SAPC News & current events

Two new Special Interest Groups

SAPC has two new SIGs! Cancer and No Health without Mental Health . If you would like to find out more about these SIGs please click on their titles to read more and find out who to contact. The Physical Activity / Excercise as Medicine SIG held its inaugural meeting on 10th July at the SAPC ASM 2018 in London and you can read the report and see the presentation here .

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) NAPCRG/SAPC junior travel award 4E.5 General Practitioners’ knowledge of and attitude to assessment and management of pain...


The SAPC Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 12th July in London. Thank you to everyone who attended. Venue, papers and details

The SAPC-RCGP GP Scholarship programme

Championing and cultivating the intellectual expertise at the heart of the profession of General Practice #GPwisdom #GPscholarship SAPC, working in partnership with the RCGP , is leading work to raise the profile of, capacity for, and impact of clinical scholarship across the General Practice and Primary Care community. Three things you need to know about the GP Scholarship programme OUR GOAL: to contribute to work to revitalise - to reimagine - the profession and practice of General Practice WHAT WE'RE DOING: producing a set of resources to champion & cultivate GP Scholarship, including...

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. This is a three-day academic...

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. Come and see Andrew give a presentation on his work in the prize session on Wednesday 11th July at the SAPC ASM in London (10th – 12th July 2018).

Awards and prizes deadlines

31st May - RCGP-SAPC Annual elective prize - details (scroll down once on the RCGP page) 31st May - Discovery Prize - details (scroll down once on the RCGP page) Websites for details of prizes: SAPC page RCGP page

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. SAPC is affiliated with JOC, recognising our common interests in scholarship related to comorbidiity and multimorbidity. SAPC members receive a 20% discount when publishing in JOC. Sandra Cox, editor of JOC, described, "This is an exciting step forward for the Journal of...

New PHoCuS leads from January 2018

SAPC are delighted to announce that we have two new PHoCuS Leads – Professor Suzanne Richards and Dr Julia Hiscock . In January both are taking over from Professors Christine Bond and Sandra Eldridge , who have decided to stand down as our PHoCuS Leads. During this time, Christine and Sandra have energised the work of SAPC in supporting and promoting the role of Primary Health Care Scientists in academic primary care. They instigated and led our very successful mentor programme and promoted the PHoCUS champions. We would like to thank them for their time and energy developing this important...