In the UK, policy changes in primary health care research and development have led to the establishment of primary care research networks. These organizations aim to increase research culture, capacity and evidence base in primary care. As publicly funded bodies, these networks need to be accountable. Organizational science has studied network organizations including why and how they develop and how they function most effectively. This paper draws on organizational science to reflect on why primary care research networks appear to be appropriate for primary care research and how their structures and processes can best enable the achievement of their aims.
2790, Communication, Culture, Development, General PBRN Article, Great Britain, Health, health care, Health Services Research, Human, Models,Organizational, Organizations, primary care, Primary Health Care, Primary Health Care: organization & administration, Program Development, Research, Social Support