SAPC News & current events

SAPC Members on REF 2021 Sub-panel 2.

We are delighted that three SAPC members – Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Oxford; Professor Paul Little, Southampton; and Professor Tim Peters, Bristol – have all been selected to serve on REF Sub-panel 2 (Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care) and one SAPC member - Professor Frank Sullivan, on REF Sub-panel 1 (Clinical medicine). Taking this on represents an enormous amount of work, but is essential to support and promote academic primary care. Our congratulations and thanks to each of you.  

Winner of the Yvonne Carter award announced

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, Cardiff University, who is this year's winner of the Yvonne Carter award for outstanding new researcher awarded by RCGP and SAPC.

Here is a link to the announcement

Andrew is based at Cardiff University and leads the Patient Safety work package at the PRIME (Primary and Emergency Care Research) Centre Wales.

Journal of Comorbidity now indexed in PubMed Central

SAPC is pleased to share the news that the Journal of Comorbidity (JOC) is now indexed in PubMed Central (PMC), the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) full-text, journal article repository. All of the journal’s content, dating back to its launch in 2011, is now available on PMC. 

Australian J of Primary Health special edition on Opportunities and Challenges of Primary Care reform: invitation to submit an article

Staying True: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges of Primary Health Care Reform

The Australian Journal of Primary Health invites submissions of papers for publication in a special Issue in 2018 exploring the potential and the problems posed by PHC reform as an international movement to deliver better health outcomes. The edition marks the ten year anniversary of the World Health Organisation report, Primary Health Care - Now More Than Ever.

Submission deadline is October 30 2017.

The Special Issue will be published mid-2018 but papers will become available ‘Online Early’ immediately following acceptance and production. Articles may be up to 3000 words. Full details of the submission and peer review process are available on the Journal website. For further information, please contact Virginia Lewis.

Invitation to take part in a Nuffield Trust survey

Candace Imison  from Nuffield Trust is a keynote speaker at this week's SAPC Annual Scientific Meeting.

She will be speaking on future directions for primary care.

Nuffield Trust are currently doing a survey of GP practice based staff on their thoughts for the future.

You can join the survey by clicking here

SAPC AGM 2017

Kate O'Donnell chaired her first SAPC AGM on Thursday 13th July 2017 at the University of Warwick.

"We have had another busy year promoting and supporting academic primary care. 

RCGP recognises the valued work of SAPC colleagues with multiple awards

The work of SAPC members has been recognised in multiple awards made by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Jo Protheroe, SAPC Treasurer & SIG lead and Senior Academic GP at Keele, has been awarded the 2018 RCGP John Fry award for her leadership and work in the field of Health Literacy.

Professor Chris Dowrick, Professor of Primary Medical Care at Liverpool and Chair of the Working Party for Mental Health at WONCA, will receive the RCGP George Abercrombie award for special meritorious literary work in General Practice. 

Professor Kate O'Donnell, SAPC Chair and Professor of Primary Care at Glasgow, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of the College - RCGP's most important award, offered in recognition of outstanding contribution to the work and the goals of the discipline and the College.

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