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We aim to improve the health of the population, patients' experience of their primary healthcare and health outcomes for patients, and reduce health inequalities. To achieve these objectives, our research is focused on areas such as:

  • disease prevention and early diagnosis
  • optimising the management of conditions such as diabetes and heart disease
  • encouraging self-care
  • developing innovations and improvements in the delivery of primary care

We have established ourselves as a leading academic primary care department; combining local, national and international research with teaching and training programmes.

International Expertise and Quantitative Research

We have internationally-recognised expertise and capacity in quantitative research methods including:

  • the use of well-designed observational cohort studies
  • statistical analysis of large healthcare-derived databases 
  • systematic reviews and evidence synthesis 
  • health systems and health policy analysis