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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.

Our research covers three key areas as follows.

Digital Access to Primary Care - We conduct research that explores and evaluates digital routes of access to primary care and the consultation.

Digital Intervention - We engage in research that evaluates the use of digital interventions to support and improve patient care.

Digital Tools and Data Science - We utilize large scale NHS datasets and routinely collected NHS data to answer the key research questions facing primary care.

Current projects:

Recently completed projects include:

    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 pageLink opens in a new window to find out how you can become part of our network.