As part of the Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx), we have been recognised as one of the nine member departments of the NIHR SPCR in 2021 - 2026 - an acknowledgement of our excellent research in primary care.
90% of patient contact in the NHS takes place in primary care. 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 (Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Manchester). We collaborate internationally with colleagues in Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
- Co-calibrating Momentary Assessments for Physical and Psychological Outcomes with Quality of Life Measurements in Hip Arthroplasty and Cervical Myelopathy Surgeries (CoQoL@hip2neck Study)
- Digital Facilitation in Primary Care (Di-Facto)
- PhD studentship for Dima Arafah
- Post-doc fellowship for Dr Sam van Beurden "Taking back control: dealing with impulsive processes in digital health behaviour change"