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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.


What is Public Involvement? When researchersask the public about what research should be done and how, rather than being participants.Who vcan get involved? Anyone! If you are a person living in the UK, you can get involved in healthcare research rather than being a participant.What do I have to do? There are loads of ways you can get involved. Tslking to a researher about your expericences of a condition. Reviewing information sheets. Input during event, training and workshops.What is primary care research? Primary care is healthcare in the community - everything from GPs to Pharmacists. Research can be about illnesses, clinical practice and treatments.What is in it for me? Make a difference. Understand research and see how projects develop. Develop skills and useful expericence, including talking at events and conferences.


How to get involved? 

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, you can get in touch with each of the SPCR members to find out more and express your interest in being involved.

You can also get in touch with the local PPI coordinator from one of our member universities.