As GP teams we experience the majority of patient contacts in the NHS. The increasing drive to provide care closer to home brings with it a need to boost primary-care based research to build the evidence-base underpinning the care that we provide.
Research-active organisations are proven to have improved patient outcomes, higher patient satisfaction and better workforce recruitment and retention. What’s more, there’s lots of support and funding available to help GP teams to get involved in research. The NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester helps increase opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research.
Watch the video ‘Clinical research in primary care‘ and navigate through the boxes below to find out more about primary care based research.