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

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

Learning Disabilities and Autism Research Group

About the Learning Disabilities and Autism Research Group

The group was founded in 2012 with an overall aim to improve the care of people with learning disabilities through research. Inline with NHS Long Terms Plan, the aim has broadened to help people with a learning disability, autism or both.

We are a network of academics and clinicians with a common interest in supporting academic work linked to improving care for people with learning disabilities and or autism.