News

The Chronic Pain in Children and Young People eLearning course is now live.

The course can be accessed here: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=558

And via the quick link here: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/chronicpainchildren

Please note you have to log into the RCGP portal to access this training.

NES Academic Fellowships 2021 - 22 

These posts have all been awarded. Please check back early 2022 for more information.

These innovative posts provide flexible and tailored academic training opportunities for GPs interested in developing their research skills and experience. We offer protected academic time in any of the five Scottish medical schools. You can choose to have between two and four academic days employed by the university, and organise your own clinical work in the rest of the week. We welcome applications from people interested in clinical or educational research, but the focus of these jobs is research rather than teaching delivery. Appointments are made in a single national round of interviews that all universities participate in, and we strongly encourage you to contact us to discuss your application.

Eligible applicants must obtain their CCT in 2021 or to be within three years of CCT (full time equivalent – allowances are made for personal circumstances and part-time working).

Aberdeen – Prof Peter Murchie p.murchie@abdn.ac.uk (web https://www.abdn.ac.uk/iahs/research/primary-care/index.php)

Dundee – Dr Dan Morales d.r.z.morales@dundee.ac.uk or Professor Blair Smith b.h.smith@dundee.ac.uk (web https://www.dundee.ac.uk/medicine/research/population-health-genomics/)

Edinburgh – Prof David Weller david.weller@ed.ac.uk or Prof Bruce Guthrie bruce.guthrie@ed.ac.uk (web https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/primary-care-multimorbidity and https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/our-centres/population-health-sciences and https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/research/projects and www.edin.care)

Glasgow – Prof Frances Mair Frances.Mair@glasgow.ac.uk (web https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/generalpractice/#welcome)

St Andrews – Prof Frank Sullivan fms20@st-Andrews.ac.uk (web http://med.st-andrews.ac.uk/pbs/research/#Primary_care)

Newsletters

Updates on the work of the SSPC can be found in our bi-annual newsletter;

SSPC Newsletter 2021

SSPC Autumn Newsletter 2019

Spring Newsletter 2019

Summer Newsletter 2018

Newsletter Summer 2017

Newsletter Winter 2017

Summer Newsletter 2016

Winter Newsletter 2016

Growing the next generation of GPs in Scotland!

SSPC are delighted that Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Health Ms Jeane Freeman on 27th October 2019 fully endorsed all the recommendations of the Increasing undergraduate education in primary care review group chaired by Professor John Gillies, deputy director of the SSPC.  This means investment of £5 million over the next two years for GP practices teaching medical students, as well as support for increasing physical space, digital development, growing the GP educator workforce and monitoring and evaluation.  This is timely and welcome news.  The press release and report and recommendations can be found by clicking on the link below.

https://news.gov.scot/news/growing-the-next-generation-of-gps

Primary Care Transformation

The case study contributions to the SSPC national evaluation of new models of Primary Care have been uploaded to the reports section of the website.  The SSPC undertook a programme of work that evaluated new models of Primary Care being tested across Scotland.  This programme was led by Professor Stewart Mercer and Dr Bridie Fitzpatrick at the University of Glasgow.  Other member universities and an affiliate member university undertook different case studies that contributed to the overall national evaluation:

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners (University of Stirling, led by Margaret Maxwell)
  • MSK (University of Glasgow, led by Barbara Nicholl)
  • NHS Tayside (University of St Andrews, led by Frank Sullivan)
  • NHS Lanarkshire (University of Glasgow, led by Frances Mair)
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran (University of Glasgow, led by Kate O'Donnell)
  • NHS Highlands & Islands (University of Highlands & Islands, led by Gill Hubbard & Annetta Smith)
  • Identifying Outcome Measures (University of Dundee, led by Bruce Guthrie)

 

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