In this blog, Professor Carolyn Chew Graham and Dr Tom Kingstone reflect on how practice-based research can help clinicians tackle emerging new challenges.
A periodic look into what the team at SAPC is upto.
To mark World Mental Health Day, members of the SAPC Mental Health Special Interest Group (MH SIG) ‘met’ virtually, for an hour, on 9th October 2020. This was an informal meeting, replacing the meetings that would have been held at the Primary Care MH meeting in York in May 2020 (https://sapc.ac.uk/file/2020-v2-sig-pcmh-conference-abstract-book-pdf) and SAPC Annual Scientific Meeting in July.
9th October 2020
Andrew Farmer is a former member of the SAPC Executive Committee. He has recently taken on the role of Programme Director for the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, the largest funder of NHS facing clinical trials.
We are delighted to announce a new project launched in July 2020 in partnership between the Society for Academic Primary Care Heads of GP Teaching Group (HoTs), the Medical Schools Council, and multi-award winning TV production company Knickerbockerglory, producers of the Channel 5 television series GPs: Behind Closed Doors.
I’m sure we’ll agree that it is a strange time for all of us.
Last week was ‘Mental Health Awareness week’ and members of the MH Special Interest group would have been attending the Primary Care Mental Health conference at the University of York on 21st May. You can find the submitted abstracts on the SAPC website
I have sat on the SAPC executive for 4 years now, and I have the honour of being the joint lead Primary
Health Care Scientists (PHoCuS) with Dr Julia Hiscock, University of Bangor. Primary Care Scientist is a
catchall term for the >50% of the Academic Primary Care (APC) workforce who are not general
practitioners. This group includes academics involved in both education and research. We are diverse,
with different professional backgrounds e.g. allied health professionals and nursing, social sciences
To launch our new SAPC blog, I thought I would reflect on a keynote lecture I recently gave at one of the society’s regional meetings (SAPC North) in my capacity as the Chair of SAPC. Within this talk, I aimed to describe the breadth of work SAPC does and the support our society offers – SAPC is so much more than just the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).