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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”

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.

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