The Centre for Primary Health Care Research and Innovation is a joint initiative between Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) and National Healthcare Group (NHG) that launched in September 2017. The Centre promotes innovative research and evaluation to strengthen and expand the contribution of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care to the well-being of patients and their carers. One of the ways it does this is by awarding seedcorn funding for research in the following three broad areas:
- Chronic disease and multi-morbidity
- Development and evaluation of new interventions, including ways of preventing disease and delivering care
- Patient involvement in the areas of self-management and user experience in healthcare improvement
The Centre offers seedcorn funding which supports collaborative research projects between NHG Polyclinics (NHGP) and LKCMedicine researchers.