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The University of Southampton
Primary Care Research Centre

Content areas

Our research addresses a broad range of the conditions and problems managed in primary care, but is focused around four key content areas.

Infections and antibiotics

Long-term conditions

Healthy ageing

Integrative healthcare

Infections and antibiotics

4S Sore Throat Study (Scores and Swabs to Self-assess Sore Throats)

ACE-Inhibitors/Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and risk of death for people infected with COVID-19: a prospective cohort study

ALICE - Antivirals for influenza like illness - an RCT of clinical and cost effectiveness in primary care

ARTIC PC - Antibiotics for lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Children presenting in Primary Care

CEDAR the children's ear pain study

CELLULITIS - Experiences of cellulitis and views about causation and prevention

CERAbTc-19 (Clinical Evaluation of Rapid Antibody Test for Covid-19)

CERrnaTc-19 (Clinical Evaluation of Rapid RNA Test for Covid-19)

CHAT COPD - Chinese Herbal medicine to aid AnTibiotic use reduction in exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

COVID-19 virtual hospital Prognostic study (COVPRO)

D-fRUTI - D-mannose for recurrent UTI

Drug therapies that can up or downregulate ACE2 receptors in COVID-19 infection: A systematic review

GermDefence - A digital behaviour change intervention to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak: A rapid co-design, implementation and evaluation project

HATRIC - Herbal Alternative Treatment (Pelargonium) for lower Respiratory tract Infections with Cough in adults

OPEN: Out of Hours Prescribing: Enhancing Communication

PRINCESS - Probiotics to reduce infections in care home residents, the PRINCESS trial

Qualitative study on community pharmacists’ perspectives of recommending herbal medicine in acute infections

Quantifying the association between COVID-19, ethnicity and mortality: A cohort study protocol

RECUR - Reducing common infections in usual practice for recurrent respiratory tract infections: The RECUR Programme

RTO-Covid-19 - Retrospective Survey of Prevention, Treatment, Occurrence and Outcomes of Covid-19 in the community

SAFA - Spironolactone for Adult Female Acne Research study

SNIFSII - Saline Nasal Irrigation For acute Sinusitis II

STREAM - Screen and TREAt for Malnutrition

STOP AMR – decision aids - Supporting Targeting Of antibiotics in Primary care to combat AMR using decision aids

VENUS Study – Developing a new approach to managing care home residents with possible urinary tract infection

Long-term conditions

ACE-Inhibitors/Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and risk of death for people infected with COVID-19: a prospective cohort study

ACTIB - Assessing Cognitive behavioural Therapy in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

ANTLER - ANTidepressants to prevent reLapse in dEpRession

ATHENA - AmiTritypline for the prevention of post-HErpetic NeuralgiA

ATLANTIS study: Amitriptyline at Low-dose and Titrated for Irritable Bowel Syndrome as Second-line Treatment: A Double-blind Placebo-controlled Trial

ATTACK - Aspirin to target arterial events in Chronic Kidney Disease

BATHE - Bath additives in the treatment of childhood eczema

CHAT COPD - Chinese Herbal medicine to aid AnTibiotic use reduction in exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CLASP Cancer: Life Affirming Survivorship support in Primary care

CWP Qualitative Review - Patients’ experiences of self-management interventions for chronic widespread pain including fibromyalgia: A systematic review and thematic synthesis

DEFINE - Development and evaluation of a FeNO-guided asthma management intervention in primary care

ECO - Eczema Care Online

Empathica - Expectation Management for Patients in Primary Care: Developing and Feasibility Testing a New Digital Intervention for Practitioners

Healthy Paths - Exploring primary care patients’ experience of an internet intervention ‘Healthy Paths’ for emotional distress

Integrating primary care and social services for older adults with multimorbidity: A mixed-methods study

MACRO - Defining best management for adults with chronic rhinosinusitis

MOMA - Investigating the feasibility of a mobile mindfulness-based digital intervention for patients with asthma

OPTIMISE - OPtimising Treatment for MIld Systolic hypertension in the Elderly

Patterns of remission in type 2 diabetes: A cohort study in primary care

Pre-GRACE - GRoup Alexander lessons for Chronic musculoskeletal pain in Everyday practice (GRACE): preliminary development

RECON - Reducing and preventing Cognitive impairment iN older age groups (the RECON programme)

REDUCE -REviewing long term anti-Depressant Use by Careful monitoring in Everyday practice

SAFA - Spironolactone for Adult Female Acne Research study

SAFER - screening for Atrial Fibrillation with ECG to reduce stroke

SAFETY - Screening for Atrial Fibrillation using Economical and accurate TechnologY - a pilot study

SupportBack2- Supporting self-management of low back pain with an internet intervention in primary care: A randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost-effectiveness

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