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Primary Care Research Centre

Our Impact

Our impact

We have an outstanding reputation and are committed to the pursuit of excellence. In the 2021 REF we achieved the highest rating in our unit of assessment for outputs with a Grade Point Average of 3.71 and 94% considered as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading'. Below we feature just some examples of the ways that our research is impacting on lives of people in UK, and all over the world.

Antimicrobial stewardship: targeting antibiotics, delayed prescribing, and communication skills training for respiratory tract infections

Antimicrobial stewardship
Antimicrobial stewardship

Major contributions by the University of Southampton in trials and cohorts have demonstrated widespread reductions in antibiotic use in respiratory tract infections, thereby contributing in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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POWeR - cost effective online support for weight management

POWeR cost effective online support for weight management
POWeR cost effective online support for weight management

A multidisciplinary team at the University of Southampton have developed ‘POWeR’ – Positive Online Weight Reduction – a self-guided digital intervention to initiate and sustain weight loss and physical activity. Research shows that POWeR has helped users lose enough weight to significantly reduce their risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and that it costs less than standard NHS care.

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