We carry out research and education at the highest international standards of excellence. Our goals are to:
- identify and target the behaviours that lead to chronic disease;
- improve early detection of disease;
- improve the quality of health services;
- deliver first class teaching to medical students, clinicians, researchers and educators.
Education and training runs through all our work - for medical students and primary care researchers at every level.
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 and our Group leaders are Dr Stephen Barclay, Professor Christi Deaton, Dr Robbie Duschinsky, Professor Simon Griffin, Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Professor Theresa Marteau, Professor Stephen Sutton and Dr Fiona Walter.
The PCU is a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, which is a partnership between eight leading academic centres for primary care research in England.
See resources for researchers and read our latest blogs about public engagement.
We deliver clinical teaching in general practice, and cover professional skills and palliative care.
Primary Care Unit News
Family carers and healthcare staff said that hospital admission for patients near the end of their lives became necessary because…
The CanTest Framework, which provides a conceptual approach for the evaluation of cancer diagnostic tests from development to routine use…
Blog by Dr Jenni Burt, Senior Social Scientist at THIS Institute With an estimated 340 million or so GP consultations…