Associate Clinical Professor

University of Warwick


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Dr Rachel Spencer

Community Member


Rachel Spencer is an academic GP and her research interest is in all aspects of patient safety in primary care. She has been involved in prescribing safety research for the last ten years and helped to develop prescribing indicators used by the RCGP and the CPRD. Rachel has worked on the multi-centre NIHR patient safety toolkit project for general practices which was adopted by the RCGP. Her doctoral work focused on safety of communication at the interface of primary and secondary care.

Her NIHR advanced fellowship allows her to develop this work to produce resources for primary care and for patients to improve safety at the interface of primary and secondary care. She is a mixed methods researcher familiar with most methodological techniques and have particular skills in RAND UCLA consensus methodology. Rachel works with West-Midlands ARC and Warwick Business School and she is always interested to give a general practice view on patient safety projects, collaborating within the department and externally.

Additional HDR Midlands Team Members

Dr Emma Redman

Research Collaborations and Partnerships Manager & Honorary Senior Lecturer
Midlands Health Alliance & University of Leicester

Dr Jeffry Hogg

Clinical Research Fellow
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Katy Hardwick

Director of Intelligence & Analytics
NHS Lincolnshire ICB

Professor Kamlesh Khunti CBE

Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine
University of Leicester