My research interests relate to how best to provide primary health care, and the implications of new models of organisation on the core values of general practice such as first contact care, generalism, continuity of care, and the doctor-patient relationship.
My work has included studies of GP out-of-hours care, NHS Walk-in Centres, GPs with specialist interests, the expanding role of nurse practitioners, and evaluations of the Advanced Access initiative and PhysioDirect services. I am currently leading a 5 year NIHR funded programme of research on the role of telehealth in supporting people with long term conditions (the 'Healthlines' trial), several projects relating to people with multiple co-existing health problems (multimorbidity), and a study on the potential of alternatives to face to face consultations in general practice through greater use of email, internet video and telephone.
Chris Salisbury MB ChB MSc MD FRCGP trained in Bristol and then spent ten years as a full time 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 and continues to work part-time as a GP at William Budd Health Centre, Knowle West, Bristol. Chris has been Head of the Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol, since August 2010. He has also been Head of the Section of Health Care Evaluation in the School of Social and Community Medicine since the same date.
Chris is chair of the Scientific Foundation Board of the RCGP, chair of the RCGP Research Paper of the Year award, and a board member for the NIHR School for Primary Care Research and the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme. He also sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of General Practice. Chris has published 5 books and over 130 peer-reviewed research papers.
Chris has an active role in teaching at all levels of the curriculum. Between 2007 and 2010 he was is in overall charge of primary care teaching in Bristol. He supervises a number of medical and non-medical postgraduates undertaking PhDs and MDs. Chris is a member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.
I am Professor of Primary Health Care and head of the Centre for Academic Primary Care. I am also a practising GP, working in a disadvantaged area of Bristol. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and on the board or executive of several organisations including the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, the NIHR Health Services Research Board, and the Society for Academic Primary Care. My research interests relate to the organisation and delivery of primary health care and core values of primary care, such as access to health care, the doctor-patient relationship, generalism vs. specialism and co-ordination of care. This has led to studies of out-of-hours care, NHS Walk-in Centres, nurse practitioners, GPs with special interests, and appointment systems. I am currently leading a large programme of research on the potential role of telehealth in helping people with long term health conditions.
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