Quality and Service Delivery Overview

Our Mission is to develop the evidence base in primary care at its interface with secondary care and public health, through internationally excellent research and training.


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.

Education and training

The group contributes to all stages of the undergraduate medical curriculum and regularly hosts intercalated BSc students. We lead the MRes programme in Applied Health Research and also offer 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.


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Group Lead

Prof. Andrew Wilson

+44(0) 116 252 5417



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Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
George Davies Centre
University Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 3211

Head of Department:
Prof. Graham Martin

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