Welcome

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.

Wellcome Trust studentships now available at Keele, Cambridge, Oxford and Southampton

Wellcome Trust studentships now available at Keele, Cambridge, Oxford and Southampton

MSK Educational Day 31st January 2017

MSK Educational Day 31st January 2017

An update of advances and new guidelines in key areas of rheumatology and MSK Medicine by local experts.

Running Randomised Trials
20th to 23rd June 2017

Running Randomised Trials 20th to 23rd June 2017

A 4 day course will improve your knowledge and skills of RCTs.

PROGRESS Prognosis Course 2017

PROGRESS Prognosis Course 2017

Prognosis Research: Concepts, International Summer School 20-22 June 2017, Keele University

Musculoskeletal Matters

Musculoskeletal Matters

These bulletins are being produced through collaboration of the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, and Arthritis Research UK. They are designed to provide information for general practitioners, the primary care team, teachers, trainers and policy makers about musculoskeletal problems in practice. Bulletins focus on different aspects of musculoskeletal problems seen in primary care.

Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences

Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences

Our Mission

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre

Keele University

 

Study reveals pre-eclampsia significantly increases risk of heart disease in later life

Posted on 21 February 2017 Research led by Keele University has demonstrated that women who suffered pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are four times more likely to have heart failure in later life.
 

Improving Care for patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Posted on 21 February 2017 Patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms account for a high proportion of NHS activity. An expert reference group, chaired by Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham (iPCHS) (on behalf of RCGP) and Dr Simon Heyland (on behalf of (RCPsych), has developed commissioning guidelines to help improve the services that clinicians provide to patients suffering with MUS.
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Dr Toby Helliwell awarded prestigious Fellowship of the Royal College of GPs

Posted on 16 February 2017 Dr Toby Helliwell, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in General Practice at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences (iPCHS) has been awarded the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) fellowship in recognition of his significant contribution to general practice.
 

GP Research Fellow, Dr Simon Somerville, develops online learning tool for the British Medical Journal to improve low back pain and sciatica treatment

Posted on 09 February 2017 Simon Somerville, a GP Research Fellow at iPCHS, has written an online learning tool for the BMJ (British Medical Journal) to help implement recent NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines which advise on effective treatment methods for patients suffering with low back pain.