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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”

Spotlight on student welfare

Given the vast array of challenges posed by the pandemic, student welfare is more important than ever. For this term’s “Spotlight” interviews, the Undergraduate Teaching Team speak to both Dr Lois Brand and Dr Laurence Leaver, responsible for advising on the welfare of clinical and pre-clinical students, respectively.

The student voice - The impact of Covid on university life

This term, we hear from second-year student Bethan Storey (Queen’s College). Bethan discusses the impact of Covid on university life for pre-clinical students.

Jessica Forsyth wins the second annual Moher Prize for Undergraduate General Practice

Dr Julian Hancock discusses the prize and this year’s worthy winner, Jessica Forsyth

Pioneering a new digital platform for primary care surveillance and trials

Professor Simon de Lusignan, Professor of Primary Care and Digital Informatics, describes how a decades old primary care surveillance system is evolving into a sophisticated digital hub capable of supporting COVID-19 trials and related research.

Video consulting in the UK NHS – how far have we come and how far should we go?

Video consulting is now far from a niche service, here Dr Sara Shaw and Dr Gemma Hughes discuss the work of researchers in the IRIHS Group to understand how the technology has been deployed across UK health and care settings.

Was it possible to predict the areas most vulnerable to the negative impacts of Covid-19?

Stuart Redding and Catia Nicodemo, from the Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation, describe a simple metric that predicts which English CCG regions are most vulnerable.

Ranin Soliman: evidence resonates with qualitative research

Ranin Soliman, DPhil Student in EBHC, describes her experiences of the qualitative research methods module.

Spotlight on: Dr Andrew Schuman

In the second of our “Spotlight” tutor interviews, Dr Andrew Schuman discusses poetry, passion and the potential for learning from students.

The student voice - Undergraduate experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic

When the Clinical School was forced to close its doors in March, medical students seized the opportunity to support Oxford’s effort to combat the pandemic. They volunteered in a huge variety of settings, from the university’s vaccine trial to local GP practices. Here’s what some of them have been up to…

Can a daily probiotic keep antibiotics at bay?

Professor Chris Butler, Director of the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit, writes about the recent PRINCESS trial, which investigated whether probiotics can reduce infections in care home residents.

Setting the research agenda in advanced heart failure

Dr Nick Jones, Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Fellow, writes about the Research Priorities in Advanced Heart Failure project, which has now published its top 10 priorities for the research community.

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