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Primary Care Research Centre - University of Southampton

Southampton Primary Care Research Centre (PCRC) is a world-leading centre of excellence offering a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary research environment with methodological expertise across a remarkable range of research areas including: diagnosis and prognosis; improving the use of medicines; supporting self-management; healthcare communication; and data science.

PCRC is part of the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine and has strong links and many shared research interests with Public Health. We also have close collaborations with Health Psychology, Health Sciences, and NIHR RDS, CTU, and BRCs locally, and excellent national and international collaborations. 

In the 2021 REF we achieved the highest rating in our unit of assessment for outputs with a Grade Point Average of 3.71 and 94% considered as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading'.

We have a strong commitment to supporting education and training for all our students and staff, to excellent patient and public involvement and to dissemination and implementation of our research.


Hazel Everitt

Paul Little


Hazel Everitt

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