Understanding the primary care research landscape: directory of research organisations

Enabling primary care researchers to find support and potential partners.
Victoria MacConnachie

5 April 2023

Research is a key driver of innovation and improvement. In the NHS it is a vital tool in improving medicines, patient care and pathways, as well as staff wellbeing. The majority of research in the NHS is currently carried out in secondary care, with very little primary care involvement. As a result, the quality of research in the NHS can be restricted in its scope by a smaller patient base and the range of conditions and experiences which present in hospital settings.


Primary care is embedded in local communities and has the potential to run research at local, neighbourhood and place level. This can be through individual researchers, partnerships with primary care networks (PCNs) and/or federations, community pharmacy and emerging integrated neighbourhood teams which incorporate all of general practice and partners from local authorities and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE). As the front door to the NHS, primary care provides the majority of appointments and patient contacts and sees the largest range of patient need.

We have created this directory to serve as a tool for primary care researchers looking for support and potential partners

The NHS Confederation’s Primary Care Network has launched a Research Design Group dedicated to increasing the amount of research done in primary care, increasing funding for research in primary care, as well as raising the status of primary care in this field. As part of our work to change the research landscape, we have created this directory to serve as a tool for primary care researchers looking for support and potential partners. With more staff in primary care considering a portfolio career, engaging with a research organisation or supporting a research partner to deliver a project can be an excellent way to build research into a career and open up the field to primary care.

We recognise that research partners can be local organisations and system partners, but here we have gathered a number of national organisations with different support offers, from funding to training, and influencing future research policy. Not all of these organisations are currently working with primary care, but due to their standing in the field of research, we have included them as potential stakeholders and future partners. We will continue to update this directory as we identify new opportunities for primary care research.

If you are aware of a programme or opportunity, please do get in touch.

How to use the directory

The directory is divided into five main sections, covering:

Within each section, click on the '+' next to an organisation's name for information on what they do and to access details of who to contact, examples of good practice and useful resources. You can also use the directory search box to look for specific terms or organisations.

Professional bodies

Primary care researchers can access support from a range of professional bodies in the UK, from the National Institute for Health and Care Research to Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association. In England, these organisations are nationwide bodies representing a single profession or field of interest. These organisations commission, support and deliver research training, making them an important starting point for those looking to get started in research.

Many professional bodies also have regional branches which can provide local support and expertise. In primary care, research has traditionally been conducted by GPs, but more professional bodies are supporting nurses and community pharmacy to engage and lead on research. Many of these organisations also have a policy arm which represents the views of their members and uses their research to inform their policy work.

  • The Academic Health Science Network champions collaboration to deliver innovation, improvement and share best practice. There are 15 AHSNs across England which bring together NHS, industry, VSCE and other local organisations and come together to form network. The network recognises research as a key driver of improvement in clinical practice and can offer support to use the findings of a research project to begin an innovation programme, including accessing business insight and funding. By connecting with a regional AHSN, general practice researchers can be connected to local programmes and partners who can contribute to a project.

    The AHSN Network also has a range of supported initiatives for innovators and researchers which provide support, funding and connection to relevant partner organisations like NIHR with the intention of supporting the spread of innovation on a national scale. Find your local AHSN.


    Research into action: using population health management to improve cardiovascular pathways

    The number of people dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease (CVD) is on the rise. There is clear evidence that the management of cholesterol can reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. To address this challenge equitably, a more targeted and proactive approach to managing CVD is required.

    Imperial Health Partners, an academic health science network, used a population health management approach to implement an innovative lipid management pathway which enables early diagnosis and prevention and helps to address diagnostic and treatment gaps. Discover the results and benefits on the AHSN Network website

  • The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is the membership body for the UK and Ireland’s 24 medical royal colleges and faculties. The organisation leads the Evidence-Based Interventions programme to improve quality of care through the application of research findings to treatment interventions which may not be effective or beneficial to patients.

    In addition to leading research into improving patient experience, the organisation has led research into involving primary care in clinical research and has used this research as the basis for recommendations on engaging specialist and associate specialist (SAS) doctors and dentists in research in primary care. They recognise the role of primary care as the first point of contact and continuous care for patients and provide opportunities for influencing future policies around research in primary care.

