The impressive selection of projects considers some of the key concerns in primary care today, with each study submitted in competition and judged by a panel to be of excellent quality. Topics range from a Cochrane Review of anti-depressants for insomnia at the University of Southampton, to a study on the healthcare needs of recently arrived migrants in the UK at the University of Birmingham. One of the larger studies was awarded £118,000 to produce an analytical framework for increasing the efficiency and validity of research using primary care databases at the University of Manchester.
The short term awards have not only seen established researchers undertake research in niche areas, they have enabled junior researchers to compete in funding rounds that are conventionally dominated by more practised researchers. Professor Richard Hobbs, SPCR director, was pleased with the direction that these new funds have taken “We are confident that these new projects will strengthen the research outputs of the School and build the evidence base for primary care practitioners across the country.”
For more information, please view the School's projects page.