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EBM DataLab team win award for Trials Tracker Initiative

EBM DataLab team win award for Trials Tracker Initiative

Awards & appointments Research methods & EBM

Cochrane-REWARD prize recognises efforts to reduce research waste

Department researchers scoop medical book awards

Department researchers scoop medical book awards

Awards & appointments Policy & health systems Teaching

Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Dr Andrew Papanikitas receive British Medical Association Medical Book Awards.

Department researcher appointed chair of government’s new health technology advisory board

Department researcher appointed chair of government’s new health technology advisory board

Awards & appointments Research methods & EBM

Oxford academic Dr Ben Goldacre has been appointed chair of the UK government’s new HealthTech Advisory Board.

Study of urine collection devices closes with 1264 patients recruited

Study of urine collection devices closes with 1264 patients recruited

Clinical trials Infection & acute care

Congratulations to the CONDUCT study team for completing recruitment.

Oral steroids are not effective for most children with glue ear

Oral steroids are not effective for most children with glue ear

Clinical trials Infection & acute care

Study finds no evidence of important benefits in 2-8 year olds with prolonged glue ear.

Rare cancer could be caught early using simple blood tests

Rare cancer could be caught early using simple blood tests

Infection & acute care Research methods & EBM

A pioneering study into myeloma, a rare cancer, could lead to GPs using simple blood tests to improve early diagnosis.

Five staff recognised for research and teaching achievements

Five staff recognised for research and teaching achievements

Awards & appointments

The University’s recent Recognition of Distinction Exercise has awarded new titles to five staff in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

COPD patients' quality of life improved by socialising and regular exercise

COPD patients' quality of life improved by socialising and regular exercise

Patient experience Research methods & EBM

Regular contact with healthcare professionals, support from peers and engaging in organised exercise could help people with chronic lung conditions to lead more active - and generally better lives, according to new research.

Reducing the need for 24-hour blood pressure monitors in general practice

Reducing the need for 24-hour blood pressure monitors in general practice

Cardiovascular & metabolic Clinical trials Digital health & innovation

A simple computer algorithm is shown to correctly classify patients with hypertension in 97% of cases.

BMC Medicine series on understanding complexity in health systems

BMC Medicine series on understanding complexity in health systems

Policy & health systems

Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Dr Chrysanthi Papoutsi have edited a new article collection proposing a complexity-informed paradigm in researching health services and systems.

Department awarded for sustainability efforts

Department awarded for sustainability efforts

Awards & appointments

Primary Care Health Sciences receives a Green Impact Silver Award at the Sustainability Showcase.

Patients to set agenda for heart failure research

Patients to set agenda for heart failure research

Infection & acute care Public engagement & involvement

People with advanced heart failure, their carers, families and friends are being asked to help set the priorities for future research into the condition.

Support for parents losing a baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy

Support for parents losing a baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy

Patient experience

A new, free information resource is launched to improve support for parents losing a baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy.

No clear evidence that nicotine “preloading” helps smokers to quit

No clear evidence that nicotine “preloading” helps smokers to quit

Health behaviours

Any beneficial effect may have been masked by reduction in use of smoking cessation drug.

Supermarket swaps support healthy diets

Supermarket swaps support healthy diets

Health behaviours

Supermarket interventions could play role in public health strategies, study finds

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