The NIHR have stated that their strategic primary research areas for funding will include addressing changing patterns of multimorbidity and mortality; health and health inequalities, challenges from new technologies and workforce and skill mix in primary care.

Have already competitively secured two NIHR PhD studentship through the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast focusing on multimorbidity, health inequalities using novel electronic shared care record including primary, secondary and social care data.

Society of Academic Primary Care to join a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ collaboration along with other HEIs across the North of England to strengthen collaboration for competitive research grants. To date there is no other primary and integrated care research centre in the North West.