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.
While the search for additional funding continues, it is anticipated that the PHCRIS website will remain freely available, albeit more streamlined. Communication with the primary health care community is expected to continue through an electronic newsletter, which will transition from weekly to fortnightly from January 2017. Flinders University will host the annual PHC Research Conference, which will be held in Brisbane, 7–9 August 2017.
The PHCRIS staff would like to take this opportunity to thank our friends and colleagues in the primary health care community for their support over the past two decades. While many of the current staff will be moving on at the end of 2016, we hope that you will continue to engage with PHCRIS through the website, newsletter and conference.