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Research and teaching to reduce ill health
At the Primary Care Unit, 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 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. Professor Jonathan Mant is Head of Unit and our Group leaders are Dr Stephen Barclay, Dr Richard Darnton, Professor Christi Deaton, Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Dr Robbie Duschinsky, Professor Simon Griffin, Professor Theresa Marteau, Professor Stephen Morris, Professor Stephen Sutton and Dr Fiona Walter.
Patient and public involvement in research
Patients and the public are key to the design and conduct of research within the Primary Care Unit.
See resources for researchers and read our latest blogs about public engagement.
Undergraduate medical education
The Primary Care Unit provides teaching to all Cambridge medical students.
We deliver clinical teaching in general practice, and cover professional skills and palliative care.
Primary Care Unit News
Blog by Dr Caroline Pearce, research associate at the Palliative & End of Life Care Group, Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge. Caroline discusses her recent research on complicated…
A new report published today shows how palliative and end of life care in the UK was compromised by shortages of PPE, essential medicines, and equipment, because these services were not…
This blog by Dr Katie Saunders explores her recent work involving members of the public in setting priorities for future LGBTQ+ health research. I am a statistician working in…