About this section

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section provides a national independent forum to promote high-quality education, networking and an exchange of ideas on topical and emerging issues in primary care by learning with, from and about other professions.


Mandatory Training, BLS and Safeguarding Children Level 3

We would like to encourage you to register online now for the Mandatory training e-learning modules organised by Jeshni Amblum-Almer (President elect of the RSM General Practice and Primary Healthcare section) in collaboration with Belmatt Healthcare Training.

This course aims to enable healthcare professionals and staff working in healthcare to meet their mandatory training requirements. Find out more here.

Use the code RSM10 and receive 10% off when you book. 

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

Complete the application form

Dr Andrew Nicholas Papanikitas
Mrs Jeshni Amblum-Almer
President Elect
Dr Waqaar Shah
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming general practice events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section.

Prizes & awards

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section and CAIPE John Horder award 2021

This award is being offered jointly by the General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, RSM and the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE).


  • First prize: £600

Submission deadline

14th May 2021

Open to

An interprofessional team working within the primary health care community.

Application guidelines

The submitting team, or individual, is asked to produce one document in font size 12 with reference to supporting literature consisting of:

  • A factual and descriptive report on all or part of their interprofessional working being presented for consideration.
  • Evidence demonstrating how the work presented fulfils the principles of interprofessional working across disciplines and professions. (For further details see below).
  • The preparation and presentation of each submission should anticipate further collaborative working with definite outcomes designed to improve patient care.

The above three areas form the basis for the assessment criteria to award the prize. There is a limit of 4000 words excluding references and headings.
The award will be presented alternatively by the two organisations. Representatives from the successful team will be asked to give a presentation based on their submission at a CAIPE event later in 2021 (date to be confirmed).

The principles of collaborative working.
Candidates will need to provide evidence that they applied the following principles of collaborative working:
i) Focused on the needs of individuals, families and communities to improve their quality of care, health outcomes and wellbeing in the practice environment
ii) Respected individuality, difference and diversity within and between the professions and all with whom they learned and worked
iii) Enabled the professions involved to learn with, from and about each other to optimise exchange of experience and expertise.
iv) Demonstrated collaboration at the heart of all processes.
v) Enabled each profession to improve its practice to complement that of others.
vi) Improved outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
vii) Enhanced team and individual morale and motivation and developed effective interprofessional working relationships.
viii) Reflected on the process and learned from the experience, demonstrating how this can inform further practice.
The closing date for applications will be 14/5/21.

Apply here

General Practice with Primary Health Care Section and CAIPE John Horder Student Award 2021

The John Horder Student Award will be given annually to a student who has participated in learning within the community and can demonstrate outstanding principles of collaborative working.


  • First prize: £150

Submission deadline

14th May 2021

Open to

Pre-qualifying students from all health care professions

Application guidelines

The submitting students are asked to produce an essay in font size 12 entitled: ‘Describe and discuss an example of interprofessional working or learning with which you have been involved.’
There will be an overall limit of 2000 words excluding references and headings
The award will be presented at a CAIPE event later in 2021 (date to be confirmed).

Guidelines and marking criteria.
Candidates will need to provide the following:
i) Description of the student’s experience of interprofessional learning and collaborative working
ii) Application of academic learning to the case described. References to the literature must be included.
iii) Degree of reflection on the student’s experience.
The closing date for applications will be 14/5/21.

Apply here

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize  

Title of the essay: Discuss the challenges facing general practice in the 21st century. How might John Fry have viewed these challenges?

The essay submission should be between 
2500-3000 words and well referenced. 

Prize: £300

Open to: GP registrars, postgraduate students based in primary care, medical students and other undergraduates from professional groups involved in primary care and patients with experiences from primary care

Deadline: 21st June 2021

Apply here

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