Primary care research and teaching
The Primary Care Unit is part of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, one of Europe’s premier university departments of population health sciences.
Through our primary care research and teaching, we aim 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.
- We have five research themes: Behaviour and Health, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, Cancer, Health Services Research and End of Life Care.
Professor Stephen Morris is Head of Unit and our senior research leaders are Professor Stephen Barclay, Dr Richard Darnton, Professor Christi Deaton, Dr Robbie Duschinsky, Professor Simon Griffin, Professor Jonathan Mant, Professor Theresa Marteau, Dr Anna Spathis, Professor Stephen Sutton, Dr Juliet Usher-Smith.
Research related to COVID-19
How our research is addressing questions about COVID-19.
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We train medical students in primary care settings and teach applied clinical research, social and ethical contexts and much more.
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Uncertainty in serious illness: to the state of the science, and beyond
Dr Simon Noah Etkind is a member of the Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group (PELiCam) at the University of Cambridge. His research addresses uncertainty in serious illness. In this…
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Lesbian, gay and bisexual women and men have a higher risk of lung cancer
Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) women and men have a higher risk of lung cancer, according to a new study of data from UK Biobank. The new analysis showed that women who have…
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Research Alert: Life after stroke – what do people need and what’s the role of primary care?
Developing primary care services for stroke survivors: learning from The Improving Primary Care After Stroke (IPCAS) research programme As stroke survival improves, longer term care becomes increasingly important. But the long term needs…
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