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.

An introduction to running randomised controlled trials

An introduction to running randomised controlled trials

12th-15th June

Statistical Methods for Evidence Synthesis of Individual Participant Data

Statistical Methods for Evidence Synthesis of Individual Participant Data

18th-19th June 2018

Musculoskeletal Matters

Musculoskeletal Matters

Keep up to date with the latest newsletters which aim to provide GPs, Primary Care Commissioners, and Patients etc informed about musculoskeletal problems in practice.

 

Study investigates why patients use complementary and alternative medicines to manage pain

Posted on 19 July 2018 Research led by Keele University analysed patients’ reasoning for using complementary and alternative medicine to take their pain, and identified four key themes; practicality, effectiveness, additional outcomes, and philosophy of illness and care.
 

PCI patients discharged against medical advice twice as likely to be readmitted

Posted on 18 July 2018 A study led by iACS researchers found discharge against medical advice as the strongest predictor of 30-day unplanned readmissions in heart attack patients. While only a small number of patients choose to discharge against medical advice following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), these patients are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital.
 

iPCHS research reinforces the importance of physiotherapy in treating musculoskeletal conditions

Posted on 11 July 2018 The NIHR Dissemination Centre has released their latest Themed Review, which demonstrates the return on investment in physiotherapy research for musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The review summarised 55 research studies, many of which were led by the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences (Keele University).
 

Impact Accelerator Unit nominated for Healthcare Innovator Award

Posted on 27 June 2018 The Research Institute's 'Impact Accelerator Unit' has been shortlisted for a West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN)'s 'Healthcare Innovator Award' for the second year running.