It is very important for health systems to recognise that research is an essential component for health service delivery."
- Richard Hobbs
Professor Richard Hobbs, SPCR Director, gave a plenary lecture on Day 2 of the 24th WONCA Europe Conference in Slovenia this week.
This is a summary taken from the WONCA website
Applied research can highlight the importance of more research that answers questions relevant to primary care, especially with health service changes in many countries that result in most patients with chronic disease being managed in primary care. This keynote speech considered whether primary care research is important or not, and whether academic primary care has helped enable a greater research capacity in the complex environment of general practice to host more and better research.