    A list of contacts, including policy managers, can be found on the AoMRC website.



    SAS doctors / dentists and research: recommendations to increase the involvement of SAS doctors/dentists in clinical research.

  • The BMA is the trade union and professional body for UK doctors. They are a key user of research into workforce and patient outcomes, as research forms the basis of their calls for change in policy and good practice. The BMA use research to highlight issues and suggest improvements which can be made for staff working within the NHS and for patients accessing NHS services. Three key areas of interest to the BMA are delivery and workforce, medical ethics and population health. The BMA funds research through the BMA Foundation.

  • The CQC funds and supports research which aligns with its core purpose of ensuring safety and high standards of care. Ensuring that care is evidence based and that all providers have access to a good evidence base is key to the research undertaken  and supported by the CQC. It works with partners to engage in research which increases understanding of what makes a good service, how to help providers improve, how the CQC can become a smarter and more flexible regulator, as well as examining the organisation’s impact. Key areas of research include targeting health inequalities and joined up system working which will ultimately improve care provision.

    Get in touch with the CQC.



    4000 voices is the findings from a survey about health and social care with people aged 65 years and older conducted on behalf of CQC.

  • The GMC is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK and regularly commissions independent research. The GMC prioritises research which develops understanding of risks and harms, assessing which interventions facilitate or support good medical practice, improving the wellbeing of doctors, and evaluating the effects of GMC regulation. Its commissions are not limited to hospital settings and there are opportunities for primary care to design and lead research project backed by the GMC. The organisation publishes all commissioned research results and use these results as the basis for its decision making.


    Research into action: changes to doctors’ working practices emerging from the pandemic

    The GMC commissioned Trajectory to conduct research looking at the changes and adaptations to doctors’ working practices that have emerged during the pandemic. It wanted to better understand the impact of changes on patients, doctors and the wider system, as well as the conditions that enabled these changes to take place, and the likely challenges of sustaining them in the future.

    The research identified various areas where doctors’ practice has changed during the pandemic and explored the impact of these changes on patients, doctors, and the wider system. Download the research on the GMC website.

  • The Medical Research Council is one of seven disciplinary research councils that works in collaboration under the UK Research and Innovation umbrella. The organisation supports the delivery of research across all major disease areas through investment in a range of research including lab based to clinical trials. Research funded by the Medical Research Council currently takes place in universities and hospitals across the country and is predominantly lead by research scientists in these institutions. Current strategy recognises primary care as an end user of their research, rather than an active participant or potential research lead.

    Some of the key areas of research with the potential for future primary care engagement is population health and multimorbidity. The organisation funds long-term research in both of these areas and there is an opportunity to call for more primary care engagement and involvement.

    Contact the council about their work.


    Research into action: pausing methotrexate doubles COVID-19 booster antibody response

    Interrupting the treatment of people on long-term immune supressing medicines for two weeks after a COVID-19 booster vaccination doubled their antibody response. The trial was funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health and Care Research. Find out more.

  • The Medical Schools Council is the representative body for UK medical schools, shaping the future of medical education in the UK in addition to influencing research policy. The council works to promote clinical academic careers and the conduct of high-quality research in medical schools. It promotes clinical academic jobs within medical schools and hosts resources and opportunities for studying the clinical academic workforce and providing career opportunities.

  • NIRH is the research arm of the NHS. It is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care to support and conduct research across the health and care system. As part of its offer to primary care, it offers funding, training and career development opportunities for researchers.

    The CRN (Clinical Research Network) is comprised of 15 local CRNs which connect system and commercial partners to carry out research and support the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research. The NIHR has a team dedicated to supporting primary care to engage in research and has a range of pathways suitable to those new to research, as well as academic GPs and more experienced researchers.

    To contact NIHR on a range of topics from support with a grant application, career development and how to publish research, visit https://www.nihr.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us/contact-us.htm

    To find opportunities for public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research, visit https://www.peopleinresearch.org/

    Research into action: the primary care setting - how it can help deliver your research

    Encouraging chief investigators, principal investigators and clinical trials units, research design services and sponsors to conduct research in partnership with primary care.

