Primary Care Research Network publications
- PCRN RSI Evaluation Summary 2012 (PDF)
- PCRN strategy (vision and aims) 2012 - 2015 (PDF)
- Map of the Primary Care Research Network (PDF)
- PCRN Resource Template.xlsx
This spreadsheet can be downloaded to record and calculate NHS costs associated with Network-supported (non-commerical) studies in primary care. If you would like advice or help with the template, please contact your local PCRN.
- UK Primary Care Research Portfolio Review (2009) (PDF)
The aim of this review was to map current primary care research activity throughout the UK in order to identify areas of strength and important potential activity gaps. This snapshot of primary care research activity registered on the UKCRN Project Register at the end of 2008 and additional prioritisation of potential topics provides a valuable but partial view of current research activity in UK primary care.
- Primary care recruitment: A practical guide (2010) (PDF)
A research recruitment guide has been developed by the NIHR Primary Care Research Recruitment Methods Group (www.nspcr.ac.uk), in conjunction with the NIHR Primary Care Research Network. The guide, produced in 2010, is intended as a practical resource to help researchers in primary care with participant recruitment. It draws on information from a variety of experienced research-active professionals from a range of settings who shared information about how they and their organisations approach the task of recruiting to studies in primary care. It deliberately uses some terms from the commercial world and applies them in a social marketing model to help researchers think differently about their approaches.
- Primary Care Research Network Standard Operating Procedures
The majority of research studies will have SOPs specifically designed for the study, however we have developed and made available a range of Standard Operating Procedures to ensure quality and consistency in research from the planning stage through to study closure. These are available for researchers to use for their research studies.
Research activity heat maps Two maps comparing the number of sites involved in delivering Primary Care Research Network-supported research during 2006/7 and 2010/11 Poster prepared for the SAPC conference 2012 comparing number of recruitment sites to PCRN-supported studies in 2006/7 and 2011/12
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