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About the APCRC

Welcome to the Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative website.

The Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) has been responsible for supporting primary care research across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area since 2003. Over the last five years it has expanded its role to promote the use of evidence and evaluation in healthcare commissioning, and an increasing emphasis on knowledge mobilisation.

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Top news


Autumn RCF call

APCRC are pleased to launch the Autumn Research Capability Funding (RCF) call, deadline for applications is the 18th October. We will be continuing our “Themed call” alongside our usual “Open call”. The 2016 Theme is Medicines Waste, and further information can be found in the RCF Themed Call information document.

This RCF call is for funding which will ring-fence time to prepare a grant application to the NIHR which must be hosted by NHS Bristol CCG. This includes the time to write and submit a NIHR grant application, and can also be used for preliminary data collection, PPI and research team building.

The application form, guidance and information for the Themed call are below, please direct any queries you have to Paul Roy, Research Innovation and Contracts Manager, Paul Roy's email address 0117 984 1673.


Exciting Job opportunity as a APCRC Health Service Improvement Research Fellow

The University of the West of England (UWE) and the Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) are working together to provide exciting new opportunities to span the boundary between academia and the NHS and support partnership working that will improve and enhance local healthcare.  For more information visit: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AVU809/apcrc-health-service-improvement-research-fellow/


How evidence-informed health can tackle the supply and demand gap

APCRC Director, Dr Peter Brindle, talks about how evidence-informed health can tackle the supply and demand gap in his article published in the HSJ, read here: https://www.hsj.co.uk/sectors/acute-care/how-evidence-informed-health-can-tackle-the-supply-and-demand-gap/7013706.article?blocktitle=comment&contentid=7808



APCRC Annual Report 2015-16

We have recently published our annual report for 2015-16, highlighting some of the valuable work we have been doing and our achievements over the last 12 months.

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Online obesity management survey opens for Healthcare professionals

Select Research, a UK company, specialists in measurement of the body in 3D have created a system for obesity management and are inviting healthcare professionals to give initial feedback about the system.

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First patients recruited to West of England 100k Genomes Project

The West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) is helping the NHS build a new genomic medicine service by providing NHS patients with the opportunity  to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

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Forthcoming events


PhD Projects in the CHCR at UWE

The Centre for Health and Clinical Research (CHCR) at Uwe, Bristol hosts internationally excellent research in the fields of long term conditions, emergency and critical care, children and young people, public health and wellbeing and ethics. There are a range of PhD projects available.

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Feel it! Festival

In autumn 2016 the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research and the Life of Breath project will bring together researchers, artists and members of the public to debate and explore University of Bristol research on the experience of being human; in particular pain and breathlessness.

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Bristol Health Partners events calendar

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