Welcome

Our mission is to deliver high quality multidisciplinary research designed to improve the content, delivery and configuration of primary care for the benefit of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, mental health problems and comorbidities.

An introduction to running randomised controlled trials

An introduction to running randomised controlled trials

12th-15th June

Statistical Methods for Evidence Synthesis of Individual Participant Data

Statistical Methods for Evidence Synthesis of Individual Participant Data

18th-19th June 2018

Musculoskeletal Matters

Musculoskeletal Matters

Keep up to date with the latest newsletters which aim to provide GPs, Primary Care Commissioners, and Patients etc informed about musculoskeletal problems in practice.

 

Popular drug combination for drug treatment resistant depressions in not more effective than a single antidepressant in primary care

Posted on 26 October 2018 A large clinical trial led by researchers at the universities of Keele, Bristol, Exeter, Manchester and Hull looked at the effectiveness of adding mirtazepine to an SSRI and SNRI in patients who remain depressed after six weeks of conventional antidepressant treatment. They found this combination was no more effective in improving depression than placebo, and call on doctors to rethink its use.
 

iPHS awarded Athena SWAN silver award

Posted on 26 October 2018 iPCHS is pleased to announce that their Athena SWAN silver award has been renewed for another four years.
 

Older people who self-harm at highest risk of suicide, study finds

Posted on 15 October 2018 According to new research by iPCHS and the University of Manchester, people over 65 who harm themselves are more likely to die by suicide than other age groups.
 

Second edition of 'Primary Care Mental Health' is published

Posted on 01 October 2018 Our very own Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham has joined forces with internationally renowned authors to co-edit the second edition of 'Primary Care Mental Health', a book which provides evidence-based advice to healthcare professionals who support and manage people with mental health in primary care.