Professor Jeremy Dale, MBBS PhD FRCGP
Tuesday 19 September 2006
Jeremy Dale was appointed as Professor of Primary Care at the University of Warwick in 1997.
Jeremy studied medicine at The University of Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital, London. Following GP vocational training in Oxford, he was appointed as a lecturer in primary care at King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, becoming a senior lecturer in 1992. While in London, he also worked as a part-time GP principal in a busy general practice in one of the most socially deprived parts of the city. He is currently also a part-time principal with the Engleton House Surgery in Coventry.
More than 90% of NHS consultations occur in primary care, across a diverse range of settings, with patients presenting very varied and complex needs. Professor Dale is widely recognised for ground-breaking service innovation and research aimed at developing more effective primary care. This has included investigating the impact of different approaches to providing care and the use of new technologies, such as computerised decision support and telephone consultation, in a broad range of settings - from emergency ambulance control rooms and accident and emergency departments through to general practice surgeries and occupational health services.
Professor Dale provided an overview of this research, within the context of the broader academic programme of the Centre for Primary Health Care Studies which he founded and has directed since 1998. He identified common themes and examined their relevance to the future of primary care.