What we do

The Academy of Primary Care brings together expertise in primary care research, education, clinical practice and scholarship, so we can champion and cultivate the scholarly expertise that is essential to the redesign and delivery of the highest standards of primary care – locally, nationally and internationally.

Our vision is to make our region known as a centre of excellence in primary care innovation and provision. Our aim is to drive innovation and deliver best practice in primary care through championing primary care scholarship.

We work closely with our local primary care community, including health professionals, training networks, commissioners and providers of local services, as well as the local public. The Academy is a member of the Society for Academic Primary Care, the UK national body supporting, promoting and developing the discipline of academic primary care.

We need primary care 'now more than ever' (WHO 2008). Yet also recognise that 'more of the same won’t do' (Ham 2015). In response, we established the Academy of Primary Care – working with colleagues from across the sector to deliver innovative scholarship that drives excellence in primary care provision.

Professor Joanne Reeve Director of Research, Academy of Primary Care

Our goals

In partnership with our local community, we work to deliver our goals:

  • Grow an internationally recognised programme of scholarship (research, education and innovation) contributing to primary care redesign, including: cancer and palliative care, generalist redesign, safety and quality, workforce and education.
  • Establish a critical mass of primary care academics (clinical and primary healthcare scientists) -  developing, delivering and driving our research programme on primary care redesign.
  • Optimise the impact of our research through a structured dissemination programme targeting key stakeholders from across clinical, academic, public and policy communities.
  • Contribute to the collective work of Hull York Medical School to develop, deliver and support a strong primary care workforce for the NHS.