  • The NHS R&D Forum is the professional network for the research management, support and leadership community in health and care, representing all healthcare research and development professionals. The forum is open to a range of professionals and champions an inclusive approach to working in research. The forum also represents members’ views to national stakeholders and policy setters, prioritising support for the workforce which conducts research.

    The forum provides a range of support to researchers including a providing online resources such as good practice guides and learning opportunities. The forum also hosts a selection of working groups which provide peer support and expertise to members. Groups are open to all members and have a range of focus areas including primary are and commissioning, research contracts, AI and data.

    Get in touch with the NHS R&D Forum.

    To read case studies and resources from members of the forum, visit the research exchange.

  • RCGP is not a research organisation but supports members to embed research into their practise as part of a portfolio career. The organisation provides support including training as part of the Research Ready programme which is aimed at upskilling general practice staff to run research projects.

    RCGP and NIHR also collaborated to found the research engagement hub to support GPs to engage in research and research the academic GP career pathway. The site is a source of practical support including case studies which share good practice, career information and a directory of tools for getting started in research, and funding opportunities.

    Research into action: analysis of in-person consultations on diabetes and cardiovascular disease

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a considerable impact on primary care, resulting in rapid uptake of telehealth. Patients with chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), relied heavily on telehealth consultations during this period. It is important to assess whether tasks observed during T2DM or CVD in-person consultations are translatable to telehealth.

    This study screened 281 GP consultations conducted in 2017 within the UK general practice setting for consultations pertaining to T2DM or CVD. Seventeen in-person consultations (in deidentified video and transcript) were selected for further analysis. Find out more.

  • The RSC collects data from over 1,700 practices across England and Wales and works with researchers to make use of this data for research projects. Membership is free to members of the RCGP and allows the RSC and members to share and use data. The RSC is ideally placed for data-driven studies conducted at scale and currently publish several population health focussed reports.

    The RSC has also introduced the Social Prescribing Observatory to provide regular updates on social prescribing in primary care, including building a body of evidence for the efficacy of social prescribing. There is also an ongoing partnership with Oxford University to improve the Workload Observatory which will give an accurate impression of activity and capacity in primary care. Data from this likely to shape future of primary care workforce planning and how capacity is measured and the RSC is looking to have more practices involved to improve the quality of the results.

    To be involved, contact the membership team.

  • The RCN is the primary nursing union in the UK and represents the voice of their members in its influencing work to improve the experience of nurses, midwives, and nursing support workers. The organisation engages in research into the current state of nursing in the NHS in addition to representing members on the boards of academic research organisations, and sharing funding opportunities to members. In primary care research is often GP led, however the RCN is a leading advocate for nurse leadership and development in this field. They also provide support for the role of the clinical research nurse (CRN) in primary and secondary care.

    The research society is open to members and provides research leadership and expertise to support wider RCN strategy. The society provides a network for sharing experience, good practice, and learning and development opportunities for nurses.


    Subject guide developed by the research society – Using and Doing Research.

  • The RCP is a member organisation which works to influence improvements in patient care. It works with clinicians to develop evidence-based policy recommendations and sets standards for quality improvement. The RCP is dedicated to improving access to clinical research and supporting the integration of research into everyday care.

    Through its Research for all strategy, the college hopes to engage more physicians in research and ultimately ensure every clinician is supported to become actively engaged with research for the benefit of patients. They have partnered with NIHR to call for research to be supported by systems and considered a part of direct clinical activity with protected time and rewards for organisations engaging in research.


    Project report: Drawing Breath - clinical audit report 2021/22

  • The UKRD is a membership body providing a community for research and development leaders in the NHS. Increasing inclusive practices and access to research opportunities is a key priority and the organisation recognises that changing the research landscape and sharing new ways to engage with system partners like primary care is vital to revitalising the NHS research portfolio. However, increasing research in primary care is still in the early stages and primary care members are currently represented through their hospital trust. Members have access to independently conducted surveys of the NHS R&D Leadership community, collaborations with other healthcare partners, case studies of best practice.

