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Centre for Integrated Health Care Research

Research activities

Staff members of the CIHCR also belong to other research groupings within the University and we interact closely with researchers from other University departments. Cross membership of the CIHCR includes Professor David Hunter, whose work in Public Policy and Health has a strong Primary Care context and Dr Jane Macnaughton, Senior Lecturer and General Practitioner, whose work in Medical Humanities interfaces strongly with understanding and delivering care within Community and Primary Care.

CIHCR conducts and supports clinical and health services research. A number of studies are in progress. Some examples include:

  • A HRUK funded national survey of variability in heart failure diagnosis and management
  • A NIHR-funded study (ADVANCE) evaluating the impact of the new PFI builds at Roseberry Park and Lanchester Road on patient experience and outcomes
  • A National Cancer Action funded implementation of a risk assessment tool for lung and colorectal cancer
  • A NIHR-funded study addressing inequalities in obesity, specifically the effectiveness of public health interventions in reducing socio-economic inequalities in obesity amongst children and adults.