Special interest groups

SAPC hosts and supports a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs). SIGs are an important part of our work to achieve impact through collaboration

Dr Rachel Spencer is our SIGs lead. Here she describes how we support our SIGs and how you can get involved.

To find out more about setting up a new SIG, click here

Click on each of the titles below to read more about the SIGs that we currently support

Applied Genetics

The genetics group was formed in 2012 to create a forum for sharing information and news in genetics in primary care.  It was renamed Applied genetics in 2022.

Behaviour Change

To promote research incorporating health behaviour change in primary care.


To raise awareness of compassion in health care and its implications for health care education in primary care.


To promote research into the prevention, diagnosis and management of the skin problems commonly seen in primary care

Digital Technologies in Primary Care

@DigitalTechPC  Bringing together researchers and clinicians interested in the application of digital technologies in the delivery of primary care.  

Education research

A community of people whose interests range across teaching and research expertise in primary care.

Health Literacy

To raise the profile of Health Literacy in the UK; and to share skills, ideas and develop new research in the field of HL in the UK and internationally

Inclusion Health/ Deep End research

Our group aims to create a ‘community of interest’ of primary care researchers doing work related to marginalised groups (Inclusion health) or in areas of concentrated socioeconomic disadvantage (Deep End).

Kidney Disease

Bringing together primary, secondary and public health researchers to develop evidence-based strategies for identifying and preventing progression of kidney disease.