Aberdeen Academic Primary Care has an established reputation in several key areas of primary care research. All teams conduct research that cuts across our three main themes.
This page lists all UK university departments and groups of academic primary care. All institutions are represented in the Heads of Departments group and every department can has a SAPC Ambassador who acts as a link between the unit and SAPC.
We provide a departmental resource pack to support their work. If you are a department listed here and don't yet have an Ambassador, please contact us
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.
Primary Care Clinical Sciences at Birmingham is one of the largest centres for academic primary care in Europe - focusing on applied and translational research under five main clinical programmes
At BSMS our Primary Care and Health Services Research activity brings together a wide range of disciplines to address clinical and healthcare challenges. These disciplines include general practice, public health, epidemiology, statistics, psychology and sociology.
The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) is one of the leading centres in the UK which form the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. Within the University of Bristol, CAPC is an integral part of the School of Social and Community Medicine, which is a internationally recognised centre of excellence for research and teaching in population health sciences.
Building on from the Buckingham ethos of putting the student first and above all else, our medical school is small enough for our students to be part of a coherent and supportive community, and large enough to provide all the experience you need to become a medical practitioner.
The DPHPC is one of Europe’s leading academic departments of population health sciences. It comprises over 400 staff and graduate students, including more than 25 professors, readers, university lecturers, and other senior academic staff. Groups in the Department are underpinned by major programme grants, such as those from the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Cancer Research UK, the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the European Union, the US National Institutes of Health, industry, and other sources.
Researchers at the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health have risen to the challenge of researching “hard to reach” groups, intervening with the most difficult to change health behaviours that have resulted in high levels of chronic health problems.
UCC was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges - at Cork, Galway and Belfast. These new colleges were established in the reign of Queen Victoria, and named after her.
Trinity is Ireland’s top ranked university, and the only Irish university in the world top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2013/14).
Founded one hundred and sixty years ago, University College Dublin has continued to make a unique and substantial contribution to the creation of modern Ireland.
The overall aim of Population Health Sciences (PHS) is to improve population health.
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.
Our research combines clinical, epidemiological and social sciences to extend knowledge that addresses the core challenges of primary care. We focus our research on patient needs, working both with quantitative and qualitative approaches, and addressing issues both at the level of individual patients and populations.
An interdisciplinary research hub, the Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS) draws together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from public health, primary care, biomedical and social sciences with expertise in epidemiology, statistics and modelling, sociology, social policy, psychology, economics, geography, health promotion, nursing and medicine.
The department of primary care in Exeter is extensive and multidisciplinery with around £21m of income since 2004.
We are a young (established 1997) and vibrant discipline which has quickly grown into the largest such discipline on the island of Ireland. We undertake nationally and internationally acclaimed teaching and research which we hope contributes to the care that you receive from your local general practitioner.
General Practice and Primary Care (GPPC) at the University of Glasgow has 36 academic and research staff and 11 support staff.
Our research group is located within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing which brings together the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, research groups in mental health, public health, health economics, and the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, as well as the Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit, into an interdisciplinary grouping of over 200 staff benefiting from frequent and regular seminar programmes and thematic workshops.
The University of Hertfordshire has an international research reputation within the areas of primary and community care contributing to 4 inter-related programme areas.
91% of Keele’s research in Primary Care has been judged world leading or internationally excellent by the Public Health, Health Services Research, and Primary Care assessment panel of the 2014 Universities UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF). On the basis of World Leading or Internationally Excellent research (3* and 4*), Keele is ranked 3rd nationally.