In the Overview report by Main Panel A (UOA 2: Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care), panellists were encouraged with the high level of research impact, public engagement and by the number of early career researchers submitted to each of the sub-panels. Improved quality of research was largely attributed to the increased funding provided by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) since its establishment in 2006.
REF impact case studies funded by the School and published in the Results & Submissions section include the following:
- Atrial fibrillation: Developing anticoagulation management and therapy for atrial fibrillation through primary care
- Hypertension: Improving routine diagnosis of hypertension in primary care
- Reducing domestic violence through ‘IRIS’, a training and support programme that improves the response of general practice
- Implementing strategies for reducing prescribing errors in general practices
- Impact on assessment of depression
- Improving management of schizophrenia and severe mental illnesses in general practice.
It is a measure of our success that so many REF 2014 impact case studies arose from work funded by the School. The renewed NIHR School funding from 1 October 2015 and the addition of two new partners, University of Cambridge and Newcastle University, will allow us to foster new collaborations and build on the work to date."
- Dr Georgina Fletcher, SPCR Senior Scientific Manager