Primary Care is healthcare in the community - everything from GPs to Pharmacists, Optometrists to Dentists. We at the School of Primary Care Research (SPCR) aim to gather evidence to help decide what will make primary care better for everyone.
We do this through funding high-quality research into what works, what doesn’t, and what could work in the future. Since our goal is improving care for everyone, it’s best that everyone is involved.
How to Get involved
You can get involved in our 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.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, there are a few ways to kick start your involvement:
- Get in touch with your local PPI coordinator from one of our 9 member departments
- Follow our Facebook page for local and national opportunities in the school
- Visit our contributors’ resource hub, which we regularly update with useful information (hosted by Google Drive)
Stay Up to Date
If you are already involved in research and want to keep up with SPCR opportunities and news you can:
- Follow our Facebook page for local and national opportunities, as well as news about recent school publications in the media
- Read our blog, which has posts by contributors and researchers about their involvement experience
If you have some interesting news we should know about, get in touch with our PPI Officer.