Developing a hub and spoke medical research network across the federation and installing research as a leading area within our board structure, Dr Azhar Zafar is GPA Director and Principal Investigator for Medical research in the federation.
Dr Azhar led his practice to become one of the very few primary care centres in the county to be accredited as a research hub; active in commercial and non-commercial portfolio studies, teaching and training practice. Incorporating research, teaching, and training as one of the core strategies for overall service development enabled him to turn around the practice.
- Successful deployment of GENVASC research study. This has increased practice income and members have the opportunity to earn an extra £16 at the point of delivering an NHS Health Check. This has also helped to increase NHS Health Check uptake in our area.