SAPC News & current events

SAPC announces our new Chair for 2016-2019

SAPC is delighted to announce that our new Chair from July 2016 will be Professor Kate O’Donnell. Kate is Professor of Primary Care Research & Development in Glasgow. She leads research in to the organisation and delivery of primary care,...

Australian Academic Primary Care careers: a scoping survey

SAPC is part of an international collaboration to enhance capacity for academic primary care. This report describes work undertaken with the Australian Association for Academic Primary Care ( AAAPC ) and the Primary Health Care Research and...

SAPC Hot Topic: Developing primary care educational research

Education and teaching lie at the heart of excellence in primary care. In this Hot Topic piece , Dr Sophie Park and colleagues discuss the importance of educational research in tackling the challenges and opportunities offered by a changing primary...

The importance of Health Literacy in primary care

Health literacy describes the ability to access, understand and use health information, including being able to navigate health services. In this latest SAPC Hot Topic article , Dr Jo Protheroe and Professor Gill Rowlands outline why research in...

Understanding APC career pathways

This qualitative scoping study exploring career paths of current members of the academic primary care community. The study spoke with staff at various career stages, including people with research and education roles. Both clinicians and Primary...

Can we replace GP training with an app?

Third prize at the 2014 SAPC Dangerous Ideas Soapbox went to Mica Skilton, a 3rd year medical student at Birmingham University. She argued that much of Undergraduate GP skills training could be replaced by an app. She describes her ideas for this...

Increasing the visibility of academic primary care

The latest of the SAPC Hot Topic papers, published in our sister journal Primary Health Care Research & Development , looks at how we raise the profile of APC. The report considers both the opportunities and the necessity to make academic...

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