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.

We have important educational and research roles, with over 100 staff under the leadership of Professor Jonathan Mant. Our research groups make important contributions to research in the areas of cardiovascular disease, health services research, behavioural science, prevention and early diagnosis of cancer, and end of life care. 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, as well as supporting postgraduate education for Masters and PhD students and for Academic Clinical Fellows.

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

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…

National SAPC 2014 (Edinburgh) – Conference Report

July 13, 2014

CCHSR’s Jenni Burt (amongst others) attended the 43rd annual conference of the Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC) earlier this month, 9th – 11th…

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