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

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 or Autism Research Group


About the Learning Disabilities and or 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.

Palliative care

To stimulate palliative care research in primary care and to consolidate a sound academic research base for palliative care in the community.

Quality and Safety Improvement in Primary Care

Aims of the group

Networks - To establish a network of SAPC researchers interested in patient safety and quality improvement research, facilitate communication amongst SIG members to enhance collaboration, minimise duplication and support dissemination of findings.

Knowledge - To highlight and appraise developments in primary care quality and safety research.

Research - To support development of high-quality patient safety and quality improvement research.

Secure environments group - RCGP and SAPC

We are committed to the development of a research strategy in order to benchmark and determine the health outcomes of our population to ensure that standards and health outcomes are defined, measured and met.