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, and by improving the delivery of health services in community settings. We aim to achieve this by delivering research and education at the highest international standards of excellence.

Our research is organised into five research areas: Behaviour and Health, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, Cancer, Health Services Research and End of Life Care.

The University of Cambridge Primary Care Unit is based within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, one of Europe’s premier university departments of population health sciences.

Our work is supported by the UK National Institute for Health Research, UK Department of Health (including a Policy Research Unit on Behaviour and Health), Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. We also have a major role in medical student teaching in the Cambridge Clinical School, and we help to educate Masters, PhD students and also Academic General Practice Clinical Fellows during their 4 year academic training programme.

Our Research

We aim to improve the health of the population through research conducted at three levels: clinical care in general practice, the organisation and delivery of healthcare, and improving health through changes to the wider environment.

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Education & Training

The Primary Care Research Unit offers academic posts for GPs as well as opportunities for PhD students.

 

 

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Primary Care Unit News

Professor Simon Griffin on BBC World Service, 25th July 2014

July 25, 2014

Professor Simon Griffin was talking on the BBC World radio “Newshour” programme this week about the ‘risk of Type II Diabetes’…

Felix Naughton secures Fellowship from The Society for the Study of Addiction

July 24, 2014

Congratulations to Felix Naughton who has  been awarded a Fellowship, funded by  the Society for the Study of Addiction. The title of the 3-year…

“Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives” – Extended Submission Deadline

July 17, 2014

Please note that the deadline for abstracts for the “Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives” symposium has been extended from Monday 14th July…

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