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We are a network for GPs and other primary care staff who work in practices in the most socioeconomically deprived areas of Yorkshire and the Humber and who are passionate about tackling health inequity.



Improve general practice workforce and recruitment.


Provide relevant educational sessions.


Act as advocates for vulnerable patient groups and their health care professionals.


To research and record the experiences of deep end
practitioners and their patients.


Framework Addressing Inequities in pRimary care using STakEholder PerspectiveS: a mixed method study

We are asking up to 50 participants from research, clinical practice and educational backgrounds to take part in a three round Delphi survey to gain expert consensus on the nature of the key problems in health inequalities in General Practice and on the action that can be taken to address health inequities, including education, training and workforce development.

This research is delivered using practitioner and public involvement through the Deep End General Practice Networks and the Academic Unit of Primary Care (AUPMC) and the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at The University of Sheffield. The aim is to develop a clinically focused primary healthcare resource to both support current practitioners working to address health inequalities and to educate and train future practitioners to do so in the future. To achieve this, a Delphi study will be used to identify and prioritise practical, achievable and aspirational actions that might be taken by primary care teams and networks, adapted to their local population and service contexts to address health inequities within the communities they serve.

                                                                           The Delphi survey is now live!

                                                                     Round one to close on 22nd May 2022.

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FAIR STEPS Delphi Research Team

Dr Ben Jackson

Dr Joanne Coster

Dr Tom Lawy

Dr Caroline Mitchell

Dr Munira Essat

Emma D’Agostino-Moore

Dr Steven Ariss

Dr Chris Burton

Anna Cantrell

Latest Projects

DERA events
DERA events
7 July 2022
Deep End Research Alliance event have brought together patient representatives, academics, community groups and clinicia...
Sheffield Deep End wellbeing sessions
Sheffield Deep End wellbeing sessions
10 February 2022
We are soon to announce dates for some free wellbeing sessions for primary care staff in Sheffield. Watch this space for...
Enabling research participation in underserved populations in Sheffield
Enabling research participation in underserved populations in Sheffield
13 January 2022
The aim of this project was to increase the number of people from ethnic minority and deprived backgrounds taking part ...
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