Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham

Prof Carolyn Chew-Graham
Chair of SAPC Awards Committee and immediate past-chair of SAPC

I am a GP Principal in Central Manchester, Professor of General Practice Research at Keele University, Honorary Professor of Primary Care Mental Health at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor of Primary Care, University of Manchester.

My main areas of interest and expertise include the primary care management of people with anxiety and depression, multimorbidity, unexplained symptoms. I have qualitative research methods expertise, drawing on theories from social sciences and psychology, but always with a focus on clinical practice – trying to answer questions that are important to patients, their families, health care professionals and the NHS.

I am Chair of RCGP Scientific Foundation Board and RCGP ‘Curriculum Advisor, Mental Health’. I currently chair the RCGP ‘Research Paper of the Year’ panel.

I am currently a member of the NICE Clinical Guideline Development Group Depression (update) - work which directly impacts on commissioning decisions and patient care. I am Section Editor of BMC Family Practice and Editor-in-Chief of Health Expectations.

Articles on this site

08 Dec 2021

ASM 2022 (4th to 6th July @ UCLan)

We have decided to hold our 2022 ASM in person and are grateful to our hosts at UCLan, led by Professor Umesh Chauhan.  Please hold the dates (4th – 6th July 2022).  Abstract submission is open and the abstract deadline is Monday 14th February.

Regional SAPC meetings

Click here for links to regional meetings in 2022

Three regional meetings took place on-line in 2021:

17 Aug 2021

Why is it important for SAPC to engage with other organisations?

Our engagement work supports the aims of the society: to advance primary care through education and research; build and support a vibrant academic primary care workforce; and, create impact through supporting collaborative action. Our engagement activity has an important role in:  

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

02 Feb 2021

In 2021, we will be holding an election for four general member places on SAPC Executive, to serve from July 2021-2024.  In addition we are seeking nominations for a vice-chair who will serve from July 2021-2022 and will become chair in 2022 (until 2025).

21 Jan 2021

The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and the Division of Primary Care, Palliative Care and Public Health at the University of Leeds is delighted to be hosting the 49th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the SAPC to be held on Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July 2021. 

29 Jun 2020


23 Jun 2020

Click the image below to view Sarah's presentation

The cartoons in the presentation slides are from StoryboardThat.

An introduction by Carolyn Chew-Graham, SAPC Chair and comment from Sarah can be found below

18 Jul 2019

As incoming Chair of SAPC, I would like to reflect on what was a very successful ASM in Exeter. Thank you to Professors John Campbell, Jose Valderas, Willie Hamilton and their organising team for putting on a great event in glorious surroundings – and the sun helped!

03 May 2018

SAPC has instigated a number of initiatves to support the careers of primary care academics involved in education and/or research. We have groups dedicated to supporting the needs of academic GPs, non-clinical members (Primary Healthcare Scientists - PHoCuS members), Early Career Academics, We run career development workshops, a mentorship scheme, as well as offering a range of prizes. The SAPC Ambassador role is relatively recent and offers opportunities for people to join the work we are doing whilst developing new skills and career opportunities.