Prof Joanne Protheroe

MB ChB (Bris); MRes; PhD; FRCGP
Prof Jo Protheroe
SAPC Treasurer, SIGs Lead, Executive Member
GP & Professor of General Practice, Director of General Practice Education, Director of Clinical Academic Training

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

I lead the Society's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) work, supporting individuals and groups to maximise the impact of their work and ideas through collaboration. I also 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.

 

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03 Mar 2016

As part of its strategic goal to enhance impact through collaborative action, SAPC supports a number of Special Interest Groups. This page tells you more about SIGs and how to apply to set up a new SIG.