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SPCR Membership

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.

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NIHR SPCR Official website

Primary Care Key Literature
Contact us

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

Administrator to the Primary Care Group

Ellie Kingsland


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.


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"