Durham - Centre for Integrated Health Care Research

The Centre for Integrated Health Care Research provides an academic interface for health care professionals. Our work is based on clinical research, particularly around the management of patients across the primary/secondary care interface. The Centre provides research training and mentoring and is funded to facilitate academic development to primary care professionals, particularly from the Durham locality. We work closely with NHS research bodies, and we have partnerships with Acute Trusts and Primary Care Trusts. Much of the centre's research is in clinical problems such as gastroenterology, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This research recognises wealth and deprivation as determinants of health and much of our work is based on early detection of disease, effective evidence based management and interventions which can be applied internationally. We collaborate with NHS partners and other academic departments, as active members of the Wolfson Research Institute, which facilitates interdisciplinary research