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 illness;
- improve the delivery of health services in community settings;
- deliver first class teaching to medical students, clinicians, researchers and educators.
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.
Primary Care Unit News
Blog by Lynsey Spillman I’m a clinical Dietitian working with liver transplant patients. When people have recovered from liver transplant,…
Professor Mike Kelly, senior visiting fellow at the Primary Care Unit, writing in the Guardian, explains why it took an…
Blog by Dr Anna Spathis, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Associate Specialty Director in Palliative Medicine, School of Clinical…