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  Motivations and barriers of homeless people accessing and using primary care services
  Prof J Reeve, Prof L Walker, Dr P Whybrow, Dr N O'Leary
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. Being homeless significantly increases a person’s risk of numerous health issues including mental health problems and chronic diseases.
  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

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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].
  Service Delivery evaluation of a triage and treat model involving the delivery of chiropractic care in partnership with a primary care group in Essex
  Dr D Newell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Lead Institute / Faculty. University of Southampton/Medicine. Main Supervisor. David Newell. Other members of the supervisory team.
  Using peripheral blood eosinophil count as a point of care test in primary care to improve asthma outcomes in pre-school children
  Prof A Bush, Prof C Griffiths, Prof I Pavord
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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We wish to appoint a PhD student (medical or allied health professional) to perform a study to personalise asthma care using a validated point of care device which measures blood eosinophil count on a blood drop in primary care.
  Improving the safety climate of primary health care services in Uganda (GCRF)
  Prof S Campbell, Dr M Panagioti
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Patient safety is a high health policy priority across the globe. Despite this, there is very limited research on patient safety in Low and Middle Income Countries.
  Strengthening primary and integrated care in China for patients with multimorbidity (GCRF)
  Prof P Bower, Dr J Stokes, Dr A Turner
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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There is a global urge to improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities via strengthened primary health care integrated with the rest of the system.
  Anaemia of Chronic Kidney Disease: An All-Wales primary and secondary care prevalence and incidence study
  Prof M Gumbleton
Applications accepted all year round

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Aim. The project will investigate the prevalence of ACKD in Wales across primary and secondary care. It will follow patients with CKD G3-5 to explore the association between ACKD and hospitalisation and mortality.
  “Txt-netting” – using text messages to safety-net patients with low risk cancer symptoms in GP primary care
  Research Group: School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  Prof P Sasieni, Dr J Waller
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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We have two studentships available across a possible four projects, which includes this project. The other three are available to view on Find a PHD or at www.kcl.ac.uk/health/study/studentships/div-studentships/cps/cps-studentship-projects.
  A randomised pilot study of a theory-based intervention to improve appropriate polypharmacy in older people in primary care (PolyPrime)
  Prof C Hughes, Dr H Barry
Applications accepted all year round

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Historically, polypharmacy was viewed negatively (too many medicines), but the advent of multimorbidity and the plethora of treatment guidelines have led to prescribing of multiple medicines, particularly in the older population.
  Homeless hospital admissions and discharge: a mixed methods study of service users and providers
  Prof J Reeve, Dr P Whybrow, Mrs K Brady, Prof T Phillips
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. Homeless people underuse primary care services but are more likely to attend emergency services and to stay in hospital for longer.
  Exploring the homeless perspectives and experiences of chronic illness, self-care and healthcare
  Prof L Walker, Dr P Whybrow, Mrs K Brady, Dr N O'Leary
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. ‘Homelessness’ is complex concept that refers to large heterogeneous group of people.
  Deriving a new weighted capitation model for UK General Practice
  Prof T Marshall
Application Deadline: 1 September 2020

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BACKGROUND. Capitation payments make up the majority of General Practice income in the UK NHS. Capitation payments are weighted using the Carr-Hill formula to take account of factors affecting workload.
  Evaluating the effect of child and maternal care policies on health care use and health in Mozambique (GCRF)
  Dr Laura Anselmi, Dr Ralitza Dimova, Prof M Sutton
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Improving child and maternal care and health has been a priority in low and middle countries for decades. Interventions have encompassed reorganization and financing of healthcare provision to increase service availability and have been evaluated in isolation to understand the impact on care use.
  Improving the delivery of healthcare in general practice
  Prof D Mazza, Dr S Chakraborty
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Job No. 591748. Location. Notting Hill. Employment Type. Full-time. Duration. 3 year fixed-term appointment. Remuneration. $27,872 AUD per annum full-time rate (tax-free).
  Developing a holistic data analytical model for reducing workload on doctors in NHS General Practices by safely shifting significant workload to other competent professionals (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/CIS/ALI)
  Dr A Ali, Dr S Khan
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary care is critical to the effectiveness and sustainability of the health system in the UK. This is recognised in the current transformation of healthcare that aims to provide care and treatment in the community rather than through hospital-centric services.
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