Primary Care Research Centre


Our research improves peoples’ lives by informing and enhancing primary healthcare and improving patient outcomes.

Many of our research studies involve developing new ‘tools’ that help improve health outcomes. Examples include digital behavioural interventions that are used by patients, members of the public, and clinicians, and tools used to support clinical encounters. 

Examples of some recent digital interventions developed and evaluated by researchers in Southampton Primary Care Research Centre include: 

Examples of some of the tools developed to support clinical encounters include: 

Evidence from our research is used by clinicians and policy makers around the world to improve clinical care and patient outcomes. It has been used to inform clinical guidance, including UK NICE guidance and embedded in the software that GPs use in consultations, so that they can share the tools with patients.