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Established in 2006, the NIHR School for Primary Care Research is a partnership between nine leading academic centres for primary care research in England. The School brings together academics and practitioners from across the country to collaborate on cutting edge, topical primary care studies that have an impact both at policy level and in general practices around the country. Our partners are based in primary care departments at the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London.

Our mission is to increase the evidence base for primary care practice, and to increase research capacity in primary care.

In addition to conducting high profile research, we attract the best new researchers into our capacity programme and offer trainees support and networking opportunities through an extensive training and events programme.

 Our five research programmes are:

Our Cross-cutting clinical themes are:

  • mental health
  • vascular
  • infection
  • diagnosis and monitoring
  • child health
  • cancer
  • complementary and alternative medicine
  • patient safety
  • behavioural medicine
  • clinical databases
  • clinical trials
  • medical education
  • health service delivery and policy
  • genetics
  • patient and public involvement.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research is a partnership between the Universities of Bristol, CAmbridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London.