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Communication skills teaching innovation praised in national award scheme

Teaching

The new teaching package aims to give students greater confidence and experience when consulting with patients who live with psychiatric illness.

National priority COVID-19 trial recruits first patients

Clinical trials Global perspective Infection & acute care

Researchers from Oxford University are now enrolling participants into the first clinical trial of potential COVID-19 treatments to take place in GP practices.

Oxford researchers inform rapid COVID-19 NICE guidance

Global perspective Infection & acute care Research methods & EBM

Researchers from University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences have played a key role in developing rapid guidance on managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community.

GP practices urged to join COVID-19 research

Big data Clinical trials Infection & acute care

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

General Health Services Research Research

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

Health Services Research Policy & health systems

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

Cardiovascular & metabolic Clinical trials

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.

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