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Professor Trish Greenhalgh explores how we can make the most out of a PDR meeting through a series of entertaining top tips for appraisers and appraisees.


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.


DPhil student Ali Albasri meets CLAHRC Communications Officer Gavin Hubbard for PPI Pulse Magazine.


Sarah Morrish tells the story of the first human trial of penicillin, which took place on our site in 1941.


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.

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