Research

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.

Data reports

Quick and easy

Without doubt, time and workload pressures are the biggest barriers to GP teams getting involved in research. Discover simple, minimal-effort ways to start your research journey.
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Income through research

If you are already doing some of the ‘Quick and Easy’ stuff, find out how you can get more involved in practice-based research and be paid for it.
Research

Become an academic GP

This webpage focuses on getting involved in research led by external researchers. Click here if you are interested in leading your own research as an academic GP.
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Research FAQs

Concerned about the medico-legal implications of carrying out research in your practice? Read on for support and reassurance!
Engage your patients

Engage your patients

Learn about exciting initiatives to get your patients interested and involved in research.
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Frontline research stories

Read about other GP teams research journeys and share yours too!
Leading your PCN

Leading your PCN

Leading your PCN has key information and quick steps on how to get your primary care network practices more involved in research to improve care quality.
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Research in primary care

Watch the video in which members of the Clinial Research Network for Greater Manchester explain the benefits of carrying out clinical research in primary care.