Clinical trials and medicines optimisation

The UK is a world leader in medicine development and research, a status that was highlighted during the production of COVID-19 vaccines. To ensure patient safety and the efficacy of treatment, all new treatments including drugs and vaccines are rigorously tested and existing treatments are re-examined and compared to new methods. Clinical trials are often commercial research projects funded by pharmaceutical companies to ensure that their treatments are safe and suitable for use in the NHS. This can be a financially beneficial area of research and provide opportunities for patients to receive new and improved treatments.

Clinical trials and medicines optimisation research are almost always conducted with a partner organisation and are an opportunity to contribute to research without having to commit primary care resources to leading and coordinating the entire study. It can be a valuable way to begin engaging with research and to begin to build experience as a research clinician.

  • The ABPI is a membership organisation dedicated to making the UK the best place to research, develop and use new medicines and vaccines. It represents pharmaceutical companies that are researching and producing new treatments while working with the government and NHS to deliver research-based improvements to care and medicine. The ABPI work primarily with clinical trials of new medicines and have worked with primary care to develop guidance, model clinical trial agreements, and to partner with primary care hubs and providers to conduct research which would benefit patients using those services.

    Research into action: Leicestershire primary care cardiovascular hubs

    This project is to assess patients presenting with Cardiovascular Symptoms including newly diagnosed patients across LLR (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) CCG who are currently assessed by a GP but in most cases referred onwards to secondary care for assessment and further testing. The cardiovascular (CVD) Hubs will ensure the management stays within primary care and more importantly aligns with NHSE vision to optimize cardiovascular care and bring care closer to home for patients. Find out more

  • The BPS promotes the advancement of the study of pharmacology in research on a global scale. They support research into existing medicines and developing new ones, as well as improving the accessibility of the field of pharmacology. It promotes new pharmaceutical research and promote findings through publication in academic journals.

    For those interested in sharing research and connecting to peers in their field, the BPS community hosts a selection of networks which are open to members.


    Clinical pharmacology and patient-centred research

  • Researchers can work directly with pharmaceutical companies to register their patients for clinical trials, or engage through a clinical trial unit (CTU). CTUs are specialist units which have been set up to design, deliver and analyse clinical trials. They can provide research partners with expertise in various methodologies, statistical analysis and epidemiology and coordinate and run research in compliance with UK and EU regulations. A number of CTUs can be found through the UK Clinical Research Collaboration

A healthcare scientist looking into a microscope.

Stakeholders and influencers

In addition to organisations that actively support and conduct research, we aim to support the future of primary care research by engaging with organisations which can influence research priorities and requirements. These stakeholders and policy setters have the potential to support the ongoing development of research as a key part of primary care.

  • The Department of Health and Social Care is the ministerial department responsible for supporting government healthcare policies and objectives. While not a traditional research partner, the department sets the direction of NHS policy and research funding through NIHR, in addition to delivering health and care frameworks which affect delivery on a national scale.  

    DHSC is a key stakeholder with influence on provision for research in primary care, as well as being a crucial audience for research which examines the efficacy and outcomes of the NHS. Ita annual ‘areas of research interest’ report lays out the key research topics which are of strategic importance to policy setting and shapes the kind of research which will be funded that year.

    Get in touch via email.

  • NHS England is a key delivery partner of the government’s national vision for clinical research and their research and innovation team are focused on embedding research across the health and care system. Alongside the NIHR, the research arm of the NHS, they provide funding, training and other support to researchers across the system. A key priority for improving research in the NHS has been increasing the diversity of research participation. As part of this work, NHS England invested £1.6 million to support integrated care systems and their project partners to develop and expand research networks, prioritising connections to VSCE and engaging communities in local research aims. Most recently, the organisation has published guidance for integrated care systems on maximising the benefits of research.

    Get in touch via email.


    Case studies and guidance for ICSs on maximising the benefits of research were published in March 2023.

  • The NHS Health Research Authority is an arm’s-length body of the Department of Health and Social Care which works to protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research. The organisation assesses research to ensure that it meets ethical and transparency standards as well as providing advice on the use of patient data.

    The organisation is also involved in producing guidelines and frameworks including the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research, which lays out the standards for good practice in managing research projects.

    The NHS Health Research Authority  website is a useful resource for researchers looking for materials to support research planning, offering toolkits and decision tools which will be very useful to new researchers.

