Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Health Services and Policy Research Group

The Health Services and Policy Research Group (HSPRG) provides evidence to inform decision making and the organisation and delivery of high quality health services that are safe and patient-centred. The group undertakes basic, applied and translational health services research with a primary care focus, with the aim of informing health policy and clinical practice for the development of highly performing health care systems.

We have collaborative projects with Primary Care academic departments in the UK and collaborations with international primary care research groups and health organisations.

The group's strengths are in the use of Patient Reported Measures of Outcome and Experiences of health care (PROMs and PREMs), research on models of care for patients with multimorbidity, and Patient Safety in General Practice.

The HSPRG mission

The HSPRG mission is to contribute to the improvement of the organisation and delivery of health care nationally and internationally, through the pursuit of excellence in research and postgraduate teaching, and through informing policy and practice in these areas. Its research focuses on methods to put patients at the centre of health care.

We have a particular interest in the use of Patient Reported Measures of Outcome and Experiences (PROMs and PREMs) and in the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at improving quality and safety of primary health care, with a particular focus on patients with multiple conditions (multimorbidity).

HSPRG is also part of the University of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx).

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Latest publications

Porter I, Davey A, Gangannagaripalli J, Evans J, Bramwell C, Evans P, Gibbons C, Valderas JM. Integrating Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) into routine nurse-led primary care for patients with multimorbidity: a feasibility and acceptability study. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2021 Apr 26;19(1):133. doi: 10.1186/s12955-021-01748-2. PubMed