SAPC News & current events

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...

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...

Australian J of Primary Health special edition on Opportunities and Challenges of Primary Care reform: invitation to submit an article

Staying True: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges of Primary Health Care Reform The Australian Journal of Primary Health invites submissions of papers for publication in a special Issue in 2018 exploring the potential and the problems posed by PHC reform as an international movement to deliver better health outcomes. The edition marks the ten year anniversary of the World Health Organisation report , Primary Health Care - Now More Than Ever. Submission deadline is October 30 2017. The Special Issue will be published mid-2018 but papers will become available ‘Online Early’ immediately following acceptance and production. Articles may be up to 3000 words. Full details of the submission and peer review process are available on the Journal website . For further information, please contact Virginia Lewis .

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,...