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Primary Care is healthcare in the community - everything from GPs to Pharmacists, Optometrists to Dentists. At the School of Primary Care Research we aim to gather evidence to help decide what will make primary care better for everyone.

The School does this through funding high-quality research into what works, what does not, and what could work in the future. Since our goal is improving care for everyone, it is best that everyone is involved.

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How to Get involved 

You can get involved in research in a number of ways:

  • help select research that is important and relevant
  • help researchers design their projects
  • help develop understandable information sheets for people taking part in research
  • join a research management or advisory group
  • train to carry out some of the research (for example interviews)
  • help interpret the results of the research
  • help make sure the research is reported in understandable ways
  • help make sure good research is heard about.

On HealthTalks you can watch a short film where people share their motivation and experiences of being involved in research.

There are no prerequisites to become a public contributor, though some studies might require their contributor to have lived experience of a certain condition. If you are interested in becoming a public contributor for primary care research, get in touch with your local PPI coordinator from one of our partner universities.