Dr David Shukla MRCGP MBChB

Dr David Shukla

Institute of Applied Health Research
Clinical Research Fellow
GP Partner

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Shukla is a Clinical Research Specialty Lead (CRSL) for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) with experience of research delivery within Primary Care settings including General Practice.  

Dr Shukla is a GP Partner at Eve Hill Medical Practice, in Dudley, a CQC ‘outstanding’ rated practice. 

Interests include prescribing, particularly related to antibiotics, use of near patient testing and self-limiting illnesses.


  • MRCGP 2006
  • MBChB University of Birmingham 2001


Dr Shukla joined the Institute of Applied Health Research in 2016 having previously worked for the NIHR CRN as a GP Research Champion and CCG Clinical Lead. He started delivering research studies in his practice in 2011 and has recruited patients into many other studies since then, including Commercial (Industry) C-TIMPS.  

Dr Shukla has clinical oversight of research delivery for NIHR portfolio studies in the West Midlands.

He works closely with research teams and Clinical Trials Units across the UK, alongside the CRN team of Research Facilitators, Research Nurses, GP and Practice Manager Research Champions and administrators.


MBChB – 1styear Professional & Academic Skills (PAS) Module


Projects including:

  • The use of process mining in primary health care to automatically determine car pathways (BSol CCG)
  • General practice receptionists' attitudes to and experiences of patient triage (Dudley CCG)

Other activities

  • GP Partner 
  • GP Appraiser (NHS England, West Midlands)
  • Clinical Lead for Research, Dudley CCG
  • CCG Locality Prescribing Lead


Shukla, D., 2018. Research ready. MDDUS. Available at: https://www.mddus.com/resources/publications-library/insight/q2-2018/research-ready [Accessed September 30, 2018].

Litchfield, Ian & Hoye, Ciaron & Shukla, David & Backman, Ruth & Turner, Alice & Lee, Mark & Weber, Philip. (2018). Can process mining automatically describe care pathways of patients with long-term conditions in UK primary care? A study protocol. BMJ Open.

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