We focus on the development of primary academic healthcare.The department's main research themes are primary care for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and infectious diseases, and primary care innovations.
We provide general practice training for 350 medical students, have 250 general practice PhD candidates and offer postgraduate education to over 500 general practitioners. We also provide management training in Diabetes Mellitus and Supervision.Our department is affiliated with the Post-Academisch Onderwijs voor Huisartsen (PAO-H), which organizes a number of refresher courses for (PhD candidate) general practitioners every year.
We center on the improvement and support of diagnostics and the treatment of disorders that are relevant to family practices. The focus is on infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. We also conduct research into primary care innovations, mainly in the areas of disease management, patient safety, e-Health and self-management. For this research, we use the departments networks, such as the Julius Network of General Practitioners, the Leidsche Rijn Health Project and NUZO Utrecht Care for the Elderly Network.
Julius Network of General Practitioners
The Julius Network of General Practitioners comprises three networks of general practitioners: the Leidsche Rijn Health Project, the Huisartsen Netwerk Utrecht, and the OM-U project. Together they form a single large network with a database of anonymous data from practices in the UMC Utrecht area.
ZOrg op de juiste plaats in UTrecht (ZOUT)
Hoe kunnen we de implementatie van Regionaal Transmurale Afspraken (RTA’s) verbeteren en monitoren? Verenigd in het bestuurlijk overleg ‘TRIJN’, hebben ziekenhuizen St.Antonius, Diakonessenhuis en het UMC Utrecht en de Utrechtse eerstelijnszorggroepen Unicum, Leidsche Rijn Julius Gezondheidscentra (LRJG) en Huisartsen Utrecht Stad (HUS) onder andere Regionale Transmurale Afspraken (RTA’s) gemaakt over chronische aandoeningen zoals Diabetes, COPD, CVRM en Hartfalen. In deze afspraken regelen de betrokken zorgverleners wie wat doet bij de behandeling en monitoring van deze aandoeningen. Lees meer.
General Practice newsletter
The General Practice department publishes a quarterly newsletter on activities and developments that could be important for general practitioners. There are four sections: Education, Patient Care, Research and Networks. We discuss developments that trainers of general practitioners and postgraduate students may face. We also pay attention to such topics as the changing role of general practice in Doctor of Medicine training and the way in which our university health centers in Leidsche Rijn shape and study healthcare innovation. You can also read more about the results of scientific publications by our department, emphasizing every-day practice.
The newsletter is in Dutch.