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Medicine

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education encompasses a broad range of research and teaching disciplines and areas including primary care, public health, medical statistics, qualitative methods, health economics and medical education. There is an active postgraduate group and our staff make major contributions to postgraduate training and medical undergraduate and leadership teaching.

Head of School – Professor Julies Parkes

Deputy Head of School – Professor Hazel Everitt

 

The constituent groups of our School are:

 

Our research is described in detail on the following websites
And under the personal pages of research staff:

Primary Care

The Primary Care group undertake world leading primary care research, helping to inform and improve evidence based health care. Since 2008 the Primary Care group (research led by Professor Paul Little) has been a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR). Our group has attracted a wide range of funding, notably from NIHR (Programme Grants, Health Services Research, EME, Public Health Research, RfPB, Health Technology Assessment) as well as other research bodies e.g. MRC, Arthritis Research Council and Macmillan Trust.

Population Sciences

Researchers in Population Sciences are working on a number of multi-disciplinary projects with a range of funding from NIHR (Health Technology Assessment, HS+DR, Public Health Research, ARC Wessex) and from charities (British Heart Foundation, British Renal Society, Kidney Research UK) and work closely with other Faculties and Schools right across the University of Southampton.

Medical Education

Medical Education staff undertake research activities that range from education research projects to research in the fields of clinical ethics and law, sociology, medical education including widening participation and pedagogic methods. Much of this research is collaborative and inter-disciplinary, involving colleagues from other faculties and other universities. The Medical Education Innovation Network (MEIN) aims to share best practices in education to improve students' learning experiences by supporting new educational strategies, disseminating cutting-edge educational research and promoting innovative projects.

 

Our contributions to education are:

Leading the development and delivery of many areas of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) programmes. Supervision and examining of postgraduate students and Year 3 medical students’ projects. Co-supervision of postgraduate students including Health Sciences, Psychology, Geography and Mathematics. We are also involved in interviewing, lecturing, running seminars, being Personal Academic Tutors and OSCEs.

