SAPC News & current events

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


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. As always, conferences, the newsletter and regular newsflashes, Special...

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.

SAPC responds to threat to cut GP training budgets in England

Senior members of SAPC have responded to plans announced by Health Education England to cut the educational support budget for GP training by 30% from next year. In a letter published in the BMJ on 18th May (in print on 27th May), the Chair,...

Winner of the Yvonne Carter award announced

Congratulations to Dr Nathan Davies, University College London, who is this year's winner of the Yvonne Carter award for outstanding new researcher awarded by RCGP and SAPC. Here are a couple of links to the announcement: RCGP Clinical Update RCGP...


Congratulations to Professors Christine Bond and Sandra Eldridge who lead the SAPC PHoCuS group: Christine Bond has been made a fellow of RCGP. Sandra Eldridge has been awarded an NIHR Senior Investigator award.