Primary Care Overview
Our staff come from a range of cognate disciplines, including academic general practice, academic nursing, epidemiology and statistics, psychology and sociology. We have a growing number of training posts, including clinical research fellows.
The group comprises of three research areas; Primary Care Diabetes and Cardiovascular Medicine, Quality and Service Delivery and Health and Disability. Several projects include input from more than one group. For example the CLAHRC for LNR, which the group hosts, includes work on prevention and early diagnosis of vascular disease as well a series of studies of implementation of evidence based practice in primary and secondary care.
Education and training
The group contributes to all stages of the undergraduate medical curriculum and leads the special study skills module on evidence based audit. We regularly host intercalated BSc students, and lead the MRes programme in Applied Health Research. The group also offers a range of PhD opportunities.
Much of our work includes input from other groups in the department, providing high level expertise in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Within the college, we have strong links with the departments of Cardiovascular Sciences and Infection Immunity and Inflammation, in particular to conduct community based clinical and health services research on vascular and respiratory disease.
We have strong links with the NHS and NIHR, locally and nationally. Departmental staff include the clinical lead of the NIHR Primary Care Research Network East Midlands and South Yorkshire and the co-director of the NIHR Diabetes Research Network, South East Midlands.