Useful Information

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.

SAPC Ambassadors

The role of SAPC Ambassador is a new role that we started to develop in 2016 to give SAPC members opportunities to join us in our work and so develop new skills and experiences that support their own career development.

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.

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.

Mentorship programme

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.

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.

Mentees

Are you interested in becoming a mentee with SAPC? The Mentorship scheme has been established by the primary healthcare scientists (PHoCuS) group (non-medical members) and the SAPC Executive to develop an increased number of primary health care scientists capable of operating at a world-class level and able to become the academic leaders of the future.

Annual meeting bursaries

We are pleased to be able to fund 10 bursaries of £100 for Primary Health Care Scientists (members who are part of the PHoCuS group / non-medical) to attend the annual conference each year.

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