Universal coverage and access to preventive primary care for children from birth is the cornerstone of strong health systems globally. This theme examines the impact of preventive primary care on child health from birth through the first 1000 days of life. 

Key research areas

  • Impact of preventive primary care on vaccine preventable disease in childhood
  • Uptake of routine vaccines
  • Effects of primary care health policy on children's access to healthcare
  • Impact of preventive primary care on children's use of urgent care and ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisation
  • Early years pathways to persistent asthma in late childhood and adolescence

Funding and collaborators

Our research in this theme is funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) NW London ARC, NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre, NIHR School for Public Health Research (Harnessing Data for Children and Young People’s Health Programme WS2) and the Nuffield Trust.

Staff and students