The Practice

The Practice site logo. Outline of the backs of two people standing together.

The Practice in the Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities is a collaboration with St Anthony’s Health Centre, a GP surgery in Newcastle upon Tyne.

People affected by poverty and disadvantage die earlier than those in more affluent areas and spend more of their lives in poor physical and mental health. We have known this for years, yet health inequalities persist. What needs to change?

Led by Jesse Proudfoot and Jonny Coates, it will create spaces for patients, clinicians and researchers to come together to explore issues like chronic pain, substance misuse, mental health and what it is like to live with multiple long-term conditions. The Practice will provide opportunities for experimentation and spaces for people affected by poverty and adversity to shape research on lived experiences of health and illness. 

Watch: An introduction to The Practice