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primary care PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Developing and evaluating a primary care navigation intervention for children and young people who have dental pain
  Dr V Muirhead
Applications accepted all year round
Background. A significant proportion of children still suffer from dental problems that cause acute pain despite massive improvements in children’s oral health in the UK [1].
  Behaviour modelling of the promotion and uptake of tinnitus self-management in primary care settings
  Dr D Hoare, Dr M Sereda, Dr F Marshall
Application Deadline: 7 February 2019
People with long term or chronic medical conditions generally benefit from changing their behaviour to become more effective self-managers.
  Deployment and evaluation of complex computerised interventions to enhance patient safety in primary care
  Dr N Peek, Dr B Brown, Dr S Cheraghi-Sohi
Applications accepted all year round
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. A formal application must be submitted to be considered. The Studentship is expected to commence from 1 October 2018 but a January 2019 start dates will be considered.
  Understanding antibiotic prescribing in out-of-hours primary care
  Dr R Barnes
Applications accepted all year round
The overuse and misuse of antibiotics in primary care is an increasing national and global concern due to the increasing risk of antimicrobial resistance (when bacteria becomes resistant to treatments leading to increased risks of illness lasting longer, increased symptom severity and even death).
  Can a virus alert system for use in primary care be developed using routinely available respiratory virus data?
  Prof A Hay
Applications accepted all year round
Improving antibiotic stewardship is an international priority. Over 75% of all health service antibiotics are prescribed by GPs and nurses in primary care.
  Dynamic risk prediction of cardiovascular disease using primary care data from New Zealand
  Dr J Barrett, Dr A Wood
Application Deadline: 3 January 2019
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. National guidelines recommend reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in high and medium-risk individuals through lifestyle advice and the prescription of lipid-lowering medication.
  Characteristics and predictors of overtreatment in the UK - analysis of electronic primary care records
  Prof T Marshall
Applications accepted all year round
BACKGROUND. Overtreatment not only exposes patients to unnecessary risks of side-effects and complications, but also wastes limited healthcare resources.
  Identifying and quantifying the relative importance that patients attach to the outcomes of safe prescribing in primary care
  Prof R Elliott, Prof K Payne
Applications accepted all year round
There are over 1.8 million serious prescribing errors in English general practices each year and hazardous prescribing is associated with substantial healthcare costs, reduced quality of life and increased risk of mortality.
  Novel Solutions for Managing and Curating Big Clinical Data Regularly Collected in NHS Primary Care Setting
  Dr A Delmestri, Prof D Prieto-Alhambra
Application Deadline: 11 January 2019
NDORMS 2019/4. The amount of clinical data digitally collected and stored is vast and is expanding rapidly, offering unique opportunities to promote health and wellbeing.
  PhD In Population Medicine - Antimicrobial stewardship for asthma exacerbation
  Dr N Francis, Dr S Paranjothy
Application Deadline: 27 February 2019
This project addresses the priority area antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which is a key public health threat. Use of antibiotics drives AMR and most antibiotics are prescribed in primary care.
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