The Centre lead is Professor Peter Bower and the group has 6 senior academic staff, around 60 research staff, and 28 postgraduate students.
Research in the Centre is organised around three themes of high relevance to the delivery of care in the UK and internationally:
- Health policy, politics and organisation (HiPPO) – with a focus on commissioning and contracting in the NHS and on the organisation and delivery of services
- Quality and safety – with a focus on quality indicators and quality improvement, patient safety, and the role of incentives
- Long-term conditions – with a focus on:
The Centre for Primary Care also places a major emphasis on advancing Research Methodology
Our research impact
The following shows the impact we have had through our research:
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research
The School comprises the leading academic centres for primary care research in England and their focus is on research to improve everyday practice in primary care. The membership of the school increased from five founding academic university departments to eight in August 2009. The School now comprises the universities of Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Keele, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London
Through its funding the School’s main aim is to increase the evidence base for primary care practice by:
- conducting high quality research to inform clinical practice in primary care
- strategic leadership to support the development of primary care research.
Currently research in the School is organised into five key areas with Manchester contributing to multimorbidity and mental health in particular.
For details, see: NIHR School for Primary Care Research