Stethascope

We have close links with NHS colleagues in the new primary care organisations in Devon and Cornwall.

Primary care

  • 90% of patient contact in the NHS takes place in primary care
  • The primary care team is extensive, and multidisciplinary
  • Short hospital in-patient stays have led to an increased focus on primary care
  • General practices have identifiable lists of patients, providing an important opportunity for high quality primary care-based research
  • Researchers within this group have attracted substantial research income since 2004.
  • We work closely with colleagues elsewhere within the Medical School, across the University (School of Health and Sport Sciences, Mood Disorders Centre), and more widely within the UK (Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Manchester)
  • We collaborate internationally with colleagues in Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand.


Seminars

Contact: Joy Choules. All seminars take place in JS07, Smeall Building, St Luke's Campus, Exeter (unless otherwise stated) with video links to F083 in Knowledge Spa, Truro as listed

Academic year 2017/18 Title and speaker
Wednesday 15 November 2017

JS07, Smeall Building, St Luke's Exeter (with video link to F083)

13.00-14.00 pm Flyer 15 Nov

Dr Tim Holt PhD MRCP FRCGP, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Oxford Biog TH

Overcoming barriers to anticoagulant uptake in atrial fibrillation: lessons from the AURAS-AF trial

Wednesday 6 December 2017

JS07, Smeall Building, St Luke's Exeter (with video link to F083)

13.00-14.00 pm Flyer Ford

Dr Joe Ford, Postdoctoral Research Associate, UEMS with Professor Rose McCabe and Professor Katrina Wyatt, UEMS Bio Ford

Mental health in GP/patient consultations Abstract Ford

Wednesday 10 January 2018

JS07, Smeall Building, St Luke's Exeter

13.00-14.00

Tim Malone (1), Niall Macleod (2), Andrew Gunther (3)

1. NHS Research Fellow, RD&E; 2. GP, Exeter; 3. Senior Planning & Public Health Officer, Torbay Council

It's the sustainability, stupid! - why health and social care needs a new snowclone to survive

 Core recent/current research projects:

  • CADENCE – NIHR (HTA)-funded 28-month research project, which seeks to develop and assess the feasibility and acceptability of an enhanced psychological care intervention within cardiac rehabilitation services for patients with new-onset depressive symptoms, compared to treatment as usual

  • Alt-Con with Bristol - HSDR-funded research with Bristol examining alternatives to face-to-face consultation in primary care
  • ESTEEM is an NIHR-funded cluster trial of triage for patients seeking same day appointments in primary care
  • IMPROVE - NIHR-funded 5 year program grant. This program grant seeks to increase understanding of the potential and utility of the UK National Patient Survey
  • INTERPRESS-IPD - NIHR RfPB funded project looking at Inter-arm blood pressure difference, cardiovascular events, cerebrovascular disease and mortality: an Individual Patient Data meta-analysis
  • MIR  - NIHR-funded randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, examining the effectiveness of mirtazapine given in addition to SSRI or SNRI antidepressants for patients with Treatment Resistant Depression in primary care
  • ReGROUP – NIHR-funded (Health Services & Delivery Research) project which aims to inform and support the NHS in addressing current GP workforce issues in the UK

  • ViCo with Edinburgh - Chief Scientists' Office (Scotland) funded research examining the potential for video-consulting in primary care
  • Waste the Waist NIHR (Research for Patient Benefit) funded research examining alternative approaches to managing obesity in primary care settings

 

Health Services and Policy Research

The Primary Care Research Group works very closely with the Health Services and Policy Research Group under Professor Jose Valderas.

NIHR Clinical Research Network: South West Peninsula:

Associate Professor Philip Evans is the National Specialty Lead for Primary Care within the CRN and is also Cluster Lead for the Cluster based in King's College London, but working from the Primary Care department in Exeter. Dr Lisa Gibbons is an Honorary Clinical Associate Research Fellow in UEMS and is the Clinical Research Specialty Lead (Primary Care) for the the NIHR Clinical Research Network: South West Peninsula. 

Royal College of General Practitioners (Tamar Faculty):

The administrator for the RCGP (Tamar Faculty), Alice Sefton is based within the Primary Care Department.