Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Find out about the latest Primary Care focused seminars and workshops.

Blog & News

The APEx blog is written by the primary care focused researchers and collaborators to our Exeter Collaboration for Primary Care (APEx), providing updates on primary care education and research within the University.

Contact us

University of Exeter Medical School (Primary Care)
Smeall Building, St Luke's Campus
Magdalen Road

Chloe Thomas, Primary Care Administrator


Primary Care

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 SciencesMood Disorders Centre), and more widely within the UK (Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Manchester). We collaborate internationally with colleagues in Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Our Team

> Meet the Primary Care team.




> Find out about the impact Primary Care research projects have had and read our publications here (historic) and here (recent)

Academic Primary Care

> APEx draws primary care researchers together across the university and with partners in NHS, NIHR, RCGP, and Devon CCG.



Current Projects


  • 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"