Job opportunities

The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol is one of the largest and most successful centres for primary care research and teaching in the UK, and is a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. We are a thriving and happy department, within an outstandingly supportive academic environment.

We currently have a vacancy for: 

Academic Clinical Fellow (General Practice) - 2 posts

Health Education Southwest (Severn) - 2 Posts (One NIHR funded, one locally funded)
University of Bristol.

The Centre for Academic Primary Care is one of the leading centres for research and teaching in primary care in the UK. We conduct high quality research, addressing questions of high priority to the NHS. Research themes include infection, mental health, domestic violence, and cardiovascular disease, as well as wider questions of importance for health policy, for example the organisation of care and evaluation of new models of service delivery. The Centre has been very successful in obtaining high quality research grant funding and regularly publishes papers in high impact journals. In 2006, we became founder members of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, recognising the excellence of our research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 86% of our research was rated either 3* or 4* (internationally excellent or world leading).We had a 100% impact score. We also provide well-received teaching to medical students in all five years of the curriculum. We have an excellent track record of obtaining competitive doctoral and post doctoral fellowships from the MRC, NIIHR and medical charities. The Centre is part of the School of Social and Community Medicine allowing collaboration with a range of related disciplines: epidemiology, public health, statistics, social science and health economics. The Centre works closely with the GP School in Health Education Southwest Severn, the local CCGs, acute trusts and the West of England CRN.
This is a 4 year integrated clinical academic programme. The first 2 years comprise 18 months in hospital posts and 6 months in a local practice during which trainees have an academic supervisor from the Centre as well as their clinical and educational supervisors. Trainees are encouraged to attend relevant meetings, courses and conferences and to identify methodological and subject areas of interest in the first two years. In years 3 and 4, the time is split flexibly 50/50 between the Centre and the training practice. Their academic and educational supervisors will ensure that they have realistic goals and the means to achieve them, especially the MRCGP. There is the possibility of doing a taught Masters by distance learning or face to face. It is also possible to attend local courses to obtain specific methodological skills. Undertaking a project that will result in publications is strongly encouraged. Trainees can specialise in either research or education, those choosing the latter being supported to take the TLHP up to Diploma level. The ultimate aim is to prepare a higher degree application. All trainees will be members of the Clinical Academic Training school at Health Education Southwest Severn as well as the Primary Care school.

Deadline for applications is 3rd December.

For more information, including a job description click here, or contact Prof Debbie Sharp ( 0117 331 4543)

Other opportunities at the Centre for Academic Primary Care include working in a career academic post, working as a research associate or academic GP on a specific project, undertaking training as a postgraduate student, or getting involved in teaching, either on a sessional basisGP Teaching Fellow.

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