The Community Health and Care Research Cognate Group is a transdisciplinary, multi-professional, methodologically diverse group, which investigates community, based health and care issues in Wales, UK and beyond. The cognate group is linked to PRIME Centre Wales (primary and emergency care) which is a Welsh Government funded Centre of Research Excellence, one of only five Welsh Government sponsored research centres of excellence.
PRIME Centre Wales has seven research work packages: long-term conditions & co-morbidity; patient centred & prudent healthcare; infections & antimicrobial resistance; screening, prevention and diagnosis in primary care; unscheduled and emergency care; patient safety, oral health and primary dental health. There are also several cross cutting themes: social care; lay involvement; commercial and industrial collaboration; professional development; and capacity building.
Prof. Joyce Kenkre leads the Community Health and Care Research Cognate Group, supported by Prof. David Pontin, Prof. Keith Weeks, Dr Carolyn Wallace and Dr Mark Williams. CH&CRCG has personnel involved in a range of topic areas, which include patient safety; working with industry; evaluation of services; development of social capital; and workforce development and planning.
The Group meets regularly to share information, develop collaborative initiatives (internally and externally), and it organises research training events for members.
If you think your interests are in alignment with ours, please get in touch and talk to us about your research so we can explore opportunities with you for the future.