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.
4 January 2021
Robust evidence from a large international study confirms that a difference in blood pressure readings between arms is linked to greater risk of heart attack, stroke and death.
17 December 2020
Congratulations to Dr Caitlin Pilbeam, a medical anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher in the Department, who has been awarded the Mildred Blaxter Fellowship from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness.
Inhaled corticosteroids to be investigated as a possible treatment for Covid-19 in national PRINCIPLE Trial
27 November 2020
In Covid-19, inhaled budesonide may prevent damaging inflammation, stop the virus from getting into lung cells and inhibit viral replication.
26 November 2020
Findings indicate that gestational age at birth is a strong predictor of ill health throughout childhood
20 November 2020
The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences’ first scholarship programme launches to support students wishing to pursue either the DPhil in Primary Health Care or DPhil in Translational Health Sciences.
3 November 2020
Led by a research team in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the University of Oxford will take part in a new pilot scheme to assess the use of Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs), a new COVID-19 test designed to identify asymptomatic individuals with the virus.
29 October 2020
Results add to existing knowledge and should help doctors and women make the best treatment choices
23 October 2020
The new academic year brings a new set of DPhil students into the department. Some are entirely new to us, some have been working in the department in the last few years, and all are very welcome.
23 October 2020
The importance of patient and public contributors is recognised as key to the success of the study.
Britain’s most influential Hindu temple spreads awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial among Indian community
21 October 2020
Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the largest Hindu temple outside of India, is supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic by spreading awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial of Covid-19 treatments.
21 October 2020
A new risk model, developed by UK researchers to predict a person’s risk of being admitted to hospital and dying from Covid-19 has been published by The BMJ
19 October 2020
Building on recent research highlighting the unmet social care needs of adults with Tourette’s, academics from Bath and Oxford are teaming up with comedians with the condition to challenge the stereotypes and stigma that exist.
Updated Cochrane Review shows electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking but more evidence is needed on long-term harms
14 October 2020
Newly updated Cochrane evidence published today in the Cochrane Library finds that electronic cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy – such as chewing gum and patches – and compared to no treatment, or electronic cigarettes without nicotine. More information is needed on harms.
1 October 2020
More than 1000 people across the UK have signed-up to take part in the UK-wide PRINCIPLE Trial of potential community-based treatments for COVID-19, led by Oxford University.
30 September 2020
Women tend to be diagnosed with heart failure five years older than men, but have a better prognosis, finds research published in the European Journal of Heart Failure.
18 September 2020
Professor Mahendra G Patel, University of Bradford, joins PRINCIPLE Trial as National Black, Asian and minority ethnic Community and Pharmacy Lead
15 September 2020
Researchers have hailed a ‘fantastic’ response from more than 1,700 GP practices who have stepped forward to contribute patient data for vital COVID-19 research from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences – tripling the amount of data available.