    Research summaries can be found on the website at https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research/application-summaries/research-summaries/

Funding and infrastructure

Research requires expertise, time, funding and infrastructure to be successful. In primary care, funding and infrastructure are often insurmountable barriers to engaging in research. Choosing the right research partner can solve this issue. A variety of organisations, from professional bodies, dedicated research organisations, pharmaceutical organisations to medical research charities, have funding and ready-made infrastructure which can be used by researchers with a project that aligns with the interests of the funding partner. We’ve highlighted a few below, but the list is not exhaustive.

  • The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent organisation which promotes research policy and supports researchers across primary care. The organisation champions transdisciplinary research and connects academics to clinicians and system partners. The academy has strong connections to the science sector and is a good source for non-clinical research partners. Full-time researchers are able to make use of their mentoring programme and career development opportunities while funding grants are available to those on the clinical training pathway and working in basic biomedical research. The organisation also has a range of grants and funding programmes available to fund research projects.

    Get in touch via email.

  • The Association of Medical Research Charities is a membership organisation which champions high quality research and innovation that benefits patients. The organisation develops guides, provides training, and audits charity funding processes to ensure they are fit for purpose. It aims to drive positive change in the health and care sector by ensuring that research is funded and supported.

    Get in touch via email.

  • The BMA Foundation is dedicated to funding medical research, supporting medical students, doctors and scientists. Funding is available for a range of studies led by applicants and each year, over £850,000 is awarded across roughly 14 grants covering a range of topics including vaccine hesitancy, Long COVID and asthma. All UK doctors and research scientists are welcome to apply, though there are different requirements for each grant, and each application will be assessed a range of criteria including originality, importance and potential impact, and experience of the applicant.

    The BMA Foundation is most suited to clinicians and researchers engaged in at scale research with an experienced research partner. All the grants offered by the BMA Foundation have NIHR partnership status. Successful applicants will be eligible for NHS infrastructure support and NHS service support costs.

    Get in touch via email.

  • The BHF Clinical Research Collaborative is funded by the British Heart Foundation and aims to support the planning and delivery of clinical research in heart and circulatory diseases in the UK. The organisation works with existing cardiovascular and surgical societies to provide facilitate, enhance and coordinate research and accepts submissions for new CVD research. The organisation also has existing connection to clinical trials units and connects researchers to networks dedicated to specialist areas of CVD health.

    Get in touch via email.


    BHF CRC National Clinical Research Database

  • Cancer Research UK invests nearly £400 million annually in cancer research, including diagnosis and early detection and clinical trials. This organisation offers a wide range of funding opportunities across different disciplines and aspects of treatment and diagnosis, creating opportunities for primary care to lead on research or introduce patients to new trials.

    Get in touch via email.

  • Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is an example of a secondary care research organisation which can support research in primary care. The research and development department is based in secondary care, working out of the Helen Rollason Research Centre in Broomfield Hospital, however the topics of research are not limited to secondary care. The trust conducts research into health conditions like Asthma and renal problems as well as medicines and improving prevention. It also works to drive local innovation and work with partners including NIHR and the AHSN to support this work. For primary care in this area, there are opportunities to work with the trust and make use of its existing research infrastructure.

  • The Wellcome Trust is a charitable foundation which funds science-led research focusing on three key areas affecting health: climate change, infectious disease and mental health. In addition to funding research, it is an active user of research to inform its policy and advocacy work. The organisation supports research internationally, and in the UK has traditionally focused on academic researchers, and hospital and lab settings. 


    Summary of funded research project - Care as a complex system: understanding the network dynamics of healthcare delivery

  • The UKCRC is a forum that promotes a strategic approach to the identification of opportunities and obstacles to clinical research. The organisation brings together researchers from across the health and care system and commercial and academic interests to facilitate and promote clinical research. The research coordination forum coordinates the activities of several funding bodies and has developed systems for research classification and analysis. Alongside its partners, the UKCRC has implemented a national strategy for establishing research infrastructure and can connect researchers to a range of research bodies.

    Get in touch via email.

Universities and academic researchers

The majority of research in primary care is clinical rather than academic. However, academic GPs and other researchers can work alongside academic institutions to deliver academic research which can have a significant impact on care. Some universities already support individual researchers to conduct small projects at practice level and academic research courses include a requirement for protected research time, ensuring that researchers are given the capacity to engage in clinical and academic work.

