VicREN members include GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and other healthcare providers working in general practice or community health care settings.
Membership is free.
Why do we need VicREN?
Primary care is the healthcare setting people use and attend most frequently; however, most health care research is conducted in the hospital or laboratory setting.
Research generated in hospital and laboratory settings may not be relevant to primary care clinical practice. To be applicable and meaningful, research about primary care should be designed for, and undertaken within, the primary care environment. VicREN helps this to happen.
- Interested in primary care research? Perhaps aged care, cancer, chronic illness, children and adolescent health, complementary medicine, data driven quality improvement, education, mental health, abuse & violence, sexual health, or other areas?
- Looking for something to complement your clinical work?
- Keen to be part of the ‘bigger picture’ of primary health care?
- Wanting to acquire research skills?
- Interested in meeting colleagues and other community members who share your interest in research and new knowledge?
- Interested in networking with other research and teaching practices?
VicREN accepts membership applications from all primary health care practitioners working in a general practice or community health setting, and community members are invited to join the Advisory Pool.
- Membership is free with no obligations.
- Introduction to research and the wider research community
- Links with other network members and access to academic research staff
- e-bulletins about current research projects, training opportunities, conferences & University events
- Regular newsletters
- Access to research training, events and other educational opportunities
Dr Debra Wilson MBBS FRACGP DRANZCOG, Practice Principal, Grantham Street General Practice, Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia
I have been a member of VicREN from its inception. I have actively engaged with the network and so I find it a vibrant connection of people able to engage in and drive priorities in primary health care research. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to discuss ideas with my GP colleagues and to see these ideas evolve into meaningful, practical knowledge and research, brought to life by the expertise of our academic colleagues at the Department. I highly recommend VicREN to all my curious GP colleagues as we continue to navigate the fast-moving world of primary health care.