A partnership between nine leading academic centres, we are a focal point for primary care research across England's National Institute for Health and Care Research.
We fund teams of researchers to improve the evidence base for primary care practice so that people are provided with better and more effective care. Through a wide range of projects, our programmes and collaborative initiatives address some of the significant challenges faced by patients and health and care practitioners in the community.
Our research agenda is informed by the needs of local populations, addressing the nation's changing demographics and shifting disease burdens.
Three NIHR Research Schools' Mental Health Programme
Collaborating across three NIHR schools, and in partnership with cross-community research and service evaluation teams, this programme aims to generate evidence for quality improvement initiatives that will tackle health inequalities and meet the complex needs of those living with mental health problems.
Three NIHR Research Schools' Dementia Programme
The Three Research Schools have joined together to collaborate on a programme of work on dementia, lead by the School of Social Care Research. Working across primary care, public health and social care, we are well placed to carry out research that is crosscutting and community-orientated, and able to develop relevant research for whole populations.
Three NIHR Research Schools' Prevention Programme
The NIHR Three Research Schools have been awarded £10m of funding to deliver a programme of prevention research from 2023–2027. The programme aims to develop, evaluate and understand how to implement interventions which promote health and wellbeing, treat conditions early, and manage health problems to prevent severe disease.