is an Associate Clinical Professor in Primary Care at Warwick Medical School in the UK, and the of the Society for Academic Primary Care
A recent editors' blog by Domhnall MacAuley suggested that it is “difficult to see a future for academic general practice.” I propose that the solution lies in the broader discipline of Academic Primary Care (APC).
. APC is a driving improvement in primary care through education and research. Academic general practice lies at the heart of this wider multidisciplinary community committed to improving whole-person centred primary health care. The APC community lead driving improvements in policy and practice in key priority areas such as antibiotic stewardship and cardiovascular risk management. But APC also tackles the distinct challenges facing the Primary Care community: for example, the need for new person-centred models of acute and chronic care to address problems of and ‘’. APC supports the redesign of Primary Care through re-engaging with the core principles of , , , -centred care. ...continue reading