Capacity for blue sky research in primary care?

This SAPC Hot Topic article responded to the recent report by Professor Graham Watt calling for greater recognition of the importance of blue sky research in primary care.

Joanne Reeve and Christian Mallen discuss the challenges for the APC community in responding to the highlighted gap. They propose that capacity for blue sky thinking is essential to distinguish a distinct discipline of academic primary care from, for example, health services research undertaken in a primary care context. They highlight work led by SAPC to create space for blue sky thinking, for example at the Dangerous Ideas soapbox at SAPC Conferences.