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Improving labour productivity in primary care

Big data Digital health & innovation Health Services Research

The RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre to collaborate on Health Foundation-funded project.

Half of WHO-recommended policies to reduce chronic diseases are not put into practice

Global perspective Policy & health systems Research

On average, countries implemented just under half of the 18 non-communicable disease (NCD) policies recommended by WHO in 2017, and implementation is slowly improving over time.

Flu antiviral has bigger benefits for sicker, older patients

Clinical trials Infection & acute care

A Europe-wide study conducted over three flu seasons finds that the antiviral drug, oseltamivir (Tamiflu®), can help people recover from flu-like illness about one-day sooner on average, with older, sicker patients who have been unwell for longer recovering two-to-three days sooner.

Advance care planning significantly improves quality of life for heart failure patients

Infection & acute care Students

Advance care planning significantly improves quality of life for patients with heart failure, concludes the first systematic evaluation of published evidence on this topic

Rosamund Snow Scholarship for Patient-Led Research launches


The scholarship supports academic study in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

Substantial variation in uptake of new prescribing guidance by GPs

Big data

Findings have important implications for patient care and health expenditure, finds research from the EBM Data Lab.

Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity

Health behaviours

Effect was double that seen for similar price increase on sugar sweetened drinks

Awards for teaching excellence

Awards & appointments Research methods & EBM Teaching

Awards recognise excellence in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Public engagement and involvement proposals given green light

Awards & appointments Public engagement & involvement

The projects will reach out to rural communities and black and ethnic minority groups - audiences who are seldom engaged in primary care research.

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