We conduct research which answers important quality and safety questions in primary care. Our research aims to improve primary care systems to produce meaningful impacts on patient care and health policy. Educating professionals through the UAPC is a key part of safer systems. Our novel research on educating patients is important to close safety loopholes and we support this through our PPI-E networks. We also have existing links with Warwick Business School to support this theme by providing human factors and NHS management expertise.
Current research includes:
- Systems thinking approach to developing an integrated and patient-centred intervention model for multimorbidity care in primary care settings in India
- Impact of the Thai Quality and Outcomes Framework
- Exploring the challenges of becoming a parent in Coventry during the Covid-19 pandemic
General Practice Management After Transition Events (GP-MATE) - Developing an intervention to assist older patients’ communication with their GP practice after discharge from hospital in order to improve patient safety
Recently completed research includes:
- Pharmacy-Based Sexual Health Services in the UK
- The Discharge Communication Study: An investigation of written discharge communication between hospital clinicians, GPs, and patients
- Post-CCT GP Fellowships in Urgent and Acute Care. Evaluation of pilots in the West Midlands and transfer to London and South-East
- Resilience Programme
- Understanding career plans of GPs.
To learn more about the projects detailed here contact the research theme lead,
r dot spencer dot 2 at warwick dot ac dot uk