3 reasons to apply for the Primary Healthcare Scientist Internship for the WISE GP programme

WISE GP is a joint initiative between SAPC and the Royal College of GPs to recognise, strengthen and extend the professional scholarship that lies at the core of strong multidisciplinary general practice delivery.

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research have funded two internships to support development of the programme. One is exclusively reserved for an SAPC Primary Healthcare Scientist.

So why should you consider applying? Why is a programme aimed at clinical practice relevant for other professionals too? We’d like to outline 3 reasons for you to consider.

Firstly, this is a fully funded internship offering 1 day a week for 6 months to work with and for the WISE GP programme.

Secondly, it is an opportunity to make a difference: using your skills, wisdom and expertise to directly help support and develop the primary community. WISE GP focuses not on the knowledge that is produced by the research community, but on the skills by which that knowledge is used to improve care – whether consulting with a patient, running a practice team, or designing a healthcare system. It is the scholarship skills that you use everyday in your professional practice that we seek to strengthen and extend within the clinical community.

Thirdly, the internship is an opportunity to develop and extend your own career: to gain new experiences (in knowledge translation, dissemination and engagement activities); to make new connections and create new networks that enhance your own research; and to generate new outputs.

Application is by CV and cover letter sent to office@sapc.ac.uk by 10am on Monday November 2nd 2020.  Full details can be found here.

If you’d like to chat informally about the role and what it may offer for you, please do get in touch with Joanne


We look forward to receiving your application – good luck!