Following an open competition in the summer of 2014, the membership of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2020 is confirmed as the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London.
Professor Richard Hobbs will be re-appointed as Director for the School’s second five-year term.
Professor Dame Sally C Davies FRS FMedSci, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health, says:
“We want to expand the evidence base for primary care clinical practice, and to attract the very best bright new researchers into primary care research. The NIHR School for Primary Care Research is a flagship initiative which brings together the very best centres for primary care research in England. The School supports primary care professionals and researchers, general practice and academia, to continue enabling the NHS to better meet the needs of the patients we all serve.”
Professor Sharpe leads the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Oxford's co-morbidity theme.
An update on the Breaking Boundaries strategic review of public involvement in the NIHR, ahead of this year's INVOLVE conference where attendees will hear the conclusions and findings of the review.
M Shed, Bristol Museums
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Nottingham Forest City Ground, Robin Hood Suite