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Associate Professor Philip Evans is an academic GP and recently retired as a partner after 31 years at St Leonard’s Practice in Exeter, Devon. He is the NIHR Clinical Research Network Specialty Cluster Lead for Dermatology, Mental Health, Primary Care, Public Health and Social Care based at King’s College in London and the National Specialty Lead for Primary Care both inside and outside of general practice.
He trained in Guy’s Hospital and then did GP training in Plymouth before moving to Exeter as a GP in 1987 and was in the same practice until retirement as a partner. Professor Evans was an RCGP Research Training Fellow from 1988-1990 and then Lecturer in the University of Exeter. He is now an Associate Professor in the University of Exeter Medical School. He has a research interest in the management and prevention of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as continuity of care in primary care.
He has been Director of three Primary Care Research Networks, most recently the Primary Care Research Network (PCRN) South West.