines have no other single support scheme.  The mentorship scheme is designed to have a positive impact on career aspirations and development for such professionals and enhance their research productivity and leadership. SAPC has a group of trained mentors and would like to hear from others who would like to become a mentor.

 

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