Following the World Health Organisation/UNICEF Global Conference on Primary Health Care, Dr Luke Allen, a GP Academic Clinical Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, explains how to improve population health.
DPhil Student Filippo Bianchi gives five tips from research that might help people to eat less meat.
Senior Qualitative Researcher Dr Suman Prinjha, with Project Support Assistant Nasima Miah from the University of Leicester, and Professor of General Practice Andrew Farmer write about a knowledge exchange workshop for patients, public, researchers and health professionals to discuss South Asian narratives of diabetes and what future research should explore. The project was funded by a University of Oxford KE Seed Fund award.
Senior Researcher Jamie Hartmann-Boyce writes about the top ten strategies used by dieters to lose weight, uncovered through the Oxford Food and Activity Behaviours Study (OxFAB).
Diabetes prevention is a national priority, and those on the pathway to diabetes are now given the diagnosis "pre-diabetes" to encourage lifestyle changes that improve their outlook. But what's the reality for those given a diagnosis? NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and DPhil Student Eleanor Barry writes about her latest research looking at how behaviours change following a pre-diabetes diagnosis, spotlighting a range of social and cultural factors for policymakers to consider.
Lynne Maddocks, NDPCHS and NIHR CLAHRC PPI Co-ordinator, interviews one of the lead authors and lay co-authors of the recently published scientifc paper. The paper argues for a re-think in how doctors talk to their patients about kidney health, suggesting it should be about ‘kidney age’ not ‘kidney disease.’
Stephanie Tierney is a Researcher in Evidence Synthesis at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, and is part of the SPCR Evidence Synthesis Working Group.
On Tuesday 29 May 2018, the Oxford Blue Plaque Society unveiled two plaques in Oxford commemorating penicillin, one on the Western wall of the South wing of Oxford’s Radcliffe Infirmary, currently occupied by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, and one on the front (Southern) wall of the William Dunn School. Here Jeff Aronson notices these, two other plaques, and a memorial stone, reflects on the long history of penicillin, and includes personal memories about some of those who were involved in the Oxford work.
Health Services Researcher Gemma Hughes writes about what the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee's Integrated Care Report adds to the discourse of integrated care, and what remains the same.
Helen Adams, Public Engagement Coordinator for the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) project, introduces the project and writes about the team’s first foray into public engagement at Super Science Saturday in March 2018. Outreach is not just a lot of fun, but can help influence the research too…
What are the new 'one-stop shops' for less obvious cancer symptoms, and how is this service being developed and evaluated in Oxfordshire? GP and Clinical Researcher Dr Brian D Nicholson, from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is part of the team who developed the region’s pilot site, one of ten across the country, and explains why understanding non-specific symptoms is important.
SPCR Research Fellow Dr Emma Palmer-Cooper and Health Psychology Researcher Dr Anne Ferrey write about an innovative public engagement project that sets out to investigate whether yarn-based crafting can improve health and wellbeing. The project recently received a University of Oxford Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund Award.
NIHR CLAHRC Oxford Communications Officer Gavin Hubbard interviews DPhil student Georgia Richards about her recent move from Australia and what prompted a change of heart towards a research career rather than studying medicine.
Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and Official Fellow of Kellogg College, discusses the role of code breaking in healthcare, linking its use to the famous Enigma Machine and explaining why the department is linking up with Kellogg College's upcoming 'Bletchley Park Week.'
PPI Coordinators Lynne Maddocks (NIHR CLAHRC Oxford and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences) and Polly Kerr (NIHR Oxford BRC) discuss their initiative to provide training for their public contributors in some of the essentials of medical research, and why this is important.
DPhil student Kerstin Frie takes us on a whistle stop tour of weight trackers and compares their features and user reviews.
Postdoctoral Researcher Farzana Dudhwala explores the quantified self movement to understand the ways in which self-monitoring and self-quantifying technologies are implicated in the 'doing' of self.
Professor Carl Heneghan describes a school's outreach programme designed to bring EBM to young people.