Chair or Associate Professor in Primary Care Research

University of Leicester - Health Sciences

Job Purpose

Salary - Pre/ post 2003 consultant contract scale dependant on the FTE contribution

Contract - (0.8FTE, or if preferred a lower academic contribution by negotiation)

This post is part of a major initiative designed to strengthen the University’s ambitious pursuit of our research objectives in primary care. This role has been created to strengthen academic primary care in Leicester, and is part of a process to help sustain and increase the capacity of NHS general practice locally, improve recruitment into general practice, translate novel evidence-based innovations into routine primary care practice, and improve patient care. This post will lead and develop a programme of translational research in one or more of the following areas, all of which are among our research objectives and also priorities for the Clinical Care Commissioning Groups (CCGs), as articulated in the Better Care Together Programme:-

The nine work streams within Better Care Together including planned care (

  • Service redesign
  • Reducing health inequalities
  • Quality and patient safety in primary care.
  • Management of people with chronic diseases including multi-morbidity and end of life care.

Interaction with one or more of the existing clinical research strengths in Leicester would be anticipated. Particular strengths include:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Perinatal Epidemiology

This post will also build on the University’s existing partnerships with the three CCGs in Leicestershire, such as the Leicestershire Improvement, Innovation and Patient Safety (LIIPS) Unit, which aims to facilitate improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare in the region by connecting people across health and academia with expertise and passion in the practice and science of healthcare improvement.

As a registered and practicing general practitioner, currently undertaking clinical practice, you will strengthen academic primary care in Leicester by leading and developing a programme of translational research at the highest level, obtaining external funding for research and publishing in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.

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Interviews are anticipated to take place early February 2017.

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