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Digital Primary Care


Primary care settings globally are increasingly making use of digital tools and routes of access for patients to schedule and receive care, and this use has increased with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the digital primary care team we conduct research that critically evaluates the development, implementation and use of digital tools and routes of access in primary care settings. Our team utilises both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. We collaborate nationally and internationally with digital health researchers and our research has a direct impact on patient care and policy.

Current projects:

Recently completed projects include:

    • OBOE - Investigating patient use of, and experience of online booking in primary care
    • INQUIRE Online patient feedback: a mixed methods study to understand how to Improve NHS Quality Using Internet Ratings and Experiences
    • The VICO Study - Feasibility, acceptability and nature of video consultation via the internet in general practice

    PhD Studentship Opportunities:

    We have the following studentship opportunity within the Digital Primary Care team:

    To learn more about the projects detailed here contact the research theme lead,

    Dr Helen Atherton

    h dot atherton at warwick dot ac dot uk

    The Unit of Academic Primary Care are pleased to host the 'Digital Technologies in Primary Care' Special Interest Group (SIG) supported by the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC). Visit our SIG page to find out how you can become part of our network.