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.


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

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

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.

International success for PD-CRAFT study

Posted on 30 November 2018 A study led by researchers at Keele’s Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences and Clinical Trials Unit have achieved international success by becoming the largest source of recruitment to the international biological determinants of peritoneal dialysis study, and have exceeded their patient recruitment target ahead of time.

iPCHS awarded funding to help people with health conditions stay in work

Posted on 29 November 2018 iPCHS researchers have been awarded £200,000 from the Goverment's new Work and Health Challenge Fund, to help support people with musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work.