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Terms of Reference: (last updated December 2019)

  • Develop, monitor and maintain a Departmental research strategy which aims to promote excellence in primary care research.
  • Develop and implement plans to maximise cross-group working, through scientific collaborations and efficient use of shared resources.
  • Develop and oversee an ongoing strategy to communicate our research strategy and the impacts of our research both internally and to external stakeholders.
  • Develop, monitor and maintain a strategy for income generation to support the departmental infrastructure and facilities for research.

Work with the education and training committee to develop, monitor and maintain a staffing strategy and staff development programme aligned to Departmental interests

Meeting frequency:

Twice a term (0th and 8th Week)

Membership: (last updated September 2022)

Chair: Richard McManus, Deputy Chair: Gail Hayward

  • Health behaviours: Paul Aveyard (Deputy: Susan Jebb)
  • Infections and acute care: Chris Butler
  • Cardiovascular and metabolic: Richard Hobbs, Richard McManus (Chair), Andrew Farmer
  • Patient experience: Sue Ziebland (Deputies: Catherine Pope and James Sheppard)
  • EBM and Research Methods: Rafael Perera, Carl Heneghan (Deputy: Kamal Mahtani)
  • Trials: Chris Butler (Deputy: Ly-Mee Yu)
  • Big Data (ie CPRD): Ben Goldacre (Deputy: Simon de Lusignan)
  • Cancer: Brian Nicholson (Deputy: Clare Bankhead)
  • Digital Health: John Powell (Deputy: Sara Shaw)
  • Health Policy: Raphael Wittenberg (Deputy: Stavros Petrou)
  • Impact: Julia Hippisley-Cox (Deputy: Trish Greenhalgh)
  • Training: Paul Aveyard (Deputy Kath Tucker)
  • Information Governance Committee Chair: Ly-Mee Yu
  • Communications: Jo Gearing
  • EMCRs: Rachel Pechey (Deputy: Lauren Bandy)
  • DPhils: Laura Heath
  • Head of Administration & Finance: Nicola Small
  • Patient and public involvement - Polly Kerr
  • Secretary: Lucy Curtin 

Research Strategy

This document aims to capture an outline for the research strategy for NDPCHS until 2027. It is the latest draft of an evolving process over the past five years. The strategy aims to develop our major, substantive research themes, maximising our advantages, concentrating our efforts in areas where we can achieve the greatest impact while still recognising the need to continue to develop and nurture new areas of interest. The new strategy also places inclusivity and diversity at the forefront of our approach to research