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GP practices urged to join COVID-19 research

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have joined forces with clinical system supplier EMIS Health to urgently recruit as many GP practices as possible for COVID-19 research.

Cultural environments can improve health and wellbeing through “social prescribing”, according to Oxford University report

Oxford University’s world-class gardens, libraries and museums could benefit the health and wellbeing of Oxfordshire residents through “social prescribing”, according to a report published today by an interdisciplinary team at Oxford University.

Doctors overestimate the size of benefits and harms of treatments

UK general practitioners tend to overestimate the benefit or harm associated with prescription drugs for long-term conditions, meaning they rely on their broad understanding rather than precise knowledge of treatment effects, finds a survey by Oxford University researchers.

Almost half of chronic kidney disease is unrecognised

More than 18 percent of over 60's have chronic kidney disease (CKD), around 44 percent of whom are undiagnosed without screening, finds a study led by Oxford University researchers.

Researchers recommend early walking in a brace for Achilles tendon rupture

A new study reveals a breakthrough for sportsmen and women in the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture.

Parkinson's disease project wins Moher Prize for Undergraduate General Practice

Head of Department Professor Richard Hobbs presents the inaugural Moher Prize to Year 5 student Bernard Bukala.

QResearch joins Oxford-led consortium for liver cancer early detection

Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox and the QResearch electronic health records database are to contribute to a prestigious Cancer Research UK-funded programme to research the earlier detection of hepatocellular carcinoma.