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PhD study: Optimising population access to General Practices

What’s the aim of the study?

This work aims to understand and improve access to primary care in Greater Manchester through community-based participatory research.


Why is it important?

Primary care in England is under ever-increasing pressure. This study aims to better understand the issues at play in Greater Manchester to suggest solutions to ease the burden on primary care.


Who is the PhD student?

Dr Jennifer Voorhees is a GP from the United States who has previous experience researching access to primary care within a community. Jennifer moved to the UK in the summer of 2014 to join our primary care theme and is based at The University of Manchester’s Centre for Primary Care. View Jennifer's university profile.


Who else is involved?

This PhD is being supervised by Professor Kath Checkland and Dr Simon Bailey and is based at NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG.


More information

For more information please contact Dr Jennifer Voorhees.