12 April 2021
Inhaled budesonide, a common corticosteroid, is the world's first widely available, inexpensive drug found to shorten recovery times in COVID-19 patients aged over 50 who are treated at home and in other community settings, reports the PRINCIPLE trial in 1,779 participants. As of today, the treatment is available in UK primary care on a case-by-case basis.
16 February 2021
More people in England at high risk from Covid-19 will get priority access to vaccines thanks to new technology developed by a University of Oxford-led team of researchers that can identify those who may be most vulnerable to the virus.
Foods associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death in middle-age identified
22 April 2021
Two common dietary patterns identified in British adults, which include high intakes of chocolate and confectionary, may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death in middle-age, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine by Oxford University researchers.
Favipiravir to be investigated as a possible COVID-19 treatment for at-home recovery in the PRINCIPLE trial
8 April 2021
Could the antiviral favipiravir help transform COVID-19 into an illness that can be successfully treated by general practitioners?
Risk of severe COVID-19 from asthma and other respiratory diseases may be only modestly increased, new analysis suggests
1 April 2021
People with asthma have only a modestly increased risk of developing severe Covid-19 and requiring admission to hospital from the illness, finds an analysis of 8.3 million electronic health care records in England led by University of Oxford researchers.
26 March 2021
Five simple communication changes could enable doctors to have more equitable and effective conversations about weight loss, finds new research from the University of Oxford and Loughborough University. With obesity as one of the few modifiable risk factors for developing severe COVID, the findings are especially important during the current pandemic.
NIHR School for Primary Care Research relaunches with new focus to strengthen whole primary care research sector
24 March 2021
Oxford University continues its membership of the national school, while the directorate transfers to Keele University.
19 March 2021
Close monitoring and evaluation as schools reopen crucial to inform ongoing policy
5 March 2021
Three articles, led by Oxford researchers in the department, including three DPhil students, make the top 10 list for the most read open research articles in the BJGP Open for 2020 - including number one.
3 March 2021
From today, the UK’s national priority platform trial of Covid-19 treatments for recovery at home launches its investigation of the gout drug colchicine, and expands for the first time to include adults of any age.
16 February 2021
The Oxford Social Prescribing Research Network from the University of Oxford have today launched a new website, bringing together world-class evidence-based research and expertise from the cultural and heritage sector to support people's health and well-being through social prescribing.
11 February 2021
Meet five incredible women from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.
10 February 2021
While treatment for high blood pressure is not associated with falls, there is some evidence to suggest patients who take blood pressure lowering medications may be more likely to faint or suffer kidney problems which lead to hospital admission, finds a study led by University of Oxford researchers.
9 February 2021
A new review, launched by the Department for Health and Social Care, will focus on the more efficient and safe use of health data for research and analysis for the benefit of patients and the healthcare sector.
8 February 2021
Five articles, led by Oxford researchers in the department, make the top 10 list for the most read articles in the British Journal of General Practice in 2020 - including number one.
Azithromycin and doxycycline are not generally effective against COVID-19 in patients treated at home, shows PRINCIPLE trial
25 January 2021
Update from the Chief Investigators of the Platform Randomised trial of INterventions against COVID-19 In older peoPLE (PRINCIPLE), 25 January 2021
20 January 2021
At-home blood pressure monitoring using a web-based system offering personalised support and linked to a remote healthcare professional can result in better hypertension management than face-to-face consultations, finds a study led by University of Oxford, Bristol and Southampton researchers.
15 January 2021
A new study led by the University of Oxford has found that since the first coronavirus lockdown the number of people diagnosed with bowel cancer in England has fallen sharply, with a deficit persisting up to October 2020.