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SPCR Membership

We are delighted to be recognised as one of the nine member departments of the NIHR SPCR in 2021 - 2026 - an acknowledgement of our excellent research in primary care. NIHR SPCR Official website

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Jane Masoli & Bethan Treadgold

17th November

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Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx)

Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx)

The Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) is a multidisciplinary team within the College of Medicine and Health. We have strong partnerships with schools of primary care across the country, the NHS and NIHR. 

The mission of the APEx collaboration is to:

  • Establish a research focus on the development and delivery of holistic, person-centred care that builds on existing expertise.
  • Understanding, research, and explore new, integrated models of care which cross traditional boundaries of primary, secondary, mental health and social care.
  • Look at innovative ways of delivering high quality integrated care that exploit the potential of technology.
  • Establish a continuum of education in primary care from the undergraduate to the postgraduate and the established professional, placing research and evidence at the heart of primary care education.


The APEx collaboration brings together important research groups across Exeter's Institute of Health Research

  • Ageing and Frailty (website under construction)

Featured Publications

Congratulations to our APEx colleagues on winning RCGP Research paper of the year - The diagnostic performance of CA125 for the detection of ovarian and non-ovarian cancer in primary care: A population-based cohort 


BCG vaccination to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in healthcare workers: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial (BRACE trial). BRACE trial Consortium Group.


The promise and challenge of telerehabilitation in cardiac rehabilitation. Hayes Dalal, Jannat Afzal, Rod Taylor

Pittet LF, Messina NL, Gardiner K, Orsini F, Abruzzo V, Bannister S, Bonten M, Campbell JL, Croda J, Dalcolmo M, Elia S, Germano S, Goodall C, Gwee A, Jamieson T, Jardim B, Kollmann TR, Guimarães Lacerda MV, Lee KJ, Legge D, Lucas M, Lynn DJ, McDonald E, Manning L, Munns CF, Perrett KP, Prat Aymerich C, Richmond P, Shann F, Sudbury E, Villanueva P, Wood NJ, Lieschke K, Subbarao K, Davidson A, Curtis N; BRACE trial Consortium Group. BCG vaccination to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in healthcare workers: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial (BRACE trial). BMJ Open. 2021 Oct 28;11(10):e052101. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052101. PMID: 34711598; PMCID: PMC8557250.