GP Teams project

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Project overview

The Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) is currently leading a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research Programme project on general practice: 

How general practice team composition and climate relate to quality, effectiveness and human resource costs: a mixed-methods study in England.

This project examines routinely available data sets using quantitative research techniques alongside qualitative methods for in-depth investigation of team working in practices. The research is being undertaken in collaboration with the Universities of Kent, Exeter and Leeds.

Two panels are advising the research team. Service users from a variety of practices in Kent and Surrey sit on the Service User Panel. Representatives from many of the disciplines working in general practice teams come together on the Professionals and Commissioners Panel.

Project team

Principal Investigator

  • Professor Heather Gage, University of Surrey


  • Professor Stephen Peckham, University of Kent
  • Professor Simon de Lusignan, University of Oxford
  • Mr Jake Jordan, University of Surrey
  • Dr Mark Joy, Universities of Oxford and Surrey
  • Dr Catherine Marchand, University of Kent
  • Dr Rupa Chilvers, Tangerine Bee Analysts
  • Mr Phelim Brady, Public and Patient Involvement Lead
  • Professor John Campbell, University of Exeter
  • Professor Suzanne Richards, University of Leeds
  • Professor Karen Spilsbury, University of Leeds
  • Dr Claire Fuller, Senior Responsible Officer, Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership

Project Manager

  • Dr Bridget Jones, University of Surrey
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This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) HS&DR (project reference 17/08/34). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

Contact us

For further information on the project please contact:

Principal Investigator 
Heather Gage

Project Manager
Dr Bridget Jones