Prof Joanne Protheroe

MB ChB (Bris); MRes; PhD; FRCGP
Executive Member, Co-Treasurer, Co-Chair of Heads of Teaching
GP & Professor of General Practice, Director of General Practice Education, Director of Clinical Academic Training

With the experienced help of SAPC Secretariat, and some accountants, I monitor the finances of the Society and help make decisions about where we spend or invest our funds.

I Chair the SAPC Health Literacy SIG.

My own research interests include decision aids/decision analysis; facilitating decision-making and self-management in general practice with a focus on long term conditions, disadvantaged groups, patient participation and health literacy.

My research is influenced by my clinical practice in inner-city Manchester, and is focused on two NHS priorities - the needs of socio-economically disadvantaged patients and the need for interventions to improve patient self-management in long-term conditions. My research has demonstrated that patients with low health literacy have difficulty in participating in their health care, resulting in poorer health. I am currently PI on an NIHR Programme grant looking at improving patient care in chronic musculoskeletal conditions.


Articles on this site

24 Jun 2022

13.00-13.50 Wednesday 6th July 2022, Harrington Building Lecture Theatre, Victoria Road, Preston PR1 .

Papers for SAPC AGM 2022 can be downloaded below.  Printed copies will be available at the AGM.


Paper A draft minutes of AGM 1st July 2021 (virtual)

Paper B Officers' report

26 Jun 2021

12.30-13.00 Thursday 1st July 2021 via Zoom and through the SAPC ASM 2021 virtual platform.

The Zoom link was circulated to members on Tuesday 29th June.

Papers for SAPC AGM 2021


Paper A draft minutes of AGM 4th July 2019 Exeter

Paper B Officers' report

29 Jun 2020


16 Sep 2015

The heads of teaching of general practice and primary care in medical schools in the UK and Ireland