York - Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences is a large multi-disciplinary and multi-professional department. We have an international reputation for research that improves health and healthcare. Our vision is to be a world-class centre undertaking research on current and emerging challenges to health and healthcare provision. Our research related income for 2013/4 is £9.8 million. 

Sunderland - Centre for Primary and Community Care

Research in this unit is conducted within the Centre for Primary and Community Care, based within the Health, Society, Environment and Sport academic area, part of the School of Health, Natural and Social Sciences, and draws on a wide range of professional and cognate disciplines. Its ethos is one of conducting high quality research through collaborative academic partnerships and at the same time enabling service practitioners to engage in research. In partnership with Primary Care Organisations it has supported a succession of early research career opportunities.

Southampton - Primary Care Research Centre, School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

Primary Care Research Centre,
School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education,


The Primary Care Research Centre encompasses a broad range of research disciplines and areas including primary care, public health, clinical epidemiology, medical statistics, qualitative methods, health economics and complementary medicine. There is an active postgraduate group and our staff make major contributions to postgraduate training and medical undergraduate teaching.

Sheffield - Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care

The Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care (AUPMC) is an integrated primary care teaching and research unit within the Medical School. Our teaching takes place across all phases of the undergraduate medical curriculum  Our research is embedded in primary and community care and includes a wide range of methods. We have well-established research collaborations with other departments within the University, NHS partners, charities and both national and international organisations

Belfast - Queen's Belfast Department of General Practice and Primary Care

The department of General Practice was established at Queens University in 1971, the fifth to be created in the United Kingdom. The department occupies the fourth floor of the purpose built Dunluce Health Centre and plays a major role in medical education in the first, second, fourth and final undergraduate years. The department has an extensive research programme and provides a range of postgraduate courses for general practitioners.

Plymouth - Department of Primary Care

We carry out research that makes improvements in general practice, and to health care in the community, within visible timeframes. 

Our research is conducted through the involvement of practitioners, and the public, who are instrumental in helping to develop focused research questions and in designing projects. 

We use a range of research methods, qualitative and quantitative, to solve pressing and often complex research problems. 

Nottingham - Division of Primary Care

We are one of the foremost primary care centres in the UK, with 82% of our research judged as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

Part of the NIHR National School of Primary Care Research, we are a multi-disciplinary unit of over 130 people, including practising GPs, other health professionals, psychologists, statisticians, research and support staff.