A Primary Care Sheffield Future|Care Service

PCS Research delivers research projects in primary care which aim to improve patient outcomes.


We have expertise in contracts, human resources, and research finance, and we work in partnership with other organisations in Sheffield to ensure that research is delivered efficiently and effectively.

722 Prince of Wales Road, Darnall S9 4DC
0114 322 3100

Case Studies

CANAssess Study

Sheffield is one of four areas taking part in the £1.4m CANAssess study.

Working Win

Looking at the impact of a targeted employment research programme on employment of those with long-term health issues.


Testing a virtual clinician that can measure cognitive function.

Inclusive participation in Primary Care research

Developing a powerful new tool for inclusive participation in primary care research.

Evaluation of PCMH transformation programme

Evaluation of the Sheffield Primary and Community Mental Health Transformation Programme.

Strengthening ARRS Roles

Strengthening and Mobilising ARRS Roles to Unlock Capability and Potential

Burnout in first contact physiotherapists

What is the prevalence of burnout amongst first contact physiotherapists working within primary care?

Primary care: the sleeping giant of research delivery

Our team’s article in the British Journal of General Practice.

Evaluation of CASES

Independent evaluation of CASES (Clinical Assessment, Support and Education Service)

How We Work

We have developed a tiered model of primary care research delivery in the city in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Current Studies

We are leading on a range of studies which aim to improve patient outcomes in a range of areas including cancer care, physiotherapy, and COVID-19 treatments. Our current studies are listed below:

CANAssess An RCT of a cancer patients’ needs assessment in primary care

Principle Trial The Principle Trial is evaluating potential treatments for COVID-19 in people aged over 50.

ATTACK  Assessing the effectiveness of low dose aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adult patients with chronic kidney disease(CKD).

Virus Watch Understanding community incidence, symptom profiles, and transmission of COVID-19 in relation to population movement and behaviour.

Active Brains Study Assessing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a digital intervention (Active Brains) to help support older adults (60-85 years) with and without cognitive impairment in making healthy changes (physical activity, brain training, diet) to maintain cognitive function and prevent cognitive decline.

REDUCE WS5 (Reviewing Long Term Antidepressant Use By Careful Monitoring In Everyday Practice Work Stream 5)

Hypometrics Study HypoMetrics will evaluate the impact of symptomatic as well as asymptomatic episodes of low sensor glucose on a variety of clinical, patient related and health economic outcomes such as mood, quality of sleep and productivity.

PANORAMIC A trial of oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19 in non-hospitalised patients

GPs’ perspectives of online symptom checkers exploring GPs’ perspectives of the impacts of online symptom checkers such as DoctorLink in General Practice, and how this may affect the doctor-patient relationship.

Understanding the implementation of link workers in primary care: A realist evaluation to inform current and future policy.

IDENTI-Pall Patient views and experiences of the identification of their palliative care needs (IDENTI-Pall)

ALABAMA (ALlergy AntiBiotics And Microbial resistAnce)ALABAMA is a randomised controlled trial to evaluate whether the Penicillin allergy assessment pathway (PAAP) intervention is clinically effective in improving patient health outcomes.

E.mbrace Assessing the Efficacy, Safety And Immunogenicity of Vaccination With ExPEC9V in the Prevention of Invasive Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli Disease in Adults Aged 60 Years And Older with a History of Urinary Tract Infection in the Past 2 Years.

Commercial Study – RSV This project is looking for healthy term and preterm infants during the first year of life entering their first RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) season.

Supervised Pulmonary Hypertension Finding out if exercise rehabilitation can be done at home with online (remote) supervision from trained exercise specialists.

Contact Us

Sheffield GP practices, or a Primary Care Network.

If you are a GP, or a member of a Sheffield GP practice, or a Primary Care Network, please complete this form to request support with your research.

External organisations
If you are from an external organisation such as an NHS Trust, please get in touch by email: pcs.research@nhs.net

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