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The latest updates on our primary care research and teaching.

Inadequate regulation for vaginal mesh products has exposed women to unnecessary harms, warn experts

Inadequate regulation for vaginal mesh products has exposed women to unnecessary harms, warn experts

Research methods & EBM

Regulation of implanted devices needs to recognise the higher potential risk

Diverse Oxford portraits go on show at Weston Library

Diverse Oxford portraits go on show at Weston Library

PPI/E Policy & health systems

An exhibition of portraits commissioned to showcase the diversity of staff and past students at Oxford University features Professor Trish Greenhalgh.

Welcome to our new DPhil students

Welcome to our new DPhil students

Infection & acute care Patient experience Research methods & EBM Teaching

Kome Gbinigie and Clare Goyder are amongst the first students funded by the Wellcome PhD Programme for Primary Care Clinicians. Tonny Muthee joins us on a Rhodes Scholarship, and Georgia Richards is the Naji Foundation's first Scholar.

Keeping active can help older people reduce the need for costly social care

Keeping active can help older people reduce the need for costly social care

Health behaviours Research methods & EBM

An increase in physical activity could cut social care spending, shows research published in the BMJ.

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

Clinical trials Infection & acute care

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

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

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.

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