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Professor Chris Salisbury


Chris Salisbury MB ChB MSc MD FRCGP trained in Bristol and then spent ten years as a GP in Reading, also working as a GP trainer and postgraduate tutor. In 1995 he was appointed to a senior lecturer post at Imperial College London and in 1997 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Chris moved to the University of Bristol in 1998 and was promoted to a personal chair as Professor of Primary Health Care in 2004. He holds honorary consultant contracts with NHS Bristol CCG and NHS England. From 1998 to 2017 he worked as a GP at William Budd Health Centre, Knowle West, Bristol, in one of the most deprived areas in the UK. Chris was Head of the Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol, from 2010 to 2017. He is currently Head of the Section of Health Care Evaluation in the Department of Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School.

Professor Salisbury has been a board member for the NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research programme and the NIHR School for Primary Care Research,, chair of the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board and RCGP Research Paper of the Year Panel, and a member of several other national and international boards and advisory bodies. He is currently a member of the NIHR Advanced Fellowships Panel. In December 2018 he gave the prestigious James Mackenzie lecture at the RCGP AGM, entitled ‘Designing health care for the people who need it’ (