Related ProjectsStatusType
BREATHE (Breathing Retraining for Asthma Trial of Home Exercise)Active
ACE-Inhibitors/Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and risk of death for people infected with COVID-19: a prospective cohort studyActive
Drug therapies that can up or downregulate ACE2 receptors in COVID-19 infection: A systematic reviewActive
ACTIB - Assessing Cognitive behavioural Therapy in Irritable Bowel SyndromeActive
The Hampshire Acute Kidney Injury StudyActive
ALICE Antivirals for influenza like illness - an RCT of clinical and cost effectiveness in primary careActive
ANCAP - Antibiotic Negotiations Conversation Analytic ProjectActiveGrant
Andrographis paniculata (Chuan Xin Lian) for symptomatic relief of acute respiratory tract infections in adults and children: a systematic review and meta-analysisActive
Antenatal Couples’ Counselling in Uganda (ACCU)Active
Antidepressants for Insomnia: Cochrane systematic reviewActive
ANTidepressants to prevent reLapse in dEpRession (ANTLER) Active
ARCHIE The early use of Antibiotics for at Risk CHildren with InfluEnza in primary careActive
ARTIC PCActive
ATAFUTI Alternative treatments of adult female urinary tract infectionActive
The Atlantis study: Amitriptyline at Low-dose and Titrated for Irritable Bowel Syndrome as Second-line Treatment: A Double-blind Placebo-controlled TrialActive
ATTACK: Aspirin to target arterial events in Chronic Kidney DiseaseActive
ATTOM Access to Transplantation and Transplant Outcome MeasuresActive
BARACK-D Benefits of aldosterone receptor antagonism in chronic kidney diseaseActive
BATHE Bath additives in the treatment of childhood eczemaDormant
CANDID Cancer Diagnosis Decision RulesActive
CEDAR the children's ear pain studyActive
CELLULITIS - Experiences of cellulitis and views about causation and preventionActive
CERAbTc-19 (Clinical Evaluation of Rapid Antibody Test for Covid-19)Active
CERrnaTc-19 (Clinical Evaluation of Rapid RNA Test for Covid-19)Active
Chinese Herbal medicine to aid AnTibiotic use reduction in exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (CHAT COPD)Active
CLASP Cancer: Life Affirming Survivorship support in Primary careActive
CONTACT Colchicine or Naproxen Treatment for Acute GoutActive
CPRD How has the GP management of depression changed in the last 10 years?Active
D-fRUTI - D-mannose for recurrent UTI Active
ECO - Eczema Care OnlineActiveGrant
Empathica: Expectation Management for Patients in Primary Care: Developing and Feasibility Testing a New Digital Intervention for PractitionersActive
EndoBarrier TM Gastrointestinal Liner Diabetes TrialActive
FAME Fatigue: acute Fatigue Assessment and Management in Everyday practiceActive
Family Planning: Fact or Fiction?Active
GATEWAYActive
A digital behaviour change intervention to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak: A rapid co-design, implementation and evaluation project. (GERMDEFENCE)Active
HaRI: Harnessing resources from the internet to maximise outcomes from GP consultations: A qualitative StudyActive
HATRIC - Herbal Alternative Treatment (Pelargonium) for lower Respiratory tract Infections with Cough in adultsActive
Healthy Paths - Exploring primary care patients’ experience of an internet intervention ‘Healthy Paths’ for emotional distress Active
HEAT Helicobacter Eradication Aspirin TrialActive
HHRCKD Hampshire Health Record Chronic Kidney Disease studyActive
Integrating primary care and social services for older adults with multimorbidity: A mixed-methods studyActive
MABcan Understanding and perceptions of mindfulness-based interventions and development of an adapted mindfulness intervention for breast cancer patientsActive
MACRO - Defining best management for adults with chronic rhinosinusitisActive
MOMA Investigating the feasibility of a mobile mindfulness-based digital intervention for patients with asthmaActiveGrant
A UK on-line 24h dietary recall tool for population studies: development, validation and practical application (myfood24)Active
Understanding treatment burden and enhancing capacity for older people with chronic kidney diseaseActive
OPEN: Out of Hours Prescribing: Enhancing CommunicationActive
OPTIMISE - OPtimising Treatment for MIld Systolic hypertension in the ElderlyDormantGrant
ORCHID 2 - Standardised Chinese Herbal Medicine for Menstrual Irregularity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Nominal Group Technique and Prospective Observational StudyActive
Partnership for Improvement & Innovation in Dietary Assessment Technology (DIET@NET)Active
Patterns of remission in type 2 diabetes: A cohort study in primary careActive
PRINCESS - Probiotics to reduce infections in care home residents, the PRINCESS trialActive
PROBITY - Prolonged Antibiotic Use, Inflammation and Obesity - a retrospective cohort studyActiveGrant
PROMDEP Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) in the assessment and follow-up monitoring of patients with depression in Primary CareDormantArchived
Patient-reported outcome measures for monitoring primary care patients with depression: PROMDEP randomised controlled trial.Active
PROMs in Depression and Anxiety DisordersDormantArchived
Qualitative study on community pharmacists’ perspectives of recommending herbal medicine in acute infectionsActive
RECON - Reducing and preventing Cognitive impairment iN older age groups (the RECON programme)Active
REDUCE (REviewing long term anti-Depressant Use by Careful monitoring in Everyday practice)Active
ROSE - Rosa canina fruit (rosehip) for OsteoarthritiS: a cochrane rEviewActive
RUTIActive
SAFETY - Screening for Atrial Fibrillation using Economical and accurate TechnologY - a pilot studyActiveGrant
SNIFSII - Saline Nasal Irrigation For acute Sinusitis IIActiveGrant
STREAM - Screen and TREAt for MalnutritionActive
Supporting self-management of low back pain with an internet intervention in primary care: A randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost-effectiveness (SupportBack 2)Active
UNderstanding medIcal and non-medical anTibiotic prescribing for rEspiratory tract infections in primary care out of hours services: a qualitative analysis (The UNITE Study)Dormant
Utilising routinely-collected individual and area-level maternal and early life data to quantify childhood obesity riskActive
Acupuncture for Back Pain: Evaluating Patient Outcomes and Their DeterminantsActive
Creating a taxonomy to harness the placebo effect in UK primary careActive
Positive Online Weight Reduction Plus (POWeR+)Active
PROstate ACTIVE Surveillance supportActive
Treatment Beliefs in Back PainActive
Benefits of the Alexander Technique for sufferers with low back painActive
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