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

The course can be accessed here:

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NES Academic Fellowships 2023 - 24 

These posts are now full. For next year's positions please visit the website early 2024.


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

SSPC New Winter Newsletter 2022

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.

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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