Useful Information


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.


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.

Start a Special Interest Group - SIG

If you have an idea for a SIG, you need to submit an application form to SAPC Executive. The proposal must come from an SAPC member. Your application should detail why the topic is relevant to primary care/academic primary care, and why establishing a SIG would be supportive/necessary to take the work forward.

List of Mentors We have a mentoring scheme for academics that allows us to help enhance your career. Details of the mentors and their areas of interest are described

Support for non medical members - the PHoCuS group

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. The request for this group to be established came from two medically qualified SAPC members - Professor Helen Lester and Professor Peter Croft. We have to thank both of them for helping us establish the group, Helen for her vision and belief in the added value PHoCuS members brought to APC and Peter for identifying a start-up fund of £5k. Annual scientific meetings We organise PHoCuS meetings at the SAPC Annual Scientific...

Heads of Teaching (HOTs)

The heads of teaching of general practice and primary care in medical schools in the UK and Ireland

Heads of Department (HODs) The heads of departments of general practice and primary care in medical schools in the UK and Ireland

How we support GPs with extended roles

SAPC is leading a work stream, in conjunction with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) who are committed to supporting research active general practice ( see document ‘RCGP: The 2022 GP. A Vision for General Practice in the Future NHS’ ). The work stream aims to understand and develop the eGP role and is keen to work in partnership with the wider primary care community.