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.
Professor Jonathan Mant is Head of Unit and our Group leaders are Dr Stephen Barclay, Dr Richard Darnton, Professor Christi Deaton, Dr Robbie Duschinsky, Professor Simon Griffin, Professor Theresa Marteau, Professor Stephen Morris, Professor Stephen Sutton and Dr Fiona Walter.
Research related to COVID-19
Our research is addressing questions related to COVID-19.
See resources for researchers and read our latest blogs about public involvement.
We train medical students in primary care settings and teach applied clinical research, social and ethical contexts and much more.
New research highlights the impact of current and past medical interactions – especially adverse experiences – on medication adherence amongst lupus patients and indicates the clinician behaviours that help. People with incurable systemic…
This research briefing describes recent work at the University of Cambridge on kidney cancer screening, led by Dr Juliet Usher-Smith and Professor Grant Stewart. Kidney cancer is the 7th most common cancer in…
Blog by Professor Mike Kelly. In the UK, there has been considerable comment in the medical and other media about the shortcomings of government actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well…
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