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Primary care/community trials

Research theme leads

Mother daughter surgery


About this theme

This workstream aims to increase health protection research capacity focusing on priorities in primary care and the community such as antibiotic prescribing, paediatric respiratory disease and management of sexually transmitted diseases.

Research areas

Projects include:

  • Evaluation of Enhanced Paediatric Respiratory Infection Surveillance (EEPRIS) – a community-based feasibility cohort study, systematic review and qualitative studies to support the development of randomised controlled trials to test interventions to improve use of NHS services and antibiotics in primary care.
  • Prevention of urinary tract infections using probiotics (PoPpy) – we are supporting the submission of an application to test the effectiveness of probiotics to prevent urinary infection in women with recurrent infections.
  • A feasibility study to evaluate the use of cutting-edge microbiological point-of-care testing for patients with respiratory tract infections in primary care (RAPID TEST) – we are supporting this study, funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.
  • We are supporting a qualitative evidence synthesis of drivers of parental consulting for common acute infections in children (respiratory, urinary and gastrointestinal tract infections) and the submission of an application for a programme grant for applied research on this topic (Pre-INACT study).

We also provide expertise to responsive research projects.

Research examples

Current

The Access Study - Evaluation of patient access to medical test result services in general practice: a mixed methods study

RAPID TEST – Novel upper respiratory tract microbiological point-of-care diagnostics in people presenting to primary care with acute respiratory tract infection: a preliminary feasibility study

PoPpy – Prevention of urinary tract infections using probiotics

Strategies to reduce the burden of antibiotic resistance in China

Completed

EEPRIS - Evaluation of Enhanced Paediatric Respiratory Infection Surveillance: community-based feasibility cohort study, systematic review and qualitative studies to support the development of RCTs to test interventions to improve use of NHS services and antibiotics in primary care

EEPRIS parent intervention: An experimental study testing a parent-targeted online intervention to reduce primary care attendance

 Research team