Academic primary care research at Newcastle University is located in the Institute of Health and Society. Our work aims to help people to live better for longer as they age. We are a rapidly growing, vibrant research group and our multi- and inter-disciplinary research engages directly with patients, health and social care practitioners and policy-makers.

Primary care research in Newcastle is entering a new and exciting phase. The University is already an acknowledged international centre for excellence in ageing research. The award of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in Ageing and Primary care in 2010 was followed at the end of 2014 by a £20M award from the government to establish a National Innovation Centre for Ageing.  From October 2015, Newcastle joined the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR).  The School is made up of the nine leading leading academic centres for primary care research in England; Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London.