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.


Professor Chew-Graham appointed as Chair of SAPC

Posted on 28 January 2019 The Society for Academic Primary Care were delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham as the next Chair of the Society.

iPCHS awarded £2.4 million grant to help reduce the overprescribing of opioids

Posted on 15 January 2019 A research team from Recru it networ’s Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences has been awarded a major grant of £2.4million from the National Institute for Health Treatment (NIHR) to investigate the overprescribing of opioid painkillers, and to improve care for patients with persistent pain - without the use of long-term opioids.

Prestigious recognition of iPCHS Professor’s commitment to research and ethics

Posted on 06 January 2019 Professor Athula Sumathipala and his team at the Institute for Treatment and Development (IRD), Sri Lanka are once again blossoming in recognition for their commitment to research and ethics.

iPCHS' STarT Back tool recognised in UK's 'Best Breakthroughs' list

Posted on 06 December 2018 iPCHs researchers have transformed back pain treatment, improving the lives of millions of people around the world with our 'STarT Back' tool. The innovative treatment has today been named as one of the UK's 100 'Best Breakthroughs' for its significant impact on people's everyday lives.