About the School for Primary Care Research
Our mission is to increase the evidence base for primary care practice, and to increase research capacity in primary care.
Established in 2006, the National Institute for Health and Care Research (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. 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.
The SPCR is funded by the NIHR and hosted by Keele University. The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth.
Phase IV funding
Details of the NIHR funding period for the SPCR, which runs from 2021–2026.
Learn more about the nine universities in the SPCR partnership.
Meet our board, our directorate team, training leads, PPI leads and more.
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