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All the latest updates on research and events.

April 2024 | NIHR SPCR Newsletter

The April NIHR SPCR newsletter is out now. Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletters to stay updated about our latest news, publications and funding.

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Senior Research Leader for Nursing

Nursing

Congratulations to SPCR colleague Dr Andrew Finney from the School of Nursing and Midwifery who has been awarded the post of National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Senior Research Leader for Nursing.

Winner of the RCGP SAPC Outstanding Early Career Primary Care Scientist Award.

Congratulations to former SPCR doctoral student Ben_Bowers for winning the RCGP SAPC Outstanding Early Career Primary Care Scientist Award.

Eczema in children: uncertainties addressed

NIHR have put together a new Collection which brings together major NIHR research, including SPCR funded projects, on the prevention and treatment of eczema.

March 2024 | NIHR SPCR Newsletter

The March NIHR SPCR newsletter is out now. Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletters to stay updated about our latest news, publications and funding.

Now Open! SPCR Public Involvement and Engagement Fund

PPI

SPCR has launched a new PPIE funding call to provide researchers with funds to explore and develop new relationships with groups, organisations and communities currently under-served by research or health and care in general.

George Lewith Prize 2024 - Open for applications

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) is welcoming applications from medical students for the George Lewith prize. Applications need to be submitted by 12noon on Friday 19 April 2024.

Congratulations to the new NIHR Senior Investigators 2024

The NIHR has appointed 43 new Senior Investigators in 2024 and we are pleased to congratulate our SPCR colleagues in their appointments.

15 doctoral studentships available focusing on dementia-related-research

Dementia

15 new doctoral studentships from the NIHR Three Schools Dementia programme. Studentships relating to different areas of dementia research available via 10 UK universities.

Impact Case study: Preventing early heart disease in high-risk patients

Use of new software developed with NIHR SPCR funding is identifying more patients at high risk of early heart disease and heart attacks. Earlier diagnosis and treatment are saving lives and shaping healthcare policy.

SPCR internships Programme 2024 - Now open!

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) are pleased to launch the Undergraduate Student Internship Programme 2024.

Study ranked No. 2 in British Journal of General Practice Top10.

Congratulations to former SPCR GP Career Progression Fellow (current NIHR Doctoral Fellow), Dr Faraz Mughal from Keele University, whose study researchers have praised as among the best research in the country by the British Journal of General Practice.

SPCR Elizabeth Murray Fellowship

Congratulations to Hollie Birkinshaw, from the University of Southampton, who has recently been awarded the SPCR Elizabeth Murray Fellowship.

Three NIHR Research Schools' Mental Health Programme | Funding Announcement

Mental Health

Several funding calls will be published on the School for Primary Care Research website on 19 February 2024

The Stoma Support Study

The Stoma Support Study was recently carried out at Keele University, funded by an SPCR 1-IV grant.

NIHR Alert: Diabetes remission linked to lower risk of heart attach and stroke

Researchers assessed whether diabetes remission, even for a short period, reduces people’s long-term risk of cardiovascular disease.

January 2024 | NIHR SPCR Newsletter

The January NIHR SPCR newsletter is out now. Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletters to stay updated about our latest news, publications and funding.

Our call for SPCR fellowships is open!

Our call for SPCR fellowships is open! These awards provide funding to cover the costs of a 24 month Fellowship at one of the SPCR members. Applicants should have a strong academic record and wish to develop a career in primary care research.

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