Academic primary care offers solutions to the complex problems facing today's primary care. In 2013, SAPC set out a new strategic plan to maximise the impact of our discipline in driving improvement in primary care through scholarship.
Our unique discipline brings together teachers, researchers, and practitioners from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to promote excellence in the development, delivery and evaluation of primary care policy and practice.
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
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.
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.
At a SAPC scientific meeting a number of practice based teaching criteria were established you can read about them here
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.
As part of its strategic goal to enhance impact through collaborative action, SAPC supports a number of Special Interest Groups. This page tells you more about SIGs and how to apply to set up a new SIG.
https://sapc.ac.uk/file/sapc-2018-form-mentors-docx 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.
Together with Christine Bond , I lead the SAPC Primary Health Care Scientists (PHoCuS) group to provide focus for and support non-medically qualified members of the Society.