SAPC News & current events

SAPC ASM 2018 prizes

Many thanks to co-chairs Professors Steph Taylor and Anita Berlin and Scientific Programme Chair, Dr Deborah Swinglehurst for hosting an excellent SAPC ASM 2018 in London (10-12 July). 

Congratulations to all our prize winners:

NAPCRG/SAPC Senior Award

This paper will be presented as a distinguished paper at NAPCRG 2018

Does a patient-centred approach improve outcomes for people with multimorbidity?  Pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial.

Chris Salisbury (Bristol)

Society for Social Medicine - Annual Scientific Meeting, 5th-7th September 2018

As a society that reflects many of our own interests, both in health topics and research methods, we would like to draw your attention to this year's Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Social Medicine.

The Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) (the UK’s leading population health conference) will be taking place in Glasgow from 5th-7th September 2018. It is being organised by the University of Glasgow and the wider public health community in Glasgow. The 62nd ASM will be held at the Technology and Innovation Centre, George Street.

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.