Welsh Government

PRIME Centre Wales (the Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research)



Professor Adrian Edwards, Cardiff University
02920 687186


The Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research (PRIME Centre Wales) aims to improve health and well being through undertaking high-quality research on topics of national policy priority in primary and emergency care and ensuring that findings are translated into policy and practice.

The Centre is led by Cardiff University, in partnership with Swansea University, Bangor University and the University of South Wales.

The Centre will: 

  • increase the quantity of large scale, high-quality research carried out in or led from Wales through collaboration, encouraging recruitment of patients, and attracting prestige research funding into Wales;
  • achieve demonstrable research impact by communicating research findings, working with stakeholders to ensure findings are implemented and tracking evidence of impact; 
  • undertake research and dissemination activities that are important to patients and the public by involving service users, carers and the wider public in the prioritisation, design, conduct, interpretation and dissemination of research; and
  • build capacity for research in primary and emergency care in Wales, across disciplines, sectors, professional groups and levels of seniority.

Key themes:

  1. Long term conditions and co-morbidity Theme leads: Prof Joyce KenkreDr Carolyn Wallace

  2. Patient centred and prudent healthcare Theme leads: Prof Adrian EdwardsDr Fiona Wood

  3. Infections and antimicrobial resistance Theme lead: Dr Nick Francis

  4. Prevention, Screening and Diagnosis Theme lead: Dr Kate Brain

  5. Unscheduled and emergency (includes pre-hospital) care Theme lead: Prof Helen Snooks

  6. Patient Safety Theme lead: Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens

  7. Oral Health and Primary Dental Care Theme lead: Prof Ivor Chestnutt



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