Who we are
We are the Norfolk and Suffolk Primary and Community Care Research Office, led by Dr Tracy Shalom.
The Research Office supports the strategic and operational development of all aspects of research across Norfolk and Waveney CCGs.
The team is focused on embedding a shared culture of research and ensuring that research programmes help address population and health care service challenges. We have set up the Norfolk and Suffolk Research System Steering Group, which has representatives from all our NHS and academic partners, to support strong collaboration and joint planning.
Over the last 10 years, Norfolk and Waveney has become one of the strongest primary care infrastructures in the UK, with most GP sites involved in research and over 60,000 patients participating. Sustained investment in research development has delivered 12 NIHR grants for NHS South Norfolk CCG, including a Programme Grant for Applied Research (CHIPPS).
We are committed to making research central to commissioning decisions, and the work of the research office has broadened to help support the CCGs' ability to commission evidence based care and evaluate service change.