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Should azithromycin be used to treat COVID-19?

COVID-19 is caused by a virus - so why would we consider treating it with an antibiotic like azithromycin? GP and DPhil Student, Kome Gbinigie, and Postdoctoral Researcher, Kerstin Frie, review the evidence.

Care organising technologies and the post-phenomenology of care: an ethnographic case study

Gemma Hughes reflects on research into care organising technologies, led by Professor Sara Shaw and recently published in Social Science and Medicine.

British South Asian patients’ views on text messages to support type 2 diabetes

The number of people with type 2 diabetes is increasing globally, a condition that disproportionately affects South Asians. Text messages to support people to manage their diabetes show promise. They are cheap, accessible, and can positively impact blood sugar levels. Senior Qualitative Researcher Dr Suman Prinjha writes about her research (published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth) on how a text messaging system could support medication use in British South Asian people with diabetes.

COVID-19 and heart failure

For people with heart failure, COVID-19 presents a challenge.

Fieldwork in the UK: my experience so far

Reflecting on the processes, challenges and insights gained from my fieldwork.

Spotlight on Dr Suzanne Stewart

In August 2019, Dr Stewart received a prestigious Teaching Excellence Award for her work tutoring medical students across the entire six-year undergraduate programme. The first in a series of GP tutor interviews, Dr Stewart talks about the enjoyment and energy which comes with teaching.

Teaching non-face-to-face consultation

The last few weeks have given all of us a crash course in conducting telephone and video consultations, no matter what our previous experience. The Communication Skills team were ahead of the curve earlier this year, designing a pilot session for medical students in non-face-to-face consulting. GP Tutor Dr Suzanne Stewart describes the work she has done putting this new module together.

High-dose opioids – five factors that increase the risk of harm

DPhil student Georgia Richards argues why its time for doctors to rethink the prescribing of high-dose opioids for people with chronic pain.

Infographics about antibiotics: making facts accessible

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Dr Oliver van Hecke, writes about how infographics may be an effective tool to increase parents' understanding about antibiotic use. Oliver's project poster recently won first prize at the South West SAPC meeting in Bristol.

The DataLab - What we did last year!

Most people share their end of year roundup during late December when everyone is too full of cake to read. Now you’re back in the saddle, Brian McKenna, Honorary Research Fellow, presents the DataLab's roundup of everything they threw out into the world over the previous 12 months!

Antibiotics: even low use in children can have a negative impact on health – new research

Taking any antibiotic makes developing antibiotic resistance more likely. Dr Oliver van Hecke, Clinical Lecturer and GP, writes about his latest study showing that even relatively low antibiotic use has potential health implications.

Triple Dutch - three lessons from Dutch primary care

With significant recent announcements poised to affect the future of British general practice, GP academic trainee Dr Salman Waqar reflects on his visit to the Netherlands on an exchange program to see if the grass was greener on the other side.

Meat your persona: talking to Oxford's shoppers

The LEAP team have been talking to shoppers to learn more about their meat and dairy consumption and to share the results of their research into the environmental and health impacts with the public.

Helping smokers quit: financial incentives work

Financial incentives for smoking cessation come in all shapes and sizes, but do they work? Writing in the Conversation, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce reviews the evidence with Dr Caitlin Notley.

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