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FASTer diagnosis: Time to BEAT heart failure

For Heart Failure Awareness Week, Dr Clare Taylor, Heart Failure team co-lead, proposes using the acronym ‘BEAT’ as a way to recognise the symptoms of heart failure.

Interrupted or invigorated? Qualitative health research during the Covid-19 pandemic

Gemma Hughes and Sara Paparini from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences reflect on the work of the IRIHS group.

International Nurses' Day 2021

We asked some of our researchers nurses what they have learnt over what's been a particularly hard and out of the ordinary 12 months? What made them want to be nurses?

Weighing up the pros and cons - patients’ views and experiences of video consultations

Dr Gemma Hughes, Health Services Researcher in the IRIHS Team, writes on current research led by Dr Sara Shaw and funded by the Health Foundation.

The student voice - Filming social determinants of health

Undergraduate clinical students Krupa Ravi and Yethrib Mohammed have pioneered a project to produce filmed material to improve teaching about social determinants of health. Here, they explain the importance of promoting patient perspectives.

Spotlight on Dr Richard Harrington

For this term’s “Spotlight Interview”, Dr Richard Harrington (Associate Director of Graduate Entry Medicine) discusses the drama of medicine and the very fine art of clinical teaching.

Behind the scenes: A simulated patient helps develop communication skills teaching

Christina Kowalchuk is an American-born, Oxford-based actor, singer-songwriter and educator. Here she discusses her role as a simulated patient for the Communication Skills course and how she has developed new role-play material to help students talk about gender.

Medical Education Fellows present RCGP conference posters

After a hugely successful year as ST3 Medical Education Fellows with the Primary Care and Graduate Entry teams, Dr Hayley Parkes and Dr Jack Amiry both had posters accepted at this year’s RCGP conference. Here, they reflect on their Fellowship year and their participation in the conference.

PARADIGM is done, but its mission is just beginning

Now the project has wrapped up, Teresa Finlay gives a brief overview of the outputs and the department member's roles in the Patients Active in Research and Dialogues for an Improved generation of Medicines (PARADIGM) project.

From famine to feast? Staff experiences of video consulting in the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr Gemma Hughes and Dr Lucy Moore write about current research on video consulting, led by Dr Sara Shaw, with funding from the Health Foundation.

Oxford Social Prescribing researchers support Boundless Creativity campaign

Members of the Oxford Social Prescribing Research Group were invited to share their work and insights with the Boundless Creativity campaign, a joint research project between the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

COVID-19 pandemic: Can the cultural and heritage sectors support older people’s well-being through social prescribing?

Stephanie Tierney (Senior Researcher and Departmental Lecturer) and Kamal R Mahtani (Associate Professor and GP), Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford

Joggers and cyclists should wear masks – here’s why

Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

Eight ways to quit smoking in 2021 - what the science says

Lots of people are greeting the new year with plans to quit smoking. The good news is, there is more evidence than ever on the best ways to boost your chances of success. Below we cover the different methods that science suggests are worth a shot.

Learning to teach in the time of Covid

Undergraduate tutors Dr Rachel Allen, Dr Laura Ingle and Dr Ruth Wilson reflect on a what has been challenging year for undergraduate primary care teaching.

Patient and Doctor Course Update

Dr Alison Convey gives a round-up of all things “Patient and Doctor”

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