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29 April 2016: Minister for Health agrees to fund PHCRIS for a further six months

The Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, has agreed to support PHCRIS for a further six-month period, from 1 July to 31 Dec, 2016. This will provide PHCRIS more time to move towards a self-sustaining business model.

We are actively developing commercial opportunities in knowledge exchange, research evidence synthesis and capacity building.

Please contact us to discuss collaborations and proposals so we can continue to support the use of quality research to inform policy and practice to improve health outcomes.

The Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS) is a national primary health care organisation based in the Discipline of General Practice at Flinders University in South Australia.

PHCRIS is primarily funded under the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy, a national initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health.

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:


News The latest news and information on the primary health care community.
Research / Evidence Quality data, information and research evidence generated, synthesised and condensed into easily accessible formats.
Research Profiles An online platform for people involved in primary health care research, allowing users to share projects and expand research networks.
Resources Comprehensive guides on the key skills needed, and information stakeholders need to know, to accelerate the impact of research on policy and practice.
Events Conferences, workshops and events that facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge.

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:

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Flinders University