Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research

Canolfan Cymru argyfer Ymchwil Gofal Sylfaenol a Gofal Brys (Canolfan PRIME)

PRIME Centre Wales is a research centre focusing on primary and emergency care, funded by Health and Care Research Wales in order to develop and coordinate research proposals and support researchers. 

It is an all-Wales centre co-led by Cardiff University, Bangor University, University of South Wales, and Swansea University.


PRIME Centre Wales aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Wales and internationally through:

  • Conducting high quality research on topics of national policy priority which contributes to the evidence base in primary and emergency care;

  • Ensuring that research findings are translated into policy and practice.


If you are interested in signing up to our researcher network to receive PRIME Centre Wales news and updates, or would like to speak to a member of the team to discuss possible research collaboration, please contact us.

Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre

In 2021, PRIME Centre Wales was awarded funding from the Welsh Government for the Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre (WC19EC).

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Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR)

WSSPR is a virtual all-Wales school which aims to develop a social prescribing evaluation methodology, building on the work previously completed by the Wales Social Prescribing Research Network (WSPRN).

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