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24 November 2016: PHCRIS, beyond 2016

The Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS), based at Flinders University, is in a state of transition.

Since 1995, PHCRIS has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to undertake a broad range of activities related to synthesising and sharing research evidence and engaging with primary health care researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and consumers to facilitate knowledge exchange. This core funding will cease at the end of 2016.

From 2017, some elements of PHCRIS will continue, with support from Flinders University. A smaller team will be managed under the ongoing leadership of Professor Richard Reed as Director.

First established in 1995 as the National Information Service (NIS) the name was changed in 2001 to Primary Health Care Research and Information Service to better represent PHCRIS’ focus on sharing the latest research and information in the field of primary health care.

PHCRIS generates, manages and shares research, information and knowledge about primary health care to accelerate the impact of research and evidence in policy and practice.

With its overarching philosophy of knowledge exchange—research that is driven and informed by the needs of the user—PHCRIS works with four key stakeholder groups: policy makers, practitioners, researchers and consumer advocates to provide the following key services:

PHCRIS adheres to and promotes the values of transparency, integrity, respect, trust, innovation, professionalism and responsibility. For more information about PHCRIS’ vision, mission, goals, values and principles please visit the Vision & mission page.

PHCRIS Timeline

PHCRIS Tineline


PHCRIS supports and is supported by:

Flinders University

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