Institution directory

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

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. 

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

For over 200 years RCSI has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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

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.

St Andrews, School of Medicine

The University has undertaken a most ambitious project with the construction of a new medical school at the heart of its science campus. This is a unique model designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between medics and scientists and create significant advances in medical research. Designed and built on time and in budget the School of Medicine Building was rated as BREEAM Excellent.

Sunderland - School of Medicine

We are working in partnership with Keele University School of Medicine to implement our new medical curriculum. Our spiral curriculum will enable you to build on your learning year-on-year, adding increased complexity to clinical problems introduced in year one.

Professor Scott Wilkes, Head of School of Medicine and Professor of General Practice and Primary Care

Surrey - Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

In the latest UK research excellence framework (REF 2014), 93 per cent of our biosciences, health, psychology and veterinary research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent, placing Surrey eighth out of 94 institutions submitted in the Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy category.

Swansea - University of Swansea

Swansea University's Medical School is a centre of excellence in world-class teaching and research.

Located in the heart of the Swansea University Campus, the Medical School delivers a comprehensive portfolio of programmes spanning medicine, health, life science and chemistry, from undergraduate and postgraduate dgrees to professional graduate training and research.

We also work closely with our NHS partners in achieving excellence in  teaching, research and clinical service.

Warwick Medical School

Warwick Primary Care is the focal point for research, teaching and development work at Warwick Medical School related to primary care.

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.