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Primary Care


Please see some of our key collaborations below that help fund and support world leading research at Southampton. Please also view our collaborators page here.

NIHR School for Primary Care Research

NIHR School for primary care research

Due to the high quality of its research, the Primary care group has succeeded in open competition in being a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), which comprises the 9 best performing academic departments in England, for two consecutive 5 years terms. The SPCR funding brings great advantages to the group:





Theme 4: Public Health and Primary Care

Better prevention impacts on the health of local populations and use of health care resources downstream. We want to improve the targeting of antibiotic use and do more to identify and prevent chronic liver disease and acute kidney injury.

Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health Foundation Trust

Solent NHS Trust
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

We will be working with Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health Foundation Trust who are providing vital hosting services for NIHR grant awards. We are working with both to try and grow and improve research capacity within the local NHS.

In July 2017 we were awarded funds by both organisations to support various members of staff as well as new members.


Anglo European College of Chiropractic

Anglo European College of Chiropractic

We are working with the AECC (Anglo European Chiropractic Council) to increase the evidence base for chiropractic therapies and research capacity within the profession.  Chiropractic therapies are widely used by the public for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions but some approaches do not have strong evidence to support them. The AECC is keen to both increase the evidence base and the research capacity, this in turn will help the public who want to know that their investment in therapy is likely to be helpful. We have appointed a senior research fellow (Dave Newell) who will be based part time in the academic unit to build on our existing MSK portfolio together with two PhD studentships (to be appointed).




We have established links with a herbal medicine producer (Pukka) who have supported a PhD studentship, Martin Logue.

Future collaborations are planned to further develop our herbal research for antimicrobial stewardship and MSK pain relief.

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