  • The Shelford Group is a collaboration between ten of the largest teaching and research NHS hospital trusts in England and accounts for almost two thirds of the country’s clinical research infrastructure. To deliver across their six priorities, pandemic building back, patient care, people, investment, life sciences, and anchor collaborations, the group is committed to working with wider system partners to deliver impactful work.

    The group sponsors studies and recruits patients into studies conducted by member trusts and academic partners. Shelford Group members are well placed to deliver large-scale studies and present an ideal opportunity for primary care to contribute data and patient recruitment support without sacrificing the already strained capacity in primary care.

    Get in touch via email.


    The Shelford Group’s Transforming care through technology - A toolkit for new models of outpatient care is a useful toolkit and provides examples of research led by the group.

  • The SAPC champions academic primary care’s impact and relevance in primary care. The term ‘academic primary care’ was introduced to describe the wider scholarship and educational work conducted in a primary care setting, such as research and teaching. SAPC offers academic expertise and contact for those looking to increase academic activity in primary care and conduct academic studies for patient benefit.

    Included in this offer are a number of working groups, including The Wise GP Programme, career suppor, and training opportunities for academic GPs. Academic GPs with special interests including learning disabilities an autism, cardiovascular and medicine optimisation can also link into one of a wide range of special interest groups dedicated to research in that field.

    Get in touch via email.


    Case study in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire - Health and care inequalities for minority ethnic populations with a learning disability.

  • The Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health brings together researchers from across disciplines to collaborate on improving the health of individuals and populations. They are part of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research and of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care which connects them to expertise in epidemiology, medical statistics, health psychology, sociology, health economics, public health, primary care, public policy, and improvement science. The department has a number of working groups including ageing and mental health.

    Get in touch via email.


     Visit the directory for current mental health research.  

  • The centre is a leading voice in primary care research and a founding member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. The centre champions a multidisciplinary approach, engaging with GPs, psychiatrists, sociologists, psychologists, statisticians, economists and health services researchers. The department’s key areas of research are person-centred care and complex health needs, health in a wider context, quality and safety, and health organisation, policy and economics (HOPE). The centre  provides education and research training to junior doctors as part of the medical faculty and connects researchers to its dedicated clinical trials unit.

    Get in touch via email.

    Research into action: interventions aimed at enhancing healthcare providers' behaviour towards the prescription of mobile health apps

    Mobile health (mHealth) apps have great potential to support the management of chronic conditions. Despite widespread acceptance of mHealth apps by the public, healthcare providers (HCPs) are reluctant to prescribe or recommend such apps to their patients. This study aimed to classify and evaluate interventions aimed at encouraging mHealth app prescription among HCPs. Find out more

  • The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is a leader in delivering research and training which rethinks how healthcare is delivered in primary care and community settings. The organisation delivers academic research led by clinicians and academics and focusses on prevention, early diagnosis and management of common illnesses in primary care.

    In addition to the key priorities, there are workstreams dedicated to a wide range of issues that impact primary care, such as monitoring chronic illness and improving patient experience. The organisation has a wealth of methodological expertise and an in-house Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit connected to the University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division which provides training resources and funding.

    Postgrad and professional training and education in research and leadership is available.

    Get in touch via email.

    Research into action: investigating the effectiveness of the antiviral treatment molnupiravir against COVID-19

    Researchers from the University of Oxford have today released findings from a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of the antiviral treatment molnupiravir against COVID-19 – the first treatment tested in the ongoing PANORAMIC trial. Find out more.

A healthcare scientist at a computer

The future of research in primary care

Primary care is the bedrock of the NHS and has the potential to become the bedrock of medical research in the UK. As primary care transitions to form integrated neighbourhood teams it will become easier to run interdisciplinary research and to develop projects which will run at scale. By engaging directly with communities at the neighbourhood and place level, primary care will be able to deliver significant improvements to health inequalities and the wider determinants of health alongside clinical research.

We will continue to work with our members and stakeholders to improve support for research in primary care. For more information about what we do and how you can be involved in our research group, please email us.