WiseGP- Reclaiming General Practice

At WiseGP we recognise that more of the same won’t fix general practice.

We are working to champion the distinct expert generalist skills of GPs. Our resources aim to support WiseGPs to drive the changes needed to reclaim professional control of front-line general practice.

Here’s an update on where the idea for WiseGP arose, what resources we have for you to explore and how you can get involved…

The origins of WiseGP

WiseGP is a partnership between the Society for Academic Primary Care and the Royal College of General Practitioners and is sponsored by Hull York Medical School.

The idea for WiseGP first emerged from workshop conversations at the RCGP conference, in 2017. People in the room described the complexity of our everyday work, that doesn’t just rely on what we know, but how we use and apply our knowledge to deliver tailored healthcare. These knowledge work skills enable us to solve complex problems and are integral to our everyday work with patients, and support our work in wider leadership, teaching and research roles. People at the workshop reflected how this complex work isn’t adequately supported or recognised within our jobs.

Recognising these gaps led to Professor Joanne Reeve establishing WiseGP, to promote, advance and sustain the knowledge work needed for everyday primary care practice. She has since led the WiseGP project. In 2021, supported by the School for Primary Care Research and Health Education England Yorkshire, she welcomed a team of WiseGP Fellows, one of whom, Dr Annabelle Machin, continues to work on the project to promote WiseGP and develop its resources. ​

WiseGP Resources

WiseGP have created a range of resources to support GPs…

  • Our newsletter focuses on current challenges in everyday practice, from burnout to climate change, highlighting how a WiseGP approach could help you to address these.
  • Our GEM library contains headline messages from recent research with suggested WiseGP actions you could take.
  • We have stories to inspire you from WiseGPs discussing their career paths, to Wise General Practices sharing ideas for change they have applied in practice.
  • The WISDOM course is a further resource you can access for free online, to help develop your knowledge work skills in practice and beyond.

You can explore our WiseGP resources on our website, where you can also sign up to our newsletter: https://www.wisegp.co.uk/wisegp-resources

Contributing to WiseGP

At WiseGP we have been delighted to see our growing community. After receiving several requests to advertise for primary care research study participants, we are now trialling a dedicated page on our website, ‘Contribute to Primary Care Research’, alongside a page on how you can contribute to our WiseGP community.

​Contribute to Primary Care Research

If you’re a primary care clinician interested in taking part in research, here are some projects that are currently looking for participants: https://www.wisegp.co.uk/primary-care-research

If you would like to advertise your study, please get in touch.

WiseGP Community

If WiseGP has inspired you to make positive changes in your everyday practice, we’d love to hear from you!

Perhaps you have research you’d like to feature in our GEM library?

Have an idea for a future newsletter that you’d like us to focus on?

Maybe you have been inspired to make changes in your everyday practice that you’d like to share in a blog or Wise General Practice story?

Please get in touch!


Contact email: wisegpcouk@gmail.com

Twitter: @wisegpcouk

Website: www.wisegp.co.uk


WiseGP has a workshop at the RCGP conference this year- we hope you can join us there to continue the wise conversation!