Primary Care

Primary Care focus on population health management and how to improve quality and workflow across a number of clinical disciplines.

Our key areas of research and quality improvement are: diabetes, chronic kidney disease, depression and common mental health problems, vaccine effectiveness, and practice and locality commissioning and health care management.

The clinical informatics and health outcomes research group actively involved in a number of primary care research projects.  These include research into real world diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), and depression and common mental health problems.  We are actively involved in disease surveillance and vaccine monitoring projects at European level.

We specialise in conducting research readiness assessments of data sources at international level.  We are involved in pragmatic trials of quality improvement strategies including audit-based education.  The group provides infrastructural support to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC).

We encourage local GPs to conduct research in the Department.  One of our Research Fellows – Dr Helen Carr – submitted the following blog to the Canadian Medical Association Journal about the challenges of getting GPs interested in research: Primary care research: a minority sport?


Eurosurveillance 2015 -   Surveillance and outbreak report -
Uptake and impact of vaccinating school age children against influenza during a season with circulation of drifted influenza A and B strain, England, 2014/15

RCGP Conference 2015 poster - "7% of events in GP data are not recorded on the day of event" - David Mullett, David Burleigh, Sameera Pathirannehelage, Ivelina Yonova, Filipa Ferreira, Simon de Lusignan

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