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The latest updates on our primary care research and teaching.

Health economics researchers to tackle blindless in India

Health economics researchers to tackle blindless in India

Global perspective Policy & health systems

The ORNATE INDIA project has been awarded £6 million from RCUK's Global Challenges Research Fund, and includes researchers from Oxford University, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Imperial College London.

World-first NHS trial for universal flu vaccine

World-first NHS trial for universal flu vaccine

Infection & acute care Clinical trials

The world’s first widespread human testing of a flu vaccine which researchers hope will protect more over 65-year-olds against influenza has begun in the NHS, with the trial managed by the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit.

New test for bowel cancer could save lives through early detection

New test for bowel cancer could save lives through early detection

Big data

A new screening test in primary care is being hailed as the most efficient way to indicate risk of colorectal cancer.

Recognising research and teaching achievements

Recognising research and teaching achievements

Awards & appointments Big data Health behaviours

Congratulations to Dr Clare Bankhead and Dr Rachna Begh, who have been awarded new titles in the recent Recognition of Distinction Exercise.

£1.8 million funding for ambitious programme of systematic reviews

£1.8 million funding for ambitious programme of systematic reviews

Research methods & EBM Cardiovascular & metabolic Digital health & innovation Policy & health systems Big data Infection & acute care

A collaboration of nine member departments of the NIHR School of Primary Care Research has been awarded £1.8 million to undertake, develop the methods, and build capacity in systematic reviews covering priority areas in primary care.

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Health behaviours Research methods & EBM

GPs are comparatively less likely to intervene and offer stop-smoking support to cancer patients, than they are to people diagnosed with coronary heart disease.

Eight priorities identified for tobacco control research

Eight priorities identified for tobacco control research

Health behaviours PPI/E

A new set of research priorities to support tobacco control will help ensure future research provides the greatest benefit to public health and value for money, according to an international group led by Oxford University researchers.

£1.24 million for new medical diagnostics hub

£1.24 million for new medical diagnostics hub

Awards & appointments Research methods & EBM Infection & acute care Digital health & innovation

University of Oxford researchers have been awarded £1.24 million to lead a medical diagnostics co-operative that will drive forward the development, evaluation and uptake of new medical diagnostic technologies to improve outcomes for patients in the community.

Appointment – Director of Graduate Studies

Appointment – Director of Graduate Studies

Awards & appointments Teaching

Professor Anthony Harnden has been appointed Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

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