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 Jo Protheroe, SAPC Treasurer 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

Behaviour Change

To promote research incorporating health behaviour change in primary care.


To develop innovative research ideas, collaborations and networks for primary care cancer researchers

Cardiovascular Research Group


  • To identify shared interests in primary care cardiovascular research
  • To promote collaborative working across institutions
  • To support group members’ research proposal


  • To provide a resource for members planning or conducting primary care cardiovascular research; the group may offer:
    1. Informal comment on research ideas and early stage proposals
    2. Peer review of proposals
    3. Support in design and development of projects
    4. Identification of potential collaborators


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

Dental Care

Academic Primary Dental Care group

Aims and objectives

To develop an academic platform for collaborative partnerships across primary care so as to nurture academic careers in primary dental care.


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

Education research

The SAPC Education Research Special Interest Group is a community of people whose interests range across teaching and research expertise in primary care.


The genetics group was formed in 2012 to create a forum for sharing information and news in genetics in primary care