Prof Joanne Protheroe

MB ChB (Bris); MRes; PhD; FRCGP
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.


Articles on this site

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


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.

13 Oct 2015

If you have an idea for a SIG, you need to submit an application form to SAPC Executive. The proposal must come from an SAPC member. Your application should detail why the topic is relevant to primary care/academic primary care, and why establishing a SIG would be supportive/necessary to take the work forward.