The primary care Research and Development Team supports research throughout the research study-cycle, offering advice at the ideas stage, helping with potential collaborations, administering National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) grants, and deploying research capability funding. We work very closely with academic leaders in the University of Cambridge Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health, MRC Epidemiology Unit and other local research units.
The R&D team are also funded through the Clinical Research Network: Eastern (CRN: Eastern) to support researchers with regulatory submissions and research set-up in coordination with CRN: Eastern research delivery colleagues. This collaboration enables research delivery to occur within general practices and community care.
Our vision is to support the CCG priorities by working to support the development and delivery of high quality primary care and public health NIHR research to improve the quality of services and patient outcomes. We also work to raise the profile and engagement with NHS research.
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