The Cambridge Primary Care Unit (PCU) works to reduce the burden of ill health:
- by identifying and targeting the behaviours that lead to chronic disease;
- by improving early detection of illness;
- by improving the delivery of health services in community settings;
- and by teaching medical students, clinicians, researchers and educators.
We aim to deliver research and education at the highest international standards of excellence.
The Primary Care Unit is based within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, one of Europe’s premier university departments of population health sciences. Professor Jonathan Mant is Head of Unit.
The PCU has rejoined the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, which is a partnership between eight leading academic centres for primary care research in England.
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Learn about academic posts for GPs as well as opportunities for PhD students at the Primary Care Unit.
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